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Rogers’ no-overage plan about data use, churn, 5G: analyst

telecom | 06/21/2019 4:32 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.’s reasons for launching a no-overage-fee wireless plan last week — quickly copied across the industry — included driving up data use by its customers and improving its churn and average revenue per user in the future, according to National...

Expand statutory damages to other collectives: copyright groups

Media | 11/01/2017 5:43 pm EDT

Just over a week before Parliament is set to embark on its five-year review of Canada’s Copyright Act, some collective societies responding to a Copyright Board reform consultation are asking the government to allow them to collect up to 10 times the royalties owed in the...

Use of AI will bring benefits to telecoms, but also risks

Media | 05/01/2017 5:22 pm EDT

Artificial intelligence is a tool telecoms will increasingly use to manage networks and enhance various products, but its susceptibility to hacking will also pose big security-related concerns,...

Could telecom be next after new airline foreign ownership rules?

telecom | 11/08/2016 9:58 pm EST

Industry watchers said last week’s announcement by the federal government that it was loosening foreign ownership rules for Canadian airlines probably isn’t indicative of a coming shift...

Experts say approval of Bell’s MTS acquisition likely

telecom | 05/02/2016 2:12 pm EDT

BCE Inc. announced Monday morning that it will purchase Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. in a $3.9 billion transaction that, if approved, will see the number of players in Manitoba’s telecom...

Post budget, Liberal telecom policy remains unclear

telecom | 03/23/2016 11:03 pm EDT

The budget didn't offer many clues about the Liberals' telecommunications strategy, but that might in itself be a hint as to where the new government will go, according to experts. Unlike budgets from the previous...

Growth in telecom to lag behind economy: Conference Board

Media | 02/03/2016 10:48 pm EST

According to the Conference Board of Canada, high debt levels and weak job prospects will make it difficult for Canadians to increase spending on telecom services in 2016, limiting industry growth. A new report said the"industry’s pace of growth has slowed remarkably in recent years, from an increase of more than [four] per cent in 2010 to a mere 0.4 per cent” the Conference Board forecasts for 2015. That’s due to a decline in landline usage, disruption in the broadcast distribution sector and maturation in the wireless sector, given that 95 per cent of Canadians...

Tangible benefits unclear for Corus-Shaw deal: expert

Media | 01/13/2016 8:18 pm EST

Regulatory approval of Corus Entertainment Inc.'s planned purchase of Shaw Communications Inc.'s media division shouldn't be a problem since there's no real change in who's controlling the assets, said one...

Rights holders seek to double royalties for distant TV signals

Media | 11/24/2015 10:32 pm EST

OTTAWA — Rights holders of programming shown over distant TV signals are seeking to at least double the amount of money they receive from TV service providers, on a per subscriber basis, for...

IPTV, Netflix adoption lower in Ontario: MTM

Media | 11/09/2015 10:11 pm EST

Ontario residents are not moving as fast toward newer ways of getting TV content, such as IPTV and Netflix, as other parts of the Canada, according to newly released figures. Survey results released last week from Media...

Wireless price hikes affecting other telecom spending: report

Media | 07/09/2015 8:55 pm EDT

“Sharp” price hikes in wireless service over the past year are prompting people to reduce how much they spend on other telecommunications services, according to a Conference Board of...

Major providers’ broadband subs exceed TV subs for first time

Media | 03/16/2015 8:48 pm EDT

The number of Canadian broadband subscribers among the major publicly traded telecom service providers exceeded television subscribers for the first time in 2014. Data compiled by The Wire Report shows the overall number of TV subscribers at these companies, as recorded at the end of their last fiscal years, fell by almost...

New MTM report shows shrinking rate of TV subscriptions

Media | 03/05/2015 9:37 pm EST

New data shows an overall drop in the share of English Canadians subscribing to TV services over the last year. MTM, a project of CBC/Radio-Canada, released a report Thursday that showed the...

Savings, simplification cited in BCE takeover of Bell Aliant

Media | 07/23/2014 8:38 pm EDT

Saving money, simplifying operations and creating a stronger telecom competitor in Atlantic Canada were among the reasons cited for why BCE Inc. is seeking ownership of all parts of Bell Aliant Inc....