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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 service standards are impossible to meet in the North is finding support from telecoms and the...

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 standards governing latency, data packet loss and jitter -- the rate at which packets of data arrive to their destination out of the correct order and cause slowdown and disruption -- all as part its basic service standard, which sets out the minimum internet service that should be available to all Canadians. The CRTC declined to set a standard for jitter, instead launching a...