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Regulatory, Telecom & Media News – BCAB announces Award of Excellence honourees

The BC Association of Broadcasters (BCAB) has announced its annual Awards of Excellence, recognizing the “Best in Province” for radio and television commercials, station imaging, community service and news reporting. Among this year’s multiple award winners are Surrey’s 93.1 RED FM (CKYE-FM), CFJC TV Kamloops, and Victoria’s 91.3 The Zone (CJZN-FM), which each picked up two awards. By broadcast group, Pattison Media led wins with five. Find the full list of honourees here.

Phillip Crawley

The Canadian Journalism Foundation’s (CJF) Lifetime Achievement Award this year will go to retired The Globe and Mail publisher and CEO Phillip Crawley. During his 25-year tenure, Crawley steered the publication through its readers’ migration to online news. His influence on Canadian journalism extended beyond The Globe to the Canadian Press, where he served as chairman of the board of directors from 2007 to 2009, then as co-chair from 2010 until 2023. Crawley will be honoured at the CJF Awards ceremony on June 12 in Toronto. 


TELUS, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Samsung Electronics have announced a collaboration that will see TELUS become the first telecommunications provider in North America to evolve its roaming architecture, enabling greater reliability and faster speeds for customers traveling abroad. Traditionally, roaming traffic (voice, data, and SMS) is routed through the provider’s home country. With their new approach, TELUS is able to house their network within AWS Regions worldwide using virtualized roaming gateways, routing directly to the closest AWS Region that houses TELUS’ network, enhancing mobile speeds and responsiveness. Virtual roaming gateway trials will begin in Q1 2024, with the companies saying the collaboration’s possibilities extend far beyond roaming, including advancing disaster-recovery and 5G standalone core use cases.

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