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Mobile prices down but high internationally, broadband prices up and still high internationally: ISED report 

telecom | 07/06/2022 5:30 pm EDT

In 2021, consumer mobile wireless fell by as much as 15 per cent, fixed broadband prices increased by as much as 13 per cent, while mobile internet prices have remained...

ISED issues rules for 3800 MHz spectrum auction

telecom | 06/30/2022 5:55 pm EDT

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) issued the rules for its next spectrum auction Thursday. The auction will begin on Oct. 24, 2023 and will feature spectrum in the 3800 MHz band. A large section of the framework is aimed at promoting...

ISED launches mmWave consultation

Media | 06/06/2022 5:21 pm EDT

The Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development has launched its consultation on the...

ISED unveils spectrum licensing and fee updates

telecom | 05/09/2022 4:57 pm EDT

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) will replace radio licences with...

ISED contributes $80M to fund cyber security project 

Media | 02/17/2022 5:16 pm EST

The Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development announced...

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...

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. ...

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 François-Philippe Champagne, announced his department’s decision to open the 6 GHz band with the goal of increasing both affordability and choice in respect to wireless broadband for consumers.  “More spectrum available for Wi-Fi means Canadians will benefit from increased speed and connectivity for working from home, participating in online education and accessing...

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 Competitive Network Operators of Canada (CNOC) and its member company Distributel Communications...

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. ...