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Canadians happy with wireless plans after switching: CTA survey

telecom | 06/18/2024 3:16 pm EDT

TORONTO — Nearly half of Canadian consumers have switched or plan to switch their cell phone plans —with many finding better deals — a new survey has found. Abacus Data conducted the poll on behalf of the Canadian Telecommunications Association (CTA). The results...

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...

Telecom contributes $80 billion to economy, says CTA study 

telecom | 06/17/2024 12:11 pm EDT

TORONTO – A new survey done for the Canadian Telecommunications...

Quebecor files complaint with Competition Bureau over Loblaw deal with Bell, Rogers

telecom | 06/12/2024 5:43 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. has lodged a complaint with the Competition Bureau over...

Indigenous communities to buy Northwestel for up to $1B

telecom | 06/12/2024 12:24 pm EDT

A group of Indigenous communities from the Yukon, Northwest Territories,...

Telus invests $44 million in Montreal, Nanaimo network upgrades

telecom | 06/10/2024 4:09 pm EDT

Telus Corp. said on Monday that it will spend nearly $33 million this year...

Videotron and Ericsson extend collaboration for five years

telecom | 06/10/2024 2:41 pm EDT

Ericsson AB and Quebecor Inc. subsidiary Videotron have renewed their working relationship, the firms announced Monday. The existing arrangement is being extended for five years. The collaboration will enhance Videotron’s evolved packet core and IP multimedia subsystem...

Wireless data essential tool for study of urban recovery from pandemic

telecom | 06/07/2024 9:28 pm EDT

Social scientists are depending on wireless data to drive their research. A...

FRPC seeking CRTC review of public alerting system

Internet and Governance | 05/31/2024 2:06 pm EDT

The Forum for Research and Policy in Communications (FRPC) is asking the CRTC to review the broadcasting...

CRTC defends regulatory policies in Senate, asserts lower prices for consumers

Internet and Governance | 05/28/2024 7:09 pm EDT

The CRTC defended its telecommunications mandate before a skeptical Senate...

Telus investing $24B in Ontario network upgrades

telecom | 05/21/2024 6:03 pm EDT

Telus Corp.’s spending spree continued on Tuesday as the company announced that it will be investing...

Telus announces $33B spend across B.C., Alberta for network upgrades

telecom | 05/13/2024 11:37 am EDT

Telus Corp. announced Monday that it is investing more than $16 billion and...

Quebecor Q1 revenues soar following Freedom takeover

Media | 05/09/2024 8:27 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. reported a robust increase in revenues and profits for the first quarter of 2024, driven...

Staffieri touts Rogers accomplishments in Toronto speech

telecom | 05/01/2024 3:49 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Tony Staffieri gave a rosy picture of life...

Canadian telecom prices fall, remain high internationally: ISED report

telecom | 05/01/2024 1:30 pm EDT

Canadian wireless and broadband internet prices declined in 2023, however...

CCTS reports surge in Rogers, Bell, and Telus complaints

telecom | 04/25/2024 9:38 am EDT

Customer complaints against telecom and TV service providers surged by 43 per cent between Aug. 1, 2023 and Jan. 31, 2024, according to the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services’ (CCTS) most recent mid-year report.  The report, released Thursday,...

CRTC responding to industry concerns, commissioner tells BC telecoms

telecom | 04/24/2024 6:03 pm EDT

The CRTC is making headway in improving the telecommunications landscape, a...

Loblaws releases No Name mobile plans across Canada

telecom | 04/15/2024 3:41 pm EDT

Grocery giant Loblaw Companies Ltd. is entering the mobile data market with the launch of its No Name...

Fizz launches expansion after successful beta testing outside Quebec

telecom | 04/10/2024 4:56 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s flanker wireless brand Fizz has completed the beta...

Wireless networks withstand effects of solar eclipse

telecom | 04/09/2024 6:26 pm EDT

Canada’s four major wireless carriers experienced major upticks in usage during Monday’s solar...

Big Three push for wireless and SMS service revenues to be excluded from CNAC funding

telecom | 04/05/2024 6:15 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and Telus Corp. are backing BCE Inc. in its dispute with the Canadian Numbering Administration Consortium (CNAC) over which revenues should be...

Terago appoints new CFO

telecom | 04/04/2024 5:57 pm EDT

Toronto wireless network manager Terago Inc. has appointed Rajneesh Sapra as its new CFO, effective the beginning of April. He replaces Parveen Mithra who was serving as...

