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CRTC launches tests, reporting rules after emergency alert glitches

Complaints about the national emergency alert system have prompted the CRTC to launch a smartphone testing program, as well as requiring wireless providers to report on how alerts are distributed, documents obtained through access to information show. Complaints about the system included smartphones...


Bell to reveal AI call-blocking methods to NDA-signing intervenors

The CRTC has approved BCE Inc.’s request to make available to interveners the previously redacted methods behind its plan to use artificial intelligence in a proposed 90-day call blocking test.  In July, Bell had asked the CRTC to allow it to test out an AI and machine learning technology for blocking,...

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