Telcos Square off over Traffic Pumping after Allegations of Gaming the System


Small and large telecommunications providers are facing off over whether Canada needs regulations to stop traffic pumping, a practice associated with free conference call lines and adult entertainment lines.

BCE Inc. and its subsidiary Northwestel called on the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to create a nation-wide standard to deal with the tactic that involves artificially directing call traffic to areas with high termination fees – the fee a long distance carrier pays to the local carrier to deliver the call – and sharing the revenue with the company providing the “free” conference call.

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Emily Jackson – Financial Post – March 9, 2017.


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