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Rogers making Internet of Things available to the masses, says executive
TORONTO – Many Canadian businesses still aren’t sure how to leverage the Internet of Things despite the technology's advantages, says a Rogers Communications official. Read more

UPDATED: Why adding voice to LTE isn't easy
TORONTO - Adding packet-switched voice calling to LTE networks (VoLTE) is in some ways the holy grail of true 4G wireless. Read more

Canadians love fantasy sports – and the Jays run to the playoffs
TORONTO - Just over five million (5.1 million) Canadians participated in fantasy sports online or via a mobile device at some point in the past (about 20% of the online population), according to Solution Research Group’s most recent Read more

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CPP thinks cable is a good deal; taking a stake in Cablevision
TORONTO and NEW YORK – The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and funds advised by BC Partners, together with co-investors, announced today that they have committed to approximately 30% of the equity in Altice’s proposed Read more

Ciciretto parting ways with Cogeco; replaced by Jetté
MONTREAL - Tony Ciciretto is stepping down as president and CEO of Cogeco Cable’s newly renamed business unit Cogeco Peer 1, the company said Read more

CRTC pulls plug on Bruce Power’s plan for wireless emergency alerting, notes new public proceeding underway
OTTAWA – The CRTC has turned down a request by Ontario’s Bruce Power that it order wireless service providers to carry and deliver emergency public alerts to all Canadians with mobile phones starting this fall. Read more

Cisco buying OTT services provider 1 Mainstream
SAN JOSE, CA – Cisco said Wednesday that it is acquiring 1 Mainstream, a privately held company that offers a cloud-based video platform designed to launch live and on-demand OTT services to connected devices. Read more

CRTC orders wholesale wireless rates to be made public
OTTAWA – Bell Mobility, Rogers and Telus must disclose their interim wholesale wireless rates within the next week after the CRTC found in favour of a disclosure of information request from Vaxination Informatique. Read more

Community media needs fresh approach to thrive in digital era: report
OTTAWA - A coalition of media stakeholders has published a draft report calling for a more coherent approach to community media in the digital environment. Read more

Redman rejoins SiriusXM Canada as CFO
TORONTO - SiriusXM Canada has named Jason Redman as chief financial officer, effective November 30, 2015. Read more

Surge in data use drives up telco sector revenues 2.5%: CRTC report
OTTAWA–GATINEAU – Some two thirds of Canadians own a smartphone, and nearly half of Canadians use tablets, according to the 2015 edition of the CRTC’s Communications Monitoring Report. Read more

Stingray Music strikes chord with younger audiences
MONTREAL – Stingray said Tuesday that it has experienced “significant growth” this year in the number of listeners aged 18 to 34 who tune in to its Stingray Music channels on TV. Read more

Discovery Go debuts with 4,500 hours of content, with 4K to come
TORONTO – Discovery launched its TV Everywhere app Discovery Go this week, pledging to become the first in Canada to offer content in 4K Ultra HD. Read more

SaskTel improves Internet access, speed in more rural communities
REGINA – SaskTel will roll out high speed Internet service to eight more rural communities next year plus boost speeds in 19 more locations. Read more

CTAM Canada Broadcaster’s Forum to address opportunities, challenges of TV packaging flexibility
TORONTO – Tickets are now on sale for next month’s CTAM Canada Broadcaster Forum. Read more

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