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MPs want to tie tax breaks on wireless gear to retail price breaks
OTTAWA - The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association argued before the federal Finance Committee this week that increasing the accelerate capital cost allowance on certain classes of wireless equipment would result in a substantial jump Read more

Shaw to wrap up Wind Mobile deal March 1st
CALGARY - Shaw Communications said that it will close its acquisition of Mid-Bowline Group Corp. Read more

APTN to launch All Nations Network in the U.S.
WINNIPEG and SANTA FE, NM - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) has announced plans to launch a new service in the U.S. Read more

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CRTC turns down CNOC’s wireless access appeal
OTTAWA – The CRTC has denied a request by the Canadian Network Operators Consortium (CNOC) to mandate both full Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) national wholesale access services and wholesale tower and site sharing services. Read more

Corus shareholders urged to vote yes for Shaw Media acquisition
TORONTO - An independent proxy advisory research firm is recommending that Corus Entertainment shareholders vote in favour of the company's proposed $2.65 billion acquisition of Shaw Media Inc. Read more

Love Nature 4K SVoD service debuts in 32 countries
LONDON, UK – Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks joint venture Blue Skye Entertainment has launched a new, direct-to-consumer SVoD Read more

AT&T, Verizon trial 5G
WHILE 4G NETWORKS continue to roll out, U.S. Read more

Multi-platform comedy series sees Canada take on New Zealand
TORONTO and AUCKLAND - It’s Canada versus New Zealand in The Nations!, a new co-production featuring homegrown comedians Seán Cullen and Jarred Read more

Big brands in the house for return of ‘Big Brother Canada’
TORONTO – Reality game show Big Brother Canada returns to Shaw Media’s Global TV next month for its fourth season, complete with new houseguests and returning brands. Read more

Telus’ Mercier among WCT annual award winners
OTTAWA – Telus’ EVP, corporate affairs, chief legal officer and corporate secretary Monique Mercier has been named Woman of the Year by Women in Communications and Technology (WCT). Read more

CRTC offers online listing of communication service providers
GATINEAU – The CRTC has unveiled a new online tool designed to help connect Canadians with the phone, mobile, Internet and TV service provider that best meets their needs. Read more

Sandvine on the defense in patent claim
WATERLOO, ON – Sandvine Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiary Sandvine Incorporated ULC has been named in a patent infringement claim. Read more

Virtual career fair introduces employers, new Canadians
OTTAWA – The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is hosting a virtual career fair to help connect Canadian employers with Internationally Educated ICT Professionals (IEPs) that are in their final stage of immigration to Read more

Calgary’s News Talk 770 launches on HD Radio
CALGARY – Corus-owned radio station News Talk 770 has become the first HD radio station in the Calgary market. Read more

TeleCommunication Systems offers location systems to Canadian wireless cos
ANNAPOLIS, MD - TeleCommunication Systems said Thursday that it is providing four of Canada's largest communications companies with location based services systems and services, a move that it says strengthens its North American market Read more

VisionTV readies ‘Divine Intervention’
TORONTO – VisionTV is adding an original new talk series to its daytime lineup hosted by renowned author, speaker and Oprah-approved relationship expert Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. Read more


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