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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...


OTT subs set to overtake traditional TV by 2020: report

The number of Canadians who opt for over-the-top services is set to surpass the number of Canadians who subscribe to traditional television providers next year, according to a report released yesterday by Convergence Research Group. The Victoria, B.C.-based research group also estimates that OTT...

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