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CTS panelists criticize asymmetrical fibre access regime, urge national approach

telecom | 06/20/2024 11:40 am EDT

Industry experts on the Canadian Telecom Summit’s “regulatory blockbuster” panel agreed that Canada's wholesale fibre access regime should be applied on a national...

ISED launches consultation on expanding mobile coverage with satellites

telecom | 06/17/2024 7:58 pm EDT

TORONTO – The Government is developing a new framework to enable telecom service providers to use commercial mobile spectrum to expand their wireless services via...

Telus suggests connectivity options in three BC areas

telecom | 05/10/2024 5:43 pm EDT

Telus Corp. has filed a Part 1 application which it hopes will resolve connectivity issues in three parts...

ISED auctioning off 225 leftover spectrum licences 

telecom | 03/25/2024 5:49 pm EDT

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.The department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) is auctioning off 225 spectrum...

High spectrum costs are the villain in cellular prices, Big 3 tell INDU

telecom | 03/18/2024 3:52 pm EDT

The presidents of the Big Three telecoms told the House of Commons Industry...

CRTC denies TerreStar’s bid for stay of contribution decision

telecom | 02/07/2024 3:41 pm EST

The CRTC has denied an application by TerreStar Solutions Inc. for a stay...

New “use it or lose it” policy helps Indigenous spectrum connectivity 

telecom | 01/31/2024 3:42 pm EST

Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne introduced a new spectrum licensing framework that will concentrate on rural and remote regions of...

ISED establishes fee structure for non-competitive local spectrum licences

telecom | 01/08/2024 12:59 pm EST

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

3,800 MHz auction nets $2.2B in preliminary results

telecom | 11/30/2023 6:14 pm EST

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.Canada’s telecom industry have spent some $2.16 billion on the 3,800 MHz band of spectrum, according to...

Telesat reports Q3 2023 results 

telecom | 11/06/2023 3:26 pm EST

Telesat Corp. announced its financial performance for the three month period ended Sept. 30, posting a...

OPINION: Canada’s spectrum framework is failing Indigenous peoples

telecom | 09/01/2023 6:00 pm EDT

By Mark Buell and Phil Steinhauer-Mozejko, Connect Humanity Fund In its...

ISED releases spectrum outlook until 2027

Internet and Governance | 09/01/2023 5:44 pm EDT

The Department of Industry Science and Economic Development (ISED) released its Spectrum Outlook...

TerreStar challenges CRTC decision that spectrum sale is part of telecom service

telecom | 08/30/2023 5:38 pm EDT

TerreStar Solutions Inc. is challenging a CRTC decision which denied the...

ISED releases consult on WCS band licence renewal

telecom | 03/14/2023 4:26 pm EDT

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.The department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) is seeking comments on the conditions for licence renewals and new licences in the wireless communications service (WCS) band. Last Tuesday ISED released a consultation on the renewal process for...

U.S. FCC considering following Canadian lead on automobile spectrum

telecom | 02/22/2023 5:41 pm EST

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.Two U.S. senators are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to...

ISED releases results of residual spectrum band auction

telecom | 01/27/2023 4:19 pm EST

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) has...

ISED to begin consultations on drone use in spectrum bands

telecom | 01/25/2023 2:24 pm EST

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) will begin consulting with stakeholders over the use of drones in the 5030-5091 Mhz bands. “Drones are currently permitted to operate in Canada in certain licence-exempt bands, such as the 2.4 Ghz and...

Globalive seeks to become national carrier by buying Manitoba spectrum

telecom | 01/23/2023 2:59 pm EST

Frustrated in its attempt to buy Freedom Mobile back from Shaw...

CanWISP worried ISED proposals will reduce rural connectivity

telecom | 12/01/2022 7:04 pm EST

"Stringent" limitations proposed for the non-competitive licensing (NCL)...

Videotron more effective owner of Freedom than Shaw, expert testifies

telecom | 11/29/2022 2:38 pm EST

An expert witness for Shaw Communications Inc. took issue Monday with...

Telus continues its push to reform spectrum policies in conference keynote address

telecom | 11/21/2022 12:14 pm EST

MISSISSAUGA — Canada made progress with its upcoming spectrum auction...

ISED rejects transfer of Xplore licence to Telus

telecom | 09/19/2022 7:22 am EDT

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.The department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)  denied an application by...

ISED auctioning off 42 licences left up for grabs

telecom | 08/11/2022 5:28 pm EDT

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.The department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) is auctioning off 42 spectrum...

ISED approves Bell, Telus, spectrum licence swap

telecom | 07/19/2022 4:08 pm EDT

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) approved several...

ISED issues rules for 3800 MHz spectrum auction

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

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) issued the rules for its next...

