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Bell, Telus and PIAC want CRTC to deny Rogers’ acquisition of Shaw’s broadcasting interests

| 09/14/2021 7:50 pm EDT

BCE Inc. and Telus Corp., considered to be two of Rogers Communications Inc.’s greatest competitors, have asked the CRTC to deny Rogers’ proposed acquisition of Shaw...

Singh says he would use laws to meet telecom affordability goals

telecom | 09/14/2021 1:28 pm EDT

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh said his party could use laws to direct the telecoms industry toward more affordable services following decisions from the CRTC that have been criticized for being anti-consumer and anti-competitive. His comments come at a Tuesday press conference...

Election outcome won’t stop Rogers-Shaw deal: Rogers CFO

Media | 09/13/2021 6:05 pm EDT

Whatever the outcome of the vote after polls close in the Sept. 20 federal election, it won't have much of an effect on regulatory approval of the proposed acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc. by...

Singh says he’ll oppose Rogers-Shaw merger

Media | 09/10/2021 2:46 pm EDT

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is the first party leader to explicitly oppose the proposed acquisition of Shaw...

Telecom regulation more ‘benign’: analyst

telecom | 09/09/2021 6:00 pm EDT

Telecoms shares have continued to track higher thanks to a regulatory backdrop which “has turned much more benign,” according to an industry analyst. Thursday National Bank of Canada analyst Adam Shine issued a note that...

Lower your prices or else, Trudeau tells big telecom at debate

telecom | 09/09/2021 11:22 am EDT

GATINEAU, Que. -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is giving Canada’s...

Conservatives would reject mergers impacting competition: O’Toole

telecom | 09/07/2021 5:14 pm EDT

Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole said during a press conference on cell phone and internet affordability Tuesday that his party would stand against mergers that could...

Broadband blues: the UBF and its discontents

telecom | 09/03/2021 5:50 pm EDT

With a federal election called for Sept. 20, parties have pledged to make Canadians’ lives better in a...

Bell seeks to block Quebecor set-aside 3,500 MHz purchases 

telecom | 08/27/2021 2:26 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is going to court to stop Quebecor Inc. from purchasing valuable...

The Wire Report’s guide to the 2021 federal election 

Media | 08/17/2021 2:35 pm EDT

After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally called Sunday for a...

CRTC orders some incumbent disclosure to CNOC in disaggregated regime consultation 

Media | 08/13/2021 11:13 am EDT

In a dispute between a trade organization representing wholesale-based...

CRTC rejects PIAC/FRPC call for strengthened broadband participation fund

Media | 08/12/2021 5:24 pm EDT

The CRTC has decided it will not open proceedings into creating a...

CRTC to hold hearing on Rogers-Shaw merger, opens consultation

Media | 08/12/2021 1:00 pm EDT

The CRTC will hold hearings on whether Rogers Communications Inc. may...

Consensus on CRTC data collection for foreign outlets; disagreement on how

Media | 08/09/2021 5:32 pm EDT

Civil groups and Canadian telecoms companies agree that the CRTC should...

No reason to deny TSPs access to secure telephony identity certificates: CRTC

telecom | 08/05/2021 2:10 pm EDT

The CRTC has determined that, unless a telecommunications service provider (TSP) cannot be trusted to maintain the integrity of the anti-call-spoofing protocol known as...

BREAKING: 3500 MHz auction nets $8.9B, $7.3B from incumbents

telecom | 07/29/2021 6:04 pm EDT

Canadian telecom companies -- and wireless service hopefuls -- have spent...

Companies must negotiate with Bell for MDU fibre IBW access or install their own, CRTC decides

telecom | 07/27/2021 7:24 pm EDT

Companies using BCE’s Inc.’s fibre in-building...

Federal Court of Appeal dismisses BDUs’ appeal of distant signal tariffs

telecom | 07/23/2021 6:34 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal ruled Friday partially in favour of a group...

CRTC seeks more info on how companies comply with Internet Code for people with disabilities

telecom | 07/22/2021 5:25 pm EDT

The CRTC is seeking further information from internet service providers as it tries to determine if they are in compliance with the Internet Code, specifically when it comes...

Rogers reports spike in wireless subscribers and rise in profit for Q2

Media | 07/21/2021 6:52 pm EDT

The return of the Toronto Blue Jays has caused Rogers Communications...

High spectrum costs could be driven by competition for set aside: analyst

telecom | 07/15/2021 6:32 pm EDT

Industry analysts are declining to speculate too much on what caused the...

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...

