Tuesday, December 1

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Mandated MVNO access would ‘likely lead to delayed 5G rollout:’ PwC

A new report from PwC suggests mandated MVNO access in Canada would delay the deployment of 5G across the country. The report was released by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), which represents companies that provide wireless products and services before all levels of government in Canada. “Our assessment concludes that new regulation mandating wholesale access for MVNOs could lower the financial ability and incentive of MNOs to make the substantial investment required to build 5G networks, and that this could result in deferred and curtailed 5G rollout across Canada,” the report reads. Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) are providers that don’t have an established network, and instead rent access to existing networks. This comes as the Canadian Radio...
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Mandated MVNO access would lead to an ‘unhealthy Canadian telecom industry:’ PwC

Mandated MVNO access could carry risks to the Canadian telecommunications industry, according to a new analysis report from PwC. The report states that although wireless prices would come down for some Canadians, it would possibly be at the expense of critical wireless and wireline network infrastructure, high-value jobs, retail locations, employee benefits and charitable donations. This analysis from PwC comes as the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) considers whether MVNOs (mobile virtual network operators) should have mandated access to wireless service providers’ networks. As a refresher, MVNOs are providers that don’t have an established network, and instead rent access to existing networks. “The regulator is at risk of putting the Canadian tele...