Canada's telecom network operators played a vital role in maintaining economic and social activity in Canada, including investing more in expanding and enhancing critical network infrastructure than their international peers, according to a new report commissioned by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA).

Read more: Telecom Sector Contributes Nearly $75 Billion to Canada's Economy

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) completed a key step to create more competition and choice in the mobile wireless market for Canadians.

Read more: CRTC Takes Further Step to Increase Wireless Access in Canada

A disconnected Canada shouldn’t happen again, and that’s what pushed the government, together with national telecom providers, to guarantee emergency roaming, mutual assistance and a communications protocol for quick and clear advisories during major outages and other emergencies.

Read more: Canada Enforces New Telecom Reliability Measures From Sept 9