Montreal Aims to Become World’s Next ‘Smart City’ by 2017

Montreal mayor Denis Coderre and his team have announced the Montreal Action Plan, which includes a number of projects that will see Montreal become a “smart city.” With a total budget of $23 million, the plan is broken down into six sections, with an estimated completion date set for the end of 2017. The city […]

Public Mobile now offers U.S. Roaming

Public Mobile, providers of low cost wireless service in Toronto and Montreal , today announced it has expanded its roaming coverage to the United States.

The company’s U.S. roaming rates will be the same as in Canada, 15 cents a minute to send or receive a call. Incoming texts are free and outgoing texts are 15-cents.

CRTC clamps down on use of musical montages

In broadcasting decisions handed down today, the CRTC has announced it will restrict the use of musical montages by two Francophone commercial radio stations. The regulator has imposed a condition on Astral’s Gatineau station CKTF-FM and Cogeco’s Montreal station CKOI-FM limiting their broadcasting of montages to no more than 10% of total programming per week.

A musical montage is a compilation of excerpts from a number of songs played without interruption.

Two new Montreal Radio stations approved by CRTC

In broadcasting decisions handed down today, the CRTC has approved two new AM radio stations for the Montreal market. The federal regulator approved a French-language mainly spoken word station focusing on news and public affairs at 990 kHz and a French-language spoken word and musical station for Montreal’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual community at 940KHz.

The Commission also approved an application from Bell Media for a frequency change for its TSN radio station (CKGM), from 990 kHz to 690 kHz.

Leaked document shows Public Mobile has over 150,000 Customers

Privately owned Public Mobile, providers of low cost wireless service in Toronto and Montreal, now has over 150,000 subscribers according to a leaked document that was forwarded to the Mobile Syrup blog.

TSN Radio coming to Winnipeg and Montreal on October 5th

Bell Media has announced that, effective Wednesday October 5th, radio station The Team 990 in Montreal will be rebranded as TSN Radio 990 while Sports Radio 1290 in Winnipeg will be renamed TSN Radio 1290.

The rebranding comes six months after Bell launched TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto.

Rogers LTE Network goes live in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver

Rogers Communications Inc. announced today its Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network service is now live Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. The company had previously launched its LTE network launched in Ottawa on July 7th.

Public Mobile expands its Canadian roaming coverage

Public Mobile, providers of low cost wireless service in Toronto and Montreal today announced it has expanded its roaming coverage across Canada claiming it now includes 93% of Canadians.

The firm says the biggest expansion in roaming coverage is in Eastern Canada with the company now offering complete roaming coverage of the Quebec City to Windsor, Ontario corridor.

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