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Frank wants to make the cheap phone good
Canadian newcomer aims to disrupt smartphone market OTTAWA – This might be considered the unofficial mantra for Frank Technologies, the brash upstart that kicks off a crowd source funding campaign today (Tuesday) to Read more

Da-Ré joins Telelatino
TORONTO – Multilingual media company Telelatino has announced the appointment of industry veteran Errol Da-Ré to the newly created position of chief revenue officer. Read more

SaskTel upgrading rural Saskatchewan wireless to LTE
REGINA – Today SaskTel said it will invest approximately $4 million to upgrade 35 wireless towers in rural Saskatchewan. Read more

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Quebec first to benefit from new rural broadband program
ROBERVAL, QC - Ten communities in Quebec are the first to benefit from improved high-speed Internet access under the Feds’ new rural broadband program Read more

Small carrier regs tweaked
OTTAWA – The CRTC has revised the exemption order for terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings (BDUs) serving fewer than 20,000 subscribers. Read more

OMNI Regional arrives September 1
TORONTO - Rogers Media’s new national multilingual service OMNI Regional is set to debut Friday with daily national newscasts in Cantonese, Italian, Mandarin, and Punjabi. Read more

CRTC stages Toronto hearing to consider radio applications for Grimsby/Beamsville, Georgina
OTTAWA – The CRTC will set up shop at a Toronto hotel in November to consider new radio applications vying to serve Ontario’s Grimsby/Beamsville region as well as the town of Georgina. Read more

Production underway on CTV’s new music series ‘The Launch’
TORONTO – CTV has kicked off production of its new original music series The Launch with recording superstars Fergie and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder (both pictured) among its first musical mentors. Read more

EXFO continues acquisition streak with voluntary takeover of Astellia
QUEBEC CITY – EXFO Inc. Read more

SaskTel helps make Moose Jaw “the most connected city in Saskatchewan”
MOOSE JAW, SK - SaskTel has reached an agreement with the City of Moose Jaw to bring its selectWI-FI to Mosaic Place and eight other city-run facilities. Read more

Nominations open for OAB's Broadcast Order of Achievement award
MARKHAM, ON - The Ontario Association of Broadcasters (OAB) is now accepting applications for its Broadcast Order of Achievement awards. Read more

Internet piracy cuts in to Q2 revenues at ATN
TORONTO - Asian Television Network (ATN) reported a net income of $202,081 on revenues of $5.21 million for the second quarter ended June 20, 2017. Read more

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