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ANALYSIS: Why more mergers aren't a good answer (part two)
The big four have not become the content exporters they were supposed to LAST WEEK, I RESPONDED to a Read more

5G is coming and fast, with roadblocks to jump
OTTAWA – Conversations around 5G in Canada may still be at nascent stages, but network providers and wireless operators told a Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association event in Ottawa on Wednesday that it’s coming faster than Read more

Why changes to funding and spectrum is needed for rural broadband providers
OTTAWA – Groups representing rural and remote broadband providers lauded the federal government for efforts to improve broadband connectivity in rural Canada in a Parliamentary committee on Tuesday. Read more

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Telus races past Bell, Rogers, in 4G speed tests: OpenSignal
LONDON, UK – Led by Telus, Canada now boasts some of the fastest LTE speeds in the world, says OpenSignal in its latest State of Mobile Networks: Read more

New company from veteran broadcasters aims to monetize Canadian podcast audience
TORONTO – A trio of Canadian broadcast industry veterans are behind a new venture known as The Podcast Exchange (TPX) that uses market research, advanced metrics, and geo-targeting to give advertisers better access to the Canadian podcast Read more

OTT services, digital assistants gain in popularity among Canadians: MTM
OTTAWA – Canadians are well acquainted with voice activated assistants, and four in ten report using one in the last year, according to new research from the Media Technology Monitor (MTM). Read more

Bell, City of Kingston partner for Smart City program
KINGSTON, ON – Bell has struck a public-private partnership with the City of Kingston for its Smart City platform that will provide a series of connected Internet of Things (IoT) Read more

Banff Connect TO probes what Canadian broadcasters are seeking
TORONTO – Save March 8 for this year’s Banff Connect TO event which will see executives from Canada’s major broadcast players discussing original content strategies and programming needs, as well as an exclusive masterclass session that Read more Investigates: Getting our Acts together (part II of our series)
WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT to begin getting into the weeds of modernizing the Telecommunications Act and Broadcasting Act at some point in 2018 (one hopes), a major consideration will be whether it’s time to do away with two governing pieces Read more Enquête: Les Lois: Une ou deux?
ALORS QUE LE gouvernement s’apprête à amorcer le processus de modernisation de la Loi sur les télécommunications et de la Loi sur la radiodiffusion, en 2018 (espérons-le), une considération majeure sera de savoir si on doit abandonner les Read more

Telus International closes US$250M Xavient acquisition
Company rebranded as Xavient Digital - powered by Telus International LAS VEGAS and SIMI VALLEY, CA - Telus International has wrapped up its acquisition Xavient Information Systems Read more

CMF awards $6.2 million to 27 Canadian digital media projects
TORONTO - The Canada Media Fund will award more than $6.2 million in development and marketing support to digital media projects as part of the second round of funding in its 2017-2018 Experimental Stream’s Innovation Program. Read more

Gestion Audem sells off Cogeco shares
MONTREAL - Cogeco Inc. said Tuesday that Audet family holding company Gestion Audem Inc. Read more

CCAP sees 22% jump in video customers since 2012
QUEBEC CITY - Coopérative de Câblodistribution de L'Arrière Pays (CCAP) is crediting its switched IP video (SIPV) solution for a 22% lift in digital video subscribers over the past five years, a metric that it says exceeds industry trends for Read more

Rogers offers $750M in debt securities
TORONTO - Rogers Communications (RCI) has priced a US$750 million underwritten public offering of 4.30% senior notes due in 2048. Read more

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