Canada authority orders mobile operators to open up to MVNOs, offer low-cost plans

Friday 16 April 2021 | 09:57 CET | News
Canada's telecom authority CRTC announced the results of its review of the mobile market and measures designed to increase competition. The major mobile operators Bell, Rogers and Telus will be required to open up their networks to MVNOs and provide seamless roaming, while also offering low-cost plans for vulnerable groups.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Bell Mobility / CRTC / Rogers Wireless / SaskTel / Telus
Countries: Canada
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