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Fraud, nuisance calls will ‘never go away’: CRTC chairman

Media | 03/10/2020 6:17 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Calls are only a part of the problem of nuisance and fraudulent communications in Canada, CRTC chairman Ian Scott told a Parliamentary committee Tuesday, while industry representatives said tackling the issue will require a multi-pronged approach.  During a...

Scant evidence to oppose HPODs in 5GHz: telecoms

telecom | 04/19/2017 9:59 pm EDT

Canada’s largest telecoms said opponents of high-power and outdoor devices (HPODs) in the 5GHz frequency band have failed to provide adequate evidence against the move. Earlier this month, Canada’s major telecoms said the country should harmonize with the United States in opening the 5GHz band to HPODs — which use spectrum to allow for high-speed data transfer between devices, such as for outdoor WiFi — before the World Radiocommunications Conference in 2019. But opposition from parties including Transportation Canada and the...

Open 5GHz to HPODs before 2019: telecoms

Media | 04/04/2017 9:03 pm EDT

Canada should allow high-power and outdoor devices (HPODs) in the 5GHz band before the World Radiocommunications Conference in 2019 (WRC-19), Canada's major telecom companies said in comments to the Ministry of Innovation,...

CRTC should be flexible with zero-rating: Rogers

Media | 11/03/2016 12:08 am EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — While Rogers Communications Inc. said it generally does not support differential pricing practices (DPP), it suggested Wednesday that the regulator should stay flexible in its approach given...