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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 its network, in which the company sets out a five-year timeline of goals to be achieved. This...

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....

Bell says no evidence spectrum will go unused without deployment reqs, supports contiguous holding

telecom | 11/18/2021 5:38 pm EST

The telecoms companies that supported Innovation, Science and Economic Development’s (ISED) proposal to impose further deployment requirements on licences primarily used to...

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...

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...

Telus winding down copper network as it releases Q3 results

Media | 11/05/2021 3:41 pm EDT

Telus Corp. expects to have its legacy copper network out of commission within the next year to 18 months.  At a third quarter earnings call with analysts, Tony Geheran, executive vice-president and chief customer officer, said about 12 per cent of the company’s...

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...

Municipally-owned B.C. SILEC asks CRTC for relief from NG911 requirements 

telecom | 11/05/2021 2:37 pm EDT

A municipally-owned small incumbent local exchange carrier (SILEC) in...

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...

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...

Telecoms ask for delay of STIR/SHAKEN roll-out

telecom | 11/02/2021 1:56 pm EDT

Canada’s incumbent telecoms are asking the CRTC to delay the start date of an anti-call spoofing technology. In an Oct. 28 filing to the commission, BCE Inc., Telus Corp. and Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. say that the STIR/SHAKEN Condition does not have an...

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...

Ontario Court of Appeal says provincial bill stands in Telus class-action suit

telecom | 10/25/2021 3:35 pm EDT

Ontario’s Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by Telus Corp. in a...

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....

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...

Proposed fees for earth stations would hinder remote connectivity: Telecom stakeholders

telecom | 10/14/2021 6:25 pm EDT

Rural broadband provider Xplornet Communications Inc. and BCE Inc. are opposing a proposal to implement licence fees for fixed earth stations, to which there are currently no...

Court order blocking Quebecor 3500 MHz acquisition would harm competition: ISED

Media | 10/06/2021 6:33 pm EDT

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

Telecoms companies debating immediate vs. phased-in deployment of crisis line

telecom | 10/05/2021 7:09 pm EDT

Canada’s telecom companies are debating before the CRTC whether it is...

Rewheel report again shows high prices for wireless data 

telecom | 10/04/2021 5:44 pm EDT

Canada remains amongst the world's highest wireless phone prices, according...

Telus expands networks in five B.C. communities 

telecom | 09/27/2021 1:52 pm EDT

Telus Corp. is expanding its 5G network in four British Columbia communities as part of its $13 billion infrastructure and operations investment in the province through 2024,  In a series of Monday releases, Telus announced its 5G network is expanding to residents and...

China Mobile fights back in court against Gov. order to shut down

telecom | 09/09/2021 6:23 pm EDT

China Mobile Communications Group Co., Ltd. is going to court to fight an...

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...

Telus announces newly connected 5G regions in AB, QC

telecom | 09/08/2021 4:49 pm EDT

Telus Corp. Wednesday announced developments in a pair of projects aimed at rolling out higher speed wireless service.  The company announced it has rolled out its 5G network to Lethbridge and Sylvan Lake, Alberta, as part of...

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...

Telecoms say no need for additional accessibility requirements; advocates disagree

telecom | 09/03/2021 5:28 pm EDT

Canada’s telecommunications companies are recommending that the CRTC...

Telecom unions want govt. action on jobs outsourcing

telecom | 09/03/2021 4:33 pm EDT

Two telecommunication workers’ unions, Unifor and the Canadian Union for Public Employees (CUPE), have partnered up to demand the federal government step in to minimize the outsourcing of Canadian jobs overseas in the telecom sector.  The unions -- which represent employees of BCE Inc., Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron, Telus Corp. and Cogeco Inc. -- said in a release Thursday that while telecommunications companies benefit from billions in subsidies and significant profit margins, Canadian jobs are disappearing. Two representatives of the unions, Tulsa Valin-Landry of CUPE Quebec and Renaud...

Telecoms support for 3-digit crisis line and transition to ten-digit dialling 

telecom | 09/02/2021 5:43 pm EDT

Canada’s big telecommunications companies are in favour of making access...

Telus joins Bell’s call for rollback on Quebecor spectrum acquisition 

telecom | 08/30/2021 4:51 pm EDT

Telus Corp. has joined BCE Inc. in seeking to block Quebecor Inc. from...

