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UPDATED: Telecoms and broadcasters hit by CrowdStrike IT outage Friday

Internet and Governance | 07/19/2024 12:04 pm EDT

UPDATED: Telecoms and broadcasters hit by CrowdStrike IT outage FridayCanadian broadcasters and telecoms reported experiencing mixed effects from a global outage on Microsoft Corp.’s Windows platforms Friday morning. Third-party...

Blue Ant joins broadcasters in call for CanCon relief

Media | 07/18/2024 5:30 pm EDT

CRTC proposes code of conduct for ISPsBlue Ant Media Inc. is calling on the CRTC to lighten its CanCon spending obligations, blaming its “inability” to compete in the broadcasting market on the company’s restrictive licence conditions.  In a request submitted to the CRTC last month but made public on...

Corus reports drops in revenue, profit during Q3 as layoffs continue

Media | 07/15/2024 5:25 pm EDT

Corus proposes contribution framework at CRTC, says time to regulate streamers is nowCorus Entertainment Inc. expects to have cut a quarter of its full-time...

European wireless outage had little effect on Canadian travellers, telcos say

telecom | 07/03/2024 5:09 pm EDT

CRTC seeks info on international roaming ratesA wireless outage across Europe seems to have had minimal impact on...

Bell files for injunction over Rogers, Warner Bros. deal

Media | 06/28/2024 4:19 pm EDT

The front entrance of the Bell Canada building on Albert Street in Ottawa on Nov. 2, 2021 (photo by Andrew Meade)BCE Inc. has filed for an injunction to stop the launch of Discovery...

Netflash seeks entry to two Kitchener buildings

telecom | 06/26/2024 3:58 pm EDT

CRTC proposes code of conduct for ISPsContinuum Online Services Ltd., which operates under the Netflash name, has filed a Part 1 application with the CRTC seeking access to two multi dwelling units in Kitchener, Ont. The respondent is Greenwin Corp. Netflash offers telecom and broadcast services to clients in...

UPDATED: Stingray, Rogers bolstering FAST channel options

Media | 06/25/2024 12:27 pm EDT

UPDATED: Stingray, Rogers bolstering FAST channel optionsStingray Group Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. both announced new...

Satellite networks vital next step for Canada to reach connectivity goals: Terrestar

telecom | 06/24/2024 6:02 pm EDT

Satellite ready to integrate with cellular communications: TerreStarRecent advancements in the satellite communications ecosystem have made...

CTS panelists criticize asymmetrical fibre access regime, urge national approach

telecom | 06/20/2024 11:40 am EDT

CTS discusses road map to growth in telecom market despite challengesIndustry experts on the Canadian Telecom Summit’s “regulatory...

Freedom Mobile serious in its intention to be fourth player, Péladeau tells CTS

telecom | 06/17/2024 9:58 pm EDT

Freedom Mobile serious in its intention to be fourth player, Péladeau tells CTSTORONTO – The head of Quebecor Inc. came out swinging against the Big...

ISED launches consultation on expanding mobile coverage with satellites

telecom | 06/17/2024 7:58 pm EDT

ISED launches consultation on expanding mobile coverage with satellitesTORONTO – The Government is developing a new framework to enable telecom...

CACTUS thorn in side of Rogers’ plan for community stations

Media | 06/14/2024 5:21 pm EDT

CACTUS thorn in side of Rogers’ plan for community stationsThe Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations...

TekSavvy and Rogers reach agreement in copper decommissioning dispute

telecom | 06/14/2024 4:20 pm EDT

Rogers-Quebecor TPIA arrangements in Shaw merger violate Telecom Act: TekSavvy to CRTCTekSavvy Solutions Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. have settled their...

Quebecor files complaint with Competition Bureau over Loblaw deal with Bell, Rogers

telecom | 06/12/2024 5:43 pm EDT

Quebecor files complaint with Competition Bureau over Loblaw deal with Bell, RogersQuebecor Inc. has lodged a complaint with the Competition Bureau over...

