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Singh calls for price caps on wireless and internet bills, opposes Shaw takeover

telecom | 12/07/2021 5:01 pm EST

OTTAWA – NDP leader Jagmeet Singh reiterated his party’s call for lower wireless and internet prices, calling for a price cap on billing. “They do it in the States,...

Rogers, Quebecor, Cogeco lag behind in pandemic pick up: analyst

telecom | 12/02/2021 5:48 pm EST

Of Canada’s big three telecom companies, Rogers Communications Inc. is the one most affected by the COVID-19 Delta wave and the looming Omicron variant. However, with the Shaw Communications Inc. merger on the horizon, things should be picking up for the incumbent,...

Dépatie in as new Rogers home COO

Media | 12/02/2021 5:22 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. announced Thursday afternoon that Robert Dépatie is joining the company as...

Rogers keeps mum on post-ouster Natale consultation fee

Media | 11/30/2021 6:08 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc.  has declined to adjust its calculation of the...

Safeguards can’t justify Rogers-Shaw merger: Bell to CRTC

Media | 11/25/2021 6:35 pm EST

No amount of proposed remedies will undo the damage of Rogers Communications Inc. gaining 47 per cent of the English-language broadcast distribution undertaking (BDU) market, according to representatives of BCE Inc., who Thursday asked CRTC commissioners not to approve their...

At CRTC, Cogeco cites Rogers opposition to Bell-Astral merger

Media | 11/25/2021 10:05 am EST

On the third day of CRTC hearings into the proposed takeover of Shaw...

Rogers needs Shaw to sell CanCon alongside OTT services 

Media | 11/22/2021 8:35 pm EST

Top brass from Shaw Communications Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc....

CRTC approves Rogers modem transition

telecom | 11/19/2021 4:08 pm EST

The CRTC has ruled that the time frame set out by Rogers Communications Inc. to stop activating and stop...

Rogers-Shaw CRTC hearing now has ‘extra element of intrigue’: analyst

Media | 11/17/2021 11:49 am EST

The Tuesday night announcement of the departure of Rogers Communications...

CRTC denies request for delay in Roger-Shaw hearing

Media | 11/15/2021 9:56 am EST

The CRTC has denied a request by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre and the National Pensioners...

Telus still wants CRTC to delay Rogers-Shaw hearing despite court decision on board control

Media | 11/11/2021 4:24 pm EST

One of Canada’s telecom incumbents is urging the CRTC to delay Rogers Communications Inc.’s (RCI) hearing on its merger with Shaw Communications Inc., arguing that...

CRTC should proceed with Rogers-Shaw hearing: Rogers, analyst

telecom | 11/08/2021 1:40 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. says there is no reason to delay the CRTC on its...

Competitive pay-telephone service provider tells CRTC Bell should pay its bills

telecom | 11/08/2021 9:49 am EST

An Ontario-based pay-telephone owner and competitive pay-telephone service...

Please don’t delay merger hearing: Rogers to CRTC

Media | 11/03/2021 5:59 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.'s regulatory team can present the company's...

Delay Rogers-Shaw CRTC hearing until its clear who controls Rogers: PIAC  

Media | 11/01/2021 5:35 pm EDT

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre has asked the CRTC to delay a hearing on the proposed Shaw Communications Inc. merger with Rogers Communications Inc. until it becomes...

UPDATED: Board can’t change “at the stroke of a pen”: RCI    

Media | 11/01/2021 5:25 pm EDT

Lawyers for Edward Rogers are arguing that the recently ousted chairman of...

Rogers family feud to be heard in BC court Monday

telecom | 10/27/2021 12:32 pm EDT

The Supreme Court of British Columbia will hear submissions regarding the legality of ousted chairman...

Two separate Boards claim authority over Rogers 

telecom | 10/25/2021 10:22 am EDT

Ousted Rogers Communication Inc. chairman Edward Rogers intends to initiate proceedings in the British...

Edward Rogers strikes back, seeks to remake Rogers board

Media | 10/22/2021 9:08 am EDT

In the latest twist in an increasingly public rift in one of Canada's...

