What is the CRTC doing about wireless competition?
To foster more competition in Canada, the CRTC is introducing new measures that will help promote better wireless prices for Canadians.
These measures will allow certain telecommunications providers to offer their services as mobile virtual network operators (MVNO). In other words, regional providers that have invested – and continue to invest – in network infrastructure will now be allowed to access the wireless networks of Canada’s largest providers (such as Bell, Rogers and TELUS).
These same regional providers will also have the flexibility to resell their wholesale access to other MVNOs, which could lead to more choice and affordable options for Canadians.
The CRTC is also requiring seamless roaming between wireless networks to help prevent dropped calls and interrupted data sessions, especially while travelling.
For more details about these new measures check out our decision on mobile wireless services.
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