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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 with the government’s telecom policy. "While we know that 5G will create jobs and drive economic growth, this new study shows ... that 5G can achieve these results while also reducing Canada's carbon footprint across multiple critical industry sectors,” CWTA president Robert Ghiz said. “But delivering on the promise of a greener and more prosperous Canada requires policies that encourage...

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 in wireless prices starting from December 2019 — as he clarified this week — the best way is to maintain a hands-off approach that has seen a reduction of 28 per cent in wireless prices since 2016,...

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...