CRTC rejects Rogers request for interveners at Shaw merger hearing

telecom | 10/14/2021 1:58 pm EDT

The CRTC denied Rogers Communications Inc.’s request for several...

Rogers expands 5G in 11 Quebec cities

telecom | 10/13/2021 6:31 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. extended its 5G network in Quebec which now reaches more than 90 communities in the province, the company announced in a Tuesday press release. Rogers connected eleven cities and towns in Quebec as part of its commitment to cover over 70 per...

CRTC to allow CPAC to participate in Rogers-Shaw hearing 

Media | 10/13/2021 6:28 pm EDT

The CRTC has granted Cable Public Affairs Channel Inc. -- more widely known...

Man fined $40,000 for selling set-top boxes

Media | 09/30/2021 4:49 pm EDT

A federal court judge has fined a pre-loaded set top box seller $40,000 for being in contempt of an...

Rogers CFO leaving the company

Media | 09/30/2021 10:27 am EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. announced Wednesday evening that CFO Tony Staffieri has left his post after...

Shaw-Rogers deal would decrease competition, even with Freedom divestiture to Quebecor: analyst 

telecom | 09/28/2021 6:19 pm EDT

Even if the Competition Bureau forces Shaw Communications Inc. to spin off its wireless Freedom Mobile brand as part of the bureau's approval of the deal with Rogers...

Rogers expands 5G network in Nova Scotia

telecom | 09/23/2021 5:58 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. has expanded its 5G network in the Halifax, N.S., region.  Rogers said in...

Rogers extends modem migration deadline

telecom | 09/21/2021 4:20 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. has told the CRTC the pandemic has slowed work down after it was asked by the...

Election outcome won’t stop Rogers-Shaw deal: Rogers CFO

Media | 09/13/2021 6:05 pm EDT

Whatever the outcome of the vote after polls close in the Sept. 20 federal election, it won't have much of an effect on regulatory approval of the proposed acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc. by...

Singh says he’ll oppose Rogers-Shaw merger

Media | 09/10/2021 2:46 pm EDT

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is the first party leader to explicitly oppose the proposed acquisition of Shaw...

Telecom regulation more ‘benign’: analyst

telecom | 09/09/2021 6:00 pm EDT

Telecoms shares have continued to track higher thanks to a regulatory backdrop which “has turned much more benign,” according to an industry analyst. Thursday National Bank of Canada analyst Adam Shine issued a note that...

Conservatives would reject mergers impacting competition: O’Toole

telecom | 09/07/2021 5:14 pm EDT

Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole said during a press conference on...

Telecoms say no need for additional accessibility requirements; advocates disagree

telecom | 09/03/2021 5:28 pm EDT

Canada’s telecommunications companies are recommending that the CRTC...

Telecom unions want govt. action on jobs outsourcing

telecom | 09/03/2021 4:33 pm EDT

Two telecommunication workers’ unions, Unifor and the Canadian Union for Public Employees (CUPE), have partnered up to demand the federal government step in to minimize the outsourcing of Canadian jobs overseas in the telecom sector.  The unions -- which represent employees of BCE Inc., Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron, Telus Corp. and Cogeco Inc. -- said in a release Thursday that while telecommunications companies benefit from billions in subsidies and significant profit margins, Canadian jobs are disappearing. Two representatives of the unions, Tulsa Valin-Landry of CUPE Quebec and Renaud...

Rogers claims Yorkville MDU owner playing ignorant to stall CRTC proceeding

telecom | 08/31/2021 4:46 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is calling out a Toronto developer’s so-called...

TekSavvy takes GoldTV site-blocking fight to Supreme Court

Media | 08/26/2021 6:11 pm EDT

After Canada's first-ever site-blocking court order survived an appeal from...

Tell us more about Rogers facilities in our building: MDU owner 

Media | 08/24/2021 5:28 pm EDT

In its response to a Rogers Communications Inc. request to the CRTC asking...

