Cable & Telecom

Telcos must implement STIR/SHAKEN by November 30

GATINEAU — In a decision released today, the CRTC has set November 30, 2021, as the date by which Canadian telecommunications service providers (TSPs) must implement STIR/SHAKEN (new tech intended to combat caller ID spoofing) to authenticate and verify caller identification information for IP-based voice calls as a condition of offering and providing telecom services, pursuant to sections 24 and 24.1 of the Telecommunications Act. The Commission previously postponed implementation of the STIR/SHAKEN framework until June 30, 2021. In today’s compliance and enforcement and telecom decision, the Commission acknowledges “some technical and policy issues have yet to be resolved, which...

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.