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Look at high cost of à la carte channels, PIAC tells CRTC

GATINEAU, Que. — There are still some problems with the implementation of the CRTC’s skinny basic and pick-and-pay rules, consumer groups told the regulator during the second day of a licence hearing Tuesday. Alysia Lau, counsel for the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and the Consumers’...


iPhone X, component shortages lowering phone demand: report

A new report from Gartner Inc. is predicting the Nov. 2017 release of Apple Inc.’s iPhone X combined with component shortages will cause a dip in ability to meet smartphone demand in 2017 and push worldwide mobile phone purchasing into 2018. In the study, analysts saw a decline in 2017 mobile phone...

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