CRTC to hold hearing on Rogers-Shaw merger, opens consultation

Media | 08/12/2021 1:00 pm EDT

The CRTC will hold hearings on whether Rogers Communications Inc. may purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of Shaw Communications Inc. and its subsidiaries Nov. 22, and is looking for interventions and comments on the matter. The commission, in a notice...

Federal Court orders content pirates to pay millions to Bell, Rogers, Videotron

Media | 08/11/2021 5:14 pm EDT

A Federal Court judge ordered three pirate TV services to pay more than $29...

Rogers files another MDU access complaint

telecom | 08/10/2021 4:49 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is asking the CRTC to force a high-rise building owner in Toronto, ON, to give...

Eyes on Quebecor following 3500 MHz auction

telecom | 07/30/2021 6:25 pm EDT

As the dust settles on the results of the 3,500 MHz auction announced Thursday, much of the initial...

BREAKING: 3500 MHz auction nets $8.9B, $7.3B from incumbents

telecom | 07/29/2021 6:04 pm EDT

Canadian telecom companies -- and wireless service hopefuls -- have spent...

Federal Court of Appeal dismisses BDUs’ appeal of distant signal tariffs

telecom | 07/23/2021 6:34 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal ruled Friday partially in favour of a group...

Rogers reports spike in wireless subscribers and rise in profit for Q2

Media | 07/21/2021 6:52 pm EDT

The return of the Toronto Blue Jays has caused Rogers Communications...

Rogers claims Saint John developer ignoring CRTC proceeding

telecom | 07/21/2021 6:11 pm EDT

In its ongoing effort to gain access to multiple apartment buildings in...

Q2 telecom earnings could be sign of recovery: Analysis

telecom | 07/13/2021 6:46 pm EDT

The telecom sector is on track to rebound following a bleak 2019 and 2020, according to an analysis of the industry halfway through the 2021 financial year.  “Halfway through the year, we see the telecom sector being well on track with the trajectory alluded to in our 2021 Telecom Playbook report published early January,” wrote Canaccord Genuity in a Tuesday publication. In the report, Canaccord Genuity projected a rebound in the sector led by a recovery in wireless and sustained strength in wireline. In its view, the recovery in wireless was based on the expectation that “the...

Quebec judge ups claims cap in Rogers termination fee class action

telecom | 07/09/2021 5:05 pm EDT

Quebec’s Superior Court has granted an increase in the number of total...

Bell, Rogers announce rural connectivity investments 

telecom | 07/07/2021 4:48 pm EDT

Work to upgrade the wireless networks of communities in British Columbia and homes and businesses in rural Ontario is coming along according to two of Canada’s largest telecommunications companies....

Shaw reports rise in profits for third quarter

telecom | 07/02/2021 12:53 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. reported a large spike in profit for its third quarter of the year on...

Rogers backs Telus in Wireless Review decision challenge

telecom | 06/08/2021 5:50 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. has voiced its support for Telus Corp.'s Federal...

Rogers renews request to CRTC for building access in N.B.

Media | 05/31/2021 2:40 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is repeating its request that the CRTC help it gain access to a number of apartment complexes in Saint John, N.B., as it claims it has not heard from the developer following its Part 1 application.  Rogers said in a reply last week to its own...

GoldTV blocking order survives TekSavvy appeal

Media | 05/26/2021 6:41 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal has allowed Canada's first-ever site-blocking court order to stand,...

Interventions filed in favour of Bell penalty for delays to support structure access

telecom | 05/19/2021 6:04 pm EDT

BCE Inc. rival Rogers Communications Inc. and a number of other groups are...

62k sign petition against Rogers-Shaw merger

telecom | 05/18/2021 5:33 pm EDT

A coalition of four separate advocacy groups Tuesday delivered a 62,000 signature-strong petition to the Competition Bureau, asking the regulator to block Rogers Communications Inc.'s proposed acquisition of Shaw Communications...

