Cable & Telecom

CRTC emergency group is testing Apple location technology for next-generation 9-1-1

By Ahmad Hathout GATINEAU – The CRTC’s emergency services working group (ESWG) is testing Apple technology that allows first responders to get a more accurate location of where a 9-1-1 call is originating from, has learned. The proof of concept trials are part of the Regulator’s progress toward next-generation 9-1-1, which will include more ways for people to communicate with emergency dispatchers while facilitating a faster, more accurate retrieval of location to improve response times to distress calls. The California-based company and the ESWG – consisting of telecoms, public safety answering points and 9-1-1 specialists – met in late...

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.