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Rural connectivity: Committee arguments spark déjà vu
OTTAWA – On Thursday, February 21st, as just about everybody else in Ottawa was watching the Clerk of the Privy Council defend the Prime Minister in front of the Justice Committee over the SNC Lavalin affair, another meeting just as Read more

UPDATED: Corus consolidates broadcast network portfolio, expands leadership team
TORONTO — Corus Entertainment announced changes to its executive leadership team and business operating structure, which it says are designed to accelerate advancement of its strategic priorities to own more content, engage audiences and expand Read more

CRTC wants more input on ISP code of conduct, via Facebook
OTTAWA-GATINEAU — The CRTC is asking Canadians to share their views about the possible creation of a mandatory code of conduct for Internet service providers, by submitting comments on the Commission’s Read more

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NDP MP asks Privacy Commissioner and Competition Bureau to launch inquiry into ‘misleading and aggressive’ telecom sales practices
WINDSOR, ON — Brian Masse, MP for Windsor West and NDP Industry Critic, is asking the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Competition Bureau to launch an inquiry into whether Canadians’ privacy or consumer rights were violated by telecom Read more

Antoine-Labelle communities in Quebec to benefit from high-speed Internet
RIVIÈRE-ROUGE, QC – The 17 municipalities in Quebec’s Antoine-Labelle will soon have a new fibre optic network spanning 1,900 kilometres that will bring high-speed Internet to over 16,000 households and businesses. Read more

PFL fights its way on to TSN
NEW YORK and TORONTO – TSN is the exclusive Canadian home of the Professional Fighters League (PFL), the first organization to present MMA through a regular season, playoffs and championship format. Read more

One Caribbean Television arrives on Bell Fibe
TORONTO – Bell Fibe TV subscribers may now tune in for a taste of the tropics with the launch of One Caribbean Television, a destination channel devoted to all things Caribbean. Read more

Ericsson to acquire Kathrein’s antenna, filters business
STOCKHOLM - Ericsson is bolstering its investments in 5G antenna technology after buying Kathrein’s antenna and filters business. Read more

MWC 2019: ZTE conducts 5G video call, demonstrates live 5G services
SHENZHEN, CHINA - ZTE Corporation has completed a video call on a 5G smartphone in collaboration with Wind Tre and Open Fiber, the company said Monday from the Mobile World Congress (MWC). Read more

Shaw extends naming rights for Salmon Arm facility for another 15 years
SALMON ARM, BC - Shaw Communications has extended the naming rights for the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm through 2035. Read more

Huawei feels the love at Canadian partner convention, celebrating the company’s 10 years in Canada
TORONTO — More than 300 guests Thursday night helped Huawei to celebrate the company’s 10 years of Canadian operations during its fifth Canadian Partner Convention, held in Toronto. Read more

Ericsson to show live demo of 4G/5G dynamic spectrum sharing at MWC 2019
STOCKHOLM — Ericsson says it will show a live demonstration of the first activation of its Ericsson Spectrum Sharing software with an Intel 5G device at Mobile World Congress 2019, which will show that 4G and 5G traffic can run simultaneously Read more

TVA acquiring Incendo production company in $19.5-million deal
MONTREAL — Quebecor Media’s TVA Group is acquiring Incendo, a Montreal-based television production and distribution company, in a deal valued at $19.5 million, TVA Group announced Friday. Read more

CRTC solicits comments on proposed BDU authorization amendment to include CTV Two Alberta on basic service
OTTAWA — The CRTC is proposing to amend the general authorizations for BDUs to authorize the satellite-to-cable CTV Two Alberta service to be included as part of the basic service in Alberta, but the Commission wants to hear from interested Read more

Early bird registration now available for CommTech West show, keynote speaker announced for CommTech East
MISSISSAUGA and CALGARY — Early bird registration is now available for both the Canadian CommTech East and CommTech West shows, scheduled to take place this spring in Mississauga, Ont., and Calgary, respectively. Read more

CMA and nabs Canada enter into new partnership
TORONTO — The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) and nabs Canada announced Thursday a new partnership to increase awareness of, and support for, programs provided by the nabs charity that assist professionals in the marketing and Read more

Thunderbird adapting ‘The Marrow Thieves’ for television
VANCOUVER — Thunderbird Entertainment announced the award-winning novel The Marrow Thieves by Métis author Cherie Dimaline will be adapted for television through a collaboration with TV writer and producer Jennica Harper. Read more

SaskTel migrating customers to paperless bills
REGINA — SaskTel announced Thursday it’s moving to paperless billing as part of its continuing efforts to be a green company. Read more

SOCAN royalties grew 11% in 2018, buoyed by export music sales
TORONTO — The growing success of Canadian music around the world helped to propel a history-making year of royalty collections for SOCAN in 2018, the company announced Thursday. Read more

Private LTE will be a US$16.3-billion opportunity by 2025: ABI Research
OYSTER BAY, NY — The market for private LTE networks deployed by end-vertical enterprises will be worth US$16.3 billion by 2025, according to market consultancy firm ABI Research. Read more

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