The future of Canadian telecommunications

The world of telecommunications is undergoing sweeping high-tech and technological changes. The Canadian government and administrative authorities are striving to maintain activities related to telecommunications. It is important to note that currently, Canadians are lagging behind the world in gaining access to the most recent technological tools. Despite spending a lot of money on telecommunications, Canada has not achieved the heights of broadcasting technology. In this regard, broadcasters are required to follow the mandates that are imposed by the government in order to compete in the foreign market.

Recently, the CD Howe Institute conducted a comprehensive research study to examine the issues that are related to the broadcasting sector in Canada. The primary objective of the research study was to investigate the flaws in policy making, alterations in technological tools, and adjustments in the competitive landscape. The report of C.D. Howe Institute presented before the administrative authorities of Canada concluded that legislators are not addressing issues that range from wholesale access to net neutrality provisions. Likewise, this deteriorates the influence of novel distribution channels to promote content with potential audiences in Canada.

A recent conference organized by the CD Howe Institute has necessitated the investigation of the technological framework to identify critical tensions in communication infrastructure and content provision. This is important for the communication and broadcasting industry in Canada. To circumvent the issues in the future, it is important to encourage production companies to create and produce content that engages the Canadian audience. The supervisory framework divided between telecommunications and broadcasting requires substantial revisions for the existing technological context. In this way, the consumers would be able to access the content via multiple platforms.

Currently, the government of Canada is working to promote cloud-based offerings because they are the future of telecommunication. The market size of cloud computing will grow by billions of dollars in the coming years. Canadians will have access to low-power chips easily. Companies will use super-fast inter-connectors in their data centers, and cloud data centers will look like living organisms. Canadian broadcasting industry and research facilities are working on TD-LTE subscriptions that will reach about one billion in a few years, which means that the upcoming cellphones will utilize about 3.5-GHz-TDD spectrum bands. According to the CD Howe Institute, this will improve the performance of phones in terms of network capabilities, which will allow operatives to use novel technologies such as LTE-Hi.

The CD Howe Institute also put forward that they in collaboration with the government, policymakers, and broadcasting industry are making substantial efforts to invest in Cloud Services, Wireless Networks, Telco 2.0 Business Models, Mobile Traffic, and Mobile Machine to Machine (M2M), Enterprise Mobility, and Big Data technology programs. For this, it is mandatory that the Canadian authorities keenly consider a market-based approach to regulate the content and make it more user-oriented.