Quebec Appeal Court upholds decision finding Quebec site blocking law unconstitutional 

telecom | 05/14/2021 5:10 pm EDT

Quebec’s Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal from the province’s attorney general over its desire to have telecoms block access to illegal gambling sites.  In July...

CNOC says Rogers failing to comply with CRTC request 

telecom | 05/11/2021 5:12 pm EDT

In an escalation of an ongoing fight over upgrades to a new modem, the Competitive Network Operators of Canada (CNOC) has accused Rogers Communications Inc. of failing to comply with a CRTC directive...

Rogers seeks Saint John MDU access in CRTC complaint

telecom | 05/10/2021 6:41 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.  filed a Part 1 application with the CRTC asking the regulator to help it get access to a number of apartment complexes in Saint John, N.B., in another dispute involving a multi-dwelling unit (MDU). ...

Telecoms emphasize concerns, support for CRTC’s botnet blocking proposal

telecom | 05/06/2021 7:19 pm EDT

Canada’s big-three telecoms are doubling down on their assertions that...

CRTC denies Iristel request for caller location ID manipulation to be outlawed

telecom | 05/06/2021 4:57 pm EDT

The CRTC has denied an order requested by Iristel Inc. after it found that...

Data on Tap asks Trudeau gov. to review MVNO decision

telecom | 05/04/2021 6:14 pm EDT

Data on Tap Inc., one of the country's hopeful mobile virtual network operators, has filed a petition to the governor in council, asking the government of Justin Trudeau to review the April decision of the CRTC to only mandate access to incumbent mobile networks for a limited number of regional operators.  In a Tuesday release, Data On Tap (which operates under the name dotmobile) CEO Algis Akstinas said that the CRTC's decision "misinterprets Canada’s wireless policy." "Industry analysts, telecom experts, competitive regional providers and even the dominant carriers all recognise...

CRTC requires Rogers to pause hardware migration for TPIA customers

telecom | 04/27/2021 5:22 pm EDT

The CRTC has asked Rogers Communications Inc. to stop requiring its third-party internet access customers to use a particular kind of modem until the regulator makes a decision on a complaint about...

Delay 3500 MHz auction: CNOC to ISED

telecom | 04/19/2021 6:10 pm EDT

The Competitive Network Operators of Canada (CNOC) have requested a 90-day delay to the 3,500 MHz spectrum auction, currently scheduled to take place in June.  In a Monday letter addressed to Innovation Minister...

Rogers, Fido customers facing wireless outage

telecom | 04/19/2021 6:06 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is in the midst of a wireless outage, with reports of service dropping early...

Incumbents “should be comforted”, Rogers could move first on mandated access: analysts

telecom | 04/16/2021 5:11 pm EDT

Industry analysts are calling Thursday's decision to mandate access to incumbent wireless networks for a limited number of regional wireless competitors a "moderate net...

CRTC seeks to penalize Bell for support structure access delays

telecom | 04/16/2021 3:43 pm EDT

The CRTC has floated the idea of penalizing BCE Inc. after Quebecor Inc. filed a Part 1 complaint with the regulator claiming that by delaying access to its support structures, Bell was granting itself an undue preference, in violation of the Telecommunications Act. In...

Time to look beyond consumer price increases in M&As, say experts

telecom | 04/15/2021 9:30 pm EDT

The competition bureau is “flying blind” when it comes to understanding the cumulative effects of mergers—such as the proposed Rogers Communications Inc. acquisition of Shaw Communications...

Shaw reports boost in profit, slight rise in revenue for Q2

telecom | 04/15/2021 5:24 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. reported an increase of 1.8 per cent in revenue...

Feds considering site-blocking proposal

Media | 04/14/2021 6:20 pm EDT

The federal government has launched a consultation document to solicit feedback on whether or not it...

Large telecoms not in favour of sharing data for NG911

telecom | 04/08/2021 5:22 pm EDT

Several large telecom companies have argued that the CRTC shouldn’t...

CRTC rejects incumbent request to expand Internet Code

telecom | 04/08/2021 5:05 pm EDT

The CRTC has rejected a request from a number of large facilities-based...

