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Small ISPs welcome rollout of disaggregated wholesale regime

telecom | 08/29/2017 6:17 pm EDT

The CRTC kickstarted the industry’s move to a disaggregated wholesale wireline regime Tuesday, setting interim rates and giving wholesale fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) access to smaller providers in Ontario and Quebec, a decision that those companies say will allow them to...

Mixed reaction to budget viewed as long on potential, short on details

Media | 03/23/2017 9:37 pm EDT

For all the focus on the digital economy, there was little in Wednesday’s budget for digital content creators, broadband infrastructure enthusiasts or fans of long-term planning, according to consultants and advocacy groups. “There’s a lot of potential there. But what is lacking right now is the policy and funding framework in the longer term,” Stuart Jack, a partner at Nordicity’s Ottawa office, said in phone interview. The government has included all of the key words, such as...

CRTC rules against Sugar Mobile in roaming dispute with Rogers

telecom | 03/01/2017 9:21 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. doesn’t have to provide roaming services to Iristel Inc.’s mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Sugar Mobile, the CRTC said Wednesday in a...

Bell-MTS deal receives final approval, includes Xplornet in ‘surprise twist’

Media | 02/15/2017 3:07 pm EST

The introduction of Xplornet Communications Inc. into Manitoba’s wireless market was a “surprise twist” to the story of BCE Inc.’s $3.9-billion acquisition...

Trump raising concerns about Internet traffic passing U.S.: advocates

telecom | 01/30/2017 9:21 pm EST

In November 2016, a group of Internet experts met in Toronto to discuss how to address the issue of Canadian Internet traffic travelling to the United States, which some say raises data privacy...

How could the Netflix proxy ban affect Canadian OTT?

Media | 02/11/2016 7:26 pm EST

The Netflix Inc. crackdown on virtual-private-network (VPN) use could provide an opportunity for Canadian providers to carve out more of the over-the-top (OTT) market, though a lack of firm figures makes predictions difficult....

Relevance trumps affordability in reasons to forgo Internet: Ipsos

telecom | 12/11/2015 8:54 pm EST

Newly released survey results show that almost 10 per cent of Canadians still do not have Internet access at home, and more people cite its relevance to their personal lives than affordability as a reason why. Data released by Ipsos Public Affairs on Friday showed that 91 per cent of respondents to a survey reported getting the Internet at home. Among the nine per cent without home Internet, two per cent said they had it on a mobile subscription only, another two per cent used it outside of...

AT&T announces number-sharing across devices

telecom | 10/16/2015 3:20 pm EDT

AT&T plans to introduce a service that will allow customers to link all of their mobile devices to their phone number. Chief marketing officer David Christopher said in a blog post Wednesday that the service, called...

Jury out on what Digital Privacy Act does to privacy, copyright

Media | 04/15/2014 5:09 pm EDT

The Digital Privacy Act, the government’s most recent attempt to update the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), has experts disagreeing about the effect it...