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Wireless Review: Why the possibility of short term price breaks is not worth the long term cost
Bell also asks for return of long-term contracts GATINEAU – Competition in the Canadian wireless market is already heated and getting hotter, resulting in an overall and ongoing decline in wireless prices while new competitors continue Read more

The Last Must-Carry: Decision on must-carry ethnic TV license coming Thursday
GATINEAU – The CRTC’s decision on who will get, or even whether to grant, a mandatory carriage TV licence under section 9(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Act for a national, multilingual and multi-ethnic television service, will come on Thursday at Read more

5G hyper-connectivity to generate US$4.3T globally, says KPMG
TORONTO – While the virtues of 5G have been well documented, KPMG has put a dollar value on it, estimating that the move to 5G telecom networks will unlock US$4.3 trillion in economic value across the globe. Read more




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News groups to help build panel to oversee Feds’ journalism aid
GATINEAU – Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez has tapped eight Canadian news organizations to make recommendations for a panel that will help determine the eligibility criteria for tax measures designed to support legacy print media Read more

CBC’s ‘Murdoch Mysteries’ returns for 13th season
TORONTO - CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries has kicked off production on its 13th season that will see the popular Canadian drama mark its 200th episode. Read more

Register now for Digital Access Day on May 28
OTTAWA – Registration is now open for the second annual Digital Access Day hosted by the Internet Society Canada. Read more

New digital charter to safeguard Canadians’ data, tackle online hate speech
TORONTO – The Feds appear poised to reform Canada’s digital privacy laws with Tuesday’s announcement of a new digital charter. Read more

Rogers to flip switch on NB-IoT network technology this year, starting in Ontario
TORONTO - Rogers is launching Narrow-Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network technology in Ontario this year in what it calls a “strategic step” in its multi-year technology plan to bring 5G to Canadians. Read more

Calm Radio gears up for growth with $1.25M in financing
TORONTO – Music streaming service Calm Radio has secured $1.25M in financing from BDC and TD Commercial Banking, the company announced Tuesday during the Collision Conference in Read more

Telus to invest $1B in Quebec over five years
MONTREAL - Telus will invest $53 million in its wireless and wireline networks in Greater Montreal this year as part of a five-year billion dollar commitment in the province of Quebec, the company said Tuesday. Read more


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