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Facilities-based competition fuels Canadian telecom’s $77B contribution to GDP: CTA

telecom | 11/06/2023 2:15 pm EST

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.— The Canadian telecommunications sector has contributed nearly $77 billion in direct GDP and the support of 724,000 jobs in 2022, according to a report...

OPINION: Declining prices and record levels of investment show competition is increasing in Canada’s telecom market

telecom | 07/14/2023 6:13 pm EDT

By Robert Ghiz, president and CEO, Canadian Telecommunications Association With the dust having settled on Rogers Communications Inc.’ acquisition of Shaw Communications...

Encourage 5G network investment to fight climate change: CWTA

telecom | 10/07/2020 5:48 pm EDT

Telecom industry group Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) released a report Wednesday outlining how deployment of 5G will help Canada meet its climate goals, linking the issue...

Industry waiting on detail from gov’t on wireless price drop

telecom | 01/15/2020 6:14 pm EST

If Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains wants to see a 25-per-cent reduction...

CRTC broadband fund rollout criticized at industry committee

telecom | 06/07/2019 1:16 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Liberal MP William Amos, the MP who brought forward a motion compelling the House industry committee to study the issue of rural broadband, said Thursday that he's "very disappointed" with...

CWTA predicts ‘adversarial’ relationship if OPC power boosted

telecom | 05/11/2017 8:26 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Canada’s privacy commissioner should not be vested with order-making and fining power because doing so would harm the collaborative...

Robert Ghiz to lead CWTA

telecom | 11/28/2016 6:18 pm EST

Robert Ghiz, the former premier of Prince Edward Island, has been named president and CEO of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), the organization announced Monday. Ghiz will officially take the helm Jan. 1. He has nearly 20 years of experience in government affairs and public policy, including 12 years in elected office and four years as the province’s leader of the opposition, according to a Monday press release. “Robert’s extensive experience with all levels of government, as well as his well-earned reputation for forging strong strategic partnerships, will help ensure the wireless industry can continue to invest and innovate so Canadians can maximize the value of their wireless experience,” CWTA chairman Garry Fitzgerald said in the release. He takes over for Bernard...