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Telus, uOttawa launch 5G research partnership

telecom | 01/24/2022 4:02 pm EST

Telus Corp. and the University of Ottawa have announced a new partnership aimed at turning the university's campus into a "5G-connected innovation hub … to accelerate cutting-edge research and innovation in the heart of our nation's capital," according to a Monday release...

867 traffic stimulation fight now focuses on conference calling

telecom | 01/04/2022 5:05 pm EST

Iristel Inc. has asked for guidance from the CRTC in seeking to comply with a December decision that upheld a 2020 CRTC move to slash the company's long distance call termination rate by 74 per cent, and found that the company had granted itself an undue advantage by...

Revenues dropped in 2020, EBITDA margins increased in 2020: CRTC CMR report

telecom | 12/15/2021 6:00 pm EST

Overall, telecommunications companies pulled in some $53.4 billion in 2020,...

Telus sells financial solutions business to Dye & Durham

telecom | 12/06/2021 10:50 am EST

Telus Corp. has sold its financial solutions division to Vancouver-based...

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...

Big three worry generic licensing for earth stations in motion will affect rural, remote 5G deployment

telecom | 12/01/2021 5:35 pm EST

Canada’s big three telecommunications companies are worried that generic licensing for earth stations in motion (ESIMs), in certain bands, will cause interference with 5G...

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...

Business case needs to be made for 5G end-to-end networks: Telus CTO

telecom | 11/15/2021 3:52 pm EST

MISSISSAUGA — Telus Corp.’s chief technology officer said that the...

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...

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...

Telus winding down copper network as it releases Q3 results

Media | 11/05/2021 3:41 pm EDT

Telus Corp. expects to have its legacy copper network out of commission...

John Raines joins Telus Agriculture as president

Media | 11/05/2021 3:31 pm EDT

John Raines will be joining Telus Corp.’s agriculture division as president effective Nov. 29, the...

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...

Ontario Court of Appeal says provincial bill stands in Telus class-action suit

telecom | 10/25/2021 3:35 pm EDT

Ontario’s Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by Telus Corp. in a class-action lawsuit, ruling that a now-defunct provincial wireless consumer bill was constitutional when...

China Mobile fights back in court against Gov. order to shut down

telecom | 09/09/2021 6:23 pm EDT

China Mobile Communications Group Co., Ltd. is going to court to fight an August order in council from the federal government that directed the company to shut down its...

Telus announces newly connected 5G regions in AB, QC

telecom | 09/08/2021 4:49 pm EDT

Telus Corp. Wednesday announced developments in a pair of projects aimed at rolling out higher speed wireless service.  The company announced it has rolled out its 5G network to Lethbridge and Sylvan Lake, Alberta, as part of...

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...

Court to hear Telus challenge to CRTC wireless review decision 

telecom | 08/12/2021 1:13 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal will take up a Telus Corp. challenge to two...

CRTC dismisses Quebecor complaint of CBC undue preference

Media | 08/03/2021 5:22 pm EDT

The CRTC has ruled that the CBC/Radio-Canada is  not giving itself an...

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...

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...

Telus expands 5G network to Quebec City

telecom | 07/20/2021 5:25 pm EDT

Telus Corp. has expanded its 5G network into Quebec City as part of a $38 million investment in infrastructure.  The company, which plans to spend $9 billion throughout the province through 2024, said Tuesday it will continue...

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...

PIAC says no to permanent roaming test, Telus wants new definition

telecom | 07/05/2021 5:37 pm EDT

Telus Corp. wants the CRTC to set an industry-wide definition of...

Quebec union wants more Telus jobs at home

telecom | 06/24/2021 5:17 pm EDT

A workers’ union in Quebec claims Telus Corp. has broken a “moral contract” with the people of the province by opting to hire more outside of Canada, rather than at home.  In a release Thursday, a regional council of the...

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...

Telus spending $26 billion in Ontario, Quebec

telecom | 05/17/2021 3:46 pm EDT

Telus Corp. is planning to spend a combined $26 billion on network connectivity in Ontario and Quebec...

Telus appeals seamless roaming in CRTC’s wireless review decision

telecom | 05/14/2021 6:54 pm EDT

Telus Corp. is seeking permission to appeal two provisions of the CRTC's April decision flowing from the commission's wireless review.  While Telus is not seeking to appeal the central decision of the regulator mandating wireless network access for a limited number of mobile virtual network operators, in a Friday afternoon filing with the Federal Court of Appeal the company said it wants the court to strike down provisions of the decision concerning access to public infrastructure for...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Novus wants CRTC to pause access complaint

telecom | 04/08/2021 5:13 pm EDT

Novus Entertainment Inc., which is fighting for access to a multi-dwelling unit in Coquitlam, British Columbia, has asked the CRTC to pause its application against the developer while they exchange information and negotiate....

