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Canada: Authorities boost roaming charge collusion investigation

 |  December 13, 2013

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said Thursday that it is amping up its investigation into allegations that Canada’s major wireless operators are colluding to fix roaming prices charged to smaller competitors that use their networks when customers travel.

The authority said it concluded a preliminary probe of the claims and will now launch an in-depth probe of the Big Three operators, BCE, Telus and Rogers Communications. Accusations claim the companies are charging more than their US counterparts for roaming services on smaller companies. Reports say startups are struggling to compete and that the CRTC has vowed to crackdown on the dominance of the Big Three.

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