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Telecoms renew call for delay of STIR/SHAKEN

telecom | 11/11/2021 3:43 pm EST

Canada’s incumbent telecoms made another plea for deferral of the application of the STIR/SHAKEN condition. In a Nov. 9 letter to the CRTC, the Emergency Services Working Group (ESWG) and the Network Working Group (NTWG), augmented by BCE Inc., Telus Corp., and...

Iristel asks CRTC for incumbents’ MVNO template agreements

telecom | 08/24/2021 5:55 pm EDT

The CRTC has said it will consider a procedural request from Iristel Inc. to direct the incumbent wireless carriers to publicize their template agreements for wholesale mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) and seamless roaming services, in a letter published this week. ...

PIAC disappointed with CRTC SIM swap disclosure

telecom | 07/09/2021 4:59 pm EDT

Six months after it received a request to release the data it collects on a fraud process known as "SIM swapping," the CRTC yesterday sent a letter to parties involved in a proceeding on the matter saying that instances of the...

New Brunswick seeks clarification from CRTC regarding NG911 PSAPs

telecom | 06/16/2021 4:50 pm EDT

New Brunswick is looking for answers as to whether or not independent local exchange carriers (ILECs) delivering next-generation 911  (NG911) services may connect those networks to demarcation points...

BH Telecom objects to SaskTel’s request for stay in funding

telecom | 04/27/2021 3:33 pm EDT

BH Telecom Corp. claims that it is local residents who will lose if Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. gets the stay it wants on millions in funding awarded to the company to connect more...

SaskTel wants stay on BH Telecom funding

telecom | 04/20/2021 2:52 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. is requesting a stay in the distribution of $9.5 million in funding the CRTC awarded to BH Telecom Corp. for a Saskatchewan project that BH Telecom says that would connect more than 26...

SaskTel objects to CRTC funding for BH Telecom, says project is duplicative

telecom | 04/12/2021 6:06 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. has asked the CRTC to overturn its decision to award $9.5 million in funding to BH Telecom Corp. for a project in Saskatchewan that would connect some 26 communities in the province to high-speed internet.  The communities are already connected, SaskTel said in a Part 1 application filed Mar. 18. "Most of the communities are already served by a SaskTel provided fibre optic transport network," SaskTel wrote in the complaint. "In determining...

Cogeco to bring back overage fees as of May 1

telecom | 04/30/2020 2:10 pm EDT

Cogeco  Inc. will again start charging overage fees to its home internet customers who exceed their data limits as of Friday, with the company instead focusing on other measures it considers to “be more essential” to its...

Mandate access for Rogers, and spare us: SaskTel

telecom | 02/28/2020 1:32 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — If you’re going to mandate mobile virtual network operators in Saskatchewan, require...

Large telecoms say small ISPs should be subject to Internet Code too

telecom | 11/08/2019 5:20 pm EST

A few months ahead of the introduction of the CRTC’s Internet Code, scheduled for Jan. 31,, a grouping of the largest telecom companies in the country are asking the regulator to make the code apply...

Rogers further defends 36-month financing

telecom | 11/01/2019 5:19 pm EDT

The objection to the new phone financing plans from the likes of the Competition Bureau is based on an incorrect understanding of device financing arrangements, according to Rogers Communications Inc.’s reply in the CRTC’s...

5G & Huawei: An explainer

telecom | 10/29/2019 6:42 pm EDT

As the Liberals head back to Parliament following the Oct. 21 federal election, they’ll be returning to...

Federal Court grants injunction against GoldTV 

telecom | 08/07/2019 6:51 pm EDT

OTTAWA — A Federal Court judge has granted an interim ban on what the big telecom companies are...

CRTC asks wireless providers to justify post-data cap throttling

telecom | 07/04/2019 4:52 pm EDT

The CRTC has asked several telecoms to explain how their throttling of wireless speeds once customers exceed their data allotments doesn’t violate the commission’s regulatory policy on internet...

Videotron must give data to STB working group: CRTC

Media | 07/02/2019 5:13 pm EDT

The CRTC has ruled that Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron must continue to participate in an industry-wide working group charged with creating a set-top box (STB) data measurement system.  In April, Videotron walked away from the group, saying it didn’t want to provide any of its data to the STB working group. In an April letter to the CRTC, Shaw...

ISED won’t free up airline spectrum for mobile use

telecom | 12/14/2018 9:55 am EST

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) says it doesn’t plan to reallocate air-to-ground spectrum bands in the 800 MHz range for mobile use or issue them on short-term licenses, rejecting a suggestion from Rogers Communications Inc. — at least for...

ISED’s low-income internet program launches

telecom | 11/16/2018 1:20 pm EST

A government program intended to connect low-income families with affordable internet launched Friday....

Former CRTC commissioners criticize Harnessing Change report

Media | 11/07/2018 7:15 pm EST

TORONTO —  The idea of cross-subsidization of industries did not find...

Quebecor blames bigger providers for sales practices hearings

telecom | 10/25/2018 6:26 pm EDT

GATINEAU — Telecom providers who appeared before the CRTC Thursday said...

Big 3 offer twice the data in new low-cost plan proposals

telecom | 09/11/2018 5:41 pm EDT

BCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc. and Telus Corp. have each proposed a set of new-and-improved low-cost wireless data plans to the CRTC that would be available through their flanker brands and...

SaskTel now offers IPTV service

Media | 08/22/2018 5:58 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. (SaskTel) announced the launch of a new TV service using Ericsson AB’s MediaFirst-powered IPTV platform in a press release on Wednesday. Dubbed the maxTV Stream, according to the release, it will come standard with 55 channels, live TV replay, voice control, app-based mobile viewing and integrated over-the-top (OTT) streaming services. The Regina-based provider launched the new service in 11 rural areas over DSL connections and in urban centres in Saskatchewan that are supported by its infiNET fibre internet service. It said it hopes to expand to 350 communities by 2020. While rural areas will receive upgrades to support the new service over DSL lines, according to an email from SaskTel spokesman Greg Jacobs, the company has chosen to focus instead on building out fibre connections in...

Dazn will license NFL Sunday Ticket rights to broadcasters

Media | 08/09/2018 6:04 pm EDT

Perform Group’s Dazn sports streaming service will licence the NFL Sunday Ticket service to most of the major traditional television providers in Canada, according to a release on Tuesday. The...

ISED approves AWS-1 spectrum lease to Sasktel

telecom | 07/20/2018 4:08 pm EDT

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has approved the leasing of wireless spectrum from Telus Corp. to crown corporation Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. The sharing of the AWS-1 spectrum will...

Canadians more likely to turn to WiFi on smartphones: report

telecom | 07/03/2018 6:03 pm EDT

In May, Canada’s smartphone users relied on an average of 2.7 GB in mobile data, but ended up using an average 8.4 GB of WiFi data, according to new results from Tutela Technologies Inc. network...

$26.4 million in rural internet funding announced for Sask.

telecom | 06/08/2018 6:26 pm EDT

The federal government and Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding...

CRTC starts next steps on disaggregated regime expansion

Media | 03/12/2018 4:47 pm EDT

The CRTC is asking telecoms to provide information about demand for high-speed internet as the next step toward implementing the disaggregated wholesale regime in regions outside Ontario and Quebec....