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Telus posts big profits on strength of customer additions

telecom | 08/05/2022 5:24 pm EDT

Telus Corp.’s profits shot up by almost 45 per cent after it reported its best second quarter on record for mobile and fixed customer additions. Telus’ profits soared to $498 million from the $344 million it reported in the same period last year, the company reported...

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

telecom | 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 Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) determined that consultations must be communicated in both official languages in communities located in census subdivisions that have...

Telus Ag expands focus, changes name of division

telecom | 07/26/2022 5:45 pm EDT

Telus Corp. announced Tuesday that its agricultural division will be expanding its scope, resulting in...

CRTC adds five Bell IXPL lines to forbearance list

telecom | 07/21/2022 3:24 pm EDT

Thursday the CRTC added five interexchange private line (IXPL) routes to the list of routes it is...

ISED approves Bell, Telus, spectrum licence swap

telecom | 07/19/2022 4:08 pm EDT

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) approved several...

CRTC approves statements of work for several broadband projects

telecom | 07/19/2022 3:54 pm EDT

Tuesday the CRTC issued approvals of several statements of work for...

Champagne demands mutual assistance agreement from telecom companies after Rogers outage

telecom | 07/11/2022 5:55 pm EDT

Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne has directed the nation's largest telecommunications companies to negotiate "mutual assistance" agreements during outages,...

In-footprint seamless handoffs hurt competition: Bell to CRTC

telecom | 07/06/2022 5:36 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is asking the CRTC to rescind its order to make seamless handoffs...

Telus invests $23 billion in Ontario over four years

telecom | 07/05/2022 4:00 pm EDT

Telus Corp. unveiled a $23 billion investment in broadband and related technologies across Ontario...

ISED issues rules for 3800 MHz spectrum auction

telecom | 06/30/2022 5:55 pm EDT

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) issued the rules for its next...

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...

ILECs and CLECs spar over telecom fees amendments

telecom | 06/10/2022 4:33 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and Cogeco Inc. are among competitors protesting proposed changes to the...

Rogers, Telus, want CRTC to deny TekSavvy TPIA tariff changes 

telecom | 06/03/2022 5:34 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and Telus Corp. are asking the CRTC to deny a...

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...

Stakeholder reaction to CRTC policy direction mixed

telecom | 05/27/2022 5:33 pm EDT

Amongst those independent internet service providers (ISPs) who had been pleading with the federal...

ITPA wants national NG911 rate; incumbents tell CRTC not to use, or to limit, funding

telecom | 05/25/2022 6:27 pm EDT

The Independent Telecommunications Providers Association (ITPA) is suggesting to the CRTC that it establish a single low national next-generation 911 (NG911) rate for all...

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...

Regional wireless carriers seek review of incumbents’ roaming rates

telecom | 05/24/2022 5:43 pm EDT

A consortium of regional wireless competitors have filed an application...

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...

BREAKING: Feds ban Huawei from 5G networks

telecom | 05/19/2022 5:12 pm EDT

The federal government Thursday announced that it would be banning equipment from "high risk vendors",...

Telus backs Rogers paper billing cost complaint against Bell

telecom | 05/19/2022 4:11 pm EDT

After Rogers Communications Inc. complained to the CRTC that it had...

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...

Rogers seeks review and vary of paper bills costs decision

telecom | 05/16/2022 5:37 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is asking the CRTC to review and vary a costs...

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...

Telus’s application to reclassify small ILECs for NG911 service 5 years too late, harms public: ITPA 

telecom | 05/10/2022 2:48 pm EDT

The Independent Telecommunications Providers Association (ITPA) is arguing to the CRTC that an application by Telus Corp.  to reclassify small incumbent local exchange...

Telus sees strong quarterly results for subscribers, says smarter spectrum policies needed

telecom | 05/06/2022 5:16 pm EDT

According to Telus Corp. executive vice-president...

CRTC approves Telus NG911 Local Government Service Agreement

telecom | 05/05/2022 5:43 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved Telus Corp.’s revisions to next-generation 911...

