Cable & Telecom

International initiative to enable FM chips in smartphones is approved

TORONTO – Just as the City of Toronto gets set to ask wireless companies and their device manufacturers to work together so that smartphones can be FM radios, too, the Toronto-based North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) led a successful effort to gain international support for the activation of FM radio receivers in smartphones.NABA submitted an “Opinion” on activating radio receivers in smartphones that was adopted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in March of 2017, the group announced Wednesday. Enabling the FM chip present in most smartphones would allow users convenient access to FM radio in times of emergency and...

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.