The Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has hit Bell Canada with a C$7.5 million fine for not sharing its telephone poles with Quebecor’s Videotron. Quebecor, the parent company of Videotron, first filed a complaint in June 2020 over denied permits to deploy its services using Bell’s telephone poles. The company argued that by denying or
The Federal Court has ruled in favour of Vidéotron last Tuesday in its fight against Telus which called into question the purchase of 3500 MHz spectrum licenses in Western Canada by the Quebec company. Through its subsidiary Fibrenoire, Vidéotron won an auction last summer, allowing it to acquire 128 3500 MHz spectrum licenses in British […]
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The government of Canada is launching Connecting Families 2.0 to offer faster speeds and increased data usage for low-income families and seniors
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by Tom Li •
Canada’s major telecommunication providers have all waived long-distance fees for connections to Ukraine, to allow Canadians to stay in touch with friends and loved ones there after the Russian military invaded the country on Feb. 23. Bell – Waiving all home phone and consumer mobility postpaid long-distance charges for calls from Canada to Ukraine until […]
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Federal court rejects Bell and Telus request to block Videotron’s 5G spectrum purchase in western Canada
by Tom Li •
The Federal Court has denied Bell and Telus’s request to block Quebecor’s Videotron from purchasing set-aside mid-band 5G licenses in the recent 3,500MHz spectrum auction. According to Federal Court documents obtained by IT World Canada, the court has denied Telus’ motion because the arguments raised were untenable and do not raise a serious issue. It […]
by Tom Li •
Bell and Telus alleged that Quebecor is unqualified to bid for the set-aside spectrums reserved for regional carriers.
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