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Telus CTO sounds a couple of alarms - including on spectrum
NICE, France – Telus chief technology officer Ibrahim Gedeon this week noted his concern about two major issues confronting the telecom business – the high costs of virtualization, and the slow release of spectrum needed for 5G development by Read more

COMMENTARY: What about the Radiocommunication Act? The case for its reform
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Canadian Music Week: Radio promos, the good and the bad...
TORONTO — Create experiences for your listeners that matter. Get people talking about what you’re doing to be top of mind with your audience. Read more

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Louis Audet to step aside at Cogeco; Jetté promoted to CEO. And no, it's not for sale, thanks
MONTREAL - Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Communications today announced Philippe Jetté will become president and CEO of both public companies effective September 1st, 2018. Read more

Consumer groups to research Internet code of conduct
OTTAWA - “As we harness new technologies and a rapidly changing marketplace, we must never lose sight of Canadians,” reads the canned quote attributed to ISED Minister Navdeep Bains in the Wednesday afternoon press release announcing Read more

It's time to start planning for the 100th anniversary of Canadian broadcasting
THIS SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018, will be the 98th anniversary of what might have been the world’s first real, scheduled, radio program. Read more

Canadian Music Week: How radio must re-assert its relevance in the connected car
TORONTO — Satellite radio. Hybrid radio. Embedded modems. Android Auto. Apple CarPlay. Amazon Alexa. Read more

Federal government, Northwestel to spend $6.1 million connecting 10 more communities
YELLOWKNIFE, NWT – The federal government today said it will give $4.6 million to Northwestel from the Connect to Innovate program to bring “new or improved high-speed Internet” to nine Indigenous communities in the NWT and one Read more

CRTC to refund over $500,000 in DNCL fees
OTTAWA – The CRTC will reimburse almost $600,000 to telemarketers after the total amount paid for violations in 2017-18 exceeded its estimated regulatory costs. Read more

NTT first to demo 100 Gbps wireless transmission
TOKYO - Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) said that it can demonstrate 100 Gbps wireless transmission using a new principle, Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM) multiplexing, with the aim of achieving terabit-class wireless transmission Read more

Groupe V’s Max scoops up French-language versions of FX programming
MONTREAL – Groupe V Média’s Max will soon be the exclusive Canadian home to FX network's internationally renowned premium content, in French. Read more

SiriusXM dials up two week free preview in support of new app
TORONTO – Just in time for the unofficial start of summer, SiriusXM Canada has kicked off a two week free preview on both its satellite and streaming platform as part of the introduction of a new app. Read more

Minister Bains talks up AI in Silicon Valley
OTTAWA - Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains said that his recent two-day visit to California’s Silicon Valley helped to showcase Canada’s growing leadership in artificial intelligence (AI). Read more

Family Channel helps bring Holly Hobbie to life in new series
TORONTO - Family Channel and Toronto-based Aircraft Pictures in association with American Greetings Entertainment has begun principal photography on its new live-action series Read more

Newcap cites “economic challenges” in Alberta, Newfoundland markets for dip in Q1 revenue
DARTMOUTH - Newcap Radio owner Newfoundland Capital Corporation started its 2018 fiscal year with what it described as a “small shortfall”. Read more

Bell, City of Orillia partner on Smart City program
ORILLIA, ON – The City of Orillia is teaming up with Bell on an Internet of Things (IoT) initiative that it says will solidify its commitment as a developing Smart City. Read more

Ontario broadcasters team up for televised Provincial Leaders Debate
TORONTO - Ontario media outlets are joining together to broadcast a televised Ontario Leaders Debate in the lead up to the 2018 Ontario general election. Read more

All NWT communities now have 4G wireless, high-speed Internet service
YELLOWKNIFE – The Northwest Territories (NWT) Broadband Infrastructure project wrapped up this week with every NWT community receiving 4G wireless and high-speed Internet service. Read more

Bell Media promotes Nanci MacLean, Geoff Grant, as it closes Pinewood Toronto Studios deal
TORONTO – Bell Media has named Nanci MacLean as president of Pinewood Toronto Studios as it officially completed its purchase of a majority Read more

9 Story Media Group creates new consumer products arm amidst brand refresh
TORONTO - 9 Story Media Group has launched a new dedicated consumer products division as part of a corporate rebrand. Read more

SSi Mobile expands to nine Nunavut communities
YELLOWKNIFE - SSi Micro is continuing the expansion of its wireless service across Nunavut. Read more

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