Telecommunications Industry News
Ottawa's emergency operators dealt with some 27,000 inadvertent 911 calls in 2009, representing 12% of all emergency calls and resulting in many unnecessary police attendances, according to a recent report.
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.
Bell Canada has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that it overbilled a number of landline and wireless customers in Ontario.
Listening in strangers' cell phone calls is hard for human brain to resist, according to a new study published in the journal, Psychological Science.
Vocal Tec, maker of the magicJack broadband phone device, is launching a new piece of software that will allow for free long distance calling throughout Canada and the U.S.
Canadian telecommunications carriers generated revenue of $41 billion in 2009, a 1.8% increase from 2008, despite the recession that dominated the early part of the year.
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.
Greater Toronto is expected to run out of phone numbers and may need a new area code by July 2015, according to the Canadian Numbering Administration.
Dozens of University of Alberta professors are losing access to landline telephones, as a result of the institution's latest round of budget cuts.
As the Ottawa area runs low on available phone numbers, the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission has created a new area code for eastern Ontario.
Foreign ownership rules for Canada's telecommunications industry should be kept in place, but simplified and modernized, according to CRTC chairman, Konrad von Finckenstein, in an address to a Parliamentary committee today.
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Edited by Jeremy Maddock