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5G: The race, the lessons and the challenges
OTTAWA – Telus played host to a vital workshop last week called Tomorrow Is Now: A Workshop on 5G Technology, Operations, and Regulation. Read more

Jeffrey DeSarno named CTO at Access Communications
REGINA - Former Westman Communications CTO Jeffrey DeSarno has been named Chief Technology Officer of Access Communications Co-operative. Read more

TekSavvy presses consumers to demand lower internet, cell phone bills
CHATHAM, ON - TekSavvy Solutions is aiming to rally public support around the Feds’ recent directive to the Read more

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$60 unlimited data from Xplornet
WOODSTOCK, NB – On Monday, rural service provider Xplornet Communications unveiled new unlimited broadband data plans starting at $59.99/month. Read more

Corus buys Kin
TORONTO – On Monday, Corus Entertainment announced the acquisition of the Canadian operations of long-time multiplatform lifestyle content partner Kin. Read more

TVA closes $19.5-million Incendo deal
MONTREAL – Quebecor Media’s TVA Group closed its previously announced $19.5 million acquisition of the Read more

Paid TV service still tops, but more Anglophones opt for ‘TV My Way’: MTM
OTTAWA – While the majority of Canadians continue to subscribe to a paid TV service, a growing number of Anglophones are eschewing the traditional ‘cord’ in favour of watching their TV content via the Internet, according to two new reports Read more

Stingray wins twice at 2019 Worldwide Radio Summit
MONTREAL - Six months after entering the radio market via its acquisition of Newfoundland Capital Corporation, Stingray was crowned International Broadcast Group of the Year and International Radio Programmer of the Year Friday at the Worldwide Read more

Blue Ant’s gaming channel Arcade Cloud makes linear debut in UK
LONDON, UK - Blue Ant Media’s animated and live action gaming channel Arcade Cloud continues to expand its linear reach after launching on UK-based IPTV provider Read more

Fibrenoire offers VMware SD-WAN service by VeloCloud
MONTREAL – Videotron subsidiary Fibrenoire has added the VMware SD-WAN solution by VeloCloud to its service offerings. Read more

RTDNA Canada announces East Region award winners
HALIFAX - RTDNA Canada recognized the East Region winners of the RTDNA Awards of Excellence on Saturday, honouring the best journalists, programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in radio, television and digital. Read more

CMF’s unveils $353M program guide for 2019-2020
TORONTO - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) is adding new programs and tweaking others to keep pace with market developments, it said Friday while laying out its $353 million program budget for 2019-2020. Read more

CRTC seeks input on plan to modernize CPE policy
OTTAWA – The CRTC is calling for comments on a proposal to update its policy on Canadian programming expenditures (CPE) to take into account the digital media broadcasting environment. Read more

Bell to complete shutdown of CDMA wireless network on April 30
MONTREAL – Bell said Friday that it will be shutting down its code division multiple access (CDMA) wireless network next month now that its 4G LTE network covers more than 99% of the national population. Read more

CRTC ponders new annual digital media survey
OTTAWA – The CRTC is seeking industry feedback on the idea of a new, annual digital media survey for all licensed Canadian broadcasting undertakings (radio, television and distribution). Read more

Thunderbird elevates three
VANCOUVER – Thunderbird Entertainment has added to its senior ranks after promoting three at its Los Angeles office. Read more

CRTC serves anti-spam warrant as part of international malware investigation
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – The CRTC has once again flexed its anti-spam muscle, executing a warrant along with the RCMP at a Greater Toronto Area residence Wednesday during a malware investigation. Read more

Canada's production industry still booming but “clouds forming on the horizon”: CMPA report
OTTAWA - Canadian film and television production continues to thrive, setting a record $8.92 billion in production volume last year and creating 179,000 jobs, according to the latest annual economic report from the Canadian Media Producers Read more

TekSavvy expands to Western Canada
CHATHAM, ON - TekSavvy Solutions is taking its high speed Internet services West, launching Thursday in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. Read more

Bell to offer real-time data rating via Openet partnership
MONTREAL and DUBLIN – Bell has struck a multi-year partnership with Irish-based software vendor Openet for a slate of microservices designed to enhance the customer experience in preparation Read more

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Big Data Advanced Visualization, Network Big Data CoE - Bell

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Marketing Technology Manager - Rogers

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National Cable & Wireless Contracts Specialist - Rogers

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