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...

CRTC awards $57 million for transport projects in Que., Ont., and B.C.

telecom | 03/19/2021 3:51 pm EDT

The CRTC is handing out $57.7 million through its Broadband Fund for the construction of thousands of kilometres of network transport infrastructure. The commission announced Friday that seven projects will be getting funding for almost 1,400 kilometres of fibre transport network in northern Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia, targeting 15 rural and remote communities, accounting for some 6,500 households.  Most of the money goes to Kativik Regional Government in Quebec --...

Telus gets $5.4 million for high-speed internet in rural Alberta

telecom | 03/17/2021 4:50 pm EDT

Telus Corp. will receive more than $5 million in funding through the Rapid Response Stream of the federal government’s Universal Broadband Fund for projects bringing high-speed Internet to rural...

Telesat needs proceeds from 3800 MHz to compete: CEO

telecom | 03/11/2021 6:11 pm EST

If Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada doesn't approve Telesat Holdings Inc.'s proposal...

Roaming revenue not expected to fully recover until 2022: Telus CFO

telecom | 02/11/2021 5:38 pm EST

Telus Corp.'s ability to extract roaming revenue from its customers will...

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...

Telus International goes public 

telecom | 02/03/2021 6:04 pm EST

Telus Corp.’s Telus International division went public Wednesday, in what the company said was “the largest technology IPO in TSX history by total proceeds raised.” Telus International, which provides IT services to clients across a number of industries, recently bought Lionbridge AI for $1.2 billion in anticipation of the IPO.  Telus said in a press release it expects the IPO and secondary offering to raise $925 million US.  “We are defining a new business category at the intersection of digital information technology and digital customer experience, and are more excited than ever for what lies ahead," Telus International CAO Jeff Puritt said in the release....

Telus RnV in 867 traffic stimulation ruling should be dismissed: Iristel

telecom | 12/17/2020 4:48 pm EST

Telus Inc.'s request for the CRTC to review its decision that the company "unjustly discriminated" against Iristel Inc. should be thrown out and the original ruling upheld, Iristel has told the...

Rogers, Shaw get cableco support in demand for relocation payments

telecom | 12/04/2020 3:36 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. have the support of...

Telus jumps into the agricultural tech sector

telecom | 11/12/2020 3:08 pm EST

Telus Corp. announced Thursday the launch of a new business focused on agricultural tech, after the company’s acquisition of eight companies in that sector. Telus Agriculture will bring together those companies’ various...

Telus acquires AI company for $1.2B ahead of IPO for Telus International

telecom | 11/06/2020 6:34 pm EST

The $1.2-billion acquisition of Lionbridge AI by Telus Corp. will "help accelerate the digital transformation and strategic growth journey of Telus International," CEO Darren Entwistle said on a...

ISED: flanker brands prices falling, but not yet at 25% drop target

telecom | 10/29/2020 7:04 pm EDT

The federal government released its second quarterly check-in on wireless prices across Canada Thursday morning, as a follow up to the Liberal government’s plan to lower wireless prices 25 per cent...

VMedia, Bell resolve IPTV carriage fight

telecom | 09/24/2020 3:52 pm EDT

VMedia Inc. co-founder George Burger says his company has been able to launch apps for its new IPTV service on several new devices after a dispute with BCE Inc. was resolved. VMedia last month lodged a Part 1 application...

Telus wants Iristel to file new rates in traffic stimulation case

telecom | 09/23/2020 6:09 pm EDT

Telus Corp. has told the CRTC that it doesn't think Iristel Inc. deserves a stay on implementing new tariff rates while the CRTC assesses Iristel's argument that the regulator wrongly determined it...

Iristel fights traffic stimulation finding, proposed $1.25M fine

telecom | 09/08/2020 4:51 pm EDT

Iristel Inc. says the CRTC wrongly determined it was stimulating traffic to...

Watchdog finds Telus ad on wireless prices misled consumers

telecom | 09/03/2020 4:04 pm EDT

Canada’s advertising standards body has found Telus Corp. made misleading claims in a full-page newspaper advertisement in which the company claimed it was a “myth that Canadians pay some of the highest wireless prices in the world.” In its ruling, Ad Standards...

CRTC proposes fines for Iristel, Telus over ‘self-serving’ conduct

telecom | 08/14/2020 3:24 pm EDT

The CRTC has proposed enforcing a financial penalty of between $750,000 and...

eHealth raises data, privacy, and clinical questions: experts 

Media | 08/05/2020 6:07 pm EDT

eHealth technologies have been widely billed as bridging divides between...

