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Rogers gets details on how Quebecor-Freedom deal harms competition

telecom | 09/13/2022 4:44 pm EDT

The Competition Bureau responded Monday to Rogers Communications Inc.’s request for more information on why divesting Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile is not...

Rogers wants more details on how Québecor-Freedom deal allegedly harms competition

Media | 09/09/2022 5:02 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. wants competition commissioner Matthew Boswell to explain exactly what "difficulties"  Québecor Inc.’s Vidéotron will allegedly face with the...

OneSoccer has “limited appeal” to Canadians, Rogers tells CRTC in carriage dispute

Media | 09/09/2022 3:36 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is arguing to the CRTC...

Champagne announces network sharing agreement following Rogers outage

telecom | 09/07/2022 4:35 pm EDT

Wednesday Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe...

CNOC takes issue with Shaw’s proposed costs for new 1.5 gigabit service

telecom | 09/07/2022 4:07 pm EDT

The Competitive Network Operators of Canada is taking issue with a costing...

BREAKING: Bell to acquire Distributel

telecom | 09/02/2022 4:00 pm EDT

In the latest in a series of acquisitions in the ISP sector this year, BCE Inc. is seeking to acquire one...

Rogers buys itself one-year extension with bondholders to close Shaw deal

telecom | 09/01/2022 5:12 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. has more time to close its acquisition deal with Shaw Communications Inc. after its lenders agreed to give the incumbent a one-year extension to buy...

TV revenues recover while radio continues decline: CRTC report

Media | 08/23/2022 5:03 pm EDT

Television revenues are rebounding from the pandemic slump while revenues...

Britain and Australia provide example for internet ads, PIAC says

Media | 08/17/2022 6:52 pm EDT

Canada should look to Britain and Australia for lessons on how to regulate...

Quebecor inks agreement to buy Shaw’s Freedom Mobile

telecom | 08/12/2022 4:33 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., and Shaw Communications Inc....

CRTC seeks to confirm Rogers-Shaw deal on cable lines

telecom | 08/12/2022 2:30 pm EDT

The CRTC is asking Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. to confirm that they have...

OneSoccer demands carriage on Rogers

telecom | 08/10/2022 4:22 pm EDT

An independent soccer channel is petitioning the CRTC to force Rogers Communications Inc. to carry its...

PIAC, CNOC detail disclosure request on Rogers outage 

telecom | 08/08/2022 6:54 pm EDT

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre has asked the CRTC to mandate that...

VMedia purchase will sweeten Freedom deal for regulators: Quebecor’s PKP

Media | 08/04/2022 5:37 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s president and CEO has said the company’s recent purchase of VMedia Inc. will put it in a position to bundle services and convince the regulators that its...

Consults on antenna systems must be done in both official languages, ISED determines

Media | 08/03/2022 5:34 pm EDT

Canadians will be able to participate in public consultations regarding the installation or modification of antenna systems in the official language of their choice, after the Department of...

Quebecor’s acquisition of VMedia exciting for competition says co-founder, CNOC

Media | 07/28/2022 5:38 pm EDT

VMedia Inc. can expand its national footprint with...

Rogers profit soars based off roaming and subscriber adds in second quarter

Media | 07/27/2022 4:59 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. reported a soaring profit margin for the...

Comp. commish has no issue granting Videotron intervenor status in Rogers-Shaw merger tribunal

telecom | 07/22/2022 5:38 pm EDT

The Commissioner of Competition said Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron should be granted intervenor status in the review of the proposed merger of Rogers Communications Inc. and...

Rogers appoints new CTO weeks after national outage

telecom | 07/21/2022 12:52 pm EDT

Rogers Communication Inc. has appointed Ron McKenzie, the company’s former president of Rogers for...

Quebecor wants to make its case for Freedom divestiture to Competition Tribunal

telecom | 07/08/2022 2:15 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. is asking the Competition Tribunal for permission to...

