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ISED rejects transfer of Xplore licence to Telus

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

The department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)  denied an application by Xplore Inc. for the transfer of five spectrum licences to Telus Corp. in Manitoba out of “substantial concerns” that it would harm competition in the province, which...

Telus’ credit card fee proposal violates Telecommunications Act: PIAC

telecom | 09/08/2022 4:55 pm EDT

Telus Corp.'s plan to introduce a 1.5 per cent surcharge for new and existing customers who pay their bills with a credit card is a "facial case of unjust discrimination" and...

Telus Health completes early takeover of LifeWorks in $2.3 billion deal

telecom | 09/01/2022 6:00 pm EDT

Telus Health, a division of Telus Corp., finalized its takeover of...

CRTC puts out request for information on wholesale wireless 

telecom | 08/24/2022 5:30 pm EDT

The CRTC has issued a request for information from the incumbent wireless...

PIAC calls for suspension of Telus credit card charge application 

telecom | 08/18/2022 5:15 pm EDT

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre and the National Pensioners Federation...

OUTtv licence renewed, becomes must-offer in English Canada

Media | 08/18/2022 5:05 pm EDT

Thursday the CRTC renewed the licence of OUTtv Network Inc. for five years...

Britain and Australia provide example for internet ads, PIAC says

Media | 08/17/2022 6:52 pm EDT

Canada should look to Britain and Australia for lessons on how to regulate internet advertising, a new study by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre maintains. The consumer...

Big 3 fight back against ISED’s efforts to protect wholesale regime

telecom | 08/11/2022 5:50 pm EDT

Submissions to the Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic...

Telus posts big profits on strength of customer additions

telecom | 08/05/2022 5:24 pm EDT

Telus Corp.’s profits shot up by almost 45 per cent after it reported its...

Telus Ag expands focus, changes name of division

telecom | 07/26/2022 5:45 pm EDT

Telus Corp. announced Tuesday that its agricultural division will be expanding its scope, resulting in...

Champagne demands mutual assistance agreement from telecom companies after Rogers outage

telecom | 07/11/2022 5:55 pm EDT

Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne...

In-footprint seamless handoffs hurt competition: Bell to CRTC

telecom | 07/06/2022 5:36 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is asking the CRTC to rescind its order to make seamless handoffs...

Telus invests $23 billion in Ontario over four years

telecom | 07/05/2022 4:00 pm EDT

Telus Corp. unveiled a $23 billion investment in broadband and related technologies across Ontario...

Telus Health buys LifeWorks in $2.3B deal, analysts upbeat

telecom | 06/16/2022 4:02 pm EDT

Telus Corp. announced Thursday it is purchasing digital health company...

Rogers, Telus, want CRTC to deny TekSavvy TPIA tariff changes 

telecom | 06/03/2022 5:34 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and Telus Corp. are asking the CRTC to deny a...

On Rogers-Shaw, focus shifts to network sharing agreements

Media | 05/25/2022 6:12 pm EDT

As the Competition Bureau takes Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. to the Competition Tribunal to block the merger of the companies, conversation on what will be required to get the deal done has shifted to whether or not a network sharing agreement is a...

Network sharing deal with Telus strengthens Globalive bid for Freedom: analysts

telecom | 05/20/2022 4:28 pm EDT

The reported network sharing deal inked between Freedom Mobile-hopeful...

Telus and IBG row in behind NPF-PIAC petition against Rogers-Shaw CRTC approval

Media | 05/10/2022 4:53 pm EDT

A joint petition to cabinet from the National Pensioners Federation and the...

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...

Iristel petitions cabinet to overturn CRTC traffic simulation findings

telecom | 05/02/2022 4:47 pm EDT

Iristel Inc. filed a petition to the governor in council to vary a decision by the CRTC in which it found that the commission did not err in fact or law by slashing the...

Telus hasn’t completely lived up to its broadcast license obligations: CRTC 

Media | 04/29/2022 4:19 pm EDT

The CRTC has admonished Telus Corp. for not entirely fulfilling its...