Telecoms prepare responses for solar eclipse 

telecom | 04/02/2024 5:22 pm EDT

The April 8 solar eclipse is expected to have an impact on wireless networks as people increase their...

Xplore expands broadband footprint in Prince Edward Island

telecom | 03/27/2024 4:31 pm EDT

Xplore Inc. announced Wednesday that it is rolling out high-speed internet...

CRTC approves Rogers wireless project to boost connectivity in northern B.C.

telecom | 03/22/2024 6:42 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved Rogers Communications Inc.’s funding application...

Falling wireless and internet prices battle inflation, StatsCan says

Internet and Governance | 03/19/2024 5:52 pm EDT

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.A day after the leaders of Canada’s biggest three telecoms told...

Telecommunications sector sees strong revenue growth in 2022: CRTC report

telecom | 02/27/2024 4:51 pm EST

Revenues were robust in the telecommunications sector, a new CRTC study has...

Telus announced partnership with Amazon, Samsung

telecom | 02/20/2024 10:54 am EST

Telus Corp. announced Tuesday that it is partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Samsung...

CRTC releases consult over its jurisdiction on small cell pole attachments

telecom | 02/05/2024 5:54 pm EST

The CRTC has issued a call for comments on the attachment of wireless...

CRTC implements thousand-block pooling to address telephone number exhaustion

telecom | 02/05/2024 12:32 pm EST

The CRTC is implementing thousand-block pooling (TBP) as a proactive measure to manage the growing demand for telephone numbers. On Monday the commission directed local...

Rogers announces Q4 results and completion of network slicing trial

telecom | 02/01/2024 3:49 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc., in partnership with Ericsson AB, announced it...

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...

SaskTel brings hyper-fast connectivity to Saskatchewan’s rural heartland

telecom | 01/17/2024 3:53 pm EST

SaskTel head office (screenshot via Google Maps).Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. announced Wednesday the...

Kitchener MDU pushes for upgrades to Bell’s legacy facilities in access dispute

telecom | 01/12/2024 1:17 pm EST

The front entrance of the Bell Canada building on Albert Street in Ottawa on Nov. 2, 2021 (photo by Andrew Meade)The owner of a multi-dwelling unit (MDU) in Kitchener, Ontario denies BCE...

Champagne says planned telecom price hikes go against policy direction

telecom | 01/05/2024 5:26 pm EST

The Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry is calling on Canadian wireless companies to abandon plans to increase their rates. François-Philippe Champagne released a...

Supreme Court to hear Telus’ appeal of CRTC access to public infrastructure decision

telecom | 12/07/2023 6:16 pm EST

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) will hear Telus...

Rogers fires back at Competition Bureau over wireless plan investigation

telecom | 12/05/2023 5:47 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. is responding vehemently to the Competition...

Bell still opposed to Rogers’ application seeking changes to BNS services

telecom | 12/01/2023 4:58 pm EST

BCE Inc. has responded to a commission staff letter regarding Rogers...

CRTC reopens Rogers application seeking changes to Bell’s BNS services 

Internet and Governance | 11/16/2023 6:47 pm EST

The CRTC has reopened a Part 1 application originally submitted by Rogers...

Network upgrades and standards are needed to support Canadian public safety: Ericsson

telecom | 11/16/2023 12:12 pm EST

Public safety networks in Canada need to be...

Quebecor begins beta launch of Fizz in western Canada

telecom | 11/15/2023 3:39 pm EST

Quebecor Inc.’s Fizz will be available outside of Quebec in the “coming weeks”, CEO Pierre Karl...

Cogeco MVNO operations still a ways away

telecom | 11/02/2023 5:54 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. does not plan to roll out its Canadian MVNO operations anytime soon, president and CEO...

Bell, SaskTel, expand high-speed internet in prairie provinces

telecom | 11/01/2023 4:59 pm EDT

BCE Inc. and Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. have enhanced high-speed internet connectivity in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, respectively. Bell MTS has launched what it touts to be the fastest internet in Manitoba with symmetrical download and upload speeds of...

Both sides react to MVNO decision from CRTC

telecom | 10/11/2023 5:17 pm EDT

Both BCE Inc. and Quebecor Inc. have reacted to the CRTC’s decision that Bell Mobility's offer on...

