LYA Canada Newsletters

A Perspective on Spectrum to Deploy 5G – 600MHz, 3.5GHz and mmWave

How much spectrum is required for 5G? The short answer is a lot. The detailed answer varies according to each carrier’s spectrum holdings but most carriers will need to double or more [...]

May 5th, 2017|Canada Newsletter, Spectrum, Spectrum Auctions|

Comparing 5G Now Between Canada and the US – Super Hot Spots & Mobile

There were 5G announcements in 2016 in Canada but few details in terms of concrete plans from mobile carriers. Of note are technology trials completed by Bell and Nokia, conducted using 73 GHz spectrum, [...]

May 5th, 2017|Canada Newsletter, Spectrum, Spectrum Auctions|

The New CRTC Broadband Fund – Also comparing with the FCC’s market mechanism & the GO Act

The CRTC issued Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-112 on April 25, 2017 to “examine matters related to the establishment of the broadband funding regime”. The CRTC is looking for inputs regarding [...]

May 5th, 2017|c-Ahead, Canada Newsletter|

2017 Spectrum Agenda in Canada: 600 MHz and 3.5 GHz

2017 will be a busy year in Canada as ISED should launch a new consultation on the upcoming 600 MHz spectrum in anticipation of the closing of the FCC's Incentive Auction. Critical questions [...]

February 24th, 2017|c-Ahead, Canada Newsletter|

Broadband Deployment and Subsidies

The Canadian government, CRTC as well as the Quebec government harmonized their objectives for broadband in Canada in late 2016 and started to work "hand in hand" so to speak to continue to [...]

February 24th, 2017|c-Ahead, Canada Newsletter|

OTT & the Tipping Point for Canadian TV

Last November, LYA published the results of an online survey indicating that close to 70% of English Canadian respondents were subscribers to Netflix at that time. The survey also highlighted the negative feedback that [...]

February 24th, 2017|c-Ahead, Canada Newsletter|