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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 stage” that the company will change its business model from a facilities-based to an MVNO-based...

“A very strong opening” to Shaw-Rogers Competition Tribunal proceeding: former Competition Bureau advisor

Media | 05/12/2022 5:49 pm EDT

The recent move by Canada's competition watchdog to block the pending acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc by Rogers Communications Inc. shows that the bureau is "aiming...

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...

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 disaggregated wholesale high-speed access (“HSA") services to help jumpstart the lagging disaggregated wholesale regime.  In a Mar. 28 Part 1 application posted to the commission's website Wednesday,...

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...

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 meet high journalistic standards,” and the Online Streaming Act should be amended to ensure...

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...

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 proposing to keep the set-aside spectrum auction rules established in its recent 3500 Mhz auction for...

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....

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 CRTC to delay Rogers Communications Inc.’s (RCI) hearing on its merger with Shaw Communications Inc., arguing that...

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...

Please don’t delay merger hearing: Rogers to CRTC

Media | 11/03/2021 5:59 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.'s regulatory team can present the company's...

Delay Rogers-Shaw CRTC hearing until its clear who controls Rogers: PIAC  

Media | 11/01/2021 5:35 pm EDT

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre has asked the CRTC to delay a hearing...

UPDATED: Board can’t change “at the stroke of a pen”: RCI    

Media | 11/01/2021 5:25 pm EDT

Lawyers for Edward Rogers are arguing that the recently ousted chairman of...

Shaw closes out fiscal year with increase in revenue, wireless subs. 

Media | 10/29/2021 5:26 pm EDT

Shaw's overall revenue increased 2.1 per cent in the fourth quarter, up to...

Rogers family feud to be heard in BC court Monday

telecom | 10/27/2021 12:32 pm EDT

The Supreme Court of British Columbia will hear submissions regarding the legality of ousted chairman...

CNOC files review and vary application on CRTC in-building wire access decision 

telecom | 10/26/2021 6:17 pm EDT

The Competitive Network Operators of Canada (CNOC) has filed a review and...

Two separate Boards claim authority over Rogers 

telecom | 10/25/2021 10:22 am EDT

Ousted Rogers Communication Inc. chairman Edward Rogers intends to initiate proceedings in the British...

Court dismisses Telus request for injunction against Quebecor’s 3500 MHz licenses

telecom | 10/23/2021 11:40 am EDT

The Federal Court has rejected a Telus Corp. request to stop the department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) from issuing licenses for set-aside...

Quebecor’s spectrum winnings an ‘unfair cost advantage,’ Telus tells Federal Court

Media | 10/19/2021 7:16 pm EDT

A Federal Court injunction stopping the Department...

CRTC rejects Rogers request for interveners at Shaw merger hearing

telecom | 10/14/2021 1:58 pm EDT

The CRTC denied Rogers Communications Inc.’s request for several...

CRTC to allow CPAC to participate in Rogers-Shaw hearing 

Media | 10/13/2021 6:28 pm EDT

The CRTC has granted Cable Public Affairs Channel Inc. -- more widely known as CPAC -- the right to appear at the regulator's hearings into the proposed merger between Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc., scheduled for Nov. 22.  In an Oct. 7 letter to...

Rogers CFO leaving the company

Media | 09/30/2021 10:27 am EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. announced Wednesday evening that CFO Tony Staffieri has left his post after...

Petitions to overturn recent CRTC decisions gaining steam

telecom | 09/23/2021 7:09 pm EDT

Days after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won another minority government...

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...

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 telecommunications companies an ultimatum: drive down your prices or face much more competition in the marketplace. His comments come after the second French-language leader’s debate held Wednesday,...

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...

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 widely-expected election to take place on Sept. 20, the political machinery across Canada's parties has whirred into action, making promises and plans in the hopes of attracting voters. Here's your early guide...

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...

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 that challenged a tariff increase by the Copyright Board of Canada for over-the-air distant signal...