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Everyone encouraged to report on telecom sales practices as CRTC opens public inquiry
Consumers, employees, stakeholders encouraged to come forward OTTAWA – Canadians who have been on the receiving end of misleading or aggressive retail sales practices from the country’s telecommunication companies will now have the Read more

Netflix misses its own subscriber targets but still tops 130 million subs
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Cogeco to make the leap into wireless... probably
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“Economic environment”, competition, pull down 2017/18 profits at SaskTel
REGINA - SaskTel reported 2017/18 net income of $121.0 million from operating revenues of $1.253 billion in its annual report released this week. Read more

Montreal’s Aldea wraps up delivery of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
MONTREAL - Canadian video supplier Aldea Solutions said Monday that it successfully delivered live transmissions of the 2018 FIFA World Cup to 14 customers around the world. Read more

First 5G data call made across a commercial mobile network
GOLD COAST, AU - Ericsson, Intel and Telstra have successfully completed the first end-to-end non-standalone 5G data call on a commercial mobile network at Telstra’s 5G Innovation Centre on the Gold Coast, Australia in a multivendor setup. Read more

Bell Media’s CHUM 104.5 adds new morning host; launches ad campaign
TORONTO - Bell Media's CHUM 104.5 radio station in Toronto debuted a new morning co-host and ad campaign Monday as part of its ongoing Read more

CBC/Radio-Canada "broadened thinking" to create, foster, an inclusive workforce
OTTAWA – CBC/Radio-Canada is taking steps to improve the inclusivity of its workplace culture through the addition of new internal programs as well as new metrics to monitor its diversity and inclusion track record. Read more

CRTC sets network quality metrics for basic broadband Internet service
OTTAWA - The CRTC is one step closer towards establishing broadband access as a basic telecommunications service for all Canadians after issuing a preliminary network quality framework Friday. Read more

Bell Media offers advertisers new custom “SuperPod”
TORONTO – Bell Media has created a way for its prime time advertisers to be featured exclusively in a commercial break, complete with custom creative tied directly to the program. Read more

CMPA, DGC sign new labour agreement
TORONTO - The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) and the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) have concluded negotiations on a new three-year Read more

New Maple Leaf Fibre to connect Montreal, Toronto, with fibre-optic cable
TORONTO – Crosslake Fibre is partnering with Metro Optic and Read more

Citytv readies “new approach to local news” in Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver
MONTREAL, CALGARY and VANCOUVER - Citytv stations in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver will serve up a new local news show come September with the arrival of CityNews at Six at 6 p.m. and CityNews Tonight at 11 p.m. Read more

CRTC grants Newcap’s proposed buy of two New Glasgow radio stations
Deal to close after completion of Stingray acquisition OTTAWA and DARTMOUTH – The CRTC has approved Newcap Radio’s purchase of two FM radio stations in New Glasgow, NS from Hector Broadcasting for $2.7 million. Read more

SWIFT releases first RFP as it breaks ground on new regional broadband network
MORAVIANTOWN/THAMESVILLE, ON - The SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) project has released its first Request for Proposals (RFP) for fibre-construction to serve the Delaware Nation at Morviantown, a First Nation located within Read more

New committees to dial up solutions for soon-to-be exhausted area codes
OTTAWA – As Canadians continue to demand more phone numbers, four new CRTC Interconnection Steering Committee ad hoc relief planning committee (RPC) have been set up to examine options and make recommendations for providing “numbering Read more

Telus hits the road in Victoria with mobile clinic on wheels
VICTORIA – Telus is behind a new “clinic on wheels” delivering primary healthcare to the city’s most vulnerable citizens. Read more


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