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ISED proposes to keep 3500 Mhz set-aside rules in 3800 Mhz auction consultation doc

telecom | 12/20/2021 4:33 pm EST

The department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) is proposing to keep the set-aside spectrum auction rules established in its recent 3500 Mhz auction for...

OpenMedia criticizes Libs for abandoning promise to lower connectivity bills

telecom | 12/17/2021 3:10 pm EST

Lobby group OpenMedia chastised Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Friday for his mandate letters to ministers, saying the Liberals have abandoned their pledge to lower...

Court denies China Mobile request for stay of Gov. order to vacate

telecom | 12/08/2021 10:49 am EST

A telecommunications provider owned by the Chinese government has lost its...

Court order blocking Quebecor 3500 MHz acquisition would harm competition: ISED

Media | 10/06/2021 6:33 pm EDT

The Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) has...

ISED launches new spectrum consultations, decides to forego consultations on residual spectrum auctions

telecom | 08/04/2021 6:37 pm EDT

The federal government Wednesday launched a trio of consultation documents on spectrum policy that it says is aimed at freeing up the valuable resource for use by rural...

Cogeco getting millions more in high-speed funding

telecom | 06/08/2021 5:53 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. is getting more than $40 million in funding for high-speed internet projects in Quebec.  As part of the federal-provincial fund Canada-Quebec Operation High Speed, Cogeco will connect more than 6,000 households in the Monteregie and Montmagny regions by...

ISED approves Freedom spectrum licence subordination in British Columbia

telecom | 05/21/2021 4:42 pm EDT

The department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has approved the subordination of two spectrum licences held by Freedom Mobile.  In its decision released Thursday,...

ISED triples spectrum available for Wi-Fi

telecom | 05/19/2021 5:59 pm EDT

The federal government is making more spectrum available to increase competition, rural connectivity and the effective deployment of Wi-Fi and 5G technologies. On Wednesday, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry...

Feds launch new cyber security program

telecom | 05/06/2021 5:15 pm EDT

The federal government is looking to enter a multi-year funding agreement with experts who will form its new Cyber Security Innovation Network. The four-year, $80 million investment to support three or more Canadian centres of...

Majority of Canadian mobile wireless prices second-highest internationally: ISED report

telecom | 05/04/2021 8:10 pm EDT

The average Canadian mobile wireless prices rank the second highest internationally in four of seven service “baskets,” and remains in the middle-high range for the...

Cogeco, Xplornet get $81.36 million in connectivity funding

Media | 05/04/2021 5:41 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. and Xplornet Inc. are getting a combined $81.36 million to connect more than 18,000 households to high-speed internet in the Outaouais region of Quebec.  The funding announcement from...

Telus and Sogetel getting $38 million for high-speed connectivity projects

telecom | 05/03/2021 5:58 pm EDT

Telus Corp. and Sogetel Inc. are each getting millions to connect 2,850 houses in Quebec to high-speed internet by September 2022 for a total cost of $38 million, Innovation, Science and Economic...

ISED rejects request to delay 3500 MHz auction following MVNO decision

telecom | 04/29/2021 6:31 pm EDT

Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne has rejected a call by the...

ISED proposes new official language rules for antenna consultations

telecom | 03/18/2021 4:10 pm EDT

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is proposing new official languages requirements for consultations regarding the installation or modification of antenna systems across Canada.  Under the proposed changes, a greater number of consultations about the siting of antennas will be required to take place in both English and French. Canadians who weigh in on those consultations will also be given more rights to receive responses from telecommunications companies in the official...