Bell misunderstands CRTC toll-trunk order: Telus

telecom | 08/26/2021 6:01 pm EDT

Three companies are disputing claims from BCE Inc. that it would be unduly harmed by the CRTC’s...

Iristel asks CRTC for incumbents’ MVNO template agreements

telecom | 08/24/2021 5:55 pm EDT

The CRTC has said it will consider a procedural request from Iristel Inc....

Redline Communications hires new CEO as it eyes LTE and 5G growth

telecom | 08/19/2021 12:54 pm EDT

Redline Communications Group Inc., a Markham-Ont.-based manufacturer of wireless network technology for mining, oil-and-gas, and utilities groups, is taking on a new CEO as it...

CRTC sending Cogeco and Wildbrain to mediation over channel drop dispute

telecom | 08/18/2021 5:03 pm EDT

A dispute over Cogeco Inc. dropping children’s television content creator...

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...

Court to hear Telus challenge to CRTC wireless review decision 

telecom | 08/12/2021 1:13 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal will take up a Telus Corp. challenge to two...

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...

CRTC announces 10 projects, $20.5M, in Broadband Fund

telecom | 08/04/2021 5:39 pm EDT

Approximately 3,625 households will benefit from the CRTC’s Broadband Fund, after a Wednesday announcement of 10 projects selected to receive a total of $20.5 million....

CRTC dismisses Quebecor complaint of CBC undue preference

Media | 08/03/2021 5:22 pm EDT

The CRTC has ruled that the CBC/Radio-Canada is  not giving itself an...

Telus talks wireless strategy after spectrum auction, Q2 results

telecom | 07/30/2021 6:31 pm EDT

Going forward, if Canadians are to “truly benefit” from 5G innovation...

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...

Comp. Bureau asks court for info from Bell, Telus, Quebecor, Xplornet in its review of Rogers-Shaw deal

telecom | 07/26/2021 6:22 pm EDT

The Competition Bureau is asking the Federal Court for an order compelling the release of information from BCE Inc., Xplornet Communications Inc., Quebecor Inc., and Telus...

Bell says permanent approval of call blocking ‘is overwhelmingly in the public interest’

telecom | 07/23/2021 6:46 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is urging the CRTC to give it permanent...

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...

Telus expands 5G network to Quebec City

telecom | 07/20/2021 5:25 pm EDT

Telus Corp. has expanded its 5G network into Quebec City as part of a $38 million investment in infrastructure.  The company, which plans to spend $9 billion throughout the province through 2024, said Tuesday it will continue...

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 Canadian telecom sector to have so far spent $8 billion on the 3500 MHz auction, more than double what...

Low cost mobile plans fall short of the mark: PIAC 

telecom | 07/15/2021 6:08 pm EDT

The new low-cost mobile wireless plans released yesterday by BCE Inc., Telus Corp., and Rogers Communications Inc. are not good enough, according to the Public Interest Advocacy Centre.  PIAC's Thursday letter argues that the...

TekSavvy wants regulatory framework before Bell permanently implements AI call blocking

telecom | 07/14/2021 6:23 pm EDT

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. is recommending that the...

Q2 telecom earnings could be sign of recovery: Analysis

telecom | 07/13/2021 6:46 pm EDT

The telecom sector is on track to rebound following a bleak 2019 and 2020, according to an analysis of the industry halfway through the 2021 financial year.  “Halfway through the year, we see...

Local RCMP raises security concerns over New Brunswick NG911 clarification application with the CRTC

telecom | 07/13/2021 6:42 pm EDT

The New Brunswick RCMP is raising concerns to the CRTC that the province’s proposal for how it would like to adapt its next-generation 911 (NG911) services could put RCMP...

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...

PIAC says no to permanent roaming test, Telus wants new definition

telecom | 07/05/2021 5:37 pm EDT

Telus Corp. wants the CRTC to set an industry-wide definition of...

Quebec union wants more Telus jobs at home

telecom | 06/24/2021 5:17 pm EDT

A workers’ union in Quebec claims Telus Corp. has broken a “moral contract” with the people of the province by opting to hire more outside of Canada, rather than at home.  In a release Thursday, a regional council of the...

FCM rejects Telus complaint of regulatory uncertainty in wireless review appeal

telecom | 06/23/2021 5:20 pm EDT

Rather than creating a "lacuna in the federal regulatory scheme," causing...

