Top telecom and media stories to watch for in 2019

Originally published by The Wire Report
Author: Anja Karadeglija

As the new year begins, the months ahead promise a new spectrum auction, new CRTC announcements on high-profile files like telecom sales practices, and even potentially a new federal government — to be determined in an election in which the danger of hacking and social media manipulation will itself be a key story.

There will also be new developments on issues that dominated headlines in 2018, from the controversy over Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.’s involvement in Canada’s 5G networks to the ongoing reviews of the broadcast, telecom and copyright acts.

We’ve got your primer on what to watch for, as well as some essential reading of the most important stories from the past year to help you prep for whatever 2019 throws at Canada’s telecom and media sector.

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