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Canadian newcomers embrace streaming, smartphones, CBC
TORONTO - Newcomers to Canada use their mobile phone more than the general Canadian population, stream more content, and enjoy watching basketball, according to a new report released Tuesday. Read more

Network Technology: As network demands double, cable preps for dawn of Remote PHY era
DENVER – With cable operators under mounting pressure to boost the capacity of their beleaguered networks and offer faster broadband speeds without overloading their headends and hubs with more costly equipment, the industry is now adopting a Read more

Sometimes there's quick change at a CRTC hearing
Rogers agrees to expand distribution of tiny community station GATINEAU – CRTC hearings feature a lot of what we call “woulda, shoulda, coulda” talk. Read more

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Telecom brands must be in front of customers in the “micro-moments” before they switch providers: Google
WITH THE MAJORITY OF Canadian telecom customers not loyal to one brand, telecom providers must be there in the critical moments when customers begin to ponder switching, says new data from Google. Read more

LTE speeds slow, including in Canada, as availability grows: OpenSignal
LONDON, UK – While Canada places within the top 25 countries for 4G availability and speed, its ranking declined slightly from six months ago in keeping with global trends, according to the latest Read more

Live TV piracy spurs cord-cutting, bandwidth consumption: Sandvine
FREMONT, CA – Live television piracy in North America is on the rise and ballooning in to a multi-billion dollar problem for communication service providers (CSPs), according to data from Sandvine. Read more

Video relay service now available 24/7
OTTAWA–GATINEAU – The CRTC’s national video relay service (VRS) has extended its service hours to allow users to make and receive calls any time of the day. Read more

Samsung Pay expands to debit cards in Canada, adds new partners
MISSISSAUGA – Samsung Pay has extended its reach in Canada beyond credit cards to include debit cards. Read more

iHeartRadio Canada first to spin songs from 'The Launch'
TORONTO – Original songs from CTV's original music series and international TV format The Launch will debut first on the radio stations of its corporate cousin iHeartRadio Canada. Read more

New deadlines for CRTC’s 9(1)(h) hearing
GATINEAU – The CRTC has pushed back its deadline for comments pertaining to TV channels wishing to renew their places in the basic programming package. Read more

Telefilm Canada checks in on new gender parity measures
MONTREAL – Telefilm Canada says that it's well on its way to meeting a balanced production portfolio by 2020 that reflects gender parity in the roles of director, writer and producer. Read more

SiriusXM flips switch on its Christmas and Hanukkah lineup
TORONTO - SiriusXM Canada’s holiday music lineup will feature eight commercial-free channels, with two starting November 1. Read more

RuralWave honoured with innovation award
LITTLE BRITAIN, ON – Independent ISP RuralWave has received an Innovation Award from Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation during small business week earlier this month. Read more


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