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Altering the Acts: Fear the power of the vertically integrated
It’s the oligopsony, of course THE CANADIAN MEDIA Producers Association’s mission is to defend it members, so of course it is the focus of its submission to the Broadcast and Telecom Legislative Review (BTLR) Read more

5G Conference: CWTA provides Canadian and international updates
OTTAWA – With a winter storm blowing outside, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association hosted 300 delegates for its third 5G Conference at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Read more

Ottawa's Shopify to hop on original content bandwagon
OTTAWA and LOS ANGELES – Multi-channel commerce giant Shopify said today it has launched Shopify Studios, which is “a full-service TV and film content development and production house dedicated to inspiring entrepreneurship through Read more




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Cooptel earns remarkable distinction
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Rogers builds new tower for better wireless at Sproat Lake
PORT ALBERNI, B.C. Read more

5G Conference: Collaboration key to 5G’s success in Canada, says CWTA’s Ghiz
OTTAWA - Wireless stakeholders in Canada must work collaboratively to ensure that the arrival and deployment of 5G wireless networks are a success, said CWTA president and CEO Robert Ghiz Wednesday as he opened the 5G Canada 2019 conference in Read more

Kevin Banderk leaves telecom for startup
TORONTO – Former Telus exec Kevin Banderk has been named Chief Commercial Officer of eSight, creators of sight-enhancing glasses for the visually impaired. Read more

New CMA guide will help organizations tweak their privacy policies
TORONTO – The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) has released a new guide to help organizations provide clear information to consumers about how their personal information is collected, used and shared. Read more

CTV orders up another season of comedy-drama ‘Carter’
TORONTO – CTV has renewed original Canadian crime drama series Carter for a second season. Read more

Execulink opens new location in Port Dover
WOODSTOCK, ON – Execulink Telecom is opening the doors on a new store location in Port Dover as it forges ahead with its FTTH build in that community. Read more

Incognito helps Digicel boost fibre services uptake
VANCOUVER - Device management solution provider Incognito said that its new fibre service orchestration solution is being used by Digicel Group to automate the provisioning, activation, and diagnostics of multi-play fibre services. Read more

LoRa Alliance grows to more than 100 LoRaWAN network operators
FREMONT, CA - The global association of companies backing the open LoRaWAN protocol for the Internet of Things low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs) topped 100 LoRaWAN network operators globally at the end of December. Read more

New 672 area code coming to B.C. in May
VANCOUVER - Area code 672 will be rolled out in the region currently served by area codes 604, 250, 778 and 236 in British Columbia starting May 4, the Telecommunications Alliance said Tuesday. Read more

Top-rated ‘La Voix’ returns to TVA
MONTREAL – Season 7 of singing competition La Voix will debut next month with Marc Dupré, Lara Fabian, Éric Lapointe and Alex Nevsky in the famous red coaches' chairs, and TD among the main sponsors. Read more

Bell Let’s Talk throws support behind mental health initiatives at CHEO, Université du Québec à Montréal
OTTAWA - Bell Let's Talk is donating $300,000 to Ottawa's pediatric health and research centre CHEO to support the Choice and Partnership Approach (CAPA), a program to help reduce wait times and improve access to mental health care. Read more


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