Canada’s Tower Industry Making Major Contributions to Canadians: Ghiz

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Ottawa – March 30, 2022 – Canada’s wireless telecommunications industry will continue to make major contributions to Canada’s economy as it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic while helping to address major challenges, according to remarks given today during a keynote address at the STAC 2022 Conference and Exhibition by Robert Ghiz, President and CEO of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA). Mr. Ghiz noted that services supported by the industry have been a lifeline for Canadians during the pandemic, even as the costs for them have declined.

“In 2021, the “all items” CPI has risen significantly, while the Cellular Services Price Index has declined further – by approximately 23% since January 2020. This decline in the Cellular Services Price Index is a result of the competition amongst all network operators- big and small.”

Mr. Ghiz also discussed the direct contribution STAC members are making to the progress of the industry and to Canadians. “The work you do, combined with the investments being made by Canada’s facilities-based carriers, are not only transforming the ways in which Canadians communicate, work, and play, but also fueling economic growth and innovation, and helping to address some of the world’s biggest challenges using digital technology. It is because of your specialized skills and your commitment that this transformational growth can occur.”

The annual STAC conference and exhibition is widely regarded as Canada’s premier tower industry event. It offers industry professionals from across the country the opportunity to learn about, and share experience of, the trends and challenges shaping Canada’s tower industry – an industry essential to ensuring Canadians have access to world-class wireless networks.

For a complete copy of Mr. Ghiz’s remarks to the conference, please visit CWTA online here.

About CWTA

CWTA is the authority on wireless issues, developments and trends in Canada. It represents companies that provide services and products across the wireless sector. Representing the industry before all levels of government and various regulatory agencies, CWTA actively promotes the industry with the goal of ensuring continued growth of the wireless sector in Canada. CWTA administers several initiatives on behalf of its members, including corporate social responsibility programs and the national common short codes program.

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