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PIAC asks CRTC to mandate occasional-use wireless plans

telecom | 04/16/2018 5:17 pm EDT

The CRTC should ensure telecoms offer plans for consumers who only need wireless service on an occasional basis, according to the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC). The consumer group filed a Part 1 application with the regulator asking it to direct telecoms to offer the plans in the same way as low-cost data-only plans. The application, dated April 13, follows a March decision in which the CRTC told Canadian wireless carriers they had to offer low-cost data plans and asked them to file proposals on how they plan to do so. PIAC asked for its application to be combined with that...

Michael Neuman joins Telna-KnowRoaming

telecom | 02/17/2017 6:28 pm EST

Toronto-based KnowRoaming has appointed a former BCE Inc. executive as the executive chair of its Telna-KnowRoaming subsidiary. “This addition to the executive team will help Telna-KnowRoaming deliver on its mandate to become the global standard for 'SIM free' Multi-IMSI wireless networks, providing low cost, SIM-free connectivity for any wireless device to every wireless network, worldwide,” Thursday’s press release said. Telna-KnowRoaming’s technology enables equipment manufacturers “to provide network services without...