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CRTC accepts Comp Bureau’s narrowed request for wireless data

After the CRTC in April denied the Competition Bureau’s request for more specific telecom data for its wireless review, the commission Friday changed course and said it will go ahead and ask wireless service providers to provide more granular information. “The Commission considers that this information...


Freedom open to network-sharing with Rogers, president says

As Shaw Communications Inc. continues to expand its Freedom Mobile brand, a top executive said the company would like to enter into a network sharing arrangement with Rogers Communications Inc. at some point, a desire not shared with the bigger telecom. “I think the industrial logic of network sharing...

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