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Canadians Have $948 Per Month in ‘Consumer Surplus’ from Wireless Services: CWTA

According to a new report by PwC, commissioned by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, the lobby group representing telcos in Canada, Canadians have extra 'consumer surplus' each month from value created by wireless services, to the tune of over $11,000 per year. The report titled, "Understanding the increasing value of wireless services for Canadians A...

CWTA Touts Telecoms Contributed $74.5 Billion in Direct GDP to Economy

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), the telecom industry’s lobby group, released a new commissioned study this week from Accenture. Titled ‘Investing in Canada’s Digital Infrastructure: The Economic Impact of Wireless/Wireline Broadband and the Post-COVID Recovery,’ the study highlights numerous contributions by telecoms in Canada. One major point the study highlights is the importance of...

Canada’s Wireless Industry Details Increased Usage Numbers During COVID-19

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), which represents telecoms in Canada, has released some insights into usage numbers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CWTA says it has collected network data from Bell, Rogers, SaskTel, Shaw/Freedom, Tbaytel, TELUS, and Videotron, in a report titled, ‘Managing Networks in Unprecedented Times,’ sharing some stats from wireline and wireless...

Canada Tops Global Rankings When it Comes to ‘Wireless Value’: Study

The CTIA, which is the lobby group for the U.S. wireless communications industry, has released a new study comparing Canada, the U.S. and its Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) peers when it comes to ‘mobile wireless value proposition.' The study from the CTIA and commissioned by NERA Consulting is titled, "A Comparison of...

Canadian Internet Service Providers Release Videos for Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing Customers

To coincide with today’s launch of the CRTC’s Internet Code of Conduct, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA)—which represents major telecoms in Canada—has announced a new series of videos to support Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing (DDBHH) Internet customers. The seven videos are made in American Sign Language (ASL) and Langue des signes du...

Canadian Wireless Sector Generates ‘Significant’ Benefits to GDP, Jobs: Report

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), the industry group which represents the country’s wireless sector, recently commissioned consulting firm Nordicity to research how our telcos benefit Canada’s economy. The report’s key findings, according to the CWTA, "shows the significant positive economic impact the industry makes when it comes to GDP, jobs and capital investment,” with...

CWTA Cellphone Recycling Challenge Launches for Schools, Up to $1,000 Grand Prize

The wireless industry organization, Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), has announced its annual cellphone recycling challenge for schools is now open for registration. Participating schools part of this Earth Month Challenge to celebrate Earth Day 2019 can earn $1 for every cellphone they collect (minimum of 20 cellphones), plus a grand prize of $500 for...

Wireless Carriers Challenge Quebec’s Internet Blocking Bill in Court

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association is asking the court to declare sections of the Quebec government’s Bill 74 unconstitutional. Specifically, the CWTA is eyeing the sections that give Loto-Québec the power to compose a list of websites it wants Internet service providers to block, as reported by the Financial Post. The CWTA has filed a...