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Google Voice CRTC license approved in Canada

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Google Voice CRTC license approved in Canada

Google Voice CRTC license approved in Canada
Though this isn’t confirmation, Google Voice could finally make its way to Canada. The Mountain View, California-based tech giant has received approval for a ‘Basic International Telecommunications Services (BITS) license from the CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission)...

In G Suite’s ‘Admin Help’ web page, Canada and Ireland were also recently listed as countries “Voice will soon be available in.” However, this indicates that Voice is only coming to Google’s professional email, online storage, shared calendar and video meeting platform, and not to all users. The standard version of Google Voice is currently only available in the United States.
So Google now has a license but it's not yet clear how they intend to use it. Still, a step in the right direction.

Now if only we could get Google Fi up here...
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This is great news! At least it is showing google is interested in the Canadian market. Hopefully, this will trickle down to consumer accounts.
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bylo wrote:
Now if only we could get Google Fi up here...
That would be amazing! It's just a matter of time!!
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Tobsterboi wrote: It's just a matter of time!!
No it's not......
The regulations don't support it. Even the proposed Liberal Party MVNO plan will only allow "qualified" Canadian companies. Whatever that means
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RFDQ1016 wrote:
The regulations don't support it. Even the proposed Liberal Party MVNO plan will only allow "qualified" Canadian companies. Whatever that means
Valid point!

Regulations are created by human, it can also be altered by human.

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Tobsterboi wrote: Valid point!

Regulations are created by human, it can also be altered by human.
There is no political will to allow foreign competition from any major party. Even domestic competition is highly regulated and restricted. I don't see anything changing. The Liberal plan is very weak and won't do much, if anything. Too much lobbying from big3
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agree. Good news. one less complaint about CRTC.
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