Mendicino and Champagne say cyber security bill protects infrastructure; NDP wants more reporting requirements

telecom | 06/15/2022 6:03 pm EDT

The two ministers responsible for the Act Respecting Cyber Security (ARCS) defended the legislation Tuesday while the Opposition worries they are letting companies hide cyber...

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...

Court dismisses Telus challenge to Quebecor set-aside acquisitions in 3,500 MHz auction

Media | 05/18/2022 3:27 pm EDT

A federal court judge has dismissed a challenge...

Telus sees strong quarterly results for subscribers, says smarter spectrum policies needed

telecom | 05/06/2022 5:16 pm EDT

According to Telus Corp. executive vice-president...

Mobile satellite service should remain available in 806-890 MHz band, Rogers tells ISED

telecom | 04/07/2022 4:35 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. has told the Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) that the department’s claims that spectrum policies “may not be compatible...

ISED approves spectrum licence transfer in Northern Ontario

telecom | 03/11/2022 4:17 pm EST

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) has approved a transfer...

ISED releases consultations on licence-exempt spectrum in 95 GHz and 5.9 GHz bands

telecom | 03/04/2022 7:11 pm EST

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.The department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED)...

Delay 3,800 Mhz auction until altimeter issues resolved, Sasktel tells ISED

telecom | 03/03/2022 9:52 am EST

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. has a “simple”...

Telesat provides satellite lessor capacity

telecom | 02/14/2022 4:26 pm EST

Telesat Corp. provided satellite lessor Anuvu satellite capacity in what the companies said is the...

Telus, Tbaytel, subordination of spectrum licences approved

telecom | 01/24/2022 4:24 pm EST

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

TeraGo divestiture positive for company: Analyst

telecom | 01/21/2022 2:16 pm EST

A Canaccord Genuity analyst says ​​TeraGo Inc.’s  divestiture of its cloud and colocation business lines to digital asset miner Hut 8 is a positive financial and strategic deal for the Toronto-based data services company. “On the strategic front, the transaction...

5G and aviation: the Canadian context

telecom | 01/18/2022 5:28 pm EST

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.On Monday, executives of several U.S. airlines wrote to leadership of the Federal Aviation...

MVNOs expected in 2023; impact will be ‘manageable’ for incumbents: analyst

telecom | 01/07/2022 5:00 pm EST

The advent of facilities-based mobile virtual...

Canada avoids American confusion of 5G impact on airports

telecom | 01/05/2022 4:29 pm EST

Early consultations on regulations to 5G rollout affecting air traffic...

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

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

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.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...

ISED approves Rogers spectrum subordination in Yukon

telecom | 12/15/2021 3:31 pm EST

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) approved the subordination...

Big three telecoms respond to ISED consultations

telecom | 11/18/2021 3:29 pm EST

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has released responses to its consultation on...

Indigenous connectivity needs separate funding from feds’ UBF: Telus exec

telecom | 11/17/2021 7:40 pm EST

The federal government’s Universal Broadband Fund (UBF), by having rural...

Telus opens conference with attack on set-aside spectrum policies

telecom | 11/15/2021 11:14 am EST

MISSISSAUGA -- The government's set-aside spectrum policy has, rather than...

Internet Society releases Indigenous connectivity recommendations

telecom | 11/09/2021 10:34 am EST

Indigenous stakeholders in Canadian telecoms are renewing their calls for the government to develop a spectrum priority window for Indigenous communities and a fund set aside...

Quebecor’s spectrum winnings an ‘unfair cost advantage,’ Telus tells Federal Court

Media | 10/19/2021 7:16 pm EDT

A Federal Court injunction stopping the Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) from issuing licenses for set-aside spectrum won by Quebecor Inc. in...

Deadline extended for ISED consultation on new regime for licensing unused spectrum

telecom | 10/12/2021 5:35 pm EDT

Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) is extending the...

Redline partners with Utah-based mining company

telecom | 10/07/2021 5:19 pm EDT

The Markham-Ont.-based manufacturer of wireless network technology for mining, oil-and-gas, and utilities...

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...

Indigenous economic reconciliation needs path toward spectrum sovereignty: experts

Media | 09/30/2021 5:03 pm EDT

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.While the Canadian government is busy collecting $8.9 billion dollars from...

Spectrum license exclusivity must go: Mozilla advisor

telecom | 09/21/2021 6:36 pm EDT

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.In order to achieve better spectrum sovereignty for Indigenous communities in Canada, the government has...

Telus joins Bell’s call for rollback on Quebecor spectrum acquisition 

telecom | 08/30/2021 4:51 pm EDT

Telus Corp. has joined BCE Inc. in seeking to block Quebecor Inc. from...

Bell seeks to block Quebecor set-aside 3,500 MHz purchases 

telecom | 08/27/2021 2:26 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is going to court to stop Quebecor Inc. from purchasing valuable...

