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Spectrum Unceded: How Indigenous people are Fighting for Digital Sovereignty in a Wireless World

Media | 09/30/2022 9:48 am EDT

by Jenna Cocullo At the frontier of the future Indigenous communities want to go from subscribers to owners Part 1       Part 2       Part 3        Part 4...

FRPC wants CanCon visibility on search engines

Media | 01/21/2019 12:50 pm EST

As a rule, when Canadians search keywords on the internet, they should be presented with Canadian content related to those searches, argues the Forum for Research and Policy in Communications. “New communications legislation must require online programming services to...

Combine Heritage and ISED, move spectrum to CRTC: professor

telecom | 10/18/2018 2:16 pm EDT

The government should combine the Heritage and Innovation ministries, and...

Big concessions on NAFTA cultural exemption unlikely, experts say

Media | 09/07/2018 2:40 pm EDT

As cultural protection emerges as a last-stretch NAFTA sticking point,...

Millennials driving OTA growth in Canada: report

Media | 07/20/2016 8:52 pm EDT

The over-the-air (OTA) market has been slowly growing over the past three years, according to data collected by Media Technology Monitor, a trend industry observers said doesn’t come as a surprise. According to a report...

Shaw to keep Wind’s current strategy in place: exec

telecom | 02/09/2016 9:51 pm EST

As it takes ownership of Wind Mobile, Shaw Communications Inc. will continue positioning Wind as a cheaper option compared to the big three national wireless carriers, according to the company’s chief operating officer....

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 Technology Monitor (MTM), a project of CBC/Radio-Canada, showed the national IPTV adoption rate among anglophones was 19 per cent, though only 12 per cent among anglos in Ontario. It was 17 per cent in Alberta, 37 per cent in Atlantic Canada, 23 per cent in British Columbia, and 33 per cent in Manitoba and Saskatchewan combined. Among anglophones in Montreal — the only...

Rogers dives into 4K video, gigabit Internet

Media | 10/02/2015 8:28 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. on Monday announced it is moving forward with two different kinds of technology — 4K video and gigabit-speed Internet — though one commentator says the success of either of these initiatives...

As OTA leaves 600 MHz, stations set for ‘difficult transition’: expert

Media | 08/18/2015 8:34 pm EDT

Industry Canada will repurpose the 600 MHz spectrum band for mobile use and collaborate with the United States on the move, which means at least some over-the-air (OTA) television stations will have...

Canadian OTT startup looks to take on the world

Media | 08/17/2015 8:01 pm EDT

An emerging Canadian provider of over-the-top (OTT) video content hopes that reaching viewers around the world, and particularly those with very specific interests, translates into keys to success in the fast-changing television...

Super WiFi ‘exciting new area’ for wireless: spectrum expert

Media | 02/10/2015 7:47 pm EST

Industry Canada’s announcement last week that it is opening up TV white space for the use of "super WiFi" technology could improve broadband availability in rural areas and has the...

Experts disagree on stringency of AWS-3 build-out rules

telecom | 08/14/2014 10:56 pm EDT

While some observers are saying the deployment requirements for the upcoming AWS-3 spectrum auction are the strictest the industry’s ever seen, others say they’re pretty much in line...

Government ‘determined to get that fourth national carrier’

telecom | 07/07/2014 1:26 pm EDT

The federal government on Monday announced another auction for wireless spectrum will be held next year and, like previous auctions, it will have rules meant to increase the viability of companies competing against the three incumbents. "They are bound and determined to get that fourth national carrier," Gregory...

TV industry at odds on future of over-the-air

Media | 06/30/2014 8:52 pm EDT

BCE Inc. wants to see over-the-air (OTA) transmitters shut down and local stations move to a model it called “local specialty,” under which they would negotiate wholesale fees with cable, IPTV and satellite-TV...

‘Undesirable’ spectrum now key to Rogers mobile-video plans

Media | 03/05/2014 5:09 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. shelled out billions in this year’s 700 MHz spectrum auction for what was once “second-class” spectrum and what could now be the most coveted wireless real...

How scarce is wireless spectrum, really?

telecom | 12/17/2013 7:17 pm EST

The auction for 700 MHz spectrum — for years the focus of much anticipation within telecommunications circles — is almost upon us. In an age when wireless waves are a key part of the infrastructure that allows people to use the latest gadgets and services, spectrum has become an increasingly sought-after resource. The wireless airwaves are the oxygen of the wireless industry, but some believe a perceived scarcity exists because of the way governments have managed it. The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, an international consortium that includes high-tech heavyweights such as Facebook...

Delays in 700 MHz auction process increasingly likely, analysts say

telecom | 05/23/2013 7:52 pm EDT

Delays in Industry Canada's spectrum auction process are looking more likely by the day, analysts said. They said new wireless entrants will need more time to look at consolidation options after...