Digital transformation and connectivity key to Canada’s climate goals: CTA

telecom | 10/03/2023 6:07 pm EDT

Digital transformation of Canadian businesses can play a fundamental role...

All carriers to provide TTC services by October 3: ISED

telecom | 09/11/2023 1:07 pm EDT

All passengers on the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) subway system...

Bell sends letter to appeal court backing Rogers; PKP not surprised

telecom | 09/07/2023 5:09 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is backing Rogers Communications Inc. in its appeal over a CRTC...

Rogers asks CRTC to dismiss discrimination claims from Telus in TTC dispute

telecom | 08/30/2023 3:34 pm EDT

As the Toronto subway network access dispute continues, Rogers Communications Inc. says Telus Corp.’s undue preference allegations against it are baseless and hypocritical,...

Rogers unveils 5G service on Toronto subway

telecom | 08/23/2023 2:39 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. has rolled out its 5G wireless service on some stations on the Toronto Transit...

OPINION: Freedom may never be a fourth national player, and consumers need more data

telecom | 07/28/2023 6:19 pm EDT

By John Lawford, executive eirector and general counsel of the Public...

Champagne orders ISED to start expedited consult over TTC access rights

telecom | 07/24/2023 5:53 pm EDT

Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne announced that he is...

Feds grant $177M to combat suicide through 988 number

telecom | 07/24/2023 4:07 pm EDT

The Canadian government is giving the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) $156 million over...

Quebecor launches Freedom’s first nationwide plan

telecom | 05/25/2023 4:05 pm EDT

In its first major promotion since acquiring Freedom Mobile from Shaw Communications, Quebecor Inc. has...

China Mobile makes its appeal for Gov. evidence in banning order

telecom | 05/16/2023 4:42 pm EDT

When the cabinet of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ordered China Mobile Communications Group Co., Ltd. to wind down its Canadian operations and vacate the country, based off a referral from Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne, those twin decisions should be...

CRTC becoming more accommodating to stakeholders: Eatrides

Internet and Governance | 05/15/2023 2:34 pm EDT

OTTAWA–The CRTC is improving its process to be more responsive to its...

Telus Q1 profit down from last year

telecom | 05/04/2023 5:40 pm EDT

Telus Corp. reported profits of $224 million for the three months ending March 31, a 45 per cent dip...

Ericsson and Eastlink extend 5G deal while Rogers slashes prices

telecom | 05/04/2023 5:16 pm EDT

Swedish telecom manufacturer Ericsson AB and Bragg Communications Inc.’s...

Young Liberals call for telecom reform including foreign investment rules

Media | 05/04/2023 2:23 pm EDT

OTTAWA–As the Liberal Party of Canada gathers in the capital for its policy convention, its youth group has put forward a resolution calling for changes to the...

CWTA rebrands as Canadian Telecommunications Association

telecom | 05/03/2023 5:08 pm EDT

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association is dropping the “wireless” from its name and will henceforth be known as the Canadian...

Ottawa police caution about misusing 911 calls

telecom | 04/14/2023 1:14 pm EDT

To mark National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, the Ottawa Police Service issued a news release...

Nearly one million dormant phone lines under government review

telecom | 04/11/2023 3:40 pm EDT

The government is in the process of checking into how many phone numbers in...

CCTS complaints up for Rogers and Telus, down for Bell

telecom | 04/04/2023 1:48 pm EDT

The Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (CCTS) found...

Broadband, mobile prices drop slightly; still high internationally in 2022: Wall report

telecom | 03/14/2023 4:38 pm EDT

The 2022 edition of the department of Innovation,...

CRTC wants Optitel to join CCTS process

telecom | 03/01/2023 5:46 pm EST

The CRTC Wednesday issued a notice of consultation about a telecom service provider (TSP) it says has not joined the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services Inc. (CCTS). Optitel is the brand name of 1174855628 Ontario Inc. and to date has not signed up for...

CRTC seeks answers on whether or not to include IoT in MVNO framework

telecom | 03/01/2023 1:53 pm EST

The CRTC is asking Canadians and interested parties to weigh in on whether...

Bell presses pause on NG911 onboarding

telecom | 02/24/2023 5:04 pm EST

BCE Inc. is implementing a temporary embargo for next-generation 911 (NG911) onboarding and go-live...