CRTC outlines framework to block botnets from internet traffic

telecom | 06/23/2022 5:48 pm EDT

In a Thursday decision, the CRTC announced it was implementing regulations...

Lack of network sharing arrangement “notable” in Quebecor Freedom deal: analyst

telecom | 06/20/2022 5:34 pm EDT

The biggest piece of Friday night's blockbuster...

Quebecor to buy Freedom Mobile for $2.85b

telecom | 06/18/2022 9:35 am EDT

In a development that may pave the way for the merger of Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw...

Proposed mmWave deployment requirements “radical change;” shorter licence terms biggest positive: Professor

telecom | 06/14/2022 11:26 am EDT

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) is proposing “radical” changes for the deployment requirements of its future millimetre wave...

Videotron still actively pursuing Freedom Wireless, Péladeau says

telecom | 06/01/2022 4:06 pm EDT

OTTAWA–Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron service is still eager to buy Freedom...

Rogers-Shaw deal on hold until Competition Tribunal proceeding

Media | 05/30/2022 5:20 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. have reached an...

Gov. issues new CRTC policy direction with guidance for wholesale regime

telecom | 05/26/2022 4:02 pm EDT

The federal government is seeking to issue a new policy direction to the...

On Rogers-Shaw, focus shifts to network sharing agreements

Media | 05/25/2022 6:12 pm EDT

As the Competition Bureau takes Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. to the Competition Tribunal to block the merger of the companies, conversation on what will be required to get the deal done has shifted to whether or not a network sharing agreement is a...

Network sharing deal with Telus strengthens Globalive bid for Freedom: analysts

telecom | 05/20/2022 4:28 pm EDT

The reported network sharing deal inked between Freedom Mobile-hopeful...

Heritage committee calls for rejection of Rogers-Shaw deal

Media | 05/18/2022 4:34 pm EDT

The House of Commons Heritage committee is arguing against the merger of...

Péladeau says Quebecor will stick to facilities-based model long-term

telecom | 05/13/2022 2:46 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau said “there's no reason at this...

BREAKING: Freedom Mobile divestiture not good enough in Rogers-Shaw merger: Comp. Bureau

telecom | 05/10/2022 6:50 pm EDT

The Competition Bureau has presented its case to the Competition Bureau that any divestiture of Shaw Communications Inc.'s wireless assets will not be an adequate remedy for...

Telus and IBG row in behind NPF-PIAC petition against Rogers-Shaw CRTC approval

Media | 05/10/2022 4:53 pm EDT

A joint petition to cabinet from the National Pensioners Federation and the...

TekSavvy calls for TPIA tariff changes to stop delayed access to new offerings

telecom | 05/03/2022 5:13 pm EDT

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. is asking the CRTC to speed up the regulatory...

Singh calls for halt of Rogers-Shaw merger, PIAC appeals to cabinet

Media | 04/27/2022 4:38 pm EDT

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh called once again for the government to disallow the Rogers Communications Inc. takeover of Shaw Communications Inc., saying it is not in the public...

Telecom consultant says Rogers-Shaw merger, inflation, enough to spark forbearance reassessment 

Media | 04/21/2022 12:20 pm EDT

A Toronto-based telecom and broadcasting consultant is arguing to the CRTC that Rogers Communications Inc.’s pending...

Rogers boss won’t confirm Xplornet ‘rumours’

Media | 04/20/2022 4:59 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Tony Staffieri declined to comment on what...

Shaw revenues dip in second quarter results

telecom | 04/13/2022 12:39 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. announced a fall in revenues and earnings for the second quarter of 2022, the...

Little support for CRTC forbearance policy review following Part 1 application

telecom | 04/12/2022 3:53 pm EDT

The Forum for Research and Policy in Communications (FRPC) is the only intervener in a CRTC proceeding that supports a Toronto-based attorney’s request to consider whether...

CRTC sides with regional wireless carriers in roaming decision

telecom | 04/06/2022 6:24 pm EDT

The CRTC mostly accepted the arguments of small wireless carriers against...

