Rogers Media is launching cross-platform Canada 150 content dubbed The Canada Project. A survey of nearly 100 questions, put to more than 1,500 Canadians, is at the centre of the project that covers everything from political issues and values to lifestyle and leisure. Results will be showcased on Macleans.ca, with stories and anniversary content featured throughout June and July across Rogers broadcast and digital platforms, including CityNews, Breakfast Television, OMNI Television, FLARE, HELLO! Canada, Chatelaine, Today’s Parent and Sportsnet.ca.
Bell has announced it will launch an LTE-M (Long Term Evolution, category M1) network in 2018 to support the rapidly increasing use of IoT devices on low-power, wide-area networks (LPWANs) in Canada. LTE-M improves the operating efficiency of IoT devices by enabling low power consumption and better coverage in underground and hard to reach locations, supporting IoT solutions like smart metering, asset tracking and alarm monitoring.
The federal government made a move this week indicating it will push for lower telecom bills for consumers. Innovation Min. Navdeep Bains has directed the CRTC to reconsider a March decision to exclude small, Wi-Fi-based service providers, like Sugar Mobile, from access to roaming services provided by Rogers Communications Inc., Telus Corp. and BCE Inc. Bains wants to encourage competition from new technologies that could help connect low-income Canadians at less expensive rates.