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Cable & Telecom

Eastlink at 50

HALIFAX — Eastlink, which started out as a small cable company in rural Nova Scotia when it was established in 1971 by John Bragg, has of course since grown into... Continue Reading

Cable & Telecom

Quebecor begins western lobbying campaign ahead of Rogers-Shaw decisions

CEO Péladeau has already said he is interested in Freedom Mobile By Ahmad Hathout MONTREAL – Quebecor CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau has been making headlines in recent weeks by suggesting he is interested in acquiring Freedom Mobile in the event that condition is forced by regulators as part of a Rogers-Shaw merger. Now, he’s sending lobbyists west to familiarize the brand. During a conference call related to his company’s first quarter earnings report this month, Péladeau expressed interest in taking Videotron’s brand nationwide. He said regulatory conditions are better now, following the CRTC’s decision to give regional carriers access to the wireless… Continue Reading

Cable & Telecom

Wireless Policy Review: MVNOs mandated by the CRTC, but…

GATINEAU – The CRTC today decided to mandate mobile virtual network operators for the Canadian wireless market – as long as companies who want to be one already own and operate network facilities and Tier 4 or higher (3, 2, 1) spectrum. The Commission is calling it “wholesale facilities-based MVNO access service” and the decision also makes it clear this new “wholesale roaming policy applies to fifth-generation (5G) networks. This confirmation is important to help ensure that competition can continue to grow as the mobile wireless service market evolves to 5G.” In short, that means companies with existing facilities like… Continue Reading

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.