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Telecom sector seeing revenue increase: CRTC telecom report

telecom | 06/20/2023 5:24 pm EDT

The CRTC has issued its annual telecommunications survey for 2021. Coming out of the pandemic shutdown, the numbers are generally good. The sector experienced a 3.4 per cent jump in total revenues that year, as opposed to the 1.4 per cent decline posted in 2020. That 2020 fall was the largest ever recorded in the Communications Market Reports (CMR). The only other decrease was in 2002 when the dot-com bubble burst.  The chief factor in the 2021 increase was the...

ISED releases results of residual spectrum band auction

telecom | 01/27/2023 4:19 pm EST

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) has released the list of telecoms that have purchased spectrum in the most recent auction. The spectrum is in the 600 Mhz, 2500 Mhz and 3500 Mhz bands. BCE Inc.’s Bell Mobility Inc. won eight licences...

Sogetel given green light to offer services in Quebec towns

telecom | 01/18/2023 7:34 pm EST

Tuesday, the CRTC gave Sogetel Inc. the okay to begin offering its services...

CanWISP worried ISED proposals will reduce rural connectivity

telecom | 12/01/2022 7:04 pm EST

"Stringent" limitations proposed for the non-competitive licensing (NCL)...

Feds, Quebec, announce funding for rural  high-speed internet

telecom | 06/29/2022 5:02 pm EDT

The federal government and Quebec announced $8.2 million in joint funding...

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 orders Sogetel, Comwave to pay Cancon shortfalls

Media | 11/02/2021 12:36 pm EDT

The CRTC is ordering two telecommunications companies to cough up Canadian programming contribution payments after both companies’ broadcasting distribution undertakings (BDUs) were found to be in non-compliance with commission regulations for the past several years. In...

$10 fees on customer service tasks don’t violate Wireless Code: Bell, Telus

telecom | 05/03/2019 5:27 pm EDT

BCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., Telus Corp., and Shaw Communications Inc. have responded to the CRTC’s questions about $10 fees they charge for some customer service tasks. Telecom...