CRTC starts inquiry into satellite services in north

For some remote parts of the country satellites are the only way telecom providers can get Internet and voice services to businesses and residents. But other parts of the nation aren’t so lucky and

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: February 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Groups complain Bell uses customer data for mobile ads

The federal telecom regulator should forbid Bell Canada from using subscriber data for marking and advertising, say two advocacy groups. The Public Interest and Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and the Consumers Association of Canada

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: January 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Northern Canada telecom service must improve: CRTC

The CRTC will call an inquiry into satellite telecom services offered across remote regions in the Far North early next year, Nunatsiaq Online reports. In a decision released Wednesday, the CRTC said more

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: December 20th, 2013 Dave Webb

CRTC ramps up probe on roaming rates

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has launched a deeper investigation on wholesale wireless roaming rates in the country with the goal of determining in the country’s big three wireless carriers are

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: December 13th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Canadian anti-spam law finally to take effect July 1, 2014

Canada’s long-promised anti-spam law will start taking effect on July 1, forcing organizations to make sure they have the consent of recipients when sending commercial electronic messages. The legislation was passed by Parliament

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: December 4th, 2013 Howard Solomon

CRTC rolls out municipal access agreement model

For carriers and cities alike, the process of coordinating telecom projects within municipal jurisdiction can be a daunting task. Consider this hypothetical scenario: After the city has made a much needed repair to

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: November 21st, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Some Canadian ISPs more hopeful about their future

Many of Canada’s independent Internet service providers are feeling a little more confident these days as they challenge bigger incumbent telephone and cable carriers. Eight months ago some members of the Canadian Network

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: November 13th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Overhaul 9-1-1 oversight, says CRTC report

Whether by cellphone or wireline handset, most Canadians expect that hitting 9-1-1 will not only connect to an emergency agency, the system will also be able to automatically tell responders where they are.

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: October 10th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Carriers prepare for fight with CRTC on roaming, wireless code

As organizations increasingly shift to letting staff bring their own mobile devices, carrier policies and pricing of devices and plans becomes increasingly important. That’s putting the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: October 4th, 2013 Howard Solomon