With the aim of promoting competition and reducing prices for consumers, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) introduced last year lower rates for wholesale access to high-speed networks. The federal government expressed its concerns that such a decision might undermine investments in Canada’s communications networks, especially in rural and remote areas.

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Telecom Review was at CES and found several new ideas for our readers. Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon Ride platform at CES, which it envisions as the autonomous driving platform for the future. Today, the company already supplies numerous automakers with its semiconductors for telematics and Bluetooth connectivity, but in the future, Qualcomm wants to power everything from active safety systems to autonomous driving technology.

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