Telus profits down nearly 40 per cent

telecom | 07/31/2020 4:03 pm EDT

Telus Corp. posted a 39.4 per cent drop in profit in the second quarter of the year, the first quarter to...

ISED says wireless prices goals still mostly unmet

telecom | 07/28/2020 6:00 pm EDT

Following on the Liberal election campaign promise to lower wireless prices by 25 per cent, the federal government released on Tuesday the first of its quarterly check-ins on wireless prices across the country.  The data --...

Telus gets green light to launch on-demand service

Media | 07/28/2020 3:54 pm EDT

Telus Corp. has gained CRTC approval to launch a national on-demand service, granting it a licence for the next two years. In a Tuesday decision, the regulator granted Telus its second broadcast licence for an on-demand offering, having previously done so in July 2014. Telus ultimately failed to launch it inside the required timeframe and was required to re-apply for authorization. In its application, Telus said the factors that had prevented it from launching the service in the past have since been mitigated and it intends to make the service available before the July 28, 2022 deadline,...

UBF should focus on both backbone, last mile, ISPs told ISED

telecom | 07/28/2020 2:22 pm EDT

At a discussion about Ottawa’s now-delayed Universal Broadband Fund with...

Telus hires Jacob Glick as VP public policy

telecom | 07/02/2020 5:26 pm EDT

Telus Corp. has hired Jacob Glick to be its vice-president of public policy. Glick was most recently the general counsel for North, a wearable technology eyewear company based in Kitchener-Waterloo. That company was acquired by...

Telus releases its layoff-authorizing board resolution publicly

telecom | 06/29/2020 5:36 pm EDT

In order to continue paying dividends to the company's shareholders —...

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...

Either disclose or withdraw MVNO layoff threat, CRTC tells Telus

telecom | 06/22/2020 6:10 pm EDT

The CRTC is asking Telus Corp. to publicly release a resolution from the...

Even as Bell removes its gear, Bell, Telus say Huawei still in play for 5G

telecom | 06/19/2020 11:42 am EDT

Both Telus Corp. and BCE Inc. still won’t rule out partnering with Huawei...

Telus calls for small cell attachment ruling to be postponed

telecom | 06/17/2020 5:45 pm EDT

The CRTC should not rule on a Quebecor Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. application for the regulator to compel BCE Inc. to allow small cell technologies to be attached to Bell’s poles at rates...

Day stands down from Telus board after racism comments

telecom | 06/03/2020 6:14 pm EDT

Telus Corp. announced Wednesday that it has accepted the resignation of former federal Conservative MP Stockwell Day from its board of directors, following his appearance on a CBC/Radio-Canada...

Telus silent on Scotiabank claim it hasn’t ruled out Huawei as 5G vendor

telecom | 06/03/2020 5:53 pm EDT

A day after announcing it would partner with Nokia Corp. and Ericsson AB on its 5G network build, Telus Corp. has not responded to questions about whether that announcement...

Questions remain about Huawei gear as Bell, Telus pick Ericsson, Nokia 

telecom | 06/02/2020 6:03 pm EDT

On Tuesday, BCE Inc. and Telus Corp. announced new partnerships with...

Telecoms not obligated to give rights-of-way to Calgary: Alberta court

telecom | 05/25/2020 5:46 pm EDT

Telecom companies operating in Calgary will not have to abide by a...

Telus to share aggregate location data with government researchers

telecom | 05/20/2020 6:09 pm EDT

Telus Corp. said it will begin providing de-identified, aggregate location data to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to help combat COVID-19. It said in a...

Complaints to CCTS decrease by 12 per cent

telecom | 05/12/2020 4:25 pm EDT

Consumers lodged 8,621 complaints with the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (CCTS) in the six months leading up to Jan. 31, a 12 per cent decrease on the previous year. The decrease, detailed in the...

Telus withdraws guidance, records 19 per cent net income reduction

telecom | 05/07/2020 6:00 pm EDT

Telus Corp.’s net income for the first quarter of 2020 dropped 19 per cent to $353 million and the company joined the other major incumbents in withdrawing financial...

Alberta privacy commish investigating Telus Health app

telecom | 04/21/2020 6:01 pm EDT

Alberta’s information and privacy commissioner will launch two separate...

2020 a ‘lost year’ for telecom growth: analyst

telecom | 04/20/2020 5:35 pm EDT

The telecommunications sector will have an "irrelevant" first quarter and will "write off" the second...