Bell, Rogers announce rural connectivity investments 

telecom | 07/07/2021 4:48 pm EDT

Work to upgrade the wireless networks of communities in British Columbia and homes and businesses in rural Ontario is coming along according to two of Canada’s largest telecommunications companies....

Shaw reports rise in profits for third quarter

telecom | 07/02/2021 12:53 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. reported a large spike in profit for its third quarter of the year on...

ISED approves Freedom spectrum licence subordination in British Columbia

telecom | 05/21/2021 4:42 pm EDT

The department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has approved the subordination of two spectrum licences held by Freedom Mobile.  In its decision released Thursday,...

CRTC chair asserts personal preference for facilities-based competition

telecom | 05/20/2021 5:59 pm EDT

CRTC chair Ian Scott said he believes the commission’s pick of a...

ISED triples spectrum available for Wi-Fi

telecom | 05/19/2021 5:59 pm EDT

The federal government is making more spectrum available to increase competition, rural connectivity and the effective deployment of Wi-Fi and 5G technologies. On Wednesday, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry...

62k sign petition against Rogers-Shaw merger

telecom | 05/18/2021 5:33 pm EDT

A coalition of four separate advocacy groups Tuesday delivered a 62,000 signature-strong petition to the Competition Bureau, asking the regulator to block Rogers Communications Inc.'s proposed acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc. According to a release from the groups OpenMedia, ACORN Canada, Leadnow, and North99, the petitions "argue that this buyout will make connectivity in Canada even more expensive by cutting down the already-limited number of options available to people in the telecom market." “The sheer number of signatures delivered today makes one thing clear: Canadians are...

Telus appeals seamless roaming in CRTC’s wireless review decision

telecom | 05/14/2021 6:54 pm EDT

Telus Corp. is seeking permission to appeal two provisions of the CRTC's April decision flowing from the commission's wireless review.  While Telus is not seeking to appeal the central decision of...

Quebecor “pleased” with CRTC MVNO decision

telecom | 05/13/2021 6:10 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau added his voice to a chorus of...

Telecoms emphasize concerns, support for CRTC’s botnet blocking proposal

telecom | 05/06/2021 7:19 pm EDT

Canada’s big-three telecoms are doubling down on their assertions that...

Asian Television Network wants authorization for Indian news channel

Media | 05/05/2021 5:28 pm EDT

The Asian Television Network International Limited is asking the CRTC to authorize the “Mirror Now” channel for distribution as programming.  The network, which says on its website that it...

CRTC revokes Shaw Sault Ste. Marie broadcasting licence

Media | 05/05/2021 3:50 pm EDT

The CRTC granted a request by Shaw Cablesystems Ltd. to revoke its broadcasting licence for the Sault Ste. Marie area of Ontario on Wednesday. Shaw Communications Inc. said in its application its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings (BDU) serving Sault Ste. Marie had fewer than 20,000 subscribers as of the end of February. “Accordingly, Shaw requests that the Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario licence be revoked, at which time this system will fall under and be regulated pursuant to the BDU Exemption Order,” it said.  The licence was last renewed in Sept 2018 and was set to...

Majority of Canadian mobile wireless prices second-highest internationally: ISED report

telecom | 05/04/2021 8:10 pm EDT

The average Canadian mobile wireless prices rank the second highest internationally in four of seven service “baskets,” and remains in the middle-high range for the...

Data on Tap asks Trudeau gov. to review MVNO decision

telecom | 05/04/2021 6:14 pm EDT

Data on Tap Inc., one of the country's hopeful mobile virtual network operators, has filed a petition to the governor in council, asking the government of Justin Trudeau to review the April decision of the CRTC to only mandate...

Supreme Court to hear making available right dispute

Media | 04/26/2021 5:55 pm EDT

The Supreme Court of Canada has decided it will hear an appeal from Music Canada and the Society of...

PIAC, FRPC demand strengthened CRTC participation fund

Media | 04/21/2021 6:19 pm EDT

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and the Forum for Research and...

Delay 3500 MHz auction: CNOC to ISED

telecom | 04/19/2021 6:10 pm EDT

The Competitive Network Operators of Canada (CNOC) have requested a 90-day delay to the 3,500 MHz spectrum auction, currently scheduled to take place in June.  In a Monday letter addressed to Innovation Minister...

Time to look beyond consumer price increases in M&As, say experts

telecom | 04/15/2021 9:30 pm EDT

The competition bureau is “flying blind” when it comes to understanding the cumulative effects of mergers—such as the proposed Rogers Communications Inc. acquisition of Shaw Communications...

