Welcome to another week of what is turning out to be a pretty entertaining summer in the smartphone industry.
Last week, Rogers bore the brunt of the blame in what the CRTC calls ‘unjust discriminination’ against new entrants in regards to domestic roaming. The issue at hand is exclusivity: Rogers is accused of forcing new entrants like Wind, Mobilicity, Eastlink and others to sign exclusivity agreements for domestic roaming, preventing them from negotiating with other service providers and thus keeping prices high.
While the CRTC has not yet made a decision on whether it will regulate the price of domestic roaming outside of preventing incumbents from charging new entrants more than they charge their customers, the move bodes well for companies looking to expand service at reasonable costs.
We delve into that issue and more in Week 7. This is SyrupCast’s Domestic Roaming-apalooza.
- CRTC: Rogers engaged in ‘unjust discrimination’ against new entrants
- Videotron will launch its LTE network ‘in the next few weeks’
- Bell to allow Manitoban customers to roam within province at no extra cost
- Eastlink signs ‘unique network partner’ to expand wireless coverage
- Roam Mobility launches new unlimited LTE plans
- Canadians travelling to the U.S. can now rent smartphones with unlimited data and calling
Running time: 62 minutes
Hosts: Daniel Bader & Douglas Soltys
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