UPDATED: Rogers snatches content from Corus and Bell

Media | 06/10/2024 11:37 am EDT

Rogers aims to improve churn, ‘reset’ enterprise divisionRogers Communications Inc. announced Monday that it had signed deals to bring programming from Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. and Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal to Canadian screens. Corus Entertainment Inc. issued a news release late Friday stating it had lost the contract with...

Big telecoms oppose change to contribution regime threshold, CNOC supports

Internet and Governance | 06/03/2024 4:59 pm EDT

Big telecoms oppose change to contribution regime threshold, CNOC supportsThe Independent Telecommunications Providers Association (ITPA) is seeking...

Privacy tribunal unlikely to get through INDU’s look at Bill C-27

Internet and Governance | 06/03/2024 3:28 pm EDT

Groups diverge on handling of net neutrality in comms lawsThe government’s proposal to establish a privacy tribunal as part of Bill...

CRTC asks Rogers to maintain service for TekSavvy in decommissioning dispute

telecom | 06/03/2024 12:29 pm EDT

Price most critical factor when choosing telecom services: reportThe CRTC has requested Rogers Communications Inc. maintain service for TekSavvy Solutions Inc. in two Toronto buildings until it can make a...

CCTS reports increasing compliance among service providers 

telecom | 05/16/2024 5:10 pm EDT

CCTS reports increasing compliance among service providers Compliance among telecom and TV service providers with the Commission for...

CRTC grants Corus, TVA CanCon relief; other BDUs must wait

Media | 05/13/2024 1:46 pm EDT

Corus expects modest revenue decline in Q4, leaning into CanCon amid US writers’ strikeThe CRTC approved amendments to Corus Entertainment Inc.'s broadcasting conditions that would grant the independent broadcaster much needed regulatory relief, gave Quebecor Inc. permission to alter its local news and programming requirements, and is forcing other...

CRTC denies expedited decision on Big Three’s FTTP wholesale access

telecom | 05/06/2024 7:28 pm EDT

CRTC denies expedited decision on Big Three's FTTP wholesale accessFriday the CRTC denied an application by several stakeholders for an...

Staffieri touts Rogers accomplishments in Toronto speech

telecom | 05/01/2024 3:49 pm EDT

Staffieri touts Rogers accomplishments in Toronto speechRogers Communications Inc. CEO Tony Staffieri gave a rosy picture of life...

Rogers backs Bell’s SRDU request while creatives oppose

telecom | 04/29/2024 6:58 pm EDT

Bell Canada ExpressVu Satellite DishRogers Communications Inc. is endorsing a Part 1 application by BCE Inc....

Open telecom to foreign investment, former competition commissioner says

Internet and Governance | 04/26/2024 5:25 pm EDT

Open telecom to foreign investment, former competition commissioner saysA past Competition Bureau Commissioner is calling on the federal government...

Rogers sells Monday night NHL rights to Amazon Prime streaming service

Media | 04/25/2024 1:24 pm EDT

Rogers aims to improve churn, ‘reset’ enterprise divisionRogers Communications Inc. announced Thursday that it is entering into an...

CCTS reports surge in Rogers, Bell, and Telus complaints

telecom | 04/25/2024 9:38 am EDT

CCTS reports surge in Rogers, Bell, and Telus complaintsCustomer complaints against telecom and TV service providers surged by 43...

Rogers releases Q1 results, announces 10-year deal with Comcast 

Media | 04/24/2024 5:18 pm EDT

Staffieri applauds CRTC move to “level the playing field” in Ontario and Quebec; reports quarterly loss Following the release of its first quarter results of 2024, Rogers...

CRTC told not to grant FTTP access to big telecoms

telecom | 04/22/2024 6:25 pm EDT

Federal and territorial governments invest in NWT fibre linkA wealth of intervenors have told the CRTC that the large established telecoms should not be allowed to...

Updated: Quebecor scales back Manitoba expansion after CRTC access rate decision

Internet and Governance | 04/22/2024 6:16 pm EDT

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.Quebecor Inc. announced that it is suspending the launch of its "data-rich" mobile plans in Manitoba after the CRTC decided it must agree to Telus Corp.’s mobile virtual...

