Rogers Wins Regulatory Battle with Ice Wireless over Improper Roaming

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Canada’s telecom regulator quashed an attempt by Northern wireless carrier Ice Wireless Inc. to let customers of its affiliate network Sugar Mobile permanently roam on Rogers Communications Inc.’s network.

In two decisions released Wednesday that reaffirm federal preference for wireless carriers that own their own networks, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission determined Ice Wireless “improperly” allowed Sugar users permanent, not incidental, access to Rogers’ network.

If Ice Wireless doesn’t stop Sugar Mobile customers from using Rogers’ network within 50 days, the CRTC granted Rogers permission to kick off all Ice Wireless customers from roaming on its network.

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Emily Jackson – Financial Post – March 1, 2017.

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