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Telecom Sales Practices: Carriers cautiously concede coming code, quibble concerning conditions
GATINEAU – With the large Canadian telecom players reading the writing on the wall (where it appears the Commission is seriously considering some sort of new code of conduct for telecom sales practices) a few of the larger carriers last week Read more

Right Hand Man: How Phil Lind Guided the Genius of Ted Rogers
The TV tax battle By Phil Lind with Robert Brehl Read more

CPAC launches pre-election Democracy Project
OTTAWA – With the federal election less than a year away, the Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC) is broadening its gavel-to-gavel coverage of Parliament to prep voters before they cast their ballots next October with a new initiative called Read more

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Telecom Sales Practices Day 4: Carriers fight "flawed" CRTC survey
GATINEAU – Back in August, when the CRTC and researcher Ipsos launched a survey on what Canadians think of the sales practices of Canadian telecom companies, much private (and some public) hue and cry arose from the carriers across the Read more

Cable turns to distributed access networks to boost network capacity
Cable technologists embrace DAA as a complement to DOCSIS 3.1, fibre deep and other technologies ATLANTA – Believing their industry's hybrid fibre-coax (HFC) networks have plenty of life left in them, cablecos are pushing forward with Read more

Cable still needs a business case for network virtualization
ATLANTA – Despite a steadily growing number of NFV (network functions virtualization) lab trials and pilot deployments, the cable industry is still lagging well behind the telecom industry in virtualizing its network functions and equipment Read more

Ministers pledge principles of Canadian broadband strategy to include wireless service along major roads
VANCOUVER – Nearly two years after the CRTC decreed broadband a basic telecom service for all Canadians, a collection of federal, provincial, and territorial ministers have agreed to the principles of a Canadian broadband strategy. Read more

Rogers expands wireless service along BC’s Highway of Tears
SMITHERS, B.C. Read more

CBC’s daily news podcast goes beneath the headlines
TORONTO – CBC is serving up a new podcast that promises listeners a deeper understanding of the news of the day, from a distinctly Canadian perspective. Read more

SiriusXM launches holiday music channels Thursday – just ask Alexa
TORONTO – Canadian listeners may now ask Alexa to dial up their favourite SiriusXM channel. Read more

Access readies annual Halloween Pumpkin Patrol
REGINA - The Access Communications Pumpkin Patrol will once again take to the streets this Halloween in several Saskatchewan communities. Read more

Costco Canada business members can now shop for Primus services
TORONTO – Primus is offering special deals on its cloud communications and connectivity services to Costco Canada Business members. Read more

Register now for SCTE Ontario Fall Meeting and Vendor Show
MISSISSAUGA – Registration is now open for the SCTE Ontario Chapter’s annual Fall Meeting and Vendor Show. Read more

Stingray poised for “new levels of growth and success” after wrapping up Newcap Radio deal
NCC’s president and CEO Rob Steele steps down MONTREAL and DARTMOUTH – Stingray Digital Group officially completed its $506 million acquisition of Newfoundland Capital Corporation (NCC) Friday, creating what it described as Read more

CBC readies new archival music series ‘From The Vaults’
TORONTO – CBC is digging into its archives for its new music series which promises historic performances and candid interviews with the biggest names in music over the past 60 years. Read more

YouTube still top music streaming service with Anglophone Canadians: MTM
OTTAWA – Canadian listeners are increasingly turning to music streaming services to satisfy their appetite for curated, on-demand content, says a new report from Media Technology Monitor (MTM). Read more

Quincy Raby joins Hollywood Suite as director of operations
TORONTO – Former Viceland channel GM Quincy Raby is joining Hollywood Suite as director of operations. Read more

hayu Canada adds steamy British reality series ‘Love Island UK’
TORONTO – Canadians subscribers to NBCU streamer hayu can now binge on the British reality series Love Island UK. Read more

Telus launches 5G-ready LTE-M network
VANCOUVER - Telus flipped the switch on its LTE-M low-power wide-area (LPWA) network Thursday, with coverage available now across British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada, plus major centres in Manitoba. Read more

“Impressive wireless results” drive Q4 revenues at Shaw
CALGARY – A surge of new Freedom Mobile customers helped to buoy fourth quarter revenues at Shaw Communications, the company said Thursday. Read more

CommScope seeking to buy Arris: report
TELECOMMUNICATIONS MANUFACTURER COMMSCOPE is in talks with set-top maker Arris over a possible takeover. Read more

Corus’ W network brings Hallmark Channel to Canada
TORONTO - Corus Entertainment’s W Network has inked an exclusive multi-year, multi-platform channel partnership with Crown Media Family Network’s Hallmark Channel that will bring the American family-friendly entertainment brand and content to Read more

CHUM radio personality Roger Ashby to hang up the headphones
TORONTO – Long-time CHUM radio host Roger Ashby said Thursday that he is retiring from the morning show on CHUM 104.5 after 50 years with the station. Read more

SSi Mobile expands to 20th Nunavut community
YELLOWKNIFE - SSi Micro launched in its 20th wireless market in Nunavut this week. Read more

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