Telus wants CRTC to reclassify small ILECs for NG911 service, asks for suspension of funding consult

telecom | 04/28/2022 5:16 pm EDT

Telus Corp. is asking the CRTC to reclassify small incumbent local exchange carriers (SILECs)  as originating...

$5m announced for rural internet in BC 

telecom | 04/21/2022 5:03 pm EDT

In an announcement Thursday, the department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) said...

Telecom consultant says Rogers-Shaw merger, inflation, enough to spark forbearance reassessment 

telecom | 04/21/2022 12:20 pm EDT

A Toronto-based telecom and broadcasting consultant is arguing to the CRTC that Rogers Communications Inc.’s pending...

Little support for CRTC forbearance policy review following Part 1 application

telecom | 04/12/2022 3:53 pm EDT

The Forum for Research and Policy in Communications (FRPC) is the only...

CRTC sides with regional wireless carriers in roaming decision

telecom | 04/06/2022 6:24 pm EDT

The CRTC mostly accepted the arguments of small wireless carriers against...

Government is using surveillance in data dive, Ethics committee told

telecom | 02/14/2022 4:05 pm EST

A panel of academics reiterated that the Privacy Act and the Personal...

Telus, TLN, have a business dispute, not an actionable complaint: CRTC

telecom | 02/11/2022 2:41 pm EST

On Friday the CRTC dismissed a complaint by Telus Corp. against TLN Media Group (TMG), saying what was before it was a business dispute, not a violation of commission...

PHAC lack of transparency “appalling”, Cavoukian tells Ethics committee

telecom | 02/11/2022 10:06 am EST

Ontario’s former privacy commissioner called the Public Health Agency’s...

Telus revenue, subs up; continued concerns about roaming

telecom | 02/10/2022 6:07 pm EST

Roaming revenue remains among the biggest headwinds for Telus Corp.’s...

ISED touts lower wireless bills, lobby group says gov. using backward looking targets

telecom | 01/28/2022 4:47 pm EST

The Government of Canada said it has delivered on...

Telus, Iristel, say administrative monetary penalties don’t apply in 867 dispute

telecom | 01/24/2022 7:05 pm EST

The CRTC cannot impose fines on either Iristel Inc. and Telus Corp. after...

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...

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...

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 industry is struggling to make the business case for 5G end-to-end networks. Ibrahim Gedeon made 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 position to the CRTC commissioners and to the public at the upcoming hearing into the company's proposed acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc., no matter who is sitting around the board table. That'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...

Court dismisses Telus request for injunction against Quebecor’s 3500 MHz licenses

telecom | 10/23/2021 11:40 am EDT

The Federal Court has rejected a Telus Corp....

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...

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...

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 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...

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 to expand its 5G network “leveraging multiple vendors” in 20 other communities in Quebec’s Capitale-Nationale region, including in Baie-Saint-Paul, Beaupré, Boischatel, Fossambault-sur-le-Lac, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, and Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury.  In total, 157 communities in Quebec will have access to the network, and...

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...

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...

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 the CRTC does not need to implement a proposal that would require them to block malicious botnet...

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 internet service providers for the regulator to extend the Internet Code to smaller ISPs and resellers.  In a decision released Thursday, the CRTC wrote that, in its determination, the large ISPs had...

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...

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...

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 operations, with the aim of creating a cohesive set of technological tools that could help businesses from agricultural producers through to retailers to produce and supply food more efficiently. “We are supporting farmers and ranchers as they produce food for the world's expanding population, a population that is generating greater demand for food than can be met...

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 the 867 area code and “fundamentally misunderstood” the role of a tariffed rate it significantly reduced in a bid to stop the practice, the company has argued in a review-and-vary application....

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...

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...

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 — including its employees who collectively are its fourth largest shareholder — Telus Corp. would have to lay off large numbers of employees if the CRTC moved to mandate access for mobile virtual network...