Broadcasters oppose AMI’s proposed mandatory carriage rate increase

Media | 04/10/2024 6:49 pm EDT

CCSA decries Shaw’s plan to cut satellite serviceMajor broadcasters are opposed to Accessible Media Inc.’s (AMI) request...

Wireless networks withstand effects of solar eclipse

telecom | 04/09/2024 6:26 pm EDT

Telecoms prepare responses for solar eclipse Canada’s four major wireless carriers experienced major upticks in usage during Monday’s solar...

UPDATED: CRTC orders Cogeco to maintain TekSavvy’s access to facilities

telecom | 04/09/2024 1:15 pm EDT

Rogers-Quebecor TPIA arrangements in Shaw merger violate Telecom Act: TekSavvy to CRTCThe CRTC has ordered Cogeco Inc. to maintain TekSavvy Solutions Inc.’s...

Big Three push for wireless and SMS service revenues to be excluded from CNAC funding

telecom | 04/05/2024 6:15 pm EDT

Big Three push for wireless and SMS service revenues to be excluded from CNAC fundingRogers Communications Inc. and Telus Corp. are backing BCE Inc. in its dispute with the Canadian Numbering Administration Consortium (CNAC) over which revenues should be...

Bell confirms appearance at heritage committee; responds to criticisms over job cuts

Media | 04/04/2024 6:16 pm EDT

The front entrance of the Bell Canada building on Albert Street in Ottawa on Nov. 2, 2021 (photo by Andrew Meade)In the wake of recent controversy surrounding BCE Inc.’s restructuring...

Telecoms prepare responses for solar eclipse 

telecom | 04/02/2024 5:22 pm EDT

Telecoms prepare responses for solar eclipse The April 8 solar eclipse is expected to have an impact on wireless networks as people increase their...

CRTC approves Rogers wireless project to boost connectivity in northern B.C.

telecom | 03/22/2024 6:42 pm EDT

Rogers aims to improve churn, ‘reset’ enterprise divisionThe CRTC has approved Rogers Communications Inc.’s funding application...

Globe and Mail reporter digs into story of Rogers Communications 

Media | 03/21/2024 10:06 am EDT

Book cover of Rogers v. Rogers: The Battle for Control of Canada’s Telecom Empire by Alexandra Posadzki.The recent history of Rogers Communications Inc. has had more drama than anything broadcast on its CityTV network. The company poached its CEO Joe Natale from Telus Corp. only to ultimately dismiss...

CRTC looking to add a new radio station in Calgary, Alta.

Media | 03/15/2024 1:14 pm EDT

Calgary leads PSAP fight for N911 testingThe CRTC is issuing a call for applications from interested parties wishing...

CRTC rejects Bell’s challenge against wireless attachment jurisdiction

telecom | 03/12/2024 5:06 pm EDT

As CRTC rejects FairPlay, proposal could move to legislative reviewsThe CRTC has dismissed BCE Inc.’s application challenging the...

Champagne second-most lobbied minister, Hill Times finds

telecom | 03/12/2024 3:33 pm EDT

Federal government launches consultation on AI and copyrightMinister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne...

Frédéric Perron replaces Philippe Jetté at Cogeco

telecom | 03/11/2024 12:00 pm EDT

Frédéric Perron replaces Philippe Jetté at CogecoCogeco Inc. and Cogeco Communications Inc. announced Monday morning that president and CEO Philippe Jetté is retiring immediately from the companies and will be replaced by Frédéric Perron. Perron was most recently president of...

Class action suit granted over Rogers’ 2021 service outage

telecom | 03/06/2024 1:09 pm EST

Rogers aims to improve churn, ‘reset’ enterprise divisionA trio of Quebecers has been granted leave to launch a class action suit against Rogers Communications Inc. and two subsidiaries over a service disruption in April 2021. The filing was submitted last month in Montreal. The plaintiffs are Kelly Amram and Jonathan Amar, who are partners, and Jaclyn Rabin. They want all nationwide Rogers, Rogers for Business, Fido and Chatr clients as of April 19, 2021 to be added to the class action. On that date Rogers experienced...

