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5G a race between countries, not carriers: Rogers’ Natale

Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Joe Natale emphasized the $1.7 billion the company recently spent on 600 MHz spectrum in a speech to shareholders that effectively doubled as an anti-MVNO message to government on Thursday.  “The race to 5G is not with other carriers,” Natale said. “The race to 5G is...

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CRTC issues mandatory order to keep TVA Sports available

The CRTC will register a mandatory order with the Federal Court forbidding Quebecor Inc. from withholding the signal for TVA Sports from BCE Inc. subscribers — meaning that if Quebecor chooses to pull the signal again, it would be in contempt of court. If the company ignores the order, in addition to...

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