Telecommunications Industry News
Canadaâ€™s telecom regulator, the CRTC, has issued a ruling requiring all Canadian carriers to participate in the Commission for Complaints for Telecommunications Services.
The Ottawa-basesd Public Interest Advocacy Centre is complaining to telecom regulators about Bell Mobility, due to a $100 promotion that the carrier is offering in place of a $67 CRTC-ordered rebate.
Canada's Competition Bureau is recommending a multi-million-dollar fine against Rogers Wireless, alleging that the cell phone giant has misled consumers in advertisements for its new discount wireless brand, Chatr.
Canadians now view texting behind the wheel as a bigger safety concern than drinking and driving, according to a new survey by the Canadian Automobile Association.
Western Canadaâ€™s leading telephone carrier, Telus Corp., has reportedly reached an agreement to settle a dispute with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CTRC), over its violation of automated calling regulations.
Expanding high-speed internet services to all of Canada's remote and rural regions would cost approximately $7-billion over 10 years and is currently impractical, according to a number of telecom providers testifying at a CRTC hearing this week.
European countries need to make high-speed internet access a higher priority in order to remain competitive on the global stage, according to the European Union's digital commissioner, Neelie Kroes.
Canadian wireless startup, Mobilicity, has made good on its threat to hit larger rival, Rogers Wireless, with a Competition Bureau complaint.
Canada's incumbent telephone and cable operators must allow smaller ISPs to piggy-back on their fiber-optic broadband networks, but can charge these rivals a 10% mark-up for doing so, the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) ruled today.
Research In Motion, maker of the popular BlackBerry device, has released a statement saying that it cannot allow the Indian government to monitor the communications of its enterprise customers.
Manitoba will become the next Canadian province to require ten-digit dialing, with a second province-wide area code set to be introduced in November 2012.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is seeking public input on the definition of "basic telephone service," and what it should encompass in a digital age.
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Edited by Jeremy Maddock