Top Stories

CCSA Connect: What independent operators will be talking about (why they like Talk TV, for example)
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Attention, robocallers: new Voter Contact Registry requirements now in effect for federal election
OTTAWA-GATINEAU — With the federal election campaign officially underway, the CRTC announced Monday it is now accepting registrations via the Voter Contact Registry from anyone who will be using calling service providers or robocall systems to Read more

CCTS: Brama Telecom in breach of obligations, instructed to refund overcharged fees
OTTAWA — The Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) today instructed Toronto-based service provider Brama Telecom to refund excess amounts charged to one of its customers. Read more

More Breaking Stories

WHOOSH: Wind spectrum sell-off in prairies gets speedy approval by Industry Canada
TORONTO, OTTAWA, WINNIPEG and REGINA — Signalling its exit from the wireless network market in the prairie provinces, and just days after it made the original applications, Wind Mobile’s proposed sell-off of AWS-1 spectrum to Manitoba Telecom Read more

Bell expands data centre in Montreal
MONTREAL — Bell Business Markets announced Friday it is expanding its data hosting facility in Montreal, which will soon be able to offer a total IT load capacity of 6.8 megawatts in a 60,000-square-foot data centre. Read more

MTS looks for Allstream buyer, releases Q2 results
WINNIPEG — With restructuring of its Allstream subsidiary largely complete, Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. says it plans to look for a buyer for Allstream in the second half of this year. Read more

CMPA appoints Reynolds Mastin as new CEO
TORONTO — The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) has chosen Reynolds Mastin as its new president and CEO, filling the vacancy left by Michael Hennessy, who retired from the association earlier this summer. Read more

Quebec, federal government pledge $26.5 million to maintain satellite Internet service in Nunavik
QUÉBEC CITY — The Québec and federal governments made a joint funding announcement on Thursday to provide maximum financial assistance of $26.5 million for Tamaani, Nunavik’s telecommunications service project. Read more

Global smartphone shipments hit 338 million in Q2
HAMPSHIRE, UK — Global shipments of smartphones reached 338 million units in the second quarter of 2015, but growth in the smartphone market slowed to 16% year-over-year, according to UK-based mobile analyst firm Juniper Research. Read more

Mark Starowicz leaving CBC/Radio-Canada
TORONTO — CBC/Radio-Canada announced today that long-time executive producer Mark Starowicz is leaving the public broadcaster to launch a new career as an independent producer. Read more

Telecom growth drives strong revenues for Quebecor
MONTREAL — Strong performance by Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron subsidiary helped to drive up the parent company’s overall revenues in the second quarter of 2015. Read more

Telesat suffers $98-million net loss in first half of 2015
OTTAWA — Despite modest growth in both revenue and earnings and a decrease in operating expenses, Telesat Holdings Inc.’s net income for the second quarter of 2015 was almost half its income for the same quarter last year. Read more

MTM Report: Majority of English TV viewers engage with second screen
OTTAWA — More than half of English TV viewers in Canada have engaged in some form of second screen interaction, such as looking up something about a TV show while watching it, and almost one-third have engaged in “social TV” activities, Read more

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