Cable & Telecom

Spectrum alone won’t create wireless competition – PIAC

OTTAWA – Despite the promise of cheaper and more widespread 4G services, Canadian cellphone customers are unlikely to see any real benefit from the 700 MHz auction to be held later this year says consumer rights group the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC). Industry Minister Christian Paradis officially outlined on Thursday the final regulations for the eagerly awaited spectrum auction. While Paradis ensured “at least four providers in every region can acquire spectrum in the upcoming 700 MHz spectrum auction,” PIAC claims there have been no substantive changes to the upcoming auction rules to ensure this result. “It is unfortunate...

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.