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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 Communications Inc. by Rogers Communications Inc., saying that telecommunication giants are already “exploiting people.” His comments came at a Friday morning...

Lower your prices or else, Trudeau tells big telecom at debate

Media | 09/09/2021 11:22 am EDT

GATINEAU, Que. -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is giving Canada’s telecommunications companies an ultimatum: drive down your prices or face much more competition in the marketplace. His comments come after the second French-language leader’s debate held Wednesday,...

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...

Broadband blues: the UBF and its discontents

telecom | 09/03/2021 5:50 pm EDT

With a federal election called for Sept. 20, parties have pledged to make Canadians’ lives better in a...

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...

The Wire Report’s guide to the 2021 federal election 

Media | 08/17/2021 2:35 pm EDT

After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally called Sunday for a widely-expected election to take place on Sept. 20, the political machinery across Canada's parties has whirred into action, making promises and plans in the hopes of attracting voters. Here's your early guide...

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...

CNOC petitions gov on wholesale rates

telecom | 07/15/2021 5:42 pm EDT

Fed up with the CRTC's May decision to overturn its 2019 decision on wholesale internet access rates, the...

Bell, Rogers, and Quebecor seek first-ever ‘dynamic’ site-blocking order

Media | 07/08/2021 6:22 pm EDT

Nearly six weeks after a Federal Court of Appeal upheld Canada's first-ever...

TekSavvy adds evidence of ‘bias’ to its petition to cabinet  

telecom | 06/24/2021 5:16 pm EDT

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. has provided the Liberal Government with what it...

Conservative MP introduces bill compelling ISPs to publicize service quality metrics

Media | 06/03/2021 5:37 pm EDT

Conservative MP Dan Mazier has introduced a private member’s bill that...

Wholesale rates decision signals shift at CRTC: wholesale ISPs, analysts

Media | 05/28/2021 6:11 pm EDT

As reaction continues to pour in following the CRTC's Thursday decision to finalize wholesale internet access rates at 2016 levels and effectively reverse a 2019 decision that...

UPDATED: CRTC reverts wholesale access rates to interim 2016 levels

telecom | 05/27/2021 4:00 pm EDT

The CRTC Thursday announced that it is setting permanent rates for...

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,...

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...

Quebecor “pleased” with CRTC MVNO decision

telecom | 05/13/2021 6:10 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau added his voice to a chorus of...

CRTC’s MVNO decision reflects ‘right mentality’ on facilities-based competition and rates: Telus CEO

telecom | 05/07/2021 5:36 pm EDT

Echoing his counterparts at BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc., Telus Corp. CEO Darren Entwistle Friday morning said that April’s mobile virtual network operator (MVNO)...

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...

Rogers finds MVNO decision “helpful”, reports slight increase in profits 

telecom | 04/21/2021 5:05 pm EDT

For Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Joe Natale,...

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, 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...

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,...

Focus turns back to CRTC as SCC rejects incumbent wholesale challenge 

telecom | 02/25/2021 5:46 pm EST

As the Supreme Court of Canada  dismissed an incumbent challenge to an 18-month old CRTC decision to slash wholesale access rates for independent internet service providers...

As he steps down, Bains says telecom affordability ‘won’t go away’

Media | 01/12/2021 7:58 am EST

The affordability-focused initiatives Navdeep Bains put in place will...

Federal gov’t looking to expand emergency alerts to online platforms, devices

telecom | 11/25/2020 10:42 am EST

As Canadian emergency management authorities hold their regular test of the...

Incumbents appeal CRTC wholesale rates at Supreme Court

telecom | 11/12/2020 4:56 pm EST

Both BCE Inc. and large cable companies have turned to the Supreme Court...

CRTC to have ‘roughly nine months’ to act on Broadcasting Act update

Media | 11/03/2020 11:11 am EST

The Liberal government’s long-awaited update to the Broadcasting Act...

Private sector interest in Infrastructure Bank broadband funds ‘limited,’ PCO told

telecom | 10/16/2020 2:39 pm EDT

The federal government was told telecom companies weren’t enthusiastic about participating in the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s rural broadband program a year before it...

