Carriers – Canada

Future cellphone tower installation to require public consultation

Cellular tower

While many expected that Industry Canada would today announce the outcome of the ongoing 700MHz spectrum auction, the Canadian government instead today unveiled changes to the Antenna Tower Sitting Policy which guides the process by which companies can install cellphone towers. The announcement was made by Industry Minister James Moore. The policy, dating back to 2008, initially required public consultation only […]

CRTC seeks input from Canadians on draft wireless code

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today invited Canadians to share their input on the draft code for wireless services. The intent of the code is to provide new rules by which mobile carriers can sell their wireless services. “I would like to thank Canadians for having shared their candid views on wireless services,” said Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of […]

CRTC launches online forum to discuss wireless code

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) yesterday launched an online forum to make it easier for Canadians to provide their input on the Wireless Code it is developing. This code is expected to cover the wording of contracts, disclosure of pices and fees, the rights of consumers, and other topics pertaining to wireless contracts. The CRTC recently examined the […]

Canadian wireless industry takes on smartphone theft

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) and Canada’s wireless carriers today announced a new iniative to combat smartphone and tablet theft. Starting next September, carriers will block service to devices identified as being stolen. Essentially, GSM or LTE wireless devices reported stolen will have their IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number blackflagged and will be denied cellular service. “After comprehensive […]

CRTC asking for consumer input on new code for retail wireless services

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today invited Canadians to participate in putting together a new rules by which mobile carriers sell their wireless services. “Our goal is to make sure that Canadians have the tools they need to make informed choices in a competitive marketplace,” said Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the CRTC. “In the past, Canadians have told […]

Canadian wireless subscribers top 27 million in 2011

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today released its annual overview of the Canadian communications sector. The latest edition of the Communications Monitoring Report looks at Canada’s various communications services including television, radio, the Internet, and wireless services in 2011. Canada now has 27.4 million million subscribers, 6% more than in 2010 when there were 25.8 million. Rogers, Bell, […]

Samsung Galaxy S III available in Canada today

The much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III makes its Canadian debut today. Two models are available in Canada: The LTE-enabled SGH-i747 model is headed to Bell Mobility, Virgin Mobile, SaskTel, TELUS and Rogers Wireless with the SGH-iT999 model to be available from Mobilicity, Vidéotron, and WIND Mobile. The following carriers are offering the Samsung Galaxy S III: Bell Mobility: 16GB […]

Canadian Samsung Galaxy S III launch delayed to June 27th

Samsung Canada today announced that the launch of its much anticipated Galaxy S III smartphone has been delayed by a week. Originally set to launch on June 20th, it will now launch on June 27th. Due to unprecedented demand, our launch of GALAXY S III will happen June 27th, rather than June 20th. Thanks for your understanding. Last month, Samsung […]