Court authorizes class action lawsuit for phone unlocking fees

telecom | 03/05/2024 6:40 pm EST

CRTC seeks info on international roaming ratesThe Superior Court of Quebec has authorized a class action lawsuit against...

Court rejects station’s request for Rogers to disclose subscriber info

Media | 03/04/2024 3:32 pm EST

CRTC defers radio filings for two years to focus on Online Streaming ActThe Superior Court of Quebec has dismissed a request from RNC Media Inc. to...

INDU committee passes motion to call on Big 3 telecom CEOs to testify

telecom | 02/29/2024 4:26 pm EST

Big telecoms fight calls for an ‘ISP tax’, pitch new OTT rulesThe House of Commons committee on Industry met Wednesday to discuss...

Rogers, Cogeco, Quebecor challenge ILECs at CRTC hearings

telecom | 02/16/2024 3:02 pm EST

Rogers aims to improve churn, ‘reset’ enterprise divisionRepresentatives from Cogeco Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. told the CRTC that Telus Corp.’s proposals for Canada’s wholesale framework are misleading and hypocritical, while Quebecor Inc. took aim at BCE Inc.’s “outrageous” push against the regime. ...

Reseller market is healthy, incumbents tell CRTC internet hearing

telecom | 02/15/2024 1:39 pm EST

MVNO decision arrives at a ‘tipping point’: Bell CEOTwo large incumbent telecoms told the CRTC that broadband resellers are not...

Cogeco defends infrastructure upgrade amid TekSavvy dispute

telecom | 02/13/2024 4:58 pm EST

Rogers-Quebecor TPIA arrangements in Shaw merger violate Telecom Act: TekSavvy to CRTCCogeco Inc. is adamantly defending its right to upgrade infrastructure for...

Fibre needed for viable third-party access framework, CRTC hears

telecom | 02/13/2024 2:42 pm EST

As CRTC rejects FairPlay, proposal could move to legislative reviewsIf Canada is to have a viable wholesale market, high speed access needs to...

CRTC expands forbearance on regulation of high-capacity digital data services

telecom | 02/12/2024 4:13 pm EST

CRTC expands forbearance on regulation of high-capacity digital data servicesThe CRTC announced Monday an expansion in forbearance from regulating...

CRTC accepts Quebecor application for arbitration over MVNO with Telus

telecom | 02/07/2024 2:14 pm EST

Videotron still actively pursuing Freedom Wireless, Péladeau saysQuebecor Inc.'s Videotron and Freedom Mobile divisions have been granted a...

Bell asks cabinet to overturn CRTC decision on fibre network access

telecom | 02/06/2024 5:48 pm EST

MVNO decision arrives at a ‘tipping point’: Bell CEOBCE Inc., filed a petition to cabinet Friday urging it to reverse a ruling...

CRTC releases consult over its jurisdiction on small cell pole attachments

telecom | 02/05/2024 5:54 pm EST

CRTC releases consult over its jurisdiction on small cell pole attachmentsThe CRTC has issued a call for comments on the attachment of wireless facilities to support structures owned or controlled by incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) due to...

Foreign streamers a problem for all Canadian broadcasters, CMPA hears

Media | 02/05/2024 4:39 pm EST

Foreign streamers a problem for all Canadian broadcasters, CMPA hearsOTTAWA–Foreign streamers will be a prickly problem for mainstream...

Rogers announces Q4 results and completion of network slicing trial

telecom | 02/01/2024 3:49 pm EST

Rogers appoints new CTO weeks after national outageRogers Communications Inc., in partnership with Ericsson AB, announced it...

Rogers sisters leave board of directors in private settlement

telecom | 01/17/2024 3:07 pm EST

Melinda and Edward Rogers (photos via Rogers).Melinda Rogers-Hixon and Martha Rogers are retiring from the telecom...

CCTS: Rogers received the most complaints about telecom services last year

telecom | 01/17/2024 11:13 am EST

Rogers aims to improve churn, ‘reset’ enterprise divisionRogers Communications Inc. has become Canada’s most complained-about service provider, according to the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services’ (CCTS) annual report released on...

