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Jan 29, 2015

Canada regulator says wireless providers must treat content equally

TORONTO, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Canadian companies that own both
television content and wireless networks will no longer be
allowed to send their own content to customer mobile devices
without it counting against monthly limits on the amount of data
customers use, the country’s telecom regulator said on Thursday.

The issue echoes broader debate on the merits of what is
often called net neutrality, the principle that Internet
providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet
equally.

Jan 29, 2015

Canada securities regulator resurrects rules to stem order flow to U.S.

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian securities regulators, worried the domestic market is losing too much liquidity to non-transparent markets in the United States, wants to resurrect rules drafted three years ago, but never implemented, that were designed to stem the flow of orders to such markets.

The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), the country’s main investment industry self-regulator, said on Thursday it is taking another look at the rules, which it withdrew after criticism from the financial industry.

Jan 29, 2015

Rogers Communications sheds wireless customers, profit slips

TORONTO, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Rogers Communications Inc
posted a 7 percent fall in fourth-quarter profit on
Thursday and said it saw a sharp decline in valuable wireless
customers.

The Toronto-based cable and telecom company, Canada’s
largest mobile provider, said it lost 58,000 net wireless
subscribers on contracts, who typically spend more per month and
are less likely to switch providers than those who pay for
mobile phone service upfront.

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    • About Alastair

      "Canada tech, media and telecoms reporter based in Toronto, with emphasis on Research In Motion and including coverage of Rogers, Bell Canada, Telus, the new mobile entrants and the tech companies filling in the gaps. Previously spent two years in Cairo bureau chasing Orascom Telecom's Naguib Sawiris. Prior to that, spent a year learning the ropes in London."
      Joined Reuters:
      2007
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      English, Arabic
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