Shaw reports boost in profit, slight rise in revenue for Q2

telecom | 04/15/2021 5:24 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. reported an increase of 1.8 per cent in revenue...

Cogeco revenue up, profit dips

Media | 04/14/2021 5:36 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. announced another increase in revenue with its second-quarter results Tuesday as it awaits...

Large telecoms not in favour of sharing data for NG911

telecom | 04/08/2021 5:22 pm EDT

Several large telecom companies have argued that the CRTC shouldn’t compel them to provide a list of the wireless service numbers with billing addresses in areas covered by small incumbent local exchanges (SILECs) to the Independent Telecommunications Providers Association...

CRTC rejects incumbent request to expand Internet Code

telecom | 04/08/2021 5:05 pm EDT

The CRTC has rejected a request from a number of large facilities-based...

Efficiencies defense is a ‘serious’ exercise of discretion: competition comish

telecom | 04/07/2021 7:28 pm EDT

Allowing a merger to proceed on the basis of the...

Without an MVNO mandate, Shaw must divest its spectrum: CNOC

telecom | 04/06/2021 6:07 pm EDT

Without a regime for mandated access for mobile virtual network operators...

Accessibility reporting should apply to resellers: Bell, Shaw

Media | 04/06/2021 5:57 pm EDT

BCE Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. are taking issue with TekSavvy...

Quebecor would buy Freedom, but only with spectrum: PKP

telecom | 03/31/2021 6:21 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. has indicated that, should the Competition Bureau force Rogers Communications Inc. to spin-off Shaw Communications Inc.'s wireless assets as part of its regulatory approval of the Rogers-Shaw merger, Quebecor would be open to purchasing it, provided it came...

While Rogers and Shaw are merging, we’ll be building: Bell CEO

telecom | 03/30/2021 5:24 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.'s proposed acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc. doesn't change anything for one of their biggest competitors, according to BCE Inc. CEO Mirko Bibic.  Speaking Tuesday...

Rogers, Shaw execs mum on spectrum at Industry committee  

telecom | 03/29/2021 7:40 pm EDT

On the opening day Monday of hearings into Roger's proposed acquisition of...

Bell not sweating over Rogers-Shaw deal: CFO

telecom | 03/24/2021 5:41 pm EDT

Despite the uncertainty surrounding the potential impacts of Rogers Communications Inc. acquiring Shaw...

Smaller broadcasters, telecoms fret over CRTC’s accessibility reporting proposals

Media | 03/23/2021 6:19 pm EDT

Organizations representing smaller Canadian broadcasters and telecoms have...

Concerned about Rogers-Shaw deal: Cogeco’s Jetté

telecom | 03/23/2021 6:08 pm EDT

After surviving a hostile takeover bid by Rogers Communications Inc. in...

Citizen advocacy group seeks new telecom watchdog

telecom | 03/23/2021 6:00 pm EDT

Following the $26.2 billion deal between Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. announced last week, citizen advocacy group Democracy Watch says a consumer-run telecom watchdog group should be created to protect...

New urgency for MVNO hopefuls following Rogers-Shaw deal

telecom | 03/18/2021 12:09 pm EDT

Monday’s announcement of a deal for Rogers Communications Inc. to acquire...

Focus on competition at ‘day of action’ following Rogers-Shaw deal

Media | 03/16/2021 6:10 pm EDT

As news of Roger’s Communications Inc.’s deal to acquire Shaw Communications Inc. sparks discussions on what it may mean for the wireless market in Canada, advocates say competition and other...

Tories seek committee hearings on Rogers-Shaw deal

telecom | 03/16/2021 5:20 pm EDT

Shadow minister for jobs and industry Pierre Poilievre announced Tuesday afternoon that the Conservatives will seek committee hearings on Rogers Communications Inc.’s proposed acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc.  Speaking at a press conference, Poilievre said that...

Regulatory approval of Rogers-Shaw deal will hinge on wireless: Execs, analysts

Media | 03/15/2021 8:30 am EDT

From the perspective of Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Joe Natale,...

Telesat needs proceeds from 3800 MHz to compete: CEO

telecom | 03/11/2021 6:11 pm EST

If Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada doesn't approve Telesat Holdings Inc.'s proposal...

ITPA asks CRTC to compel release of limited customer data for NG911

telecom | 03/05/2021 5:15 pm EST

The Independent Telecommunications Providers Association (ITPA) is asking the CRTC to force  large telecom service providers to give the association a list of the wireless service numbers with...

