Category Telecom

Michael McNally on the New Spectrum Consultation

Here is a guest post written by Michael McNally (Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, School of Library and Information Studies) about the recently released “Consultation on the Spectrum Outlook 2018 to 2022”: Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada, has recently opened a “Consultation on the Spectrum Outlook 2018 to 2022” (  The Consultation document […]


McNally on the 2500 MHz Band Spectrum Auction Framework

Here is a guest posting by Michael McNally analysing the recently announced 2500 MHz Band Spectrum Auction Framework: This past Friday (Jan 10, 2014) Industry Canada released the Licensing and Technical Framework for the Broadband Radio Service (BRS) – 2500 MHz Band, for the 2015 auction (not to be confused with the 700MHz auction that […]

U.S. Court orders record penalty for fraudulent robocalls

A U.S. Federal Court in New York has ordered a $30 million penalty against a fraudulent robocall operator in an action brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  According to the FTC release the $30 million in fines is by far the largest penalty ever imposed for unlawful calls to consumers who are on the […]