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CWTA starting 5G group

telecom | 07/26/2017 5:19 pm EDT

A new group focusing on 5G technology in Canada held its first meeting Wednesday. The objective of the 5G Canada Council is to “promote a vibrant 5G ecosystem in Canada,” Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) spokeswoman Sophie Paluck said in an email. The idea for the group, which is a CWTA initiative, emerged from a one-day event focusing on 5G technology the association held in November last year, she said. The group will “bring together CWTA members (both carriers and equipment...

Kurt Eby joins Pelmorex

Media | 02/14/2017 7:35 pm EST

Kurt Eby, former director of regulatory and government affairs for the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), has taken a new role with Pelmorex Media Inc. According to his LinkedIn account, Eby left the CWTA after nearly five years for the Toronto-based position as Pelmorex’s director of regulatory and government relations in January. Prior to joining the CWTA, Eby was a senior manager in Nordicity’s Ottawa office. Long-time director of communications Marc Choma also left the CWTA in January. He has been replaced by Sophie Paluck, who was previously a senior communications advisor with the Competition Bureau, according to her LinkedIn account, as well as owner of her own communications consulting company, Consonance. In an email, Paluck confirmed that Eby’s role has not yet been filled....