CRTC wants telecoms to address Canadians with disabilities wireless services

telecom | 02/23/2023 3:29 pm EST

Thursday the CRTC issued a decision directing wireless service providers...

Deadline for Shaw-Videotron deal extended, yet again

telecom | 02/17/2023 1:27 pm EST

For the fourth time, the deadline for the proposed merger of Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. and the corresponding sale of Freedom Mobile by Shaw to Quebecor Inc. has been extended. Most recently set for Feb. 17, the new deadline is Mar. 31. The...

UPDATED: Government finalizes new directions for CRTC

Media | 02/13/2023 4:00 pm EST

Monday the federal government outlined new policy directions for the CRTC, with an emphasis on...

Canadian telecoms waive fees to Turkey and Syria following earthquake

telecom | 02/09/2023 3:16 pm EST

Telecommunications companies across Canada are waiving fees for texts and...

Democracy Watch calls for Telecom Consumer Organization

telecom | 02/08/2023 5:04 pm EST

Public interest lobby group Democracy Watch is urging the establishment of...

Wireless, internet and media lead to strong Bell fourth quarter

telecom | 02/02/2023 4:09 pm EST

BCE Inc. released its fourth quarter results Thursday, reporting 330,743...

SaskTel rolls out 5G into rural communities

telecom | 01/30/2023 4:00 pm EST

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. announced Monday that it is expanding its 5G footprint into...

CRTC demands info on MVNO negotiation process

telecom | 01/27/2023 1:33 pm EST

The CRTC is asking a number of incumbent telecom companies to report back to the regulator with an update about the ongoing mobile virtual network operator (MVNO)...

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...

Ten-digit dialing comes to New Brunswick

telecom | 01/18/2023 1:42 pm EST

Starting Friday, callers across New Brunswick will have to begin using 10-digit dialing, and will have to add the 506 area code to all local numbers.  "Local 10-digit dialing impacts all residents and businesses in New Brunswick. It is important that residents and...

Cogeco sees “less risk” on MVNOs, but still deciding when to launch. 

telecom | 01/13/2023 2:01 pm EST

While Cogeco Inc. says it currently sees "less risk and greater clarity"...

Indigenous Connectivity Summit calls for more inclusion in consultations

telecom | 12/07/2022 1:19 pm EST

Indigenous telecommunications stakeholders are calling on the government to...

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...

Rogers-Shaw integration should be completed within three years, Tribunal told

telecom | 11/25/2022 12:10 pm EST

The integration of Shaw Communications Inc. properties into the network of...

‘Extremely difficult’ to sell to Rogers, Brad Shaw tells Tribunal

telecom | 11/24/2022 11:13 am EST

Shaw Communications Inc. CEO Brad Shaw told the Competition Tribunal Wednesday that it was an “extremely difficult” decision to sell his family company to Rogers...

July outage, Shaw financing costs, to blame for Rogers profit drop

telecom | 11/09/2022 5:24 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc.’s profit fell 24 per cent for the three months...

Feds invest $15 million to further EXFO’s 5G development

telecom | 10/31/2022 2:57 pm EDT

The federal government has granted EXFO Inc. $15.9 million for 5G...

Cogeco plotting next steps on MVNO: CEO 

telecom | 10/28/2022 4:39 pm EDT

While Cogeco Inc. is pleased to finally see the terms and conditions of the MVNO framework from the CRTC,...

Telecom sector surpasses 2020 investments and GDP, workforce, contributions: Report

telecom | 10/25/2022 2:02 pm EDT

Canada’s telecommunications sector contributed $4.3 billion more in...

CRTC allows for use of hosted call handling solutions sites in the NG911 networks

telecom | 10/17/2022 5:24 pm EDT

The CRTC determined that 911 governing authorities can designate...

Nova Scotia warns telecoms to be ready in case of emergencies

telecom | 10/14/2022 5:02 pm EDT

Thursday the Nova Scotia government tabled amendments to two laws which it...

Feds meet with telecoms over Hurricane Fiona, NS premier unimpressed

telecom | 09/30/2022 12:58 pm EDT

Heads of Canada's major telecommunications companies met with federal...

Xplornet rebranding to Xplore as it plans to expand rural footprint  

telecom | 09/13/2022 5:11 pm EDT

Xplornet Communications Inc.  is rebranding to Xplore Inc. “to better reflect its identity, vision, and future,” the company stated in a Tuesday release. The company's...