Telecoms split on ISED’s proposed approach to opening 6 GHz band

telecom | 03/02/2021 5:20 pm EST

The federal government’s proposal to open up the 6 GHz spectrum band for WiFi use has received broad support in an Industry, Science and Economic Development Canada consultation. Every...

Focus turns back to CRTC as SCC rejects incumbent wholesale challenge 

telecom | 02/25/2021 5:46 pm EST

As the Supreme Court of Canada  dismissed an incumbent challenge to an 18-month old CRTC decision to slash wholesale access rates for independent internet service providers...

Mitel pushes back on incumbents in STIR/SHAKEN access debate 

telecom | 02/18/2021 5:06 pm EST

Mitel Networks Corp. has delivered a blunt reply to incumbents over their approaches to implementing the STIR/SHAKEN anti-fraud-call technology, suggesting that larger companies are seeking...

PIAC reiterates demands for CRTC to impose paper billing rules 

telecom | 02/16/2021 5:06 pm EST

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and National Pensioners...

Incumbents reject Mitel’s concerns about STIR/SHAKEN rollout

telecom | 02/10/2021 4:20 pm EST

Incumbent telecom providers have pushed back against a recent Part 1 from Mitel Networks Corp., which asked the CRTC to mandate inclusion for resellers in the STIR/SHAKEN anti-fraud-call technology. ...

CRTC should release data on fraud calls: PIAC

telecom | 02/09/2021 5:58 pm EST

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) has asked the CRTC to publicly disclose the information it...

Include resellers in STIR/SHAKEN: ISCC

telecom | 02/08/2021 3:25 pm EST

The Internet Society’s Canada Chapter (ISCC) has endorsed a call from Mitel Networks Corp. for the CRTC to instruct the agency in charge of implementing the anti-fraud-call protocol known as STIR/SHAKEN to allow resellers to...

Shaw wireline losses are part of a strategy: McAleese

telecom | 01/13/2021 5:47 pm EST

While Shaw Communications Inc. posted a substantial loss in wireline subscribers for the three months...

2021 will see wireless boost: analyst

telecom | 01/07/2021 5:57 pm EST

The wireless sector will be buoyed in 2021 by the likely end of the competitive skirmishes brought about by the introduction of unlimited data across the industry, according to Canaccord Genuity analyst Aravinda Galappatthige. ...

Mitel wants resellers in on STIR/SHAKEN framework

telecom | 01/06/2021 6:50 pm EST

Mitel Networks Corp. has filed a Part 1 application requesting that the CRTC instruct the agency in charge of implementing the anti-call-spoofing protocol known as STIR/SHAKEN to allow all resellers to participate in the...

Rogers, Shaw get cableco support in demand for relocation payments

telecom | 12/04/2020 3:36 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. have the support of two regional telecom companies in a joint Part 1 that they filed, requesting that the CRTC force...

Incumbents appeal CRTC wholesale rates at Supreme Court

telecom | 11/12/2020 4:56 pm EST

Both BCE Inc. and large cable companies have turned to the Supreme Court...

Telecoms mostly oppose further delays to next-gen 911 network roll-out

telecom | 11/11/2020 1:54 pm EST

In response to a CRTC call for comments, Canadian telecommunications providers have indicated that they generally agree with new deadlines for the rollout of next-generation 911 networks across...

Telecoms object to Telesat’s proposal to auction 3800 MHz spectrum

telecom | 11/10/2020 5:48 pm EST

A number of Canadian wireless providers have objected to a proposal that...

Wireless no longer a growth market: Shaw’s McAleese

telecom | 10/30/2020 5:35 pm EDT

The lack of pricing "discipline" in the wireless market could have negative...

Rogers, Shaw want CRTC to force B.C. to pay for infrastructure relocation

telecom | 10/06/2020 12:02 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. have asked the CRTC to require British Columbia's Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to either pay half of...

Federal Court dismisses incumbents’ wholesale rates appeal

telecom | 09/10/2020 10:55 am EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal dismissed Thursday the large telecom...

CRTC presses pause on measures to combat phone porting

telecom | 09/08/2020 6:10 pm EDT

The CRTC has asked telecoms to indefinitely refrain from starting or relaunching any measures to block unauthorized SIM swapping or porting, after Quebecor Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. reported...

Canadian internet users almost universally getting ISP’s advertised speeds

telecom | 09/08/2020 5:11 pm EDT

In almost all cases, Canadian internet consumers are receiving service at...

Bell tells court cabinet decision on wholesale ‘vindicates’ its concerns

telecom | 08/20/2020 5:52 pm EDT

BCE Inc. and a coalition of cable companies have submitted letters to the...