Ethics committee seeks changes to privacy laws, opting out of data collection

telecom | 05/03/2022 5:34 pm EDT

The House of Commons’ Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and...

Quebec union 911 committee request CRTC suspend NG911 funding consultation

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

The 911 committee for the Syndicat canadien de la fonction publique au Québec (SCFP) is asking the CRTC to suspend its consultation on funding the next-generation 911 (NG911)...

Iristel petitions cabinet to overturn CRTC traffic simulation findings

telecom | 05/02/2022 4:47 pm EDT

Iristel Inc. filed a petition to the governor in council to vary a decision...

Telus hasn’t completely lived up to its broadcast license obligations: CRTC 

Media | 04/29/2022 4:19 pm EDT

The CRTC has admonished Telus Corp. for not entirely fulfilling its...

Telus wants CRTC to reclassify small ILECs for NG911 service, asks for suspension of funding consult

telecom | 04/28/2022 5:16 pm EDT

Telus Corp. is asking the CRTC to reclassify small incumbent local exchange carriers (SILECs)  as originating...

$5m announced for rural internet in BC 

telecom | 04/21/2022 5:03 pm EDT

In an announcement Thursday, the department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) said...

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

telecom | 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...

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...

Telecom complaints down by 26 per cent according to CCTS report

telecom | 04/05/2022 4:50 pm EDT

Telecom complaints fell by 26 percent in six months while disclosure issues...

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...

Panelists tell government to reform the CRTC

Media | 03/30/2022 7:14 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que.--The CRTC came in for a drubbing at two panels Wednesday at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Wireless Internet Service Providers (CanWISP). Many questioned the current mandate of the regulator and others criticized it for being slow and...

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 allocates $19m for broadband rollout in Alberta and B.C.

telecom | 03/29/2022 4:25 pm EDT

The CRTC has issued $19.5 million from the regulator's Broadband Fund 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...

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...

Bell subsidiary given 5 months to implement local competition plan in Upton, Que.

telecom | 03/17/2022 5:08 pm EDT

The CRTC approved a BCE Inc. subsidiary’s request to implement its plan...

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...

INDU ‘frustrated’ with CRTC’s wholesale rates; recommends revamped rate-setting process

telecom | 03/04/2022 6:52 pm EST

The Industry committee – from the last Parliament – has recommended that the CRTC establish an "affordability standard" and for the government to direct the regulator to...

Public and private sector privacy laws need an update: Therrien to Ethics committee 

telecom | 03/03/2022 4:31 pm EST

Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien has followed...

Delay 3,800 Mhz auction until altimeter issues resolved, Sasktel tells ISED

telecom | 03/03/2022 9:52 am EST

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. has a “simple”...

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...

PHAC data dive legal but not necessarily ethical, Parliamentarians told

telecom | 02/28/2022 5:38 pm EST

The gathering of mobility cellphone data by the Public Health Agency of...

ISED failed to show reasons for Quebecor’s set-aside eligibility in 3500 auction: Telus

telecom | 02/23/2022 2:41 pm EST

When it assessed Quebecor Inc. as eligible to bid on set-aside spectrum in last summer's 3,500 MHz spectrum auction, the Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic...

Telus, Blue Dot stress Health Canada never received personal data

telecom | 02/18/2022 5:26 pm EST

It would be impossible for the government to re-identify mobility data of...

Government is using surveillance in data dive, Ethics committee told

telecom | 02/14/2022 4:05 pm EST

A panel of academics reiterated that the Privacy Act and the Personal...

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...

Telus, TLN, have a business dispute, not an actionable complaint: CRTC

telecom | 02/11/2022 2:41 pm EST

On Friday the CRTC dismissed a complaint by Telus Corp. against TLN Media...

PHAC lack of transparency “appalling”, Cavoukian tells Ethics committee

telecom | 02/11/2022 10:06 am EST

Ontario’s former privacy commissioner called the Public Health Agency’s...

Telus revenue, subs up; continued concerns about roaming

telecom | 02/10/2022 6:07 pm EST

Roaming revenue remains among the biggest headwinds for Telus Corp.’s...

