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Too many emergency alerts could lead to ignorance: telecom consultant

Media | 06/06/2018 12:14 pm EDT

TORONTO — An amber alert that resulted in three emergency texts sent to LTE phones in Ontario is a lesson that more training needs to be done to limit their frequency, since...

Eliminate locked phones in Canada, Freedom Mobile tells CRTC

telecom | 02/08/2017 10:05 pm EST

In a departure from the positions of its fellow wireless providers, Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile suggested Wednesday the CRTC should forbid carriers from charging fees for unlocking phones, and direct them to stop ordering locked devices from equipment manufacturers. “Freedom has consulted several large handset vendors and they have indicated they would be happy to sell unlocked phones, assuming numbers warrant,” Bob Boron, Freedom’s senior vice-president of regulatory, said on the third day of the regulator’s review of its Wireless...

Build voice and data support at same time in NG911 system: Freedom

Media | 01/19/2017 11:22 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — There are unique considerations for wireless carriers when contemplating the switch to next-generation 911 (NG911) services, a CRTC panel was told on the penultimate day of a...

Wind Mobile says ‘extreme rents’ higher than the cost of building a tower

telecom | 06/05/2013 2:17 pm EDT

TORONTO—Wind Mobile said it is paying “extreme rents” for wireless tower sharing and called for mandated tower access at regulated rates as the Conservative government is said to be considering stronger roaming and tower sharing rules favouring the new entrants. On a panel Tuesday...