Efficiencies defense is a ‘serious’ exercise of discretion: competition comish

telecom | 04/07/2021 7:28 pm EDT

Allowing a merger to proceed on the basis of the...

Without an MVNO mandate, Shaw must divest its spectrum: CNOC

telecom | 04/06/2021 6:07 pm EDT

Without a regime for mandated access for mobile virtual network operators...

Quebecor would buy Freedom, but only with spectrum: PKP

telecom | 03/31/2021 6:21 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. has indicated that, should the Competition Bureau force Rogers Communications Inc. to spin-off Shaw Communications Inc.'s wireless assets as part of its regulatory approval of the Rogers-Shaw merger, Quebecor would be open to purchasing it, provided it came...

While Rogers and Shaw are merging, we’ll be building: Bell CEO

telecom | 03/30/2021 5:24 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.'s proposed acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc. doesn't change anything for one of their biggest competitors, according to BCE Inc. CEO Mirko Bibic.  Speaking Tuesday...

Rogers, Shaw execs mum on spectrum at Industry committee  

telecom | 03/29/2021 7:40 pm EDT

On the opening day Monday of hearings into Roger's proposed acquisition of...

Bell not sweating over Rogers-Shaw deal: CFO

telecom | 03/24/2021 5:41 pm EDT

Despite the uncertainty surrounding the potential impacts of Rogers Communications Inc. acquiring Shaw...

Smaller broadcasters, telecoms fret over CRTC’s accessibility reporting proposals

Media | 03/23/2021 6:19 pm EDT

Organizations representing smaller Canadian broadcasters and telecoms have...

Concerned about Rogers-Shaw deal: Cogeco’s Jetté

telecom | 03/23/2021 6:08 pm EDT

After surviving a hostile takeover bid by Rogers Communications Inc. in September, Cogeco Inc. president and CEO Philippe Jetté said Tuesday that Rogers' acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc. presents a great deal of "uncertainty." Speaking at this year's online...

Citizen advocacy group seeks new telecom watchdog

telecom | 03/23/2021 6:00 pm EDT

Following the $26.2 billion deal between Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. announced last week, citizen advocacy group Democracy Watch says a consumer-run telecom watchdog group should be created to protect...

Local news funding needed in C-10: Bell

Media | 03/22/2021 6:07 pm EDT

As the House of Commons Heritage committee hearings on the government's proposed update to the...

Rogers, feds announce eastern Ontario wireless expansion project

telecom | 03/19/2021 4:13 pm EDT

The Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN), the Province of Ontario, the federal government, and Rogers Communications Inc. Friday announced a $300 million project with the goal of connecting 99 per...

Claims administrator to launch Facebook campaign in Rogers class action

telecom | 03/18/2021 5:05 pm EDT

The Quebec Superior Court has granted the group handling claims related to a $26 million class-action lawsuit against Rogers Communications Inc. permission to target thousands more people who may be...

New urgency for MVNO hopefuls following Rogers-Shaw deal

telecom | 03/18/2021 12:09 pm EDT

Monday’s announcement of a deal for Rogers Communications Inc. to acquire...

Focus on competition at ‘day of action’ following Rogers-Shaw deal

Media | 03/16/2021 6:10 pm EDT

As news of Roger’s Communications Inc.’s deal to acquire Shaw Communications Inc. sparks discussions on what it may mean for the wireless market in Canada, advocates say competition and other...

Regulatory approval of Rogers-Shaw deal will hinge on wireless: Execs, analysts

Media | 03/15/2021 8:30 am EDT

From the perspective of Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Joe Natale,...

PIAC reiterates demands for CRTC to impose paper billing rules 

telecom | 02/16/2021 5:06 pm EST

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and National Pensioners...

CRTC should release data on fraud calls: PIAC

telecom | 02/09/2021 5:58 pm EST

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) has asked the CRTC to publicly disclose the information it receives in monthly reports from wireless telecom service providers about the fraudulent practice known as "SIM swapping." In a letter sent to the CRTC Tuesday, PIAC...