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Bell asks CRTC to make AI scam call blocking permanent

telecom | 10/02/2020 2:40 pm EDT

BCE Inc. has officially asked the CRTC to make its artificial intelligence-based call blocking system permanent, weeks after asking for an interim extension of the originally temporary scheme. “The overwhelming benefits of our trials are undeniable.  Through the operation of our blocking system we prevented more than 200 million Fraudulent and Scam Calls from reaching our own customers and, equally importantly, the customers of other [telecoms] whose calls transit our network,” Bell said in the application posted to the CRTC website Thursday.  “The Commission now has a...

Bell applies for indefinite extension of AI call blocking scheme

telecom | 09/04/2020 4:37 pm EDT

BCE Inc. has applied to the CRTC for an interim extension of its “very encouraging” trial of Canada’s first artificial intelligence-based call blocking system, which has been the subject of concerns around transparency and privacy, until the regulator rules on a yet to...

Lower CRTC latency standards, say large telecoms, northern gov’ts

telecom | 12/12/2018 2:27 pm EST

An application by BCE Inc.’s Northwestel arguing the CRTC’s basic...

Don’t set metrics for jitter, telecoms tell CRTC

Media | 08/15/2018 12:36 pm EDT

There is no need to set thresholds for jitter as part of the basic service standard, telecoms said in interventions to a CRTC consultation Monday. The regulator launched the consultation in July, when it issued...

New network quality rules will mean more fibre, Canadian IXPs: experts

telecom | 07/17/2018 12:12 pm EDT

To meet the CRTC’s basic service standard, internet service providers (ISPs) must provide a service with a latency of 50 milliseconds (ms) between a customer’s modem and an internet exchange point...

There’s space for ‘positive’ political targeting, Wylie tells MPs

Media | 05/30/2018 1:43 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Whistleblower and data scientist Christopher Wylie testified at...

NDP calls on Apple to justify software slowdown to MPs

telecom | 01/12/2018 5:39 pm EST

The NDP says silicon valley giant Apple Inc. should speak to a Parliamentary committee about an unpopular change to its mobile operating system that slowed down older devices, but holding the tech giant accountable might not be straightforward, according to an expert....

Bell mobile-TV opponents call it OTT service

Media | 08/06/2015 8:36 pm EDT

Individuals fighting BCE Inc.’s appeal of a CRTC decision on its mobile-TV service in the Federal Court of Appeal have called it an “over-the-top” or OTT service, along the same lines of what...

Bell seeking costs in appeal to overturn mobile-TV ruling

Media | 02/23/2015 9:34 pm EST

BCE Inc. is seeking to recover legal costs from a range of parties — including an advocacy group representing senior citizens, private individuals and companies in the telecommunications sector...