Cabinet says CRTC wholesale rates too low, may harm investment

telecom | 08/15/2020 9:06 am EDT

The Liberal government has sided with Canada’s largest telecoms in their...

Telus profits down nearly 40 per cent

telecom | 07/31/2020 4:03 pm EDT

Telus Corp. posted a 39.4 per cent drop in profit in the second quarter of the year, the first quarter to...

Shaw Mobile’s early gains to come at expense of Rogers, Bell: analyst

telecom | 07/30/2020 2:45 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc.’s new wireless brand is likely to initially...

Shaw bundles internet and wireless in new mobile offering

telecom | 07/30/2020 6:00 am EDT

Shaw Communications Inc.’s first Shaw-branded wireless service has...

UBF should focus on both backbone, last mile, ISPs told ISED

telecom | 07/28/2020 2:22 pm EDT

At a discussion about Ottawa’s now-delayed Universal Broadband Fund with stakeholders in January, the federal government heard it shouldn’t require funding from other levels of government and focus on both backbone and last-mile projects, according to documents obtained...

Shaw’s subscriber additions dampened by COVID lockdowns

telecom | 07/10/2020 8:39 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. president Paul McAleese said that while there has...

Bell was previously in favour of retroactive payments, TekSavvy argues

telecom | 06/26/2020 8:34 pm EDT

BCE Inc.'s argument that retroactive payments mandated by the CRTC in its August wholesale rate decision are an unconstitutional tax is a "disguised attack" on the "entire rate setting regime" laid...

Court has jurisdiction to overturn wholesale rates, big telecoms argue

telecom | 06/25/2020 11:19 pm EDT

The CRTC's wholesale rates ruling from last August ignored the intentions of a 2006 Maxime Bernier-era policy directive, and the decision to slash wholesale rates for third-party internet service...

SaskTel to resume charging overage fees on June 9

telecom | 05/29/2020 2:13 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. will become the second Canadian telecom to resume charging overage fees to home internet customers who go over their data caps, with the company announcing it will end the COVID-19...

Network performance supports light regulatory touch: Bibic

telecom | 05/27/2020 6:58 pm EDT

The performance of networks in other countries during the COVID-19 crisis is evidence that the Liberal government and the CRTC should tread lightly when it comes to regulating the telecom sector,  BCE Inc. CEO Mirko Bibic said Wednesday. That includes potential mandated...

Wholesale rate appeal to go ahead in June via video conference

telecom | 05/25/2020 6:05 pm EDT

A Federal Court of Appeal judge has rejected the argument made by the incumbent telecom companies last week that their appeal of the CRTC's wholesale broadband rates decision is too complicated to be...

Incumbents ask court for delay of wholesale rate appeal 

telecom | 05/21/2020 6:01 pm EDT

Incumbent cable companies have asked a Federal Court of Appeal judge to delay their appeal of the CRTC's wholesale rates decision until the proceeding can be conducted in person.  In a letter...

Shaw to lay off about 100 British Columbia field technicians

telecom | 05/01/2020 3:35 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. plans to permanently lay off about 100 field technicians in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland, stating the COVID-19 pandemic had “only accelerated” the company’s...

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...

Retroactive payments for wholesale rates are not a tax: CNOC

telecom | 04/29/2020 5:45 pm EDT

In a Tuesday filing with the Federal Court of Appeal, the Canadian Network Operators Consortium (CNOC) said that the appeal of the CRTC's August wholesale rate decision by some six companies should be...

‘Work together,’ CRTC tells wholesale-based ISPs, incumbents

telecom | 04/23/2020 1:21 pm EDT

The CRTC has responded to a letter from The Canadian Network Operators...

Freedom ‘less vulnerable’ to COVID than incumbents: McAleese

telecom | 04/09/2020 8:53 pm EDT

While it’s too early to tell what impact COVID-19 will have on Shaw...

Canadian wireless sub adds down slightly from 2018

telecom | 04/07/2020 4:39 pm EDT

Canada’s publicly-traded wireless service providers added just under 1.29 million wireless subscribers...

Shaw founder JR Shaw dies at 85

telecom | 03/25/2020 2:23 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. founder JR Shaw has passed away at the age of 85, the company said Tuesday. Shaw founded Capital Cable Television Co. Ltd in 1966, which eventually as Shaw Communications grew into Canada’s largest TV service provider. The company also included a broadcasting division that was spun off into Corus Entertainment Inc., while Shaw entered the wireless market in 2016.  “I spoke to JR every day about the business. He was engaged and interested in everything the company was doing – from the...