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BREAKING: Feds ban Huawei from 5G networks

telecom | 05/19/2022 5:12 pm EDT

The federal government Thursday announced that it would be banning equipment from "high risk vendors", including Chinese telecom companies Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and ZTE Corp. from the country's 5G telecommunications systems. In addition, the government will also...

UPDATED: Cabinet upholds CRTC MVNO decision; petitioner calls it an “easter egg” for Big Three 

Media | 04/14/2022 3:03 pm EDT

The cabinet has declined to overturn or send back a 2021 CRTC decision that limited a mandate for mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) to only those carriers with spectrum...

OPC not consulted, privacy experts concerned on cell phone border search bill

telecom | 04/13/2022 5:44 pm EDT

A new Government-backed Senate bill now seeks to establish a new framework...

UPDATED: CRTC approves Rogers-Shaw broadcasting acquisition

Media | 03/24/2022 4:33 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved Rogers Communications Inc.'s acquisition of Shaw...

Gov. to ask CRTC to stop RT broadcasts over Ukraine invasion

Media | 02/28/2022 6:11 pm EST

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday afternoon that the...

CRTC rejects CNOC request for Scott’s recusal

telecom | 02/16/2022 11:07 am EST

The CRTC has decided that it will not consider a request from the Competitive Network Operators of Canada...

Scott must recuse himself from all proceedings involving wholesale-incumbent relations: CNOC

telecom | 02/03/2022 6:34 pm EST

The trade group Competitive Network Operators of Canada has filed an application with the CRTC requesting that its chair, Ian Scott, "recuse himself, or be recused, from...

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...

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...

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...

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...

CRTC’s fibre wire access decision ‘nail after nail after nail in the coffin of competition’: CNOC 

telecom | 07/28/2021 7:42 pm EDT

The CRTC’s decision against mandating access to fibre in-building wire (IBW) in multi-dwelling units (MDUs) -- on the basis that wire inside apartment buildings can easily...

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...

3500 MHz auction finally launches; valuable mid-band spectrum to come with new deployment requirements

Media | 06/15/2021 6:30 pm EDT

Bidding opened Tuesday morning in what will be a weeks-long auction in some of the most coveted wireless assets -- spectrum along the 3,500 MHz band -- after a year-long...

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...

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...

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, last week's CRTC decision on mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs)  will provide certainty for the industry “and Rogers...

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 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,...

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...