Overturning CRTC decisions key if parties are serious about telecom affordability: CNOC

telecom | 08/20/2021 5:54 pm EDT

The association representing Canada’s competitive internet and telecommunications service providers is not giving up on its fight to reverse wholesale rates during the...

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...

Telus talks wireless strategy after spectrum auction, Q2 results

telecom | 07/30/2021 6:31 pm EDT

Going forward, if Canadians are to “truly benefit” from 5G innovation...

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

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.Canadian telecom companies -- and wireless service hopefuls -- have spent some $8.91 billion on the 3,500 MHz band of spectrum, according to preliminary results released Thursday afternoon by the Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED).   The...

High spectrum costs could be driven by competition for set aside: analyst

telecom | 07/15/2021 6:32 pm EDT

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.Industry analysts are declining to speculate too much on what caused the...

ISED ‘repurposing’ 3800 MHz spectrum band, dismissing Telesat proposal

telecom | 05/21/2021 5:38 pm EDT

The federal government announced Friday it is repurposing the 3800 MHz spectrum band to support 5G services, with an auction to take place in early 2023.  The department of Innovation, Science and...

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...

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...

Cogeco revenue up, profit dips

Media | 04/14/2021 5:36 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. announced another increase in revenue with its second-quarter results Tuesday as it awaits...

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...

StatCan starts highlighting spectrum cost data

telecom | 03/30/2021 3:55 pm EDT

Statistics Canada has begun to aggregate data about the results of major auctions of Canadian spectrum bandwidth. The government agency is making the data available on its Telecommunications in Canada portal, which it launched...

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 Shaw, MPs on the House of Commons Industry Committee sought answers from the companies' executives on whether or not the two companies seek to hold on to Shaw's discounted spectrum, and how the merger...

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,...

Telecoms split on ISED’s proposed approach to opening 6 GHz band

telecom | 03/02/2021 5:20 pm EST

The federal government’s proposal to open up the 6 GHz spectrum band for WiFi use has received broad support in an Industry, Science and Economic Development Canada consultation. Every...

ISED proposal to displace spectrum for fixed wireless divides ISPs

telecom | 12/11/2020 11:37 am EST

A pair of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada proposals on changes to midband spectrum allocation that would affect fixed wireless service has drawn a mixed response from telecoms....

ISED opening up 6 GHz band for WiFi

telecom | 11/19/2020 5:01 pm EST

The federal government has launched a consultation on a proposal to open up the 6 GHz spectrum band for...

Telecoms object to Telesat’s proposal to auction 3800 MHz spectrum

telecom | 11/10/2020 5:48 pm EST

A number of Canadian wireless providers have objected to a proposal that could allow satellite operator Telesat Holdings Inc. to sell off part of the 3800 MHz spectrum,...

Telesat pitches plan to fast-track sale of 3800 MHz spectrum

telecom | 09/01/2020 6:35 pm EDT

Canadian satellite operator Telesat Holdings Inc. has spruiked its proposal...

$263M in deferred spectrum fees due Tuesday: ISED

Media | 08/31/2020 3:00 pm EDT

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada won’t give any more extensions on the payment of spectrum fees, which are due Sept. 1, the department said. After the COVID-19 pandemic hit, ISED deferred the payment of...

ISED launches 3800 MHz consultation

telecom | 08/27/2020 5:31 pm EDT

Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada announced the launch of its consultation process on the 3800 MHz spectrum auction. The band is widely seen as being one of the bands crucial for 5G deployment.  The launch...

ISED says department has ‘done well’ with working from home

telecom | 08/10/2020 5:52 pm EDT

Innovation, Science, and Economic Development says it is moving toward establishing a hybrid work-from-home model that will see increasing numbers of employees return to office work in a series of...

Half of spectrum licencees opted to use ISED’s COVID flexibility

telecom | 07/29/2020 5:21 pm EDT

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada allowed companies to...

Experts say 5G will eventually deliver, but a speed boost for now

telecom | 06/29/2020 2:53 pm EDT

Experts are unanimous in saying Canada’s 5G networks will eventually...

ISED delays 3500 MHz auction by six months

telecom | 06/05/2020 1:45 pm EDT

The 3500 MHz spectrum auction, originally scheduled for December of this year, will now take place in...

Bell calls for delayed payments in 3.5 GHz spectrum auction

telecom | 05/07/2020 5:59 pm EDT

While BCE Inc.'s first quarter results showed a decline in profits and...

5G monitoring same as for all wireless tech: Health Canada

telecom | 05/06/2020 3:16 pm EDT

Health Canada has responded to an MPs’ query about what steps it is taking to monitor potential health effects of 5G networks, indicating it is treating 5G no differently than previous generations of wireless technology. “It is Health Canada’s position that the...