Cable & Telecom

CRTC seamless roaming order steps into ISED territory, large telecoms argue

Regional carriers say no conflict with ISED’s spectrum licensing rules By Ahmad Hathout OTTAWA – The CRTC’s decision last spring to mandate seamless roaming between networks should be struck down because the technical configurations of such a requirement falls exclusively in the domain of the Radiocommunications Act administered by Innovation Canada (ISED), the large telecoms argued today. The regulator’s April 2021 decision, which broadly mandated wholesale access by regional players to the large wireless networks, also included the requirement that the host network ensure that calls are not dropped when the user on one network is switched to another when...