New Brunswick seeks clarification from CRTC regarding NG911 PSAPs

telecom | 06/16/2021 4:50 pm EDT

New Brunswick is looking for answers as to whether or not independent local exchange carriers (ILECs) delivering next-generation 911  (NG911) services may connect those networks to demarcation points determined by relevant 911 Governing Authorities that may not be located at Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). In a Part 1 application, signed by Diane Pelletier, director of the NG911 bureau for the province’s Department of Justice and Public Safety, stated that BCE Inc. will be the...

Cogeco getting millions more in high-speed funding

telecom | 06/08/2021 5:53 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. is getting more than $40 million in funding for high-speed internet projects in Quebec. ...

Rogers backs Telus in Wireless Review decision challenge

telecom | 06/08/2021 5:50 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. has voiced its support for Telus Corp.'s Federal...

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 François-Philippe Champagne, announced his department’s decision to open the 6 GHz band with the goal of increasing both affordability and choice in respect to wireless broadband for consumers.  “More spectrum available for Wi-Fi means Canadians will benefit from increased speed and connectivity for working from home, participating in online education and accessing...

Telus spending $26 billion in Ontario, Quebec

telecom | 05/17/2021 3:46 pm EDT

Telus Corp. is planning to spend a combined $26 billion on network connectivity in Ontario and Quebec...

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...

Quebec Appeal Court upholds decision finding Quebec site blocking law unconstitutional 

telecom | 05/14/2021 5:10 pm EDT

Quebec’s Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal from the province’s attorney general over its desire to have telecoms block access to illegal gambling sites.  In July...

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...

Cogeco, Xplornet get $81.36 million in connectivity funding

Media | 05/04/2021 5:41 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. and Xplornet Inc. are getting a combined $81.36 million to connect more than 18,000 households to high-speed internet in the Outaouais region of Quebec.  The funding announcement from...

Telus and Sogetel getting $38 million for high-speed connectivity projects

telecom | 05/03/2021 5:58 pm EDT

Telus Corp. and Sogetel Inc. are each getting millions to connect 2,850 houses in Quebec to high-speed internet by September 2022 for a total cost of $38 million, Innovation, Science and Economic...

Incumbents “should be comforted”, Rogers could move first on mandated access: analysts

telecom | 04/16/2021 5:11 pm EDT

Industry analysts are calling Thursday's decision to mandate access to incumbent wireless networks for a limited number of regional wireless competitors a "moderate net negative" for incumbent telecom companies.  In a note published late Thursday, Canaccord Genuity analyst Aravinda Galappatthige wrote that effectively for the incumbents, it could have been worse. Incumbents "should be comforted," he wrote, by two aspects of the decision. First, the seven year sunset on the mandated access,...

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...

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...

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 Shaw, MPs on the House of Commons Industry Committee sought answers from the companies' executives on whether or not the two companies seek to hold on to Shaw's discounted spectrum, and how the merger...

GoldTV site-blocking order runs “roughshod” over parliament’s authority: TekSavvy

Media | 03/25/2021 7:57 pm EDT

Is a Nov. 2019 court order mandating a number of...

Federal court dismisses telecom carriers attempt to get SOCAN royalties back

Media | 03/22/2021 7:03 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc., BCE Inc., and Quebecor Inc.’s collective bid to get back millions in royalties they say they paid to the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada...

CRTC awards $57 million for transport projects in Que., Ont., and B.C.

Media | 03/19/2021 3:51 pm EDT

The CRTC is handing out $57.7 million through its Broadband Fund for the construction of thousands of kilometres of network transport infrastructure. The commission announced Friday that seven...

Telus gets $5.4 million for high-speed internet in rural Alberta

telecom | 03/17/2021 4:50 pm EDT

Telus Corp. will receive more than $5 million in funding through the Rapid Response Stream of the federal government’s Universal Broadband Fund for projects bringing high-speed Internet to rural...

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...

36-month financing plans violate Wireless Code: CRTC

telecom | 03/04/2021 5:26 pm EST

The fees required for a customer to buy out of a 36-month mobile phone financing contract amount to a...

Federal government refuses PIAC request to overturn CRTC paper bills decision

telecom | 03/04/2021 12:15 pm EST

The federal government has rejected a petition from the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and the National Pensioners Federation seeking to mandate telecommunications companies to offer paper bills to customers.  The request from PIAC and the NPF, filed in June 2020, asked the government to overrule a CRTC decision from March 2020, in which the Commission declined to force Telus Corp. flanker brand Koodo Mobile to supply paper bills to its subscribers on request.  The response came...