Carriers hopeful as CRTC hearing into wireless wholesale rates opens

Wireless carriers start a week-long hearing today before the federal telecommunications regulator, another in a series of fights that always seems to be about survival of the smallest. This time it might be

Published on: September 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Independent wireless, Internet providers grow market share: CRTC

New entrants to the wireless mobile and Internet service sectors are growing their market share even as incumbents retain a strong hold on both areas, according to a report released by the Canadian

Published on: September 26th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Cogeco wants regulator to open market to virtual wireless carriers

Montreal-based cable and media company Cogeco Cable Inc. would like to enter the mobile wireless service market, but also wants the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to require the country’s Big Three wireless

Published on: September 26th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Wind cuts price of domestic roaming, boosts network speed

Wind Mobile has been able to capitalize on recent federal moves by lowering the domestic roaming rates it charges subscribers and boosting the data speeds they can get outside its home network . The

Published on: August 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Rogers discriminates in wholesale roaming fees for competitors: CRTC

The federal telecom regulator has slapped Rogers Communications for unjust discrimination against competitors in its wholesale Canadian roaming rates for smaller carriers. "Rogers has imposed exclusivity clauses in roaming agreements that prohibited smaller

Published on: July 31st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Quebecor waiting for government regulation of roaming prices

Ottawa may have signaled support for smaller carriers with its announcement on Monday of a greater allocation of wireless spectrum for new entrants. However, Montreal-based media giant Quebecor Inc., is waiting for the

Published on: July 10th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

How the CRTC will enforce CASL

With Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) coming into force on July 1, the federal government has been sharing its pointers on how businesses can avoid sending spam – and how they can avoid warnings

Published on: June 12th, 2014 Candice So

Feds reverse approach, defend CRTC in legal battle with telcos

It's not often that a government reverses course, but the Harper government has apparently done so in the continuing legal wrangling over the federal government’s enforcement of its new consumer wireless code. In

Published on: May 8th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Small ISPs top large providers on transparency: Report

There is still a lot of room for improvement on how well local Internet service providers inform their customers on how they are protecting private information but on the whole, smaller ISPs are

Published on: April 1st, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano