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Competition Bureau says Canadians could save more if Big Three faced more competition

Canada’s Competition Bureau says Canadians could save more money on their cellphone bills if Bell, Rogers and Telus had more competition. The finding comes as part of the Bureau’s final submission to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) on-going review of mobile wireless services. The CRTC’s review is looking at the state of Canada’s mobile wireless network. Further, it is investigating whether Wi-Fi first mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) should have mandated access to the networks of Bell, Rogers and Telus — colloquially called the ‘Big Three.’ The review is also considering whether regulatory measures are needed for the deployment of 5G in Canada. Despite the recent introduction of unlimited cell phone plans, the Competition Bureau said t...