CRTC approves, with changes, Shaw’s 1500 wholesale service

telecom | 04/05/2022 4:47 pm EDT

Tuesday the CRTC approved an application by Shaw Communications Inc. to...

Feds rollout $20 a month internet for low-income families and seniors

telecom | 04/04/2022 1:22 pm EDT

The federal government is providing low-income families and seniors with...

Distributel seeks revised interim rates for disagg regime

telecom | 03/30/2022 6:57 pm EDT

Distributel Ltd. is asking the CRTC to revise the interim rates for...

CRTC to forbear from regulating IXPL services on 12 additional routes

telecom | 03/25/2022 4:32 pm EDT

The CRTC has added a dozen additional routes to its list of interexchange...

CRTC won’t order Bragg to relocate its TPIA point of interconnection

telecom | 03/25/2022 4:17 pm EDT

The commission denied an application by City Wide Communications Inc....

UPDATED: CRTC approves Rogers-Shaw broadcasting acquisition

Media | 03/24/2022 4:33 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved Rogers Communications Inc.'s acquisition of Shaw...

Supreme Court dismisses TekSavvy appeal of GoldTV site-blocking order

Media | 03/24/2022 1:28 pm EDT

Updated with TekSavvy reaction. The Supreme Court of Canada Thursday...

NDP still committed to telecom affordability, despite absence in confidence and supply agreement

telecom | 03/23/2022 6:37 pm EDT

On the heels of its announcement this week of a confidence-and-supply agreement with the Liberals that will see the current government continue through 2025, the NDP has said...

Quebecor cautions regulators on Globalive bid for Freedom

telecom | 03/16/2022 4:55 pm EDT

Asked if the odds of Quebecor Inc. purchasing Shaw Communications Inc.'s...

Rogers, civil groups, say CRTC should remove Russian state-owned channels from airwaves

Media | 03/09/2022 4:27 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. and civil organizations...

Rogers still expects Shaw deal to close in Q2

Media | 03/08/2022 5:44 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Tony Staffieri has said that last week's announcement from Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne, in which he said he would not allow the 'wholesale' transfer of Shaw Communications Inc.'s spectrum assets to Rogers as part of the...

Rogers “not putting a dime” in middle tier news market: Conservative MP

Media | 03/02/2022 7:16 pm EST

Community-owned television outlets “are not producing local news that...

Gov. to ask CRTC to stop RT broadcasts over Ukraine invasion

Media | 02/28/2022 6:11 pm EST

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday afternoon that the...

CRTC approves annual digital media survey, elects to keep data secret 

Media | 02/23/2022 4:59 pm EST

After long consultation, the CRTC on Wednesday approved the establishment of an annual digital media survey. Under the regulations, all digital media broadcast undertakings (DMBUs) operating in whole...

Don’t leave local news in the hands of megacorporations, Heritage committee hears

Media | 02/16/2022 8:45 pm EST

Not-for-profit community news associations are sounding the alarm over the Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. merger, with one stakeholder saying "democracy dies in the dark without reliable and accurate local news and information", while Quebecor Inc.’s CEO is saying the CRTC has to loosen its regulatory burdens on Canadian companies if it wants to...

CRTC poses questions on three-digit suicide number

telecom | 02/11/2022 2:57 pm EST

The CRTC has released a dozen questions it wants stakeholders to answer regarding the establishment of a...

Paper billing for vulnerable customers, not universally: CRTC

telecom | 02/10/2022 5:42 pm EST

The CRTC has determined that all communications service providers (CSPs),...

Competition Bureau recommends overhaul of competition law

Media | 02/08/2022 5:47 pm EST

In reviewing mergers and acquisitions Canada's Competition Act should do...

Staffieri not pleased with cable, Rogers’ profit dip in first quarterly report as CEO

Media | 01/27/2022 5:58 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. reported a 10 per cent...

