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On outages, Rogers exec calls for ‘regulatory humility’ at CRTC

telecom | 11/23/2022 2:37 pm EST

MISSISSAUGA – When it comes to CRTC chair Ian Scott's Monday announcement of the regulator's upcoming proceeding on network outages, Rogers Communications Inc.’s chief regulatory officer Ted Woodhead said that the CRTC needed to demonstrate "regulatory humility." The executive spoke Tuesday at a “regulatory blockbuster” panel for 2022 Canadian Telecom Summit. ...

Cogeco hires Paul Beaudry as VP of regulatory

telecom | 11/11/2020 6:14 pm EST

Paul Beaudry is to become the new vice-president for regulatory affairs at Cogeco Inc., taking over from Nathalie Dorval. Beaudry announced the news on Twitter Thursday morning. “It’s an exciting time to be in the telecom/broadcasting space, and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of this iconic Quebec-based company,” he wrote. Dorval occupied the role for about seven years, moving to Cogeco from a regulatory role at BCE Inc.'s Astral Media. According to a Cogeco spokesperson, Dorval is retiring.  Beaudry leaves his role as director of broadband policy and regulatory...

Libertarian telecom analyst joining Bernier’s new party effort

Media | 08/23/2018 7:47 pm EDT

Conservative MP Maxime Bernier announced Thursday that Montreal Economic...

Scheer mum on net neutrality as CPC MPs take opposing sides

Media | 12/13/2017 4:39 pm EST

Opposition leader Andrew Scheer isn’t going public with his position on...

Net neutrality issues will re-emerge with IoT: MEI

telecom | 05/03/2017 9:04 pm EDT

The growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) will force a new perspective on net neutrality and zero-rating, a report from the Montreal Economic Institute argues. “The development of the Internet of Things will bring to the...

Bell-MTS deal receives final approval, includes Xplornet in ‘surprise twist’

Media | 02/15/2017 3:07 pm EST

The introduction of Xplornet Communications Inc. into Manitoba’s wireless market was a “surprise twist” to the story of BCE Inc.’s $3.9-billion acquisition...

Bell’s MTS purchase to boost competition: MEI

telecom | 05/04/2016 6:22 pm EDT

The $3.9-billion acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. by BCE Inc. would increase competition in Manitoba’s wireless market, according to the authors of a new report from the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI). “Even though the number of wireless providers falls from four to three, the province will now have three large, well-established players instead of just two. Indeed, MTS and [Rogers Communications Inc.] currently dominate this market with one half and one third of clients, respectively,” a press release issued Thursday said. “Bell and [Telus Corp.] are...

Telecom policy should focus on innovation, not competition: report

telecom | 03/03/2016 10:34 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc.'s acquisition of Wind Mobile has fulfilled the previous federal government's push for four national carriers, which means the new government has the chance to hit the...

Federal government’s approach to wireless has failed: study

telecom | 05/06/2014 9:12 pm EDT

The federal government’s meddling in the wireless market over the past seven years and its focus on bringing a fourth carrier into every region has failed to bring about meaningful competition,...

Tories to phase out CRTC national commissioners, sources say

Media | 02/01/2013 2:55 pm EST

The Conservative federal government will allow the CRTC’s decision-making panel to shrink in size and has told some sitting commissioners that their expiring terms will not be renewed, industry...