Category Archives: Telecom

Ottawa raises $8.9 billion for 5G wireless licences in 3,500 MHz spectrum auction

The federal government raised $8.9 billion in a licence auction for a key band of 5G wireless spectrum in results announced after the close of markets Thursday. Canada's Big Three wireless companies led the pack, grabbing hundreds of licences for the

Judge issues reasons for rejecting new evidence in Meng Wanzhou’s extradition case

VANCOUVER — A B.C. Supreme Court judge says she won't allow proposed new evidence in Meng Wanzhou's extradition case because it doesn't "expressly" support the Huawei executive's claim that the United States' case against her is "manifestly unreliable....

Attorney general says HSBC evidence isn’t relevant to Meng’s extradition case

VANCOUVER — Lawyers for Canada's attorney general are urging a B.C. Supreme Court judge to dismiss Meng Wanzhou's application to submit new evidence in her extradition hearing that her legal team claims would "fatally" undermine the case against her.  ...

TekSavvy seeks leave with Federal Court of Appeal to overturn CRTC decision

CHATHAM, Ont. — TekSavvy Solutions Inc. says it is seeking leave to appeal the CRTC's recent decision about wholesale internet prices. The independent internet provider says it filed a motion by Monday's deadline with the Federal Court of Appeal. The m...

Meng makes ‘unusual’ request for admission of HSBC evidence in extradition case

VANCOUVER — Lawyers for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou made what they said was an "unusual" request to admit new evidence in her extradition case Tuesday, but they argued the documents prove the United States has misled a Canadian court in

Meng loses publication ban request on HSBC materials obtained via Hong Kong court

VANCOUVER — The Supreme Court of British Columbia has dismissed an application for a publication ban from Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou on new evidence that her legal team wants to introduce in her fight against extradition to the

Clock runs out for Tory-led debate over internet bill’s impact on freedoms

OTTAWA — The minority Liberal government pushed forward a key piece of its legislative agenda Friday, as a House of Commons committee wrapped up clause-by-clause review of a bill to give Canada more regulatory power over digital streaming platforms. Bi...

Meng applies for publication ban on HSBC materials obtained via Hong Kong court

VANCOUVER — Huawei's chief financial officer is seeking a publication ban on new evidence that her legal team wants to introduce in her fight against extradition to the United States.  Meng Wanzhou's lawyers obtained the new material from HSBC through ...

NDP joins calls for Liberals to overturn CRTC internet price decision

TORONTO — The federal New Democratic Party is backing calls from independent telecom companies for the government to overrule a recent decision on wholesale internet rates by Canada's telecommunications regulator. NDP telecom critic Brian Masse said Tu...

TekSavvy says government should overturn CRTC ruling, call in Competition Bureau

TORONTO — TekSavvy Solutions Inc. says it wants the federal government to order a Competition Bureau investigation into the telecom industry in light of recent CRTC decisions.  The independent internet provider formally petitioned the Trudeau cabinet l...