Canadian wireless sub adds down slightly from 2018

telecom | 04/07/2020 4:39 pm EDT

Canada’s publicly-traded wireless service providers added just under 1.29 million wireless subscribers...

Telus Health ‘scaling up’ as COVID-19 spreads

telecom | 03/30/2020 5:11 pm EDT

Telus Corp.’s years-long investment in e-health and telemedicine has...

Federal prisons waiving inmate phone fees

telecom | 03/18/2020 9:42 am EDT

The Correctional Service of Canada is temporarily making calls free of charge for prisoners in Canada's...

COVID-19 prompts multiple ISPs to suspend data caps

telecom | 03/13/2020 5:46 pm EDT

Multiple Canadian internet providers have suspended caps on data usage as they prepare for a huge...

Data leaked from 1,200 Koodo customers

telecom | 03/09/2020 4:30 pm EDT

Telus Corp. has confirmed that its flanker brand Koodo Mobile was subject to a data breach in February,...

Telus savages gov’t price directive, others more circumspect

telecom | 03/06/2020 5:30 pm EST

Analysts have provided nuanced reactions to the government’s plan to...

Gov’t 25% price reduction to target big three flanker brands

telecom | 03/05/2020 4:00 pm EST

The federal government will focus on 2 GB to 6 GB post-paid plans from Rogers Communications Inc., Telus Corp. and BCE Inc. in its efforts to lower Canadian wireless prices, and set-aside 50 MHz of 3500 MHz spectrum for smaller and regional players in most licence areas in...

Government, non-VI companies defend standstill rule

Media | 03/03/2020 5:47 pm EST

  Telus Corp., Cogeco Inc. and the attorney general have filed arguments defending the CRTC’s application of its standstill rule in the fight over carriage of TVA Sports. The attorney general, who represents the CRTC...

CRTC launches paper billing consultation after denying request

telecom | 03/03/2020 2:56 pm EST

The CRTC has launched a consultation to consider whether wireless service providers should be required to provide paper bills to customers, after it rejected an application from the Public Interest...

Investment cut threats over MVNOs not ‘just theater’: Telus

telecom | 02/20/2020 6:30 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — Toward the tail end of nearly three hours of testimony...

Telus confirms it will use Huawei in ‘initial module’ of 5G rollout

telecom | 02/13/2020 8:29 pm EST

Telus Corp. will be using Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. equipment in its...

Telus introduces its own wireless affordability certification

telecom | 02/11/2020 6:20 pm EST

Telus Corp. says it has already met and exceeded the Liberal Party’s goal for reduced wireless prices, though the figures it cites pre-date both an industry-wide drop in wireless pricing, and government’s announcement of the benchmarks it will use.  The prices used...

Industry waiting on detail from gov’t on wireless price drop

telecom | 01/15/2020 6:14 pm EST

If Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains wants to see a 25-per-cent reduction...

Telecoms deadlocked ahead of 5G rollout: analyst

telecom | 01/10/2020 5:32 pm EST

No major wireless provider stands out as most likely to benefit from Canada’s looming 5G network rollout, despite two players’ extensive combined wireline footline placing them on the “front foot”, RBC Capital Markets...

Wireless revenues, ARPU up industry-wide, CRTC report says

telecom | 12/16/2019 8:48 pm EST

The latest portion of the CRTC’s Communications Monitoring Report, focused on the mobile retail market and released Monday, shows that wireless industry revenues have gone up, and while smaller...

Federal Court dismisses Otterburn Park case

telecom | 12/12/2019 6:00 pm EST

A judicial review application to the Federal Court challenging Innovation, Science and Economic...

Telus wants Competition Bureau methodology in MVNO review

telecom | 12/11/2019 5:29 pm EST

After a November Competition Bureau report endorsed a limited version of...

Telus International to go public after $1.3B acquisition

telecom | 12/05/2019 2:04 pm EST

Telus Corp.’s outsourcing and call centre operation Telus International...

Telecoms find silver lining in unprecedented number of CCTS complaints

telecom | 11/28/2019 6:00 am EST

Despite improvements in customer service that have lowered customer...

TekSavvy files appeal against site-blocking order

telecom | 11/25/2019 4:19 pm EST

Internet service provider TekSavvy Solutions Inc. has appealed a Federal Court order requiring ISPs to...

Telus subscriber adds offset slight ARPU pressure

telecom | 11/07/2019 5:39 pm EST

Despite the summer’s volatility in the wireless market, with a rush of new offerings in “unlimited” plans and new phone financing schemes that threatened to put a damper on telecom wireless returns, Telus Corp. has managed to remain resilient. That’s the initial...