Liberals’ wireless price drop unlikely to achieve promised savings: gov’t docs

telecom | 10/15/2020 2:50 pm EDT

The Liberals' election commitment to drop wireless prices 25 per cent will...

CBC putting branded content initiative on ‘pause’

Media | 10/07/2020 11:08 am EDT

The branded content initiative launched by CBC/Radio-Canada last month has been put on hiatus while the...

Federal Court dismisses incumbents’ wholesale rates appeal

telecom | 09/10/2020 10:55 am EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal dismissed Thursday the large telecom...

Bell applies for indefinite extension of AI call blocking scheme

telecom | 09/04/2020 4:37 pm EDT

BCE Inc. has applied to the CRTC for an interim extension of its “very...

Cabinet says CRTC wholesale rates too low, may harm investment

telecom | 08/15/2020 9:06 am EDT

The Liberal government has sided with Canada’s largest telecoms in their...

UPDATED: OPC now says it supports COVID-19 tracing app 

Media | 07/31/2020 8:52 am EDT

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner has cleared up uncertainty about...

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...

Privacy commissioner hasn’t approved new gov’t contact tracing app

telecom | 06/18/2020 3:48 pm EDT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that in developing the federal...

Gov’t to introduce web giant, CanCon, news legislation in fall: Guilbeault

Media | 06/16/2020 3:00 pm EDT

Legislation modernizing Canada’s Broadcasting Act is “pretty much ready” and will be tabled in Parliament in the fall, when the Liberal government also intends to...

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...

‘Public outreach’ needed for ‘progress’ on encryption backdoors: gov’t doc

telecom | 05/26/2020 11:42 am EDT

In order to make “progress” on the issue of access to encrypted...

Federal government to accelerate rural broadband funds: Monsef

telecom | 04/29/2020 3:49 pm EDT

The federal government will speed up its rural broadband funding in...

Canadian authorities in talks about COVID-19 tracking apps

telecom | 03/31/2020 5:54 pm EDT

Several of Canada’s cities and provinces, as well as the federal...

Canada could track COVID-19 through cellphones: experts

telecom | 03/20/2020 3:25 pm EDT

As reports emerge of countries around the world using cellphone location data to help map out the spread of COVID-19, experts say there are a number of ways in which provinces or the federal government could do the same. There is nothing standing in the way of telecoms or...

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...

CRTC chair, commish toured Rogers’ ‘piracy lab’

Media | 03/02/2020 1:23 pm EST

As part of their ongoing effort to fight content piracy, two of Canada’s largest media and telecom...

CRTC should regulate foreign digital services, news sites: BTLR

Media | 01/29/2020 12:00 pm EST

The blue-ribbon panel tasked with modernizing Canada’s communications...

‘Clock ticking’ on new content rules for web giants, Guilbeault says

Media | 01/13/2020 2:30 pm EST

The Liberal government's minority mandate means it will have to move fast...

Court docs detail expansion of Canadian website-blocking order

Media | 01/08/2020 4:58 pm EST

Fresh documents are shedding light on how Canada’s first piracy case...

Telesat hires new CFO

telecom | 12/12/2019 3:40 pm EST

Satellite service provider Telesat Holdings Inc. has named Andrew Browne as its new chief financial officer on Thursday, following the retirement of Michel Cayouette. ...

Telus warned gov’t of Huawei ban’s ‘far-reaching impacts’: secret docs

telecom | 08/27/2019 3:18 pm EDT

Telus Corp. told the federal government that prohibiting Huawei...

ISED missed internal CTI deadline despite ‘considerable pressure’: docs

telecom | 06/24/2019 5:40 pm EDT

The federal government failed to meet an internal goal by which it aimed to...

Bell asked gov’t to ban some VPNs: documents

Media | 01/23/2019 4:40 pm EST

BCE Inc. urged the federal government to make virtual private networks (VPNs) used to circumvent copyright illegal, ahead of the renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). VPN services, normally offered at a monthly rate, mask users' real IP...