Cable & Telecom

Costs for smartphones and tablets rose 42.5%, says StatsCan

OTTAWA – On August 21st, Statistics Canada, issued its Consumer Price Index (CPI) report for July 2019. In its highlights, the number crunchers led with a strong impact from the telecom sector in the changes that month.It mentions consumers paid less for telecom services, but way more more for devices in July, as compared to June 2019, thanks to the recent shifts in the industry.“Consumers paid 2.5% less for telephone services in July compared with June. The decline follows an industry-wide shift in the pricing structure of cellular data plans amid intensifying competition among wireless providers,” reads the release. “The...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.