INDU debates study of mobile plan price hikes

telecom | 01/15/2024 5:46 pm EST

Federal government launches consultation on AI and copyrightAfter almost two hours of deliberation last Thursday, the House industry and technology committee failed to decide on a motion put forward by Conservative MP Rick Perkins to conduct a study into Rogers Communications Inc. and BCE Inc.’s recently announced price hikes....

Kitchener MDU pushes for upgrades to Bell’s legacy facilities in access dispute

telecom | 01/12/2024 1:17 pm EST

The front entrance of the Bell Canada building on Albert Street in Ottawa on Nov. 2, 2021 (photo by Andrew Meade)The owner of a multi-dwelling unit (MDU) in Kitchener, Ontario denies BCE...

Revenue and profit down for Cogeco Q1 as guidance continues

telecom | 01/11/2024 4:42 pm EST

Cogeco reports higher revenues and profit in Q3Revenue and profits declined at Cogeco  Inc. as the Quebec firm released...

Champagne says planned telecom price hikes go against policy direction

telecom | 01/05/2024 5:26 pm EST

Bletchley Declaration signals international efforts to tame AI risksThe Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry is calling on Canadian...

SpaceX launches satellites for international coverage

telecom | 01/03/2024 4:21 pm EST

Satellite ready to integrate with cellular communications: TerreStarSpace Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) has launched a group of satellites which will facilitate...

UPDATED: Quebecor alleges Bell breaching agreement on MVNO wholesale access

telecom | 12/21/2023 2:20 pm EST

Videotron still actively pursuing Freedom Wireless, Péladeau saysThis story has been updated with comment from BCE Inc. Quebecor Inc., representing Videotron and Freedom Mobile, has lodged a formal complaint with the CRTC against BCE Inc., alleging...

CRTC advises telecoms it will not meet deadlines for TPIA action

telecom | 12/19/2023 4:47 pm EST

As CRTC rejects FairPlay, proposal could move to legislative reviewsThe CRTC has told several telecommunications providers it will not be able...

Rogers activates three new cell towers along B.C.’s Highway 16

telecom | 12/15/2023 2:49 pm EST

Rogers activates three new cell towers along B.C.'s Highway 16 Rogers Communications Inc. has activated three...

Rogers completes Canada’s first satellite-to-mobile call

telecom | 12/14/2023 7:00 am EST

Rogers completes Canada’s first satellite-to-mobile callRogers Communications Inc. and satellite-to-phone telecom provider Lynk...

Rogers sells all Cogeco shares to CDPQ to reduce Shaw debt

telecom | 12/12/2023 1:10 pm EST

Rogers aims to improve churn, ‘reset’ enterprise divisionRogers Communications Inc. has divested itself of all of its shares in Cogeco Inc. and its subsidiary Cogeco Communications Inc. The deal was announced Monday evening after the markets closed. The buyer is the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ).  The...

Bell still opposed to Rogers’ application seeking changes to BNS services

telecom | 12/01/2023 4:58 pm EST

Regional players shouldn’t qualify for spectrum set asides: Bell, RogersBCE Inc. has responded to a commission staff letter regarding Rogers Communications Inc.’s 2019 Part 1 Application concerning Bell's Billed Number Screening (BNS) database...

3,800 MHz auction nets $2.2B in preliminary results

telecom | 11/30/2023 6:14 pm EST

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.Canada’s telecom industry have spent some $2.16 billion on the 3,800 MHz band of spectrum, according to...

Only foreign streamers should be paying contribution, CRTC told

Internet and Governance | 11/29/2023 10:48 am EST

Only foreign streamers should be paying contribution, CRTC toldMajor broadcasters think that there should be a flexible contribution...

Fizz offering $4/month plans in western Canada while in beta testing

telecom | 11/20/2023 3:04 pm EST

On Rogers-Shaw, Champagne faces policy choiceQuebecor Inc.'s Fizz went live in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, the...

