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UPDATED: CRTC will launch its own secret shopper program as it finds level of misleading or aggressive sales tactics "unacceptable"
GATINEAU – “Having considered the matter in depth, the CRTC finds that it is apparent that misleading or aggressive retail sales practices are present in the telecommunications service provider market in Canada. Read more

Quebec Radio: Leclerc tells CRTC it has no Plan B if it can't have three FM stations
QUEBEC CITY — Leclerc Communication tried out its best logical gymnastics on Wednesday as it appeared before a CRTC hearing to justify its requests related to the proposed $19-million acquisition of CHOI-FM (Radio X) in Quebec City and CHLX-FM Read more

Canada’s 4G networks faster, more consistent than most countries: Opensignal
LONDON, UK — In its latest global research report, focused on how 5G will solve the congestion problems of today’s 4G networks, mobile analytics company Opensignal found that Canada’s 4G networks are currently among the fastest and most Read more

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Samsung introduces trio of Galaxy S10 smartphones
TORONTO — Samsung unveiled today its new line of Galaxy S10 premium smartphones that the company says deliver ground-breaking innovations in display, camera and performance. Read more

SiriusXM app on Amazon Fire TV features Howard Stern video content
TORONTO — SiriusXM Canada announced Wednesday its new and improved app is now available on all Amazon Fire TV products and delivers a redesigned user experience along with video from The Howard Stern Show. Read more

MADE | NOUS campaign to celebrate Canadian talent during CTV’s Oscar red carpet special
TORONTO — The Canada Media Fund’s new MADE | NOUS consumer campaign celebrating the creative work of Canadians in the film, television, video game and digital entertainment industries will make its world premiere from the red carpet at the Read more

Fake news worries 85% of online Canadians: MTM report
OTTAWA — A new Media Technology Monitor (MTM) report reveals 85% of online Canadians have some level of concern regarding the impact of fake news on the world around them. Read more

CIRA report highlights Canadians’ concerns about cybersecurity, privacy and fake news
OTTAWA — The vast majority of Canadians are concerned about potential cyberattacks against organizations with access to their personal data and are equally worried that businesses willingly share their personal data with third parties without Read more

Wireless networks will support 12 billion devices and IoT connections by 2022: Cisco
SAN JOSE — Mobile data traffic by 2022 will represent almost 20% of global IP traffic and will reach 930 exabytes (almost a zettabyte) annually, which is nearly 113 times more than all global mobile traffic generated just 10 years prior, in Read more

Ericsson promises smooth 5G network evolution
STOCKHOLM — Ericsson announced Tuesday new additions to its 5G Platform portfolio of products that the company says will provide service providers with a smooth evolution to 5G networks. Read more

How goes service providers’ progress in reducing caller ID spoofing? The CRTC wants to know
OTTAWA — Without publicly naming names, the CRTC issued a letter Friday to telecom service providers who have not submitted their six-month progress report regarding their implementation of measures to reduce caller ID spoofing and to determine Read more

Operators lacking a public cloud strategy could lose millions, Optiva warns
TORONTO — Communication service providers who fail to move core, cloud-native applications to the public cloud risk losing competitive market position and millions of dollars from their bottom line, according to cloud software provider Optiva, Read more

Blue Ant’s ZooMoo kids channel continues to expand in Asia
SINGAPORE — Blue Ant Media’s interactive preschool nature channel ZooMoo is now available on the Asian video-on-demand service iflix, the company announced Tuesday. Read more

Netflix says 1,850 annual jobs to be created with new Toronto production hub
Leasing studio space from Cinespace and Pinewood TORONTO – Netflix announced a significant expansion of its Canadian production presence this morning. Read more

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