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Eliminate locked phones in Canada, Freedom Mobile tells CRTC

telecom | 02/08/2017 10:05 pm EST

In a departure from the positions of its fellow wireless providers, Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile suggested Wednesday the CRTC should forbid carriers from charging fees for unlocking phones, and direct them to stop ordering locked devices from equipment manufacturers. “Freedom has consulted several large handset vendors and they have indicated they would be happy to sell unlocked phones, assuming numbers warrant,” Bob Boron, Freedom’s senior vice-president of regulatory, said on the third day of the regulator’s review of its Wireless...

TekSavvy asks CRTC for help to launch TV service

Media | 09/16/2014 9:15 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — Independent ISP TekSavvySolutions Inc. told the CRTC Tuesday it is considering becoming a TV distributor, on the same day that it announced a “partnership” with Hastings Cable Vision Ltd., an eastern Ontario cable provider. TekSavvy CEO Marc Gaudrault said his customers watch “a lot of television,” that more than half of the traffic carried by the company is streaming video, and that the company needs to get into the broadcast-distribution business “because it’s what our customers want.” “But at the same time, our ability...