Rogers announces 5G connectivity in all TTC subway stations

telecom | 11/17/2023 4:33 pm EST

Rogers announces 5G connectivity in all TTC subway stationsRogers Communication Inc.’s 5G network is now available in all remaining...

CRTC reopens Rogers application seeking changes to Bell’s BNS services 

Internet and Governance | 11/16/2023 6:47 pm EST

Regional players shouldn’t qualify for spectrum set asides: Bell, RogersThe CRTC has reopened a Part 1 application originally submitted by Rogers...

Telecoms oppose remedies in NG911 Part 1 applications

telecom | 11/16/2023 2:37 pm EST

Telecoms oppose remedies in NG911 Part 1 applicationsThe major telecommunications companies in Canada oppose suggestions that they pay for pre-production...

Connected For Success program reflects key values: Rogers

telecom | 11/07/2023 5:23 pm EST

Connected For Success program reflects key values: RogersMISSISSAUGA, Ont.--Programs to bridge the digital divide experienced in economically marginalized communities are reflective of the core values of the telecom world, the Canadian Telecom Summit was told Tuesday. Navdeep Bains, chief corporate affairs officer with Rogers...

Rogers defends bulk MDU deals as competitive practice

telecom | 10/30/2023 4:24 pm EDT

Rogers aims to improve churn, ‘reset’ enterprise divisionIn an answer submitted to the CRTC last Thursday, Rogers Communications Inc. defended its multiple...

Rogers closes Ottawa news station, returns licence to CRTC

Media | 10/26/2023 6:30 pm EDT

CRTC defers radio filings for two years to focus on Online Streaming ActRogers Communications Inc. has shuttered its all-news station in the...

Competitors oppose incumbents’ stance in second phase of FTTP access review

telecom | 10/19/2023 5:15 pm EDT

Competitors oppose incumbents’ stance in second phase of FTTP access reviewThe debate over what the future of the wholesale high-speed-access (HSA) framework should look like continues, after conflicting interventions from incumbent carriers and...

Bell files leave to appeal over CRTC decision to renew its licence without hearing

Media | 10/16/2023 5:45 pm EDT

The front entrance of the Bell Canada building on Albert Street in Ottawa on Nov. 2, 2021 (photo by Andrew Meade)BCE Inc. filed an application with the Federal Court of Appeal for leave to...

CRTC investigating CIK Telecom Part 1s on MDU access

telecom | 10/06/2023 2:37 pm EDT

The CRTC is sending out requests for information on a pair of Part 1 applications brought to it by CIK Telecom Inc. The competitive carrier alleges it has been shut out of multi dwelling units (MDUs) in Richmond B.C. The company claims that Strata Corp., through its property management firm Rancho Management Services Ltd., has denied it access to...

APTN defends new structure proposal from broadcaster criticism

Media | 10/03/2023 4:29 pm EDT

CCSA decries Shaw’s plan to cut satellite serviceAPTN says its proposal to shift the terms of its licence will be good for...

5G services launch in busiest parts of TTC

Media | 10/02/2023 2:31 pm EDT

5G services launch in busiest parts of TTCAll passengers on the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) subway system now have access to 5G services...

OPINION: Bulk MDU deals no longer a rare occurrence 

telecom | 09/29/2023 6:20 pm EDT

OPINION: Bulk MDU deals no longer a rare occurrence by Todd Hofley, vice-president, Policy and Communications,  Beanfield Like many industries,...

Beanfield accuses Rogers of breaking MDU access rules with bulk agreements

telecom | 09/26/2023 7:11 pm EDT

Commercial MDU exclusivity deals, high riser management fees re-monopolizing telecom sector: Beanfield founderBeanfield Technologies Inc. has called out Rogers Communications Inc. over...

Rogers partners with SpaceX to detect wildfires

telecom | 09/21/2023 1:47 pm EDT

Rogers aims to improve churn, ‘reset’ enterprise divisionAs the wildfire season continues to spread, Rogers Communications Inc. announced Thursday it has joined up with Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) to use satellites to locate fires.  The company will deploy satellite-connected sensors using SpaceX’s Swarm...