Cogeco more interested in MVNO than Freedom

Media | 01/14/2022 5:04 pm EST

The addition of Shaw Communications Inc.'s Freedom Mobile brand, should Shaw be forced to sell it off by the Competition Bureau as part of the regulator's review of the company's acquisition by Rogers Communications Inc., would do less for Cogeco's entrance to the wireless...

Shaw reports $33M increase in profit for Q1 2022

Media | 01/12/2022 4:41 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. saw a 20.2 per cent increase in its net earnings this quarter, jumping from $163...

Canada avoids American confusion of 5G impact on airports

telecom | 01/05/2022 4:29 pm EST

Early consultations on regulations to 5G rollout affecting air traffic...

ISED proposes to keep 3500 Mhz set-aside rules in 3800 Mhz auction consultation doc

telecom | 12/20/2021 4:33 pm EST

The department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) is...

CRTC denies French-language organization request to intervene late in Rogers-Shaw merger

Media | 12/15/2021 4:53 pm EST

The CRTC denied a Quebec organization representing...

Interveners not swayed by Rogers-Shaw arguments at CRTC merger hearing

Media | 12/14/2021 6:04 pm EST

Numerous interveners of the CRTC's Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw...

CRTC approves wholesale high-speed access tier for Shaw

telecom | 12/10/2021 3:40 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. was given approval by the CRTC Friday for a new...

Rogers keeps mum on post-ouster Natale consultation fee

Media | 11/30/2021 6:08 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc.  has declined to adjust its calculation of the...

No evidence suggests foreign streamers will enter into exclusivity with Rogers, incumbent tells CRTC 

Media | 11/26/2021 5:08 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. executives told the CRTC that there is no evidence to suggest that its merger with Shaw Communications Inc. would result in content exclusivity with...

Safeguards can’t justify Rogers-Shaw merger: Bell to CRTC

Media | 11/25/2021 6:35 pm EST

No amount of proposed remedies will undo the damage of Rogers...

At CRTC, Cogeco cites Rogers opposition to Bell-Astral merger

Media | 11/25/2021 10:05 am EST

On the third day of CRTC hearings into the proposed takeover of Shaw...

Rogers needs Shaw to sell CanCon alongside OTT services 

Media | 11/22/2021 8:35 pm EST

Top brass from Shaw Communications Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. sought to convince CRTC officials that a merger of their two companies would be a boon for Canadian television programming in the face of increased competition from U.S.-based over-the-top streaming...

Rogers-Shaw CRTC hearing now has ‘extra element of intrigue’: analyst

Media | 11/17/2021 11:49 am EST

The Tuesday night announcement of the departure of Rogers Communications...

Quebecor sells its westward expansion

telecom | 11/16/2021 2:30 pm EST

MISSISSAUGA - On the second day of the Canadian Telecom Summit, Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau...

CRTC denies request for delay in Roger-Shaw hearing

Media | 11/15/2021 9:56 am EST

The CRTC has denied a request by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre and the National Pensioners...

Telus still wants CRTC to delay Rogers-Shaw hearing despite court decision on board control

Media | 11/11/2021 4:24 pm EST

One of Canada’s telecom incumbents is urging the...

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...

Shaw backs delay of STIR/SHAKEN implementation

telecom | 11/09/2021 1:51 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. has added its voice to those calling for deferral of the implementation of the...

CRTC should proceed with Rogers-Shaw hearing: Rogers, analyst

telecom | 11/08/2021 1:40 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. says there is no reason to delay the CRTC on its...

Novus seeks entry in Vancouver-area MDUs

telecom | 11/05/2021 2:54 pm EDT

A registered competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) serving Metro Vancouver, B.C., is asking the...

Quebecor to rollout wireless despite challenges

telecom | 11/04/2021 4:40 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. will move ahead with its rollout of wireless service in western Canada despite challenges from incumbent carriers. This was the main message as the firm released its results for the third quarter.  "It is not next week, not next month, but we're ready to...