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CRTC denies Bell’s toll-free trunk R&V

telecom | 07/15/2020 3:01 pm EDT

The CRTC has denied BCE Inc.’s application for a decision requiring it to install trunk connections to carry toll-free traffic between its network and that of Rogers Communications Inc. to be rescinded. In its review and vary application, Bell argued the regulator erred by failing to apply the 2006 free market-emphasizing policy direction in its Dec. 2 decision, and by providing only 150 days from the date of the decision for Bell to implement the new one-way toll trunks. That 150 day deadline has since been extended by the CRTC by a further 90 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to...

Don’t lift 100 Mbps wholesale speed cap: big telecoms

telecom | 01/08/2019 5:59 pm EST

Canada’s large internet service providers say granting the Canadian Network Operators Consortium (CNOC) request to lift the CRTC’s speed cap of 100 Mbps for wholesale internet would eliminate the motivation for providers to adopt its disaggregated wholesale regime. “If granted, CNOC’s requested interim relief would remove any incentive its members have to invest in facilities or move to the Disaggregated [wholesale] service. This would perpetuate the ongoing regulatory uncertainty and instability in the market,” Shaw Communications Inc. said in its intervention. The debate...

Voltage reverse class action motion moving ahead

Media | 11/12/2018 3:47 pm EST

A reverse class action case that has been stalled for nearly two years over the issue of costs will now move forward, after plaintiff Voltage Pictures LLC put up $75,000 in security for defence costs. Voltage paid the amount...

Telecom execs praise ‘healthier,’ ‘balanced’ regulatory environment

telecom | 09/26/2018 5:51 pm EDT

Representatives from BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. described a favourable relationship with regulators at a CIBC investors conference Wednesday, where they also addressed competition between...

Feds paid $190,000 in late-fees to telecoms: documents

telecom | 09/21/2018 6:31 pm EDT

The federal government spent at least $190,600 on late-payment fees and...

Sugar Mobile subs have no ‘right’ to roaming: Rogers

telecom | 02/19/2016 8:47 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. and BCE Inc. told the CRTC that Rogers has the right to disconnect Ice Wireless from its network because its affiliate Sugar Mobile is selling service outside of Ice...