Cable & Telecom

CRTC denies Iristel, Telus R&Vs; Resumes process to issue penalties

By Denis Carmel On Wednesday, the CRTC rendered decisions denying the Review and Vary (R&V) requests filed by Telus and IristelĀ in November and September 2020 respectively. At stake was a CRTC decision made in August 2020 following a complaint issued by Telus in August 2018 alleging traffic stimulation activities conducted by Iristel regarding long-distance calls using area code 867, which serves Northern Canada. Later, Telus proceeded to block 867 calls from Iristel using self-help remedies, basically taking the law into its own hands. Both were found guilty and the CRTC decided that by violating the Telecom Act, they would be...