Canada Télécommunications

Justin Trudeau Is Just Not Ready to Take on Cellphone Bills

Peter Nowak | Posted 10.21.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Nowak

The new PM will be a breath of fresh air on the environment -- it's impossible to be any worse than his predecessor -- and he will take the leash off federal scientists, or so he has promised. However, one area the Liberals aren't expected to deliver any good news in are telecommunications services.

Outsource These Five Key Business Functions to Cut Operating Costs

Claudio Nespeca | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Business
Claudio Nespeca

Transferring day-to-day responsibilities for voice and data management to an outside vendor is an immense load off the staff of any growing company. It means not having to worry about hardware and software issues, as well as ongoing technical support, remote monitoring, troubleshooting, repairs and ongoing upgrades.

We Need To Fight For a Free and Open Internet in 2015

David Christopher | Posted 03.08.2015 | Canada Politics
David Christopher

Do we want an Internet that works for everyday citizens -- or one dominated by powerful bureaucracies, be they spy agencies, giant telecom conglomerates, or powerful Hollywood lobbyists? If we want a free and open Internet that works for all of us then we're going to have to fight for it.

Why CRTC's New Wireless Contract Rules Actually Give Us Less Freedom

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

A company can still offer three-year deals if it wants to, but they are no longer permitted to enforce those deals with cancellation fees. They would be three-year deals in name only, therefore no company offers them, and consumers have fewer options than they did before. One result of this regulatory change: higher up-front prices for your new phone.

Traditional Media Is Still Relevant in a Social Media World

Andrea Lekushoff | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada Business
Andrea Lekushoff

As social media has become more prevalent, people have come to expect immediate information and real, consumer driven conversations. This has forced the traditional news landscape to evolve, prompting much discussion about the relevancy of newspapers, TV, and radio. But does traditional media even have a place in today's culture of 140 characters or less?

Shining a Light on Government Spy Requests

David Christopher | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada Politics
David Christopher

Canadians have been speaking out in huge numbers about the government's mass surveillance of law-abiding citizens. For some time now, debate has focused on how many of our telecom companies appear to be cooperating with warrantless surveillance requests from government agencies.

Creative Canadians Take on Big Telecom's Propaganda

David Christopher | Posted 10.11.2013 | Canada
David Christopher

Judging by the remarkable grassroots response from Canadians, it's clear that Big Telecom has totally misjudged the national mood. They're wasting millions on misleading propaganda and expensive ads that almost nobody believes. Canadians are uniting against the lies of Big Telecom in a big way, and the results have been spectacular.

Why the Big Three Are Right About Verizon

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

At first sight, the reaction of the three big players to Verizon's possible entry onto the Canadian market seems to be another illustration of their tendency to quash competition. A casual observer might be tempted to think that they're trying to secure government protection against a new player that poses a real threat to their market shares. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Satellite Outage Could Cause Communication Trouble

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada

MONTREAL - Many Canadians, especially those in remote areas of the Far North, lost all communications Thursday after Telesat's powerful Anik F2 satell...

CRTC Chair Crossed Harper Government Too Many Times

Peter Nowak | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada
Peter Nowak

Konrad von Finckenstein has a pretty good resume for someone who's looking to prove their independent thinking, which is a good trait if you're an entrepreneur, but not so much for a government-appointed bureaucrat. The fear now is that the prime minister will move to install a CRTC chair who is more subservient.

Naguib Sawiris: 2011 CIC Globalist of the Year

Bessma Momani | Posted 11.20.2011 | Canada
Bessma Momani

As Egypt struggles to find its way, there is great skepticism, pessimism and all out defeatism in this 80 million-strong country. So to hear that Naguib Sawiris will be honoured brings one to a moment of reflection on the role of Egyptian business and the future of its economy.

RIM's Problems 'Partly Based In Canadian Telecom Policy'

Toronto Star | Posted 10.22.2011 | Canada Business

Given a Canadian environment where data is expensive, competition limited, and spectrum relatively scarce, it should come as no surprise that RIM view...

RIM's Annual Meeting To Give Shareholders A Voice | Posted 09.11.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- WATERLOO, Ont. - Research in Motion's shareholders will get the chance to voice their views on the BlackBerry maker and how it's...

Companies To Face CRTC On UBB

The Canadian Press | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- MONTREAL - Independent Internet service providers contribute significantly to network congestion, and the price they pay to larg...

Industry Minister Gives Few Hints On Telecom Future | Posted 08.01.2011 | Canada Business