Rural Broadband Impacts, Landscape, Challenges and Recommendations
in Ottawa on May 09, 2018

For the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Nordicity conducted a study on broadband in rural areas. The study contains 3 sections: • Evaluation of impacts and outcomes of greater access to broadband Internet; • Landscape of key players in the development of broadband infrastructure; and • Obstacles & Challenges for expanding broadband infrastructure and service. Nordicity also provided some recommendations for rural broadband development based on lessons learned from benchmarking countries and our data analysis.

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Consultancy for the Development of Guidelines Related to Unfair Contract Terms and the Assessment of Customer Contracts in the Telecommunications Sector and for the Development of a Pecuniary Penalty Regime for Offences Against the Telecommunications Act and Regulations Made Under the Telecommunications Act
in Ottawa on May 08, 2018

For Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) in Jamaica, Nordicity is conducting a project comprised of guidelines to be used by telecoms licensees when drafting consumer contracts as well as guidelines which will inform the recommendations to be made to the Minister regarding the implementation of a pecuniary penalty regime for licensees who wishes to discharge their liability to conviction by making a payment to the OUR.

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Consultation on The Spectrum Outlook 2018-2022
in Ottawa on May 07, 2018

Nordicity assisted CanWISP - the national wireless ISP association, in their submission to ISED’s consultation on the Spectrum Outlook 2018-2022, and developed a ‘whitepaper’ (expert report) that examined the technology evolution, spectrum needs and utilization of service providers, and benchmarked regulatory frameworks on key issues such as the availability of secure, affordable spectrum. The finding of the whitepaper was incorporated into CanWISP’s submission and available on their website: http://www.canwisp.ca/Canwisp-Representation-Work

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Canada’s Future 5G Economy
in Ottawa on May 04, 2018

For a private client, Nordicity recently completed a study on the long-term economic impacts of the adoption of 5G technologies across 23 economic sectors of the Canadian economy including transport, construction, mining, utilities, manufacturing. The analysis included investment sizing to deploy 5G wireless infrastructure and implement 5G enabled applications across economic sectors; estimated 5G-enabled new demand generation and productivity gains by each sector.

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Residual Spectrum Auction Advisory
in Ottawa on May 03, 2018

Assisting a private client (confidential) to develop their bid strategy in ISED’s upcoming (May 2-18) Residual spectrum auction (2.3 & 2.5GHz)

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OUR Jamaica engages Nordicity and Fasken Martineau for landmark review!
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Mar 30, 2017

The Office of Utility Regulation in Jamaica has engaged Nordicity and its partner firm Fasken Martineau to assist in a review of the legal and regulatory frameworks regarding unfair commercial practices in the telecoms industry. This study will also examine commercial trends and best practices in other jurisdictions.

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Nordicity Pleased to Offer Services for Connect to Innovate Program
Posted by Sabrina Wilkinson in Ottawa on Jan 24, 2017

Nordicity is pleased to offer its customized services for the department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development’s (ISED) recently announced the Connect to Innovate program. The $500 million program is intended to extend and enhance broadband service in rural and remote communities, and the window for applications is open from January 16 until March 13.

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Nordicity Insight: Differential Pricing Practices
Posted by Sabrina Wilkinson in Ottawa on Nov 11, 2016

Last week, telecom operators, public interest groups, academics, industry groups and concerned citizens clashed before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on the issue of differential pricing practices related to Internet data plans.

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Nordicity's 2016 Telecommunications Services Price Comparison Study published by the CRTC
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Aug 11, 2016

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) published the 9th (2016) edition of the Annual Telecommunications Services Price Comparison Study. This Study was commissioned by the CRTC and prepared by Nordicity.

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Post budget, Liberal telecom policy remains unclear
Posted by The Wire Report in Ottawa on Mar 24, 2016

Ideally, new spending programs would be wrapped in an accompanying policy, Stuart Jack, a partner at Nordicity, said in a phone interview. "But life is complicated. And I think they've got a big deficit from the previous government of not having a policy," Jack said, in reference to a lack of a comprehensive digital strategy from the previous government.

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