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),...

Witnesses raise issues with Senate bill restricting youth online access to porn

Media | 02/10/2022 2:03 pm EST

Internet and criminal justice experts sounded the alarm on a proposed...

House adopts Ethics report, Liberals vote against measure

telecom | 02/08/2022 6:38 pm EST

The House of Commons passed an Opposition motion endorsing the Ethics Committee recommendation that the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) delay a request for proposal (RFP) regarding mobility data tracking. The vote was 173-156 with the governing Liberals voting against....

Privacy Commissioner advocates update of Privacy Act before Ethics committee

Media | 02/07/2022 4:43 pm EST

Canada’s Privacy Act needs to be updated, Privacy Commissioner Daniel...

ISED touts lower wireless bills, lobby group says gov. using backward looking targets

telecom | 01/28/2022 4:47 pm EST

The Government of Canada said it has delivered on...

Telus, Iristel, say administrative monetary penalties don’t apply in 867 dispute

telecom | 01/24/2022 7:05 pm EST

The CRTC cannot impose fines on either Iristel Inc. and Telus Corp. after...

Telus, Tbaytel, subordination of spectrum licences approved

telecom | 01/24/2022 4:24 pm EST

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

Telus, uOttawa launch 5G research partnership

telecom | 01/24/2022 4:02 pm EST

Telus Corp. and the University of Ottawa have announced a new partnership aimed at turning the university's campus into a "5G-connected innovation hub … to accelerate cutting-edge research and innovation in the heart of our nation's capital," according to a Monday release...

China Mobile pleads for Gov. evidence in fight against order to vacate Canada

telecom | 01/20/2022 4:48 pm EST

China Mobile Communications Group Co., Ltd. is arguing before the Federal...

CRTC should not fine Telus, Iristel, for traffic stimulation violations: PIAC

telecom | 01/19/2022 5:00 pm EST

A national non-profit consumer advocacy group is asking the CRTC not to fine ​​Iristel Inc. and Telus Communications Inc. ​​​​​​administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) for having...

5G and aviation: the Canadian context

telecom | 01/18/2022 5:28 pm EST

On Monday, executives of several U.S. airlines wrote to leadership of the Federal Aviation...

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...

867 traffic stimulation fight now focuses on conference calling

telecom | 01/04/2022 5:05 pm EST

Iristel Inc. has asked for guidance from the CRTC in seeking to comply with...

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 suspends application of STIR/SHAKEN for 911 calls

telecom | 12/20/2021 1:21 pm EST

The CRTC approved an application by its Interconnection Steering Committee...

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 Communications Inc. merger hearing told the commission in Monday submissions that the incumbents haven't...

Telus sells financial solutions business to Dye & Durham

telecom | 12/06/2021 10:50 am EST

Telus Corp. has sold its financial solutions division to Vancouver-based...

Rogers, Quebecor, Cogeco lag behind in pandemic pick up: analyst

telecom | 12/02/2021 5:48 pm EST

Of Canada’s big three telecom companies, Rogers Communications Inc. is...

Telus launches Indigenous reconciliation plan amid goals for connectivity

telecom | 11/29/2021 2:31 pm EST

Telus Corp. Monday unveiled a program to connect Indigenous communities to...

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...

Conservatives call for complete ban on Huawei equipment in 5G rollout

telecom | 11/26/2021 11:51 am EST

The Conservative Party of Canada is renewing its call for an outright ban on deployment of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. gear when telecoms rollout their 5G networks. “Those who control the medium...

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...

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....

Big three telecoms respond to ISED consultations

telecom | 11/18/2021 3:29 pm EST

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has released responses to its consultation on...

Indigenous connectivity needs separate funding from feds’ UBF: Telus exec

telecom | 11/17/2021 7:40 pm EST

The federal government’s Universal Broadband Fund (UBF), by having rural...

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 Federation (PIAC-NPF) to delay the hearings into the acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc. by Rogers Communications Inc. Earlier this month PIAC-NPF argued before the CRTC...