Nordicity develops strategy and impact assessment of New Brunswick's literary arts, publishing and bookselling sector (Government of New Brunswick)
Posted by Stephen Hignell in Moncton- New Brunswick on May 17, 2018

New Brunswick literary arts and publishing strategy (2018) The Government of New Brunswick is committed to supporting the province’s book and publishing sector and has commissioned the creative industries specialists Nordicity to develop a provincial literary arts and publishing sector strategy. Stratégie pour le secteur de l’édition et du livre du Nouveau-Brunswick (2018) Le gouvernement du Nouveau-Brunswick est déterminé à soutenir le secteur de l’édition de la province et a engagé Nordicty, des spécialistes des industries créatives, afin de développer une stratégie pour le secteur du livre et de l’édition.

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Rural Broadband Impacts, Landscape, Challenges and Recommendations
in Ottawa on May 09, 2018

For the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Nordicity conducted a study on broadband in rural areas. The study contains 3 sections: • Evaluation of impacts and outcomes of greater access to broadband Internet; • Landscape of key players in the development of broadband infrastructure; and • Obstacles & Challenges for expanding broadband infrastructure and service. Nordicity also provided some recommendations for rural broadband development based on lessons learned from benchmarking countries and our data analysis.

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Consultancy for the Development of Guidelines Related to Unfair Contract Terms and the Assessment of Customer Contracts in the Telecommunications Sector and for the Development of a Pecuniary Penalty Regime for Offences Against the Telecommunications Act and Regulations Made Under the Telecommunications Act
in Ottawa on May 08, 2018

For Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) in Jamaica, Nordicity is conducting a project comprised of guidelines to be used by telecoms licensees when drafting consumer contracts as well as guidelines which will inform the recommendations to be made to the Minister regarding the implementation of a pecuniary penalty regime for licensees who wishes to discharge their liability to conviction by making a payment to the OUR.

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Consultation on The Spectrum Outlook 2018-2022
in Ottawa on May 07, 2018

Nordicity assisted CanWISP - the national wireless ISP association, in their submission to ISED’s consultation on the Spectrum Outlook 2018-2022, and developed a ‘whitepaper’ (expert report) that examined the technology evolution, spectrum needs and utilization of service providers, and benchmarked regulatory frameworks on key issues such as the availability of secure, affordable spectrum. The finding of the whitepaper was incorporated into CanWISP’s submission and available on their website: http://www.canwisp.ca/Canwisp-Representation-Work

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Canada’s Future 5G Economy
in Ottawa on May 04, 2018

For a private client, Nordicity recently completed a study on the long-term economic impacts of the adoption of 5G technologies across 23 economic sectors of the Canadian economy including transport, construction, mining, utilities, manufacturing. The analysis included investment sizing to deploy 5G wireless infrastructure and implement 5G enabled applications across economic sectors; estimated 5G-enabled new demand generation and productivity gains by each sector.

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Residual Spectrum Auction Advisory
in Ottawa on May 03, 2018

Assisting a private client (confidential) to develop their bid strategy in ISED’s upcoming (May 2-18) Residual spectrum auction (2.3 & 2.5GHz)

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Econometric Analysis on Productivity: ICT and Creative Industries
in Ottawa on May 02, 2018

Recently engaged by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism of the Republic of Suriname to quantify the economic contribution of ICT and creative industries in Suriname by analyzing and estimating their value added to GDP, share of national employment and revenue generated from foreign trade. The objective of the study is to identify and implement policies and strategies to increase the contribution of ICT and Creative Industries in Suriname economic growth.

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Ottawa’s Greenbelt Visitor and Economic Impact Study
in Ottawa on May 01, 2018

For the NCC, in partnership with Environics, Nordicity will conduct the economic impact analysis for 2018 Greenbelt Visitor and Economic Impact Study.

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Nordicity part of winning bid to the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Strategy Fund
Posted by Carly Frey in Vancouver on May 01, 2018

In partnership with Patricia Huntsman Culture + Communication, Nordicity worked with ArtsBC in their winning application to the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Strategy Fund, under the Digital Literacy and Intelligence stream. This funding will allow ArtsBC to proceed with theits DigiStarts program which aims to build digital literacy for in arts organizations around the province.

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Nordicity to Conduct City of Red Deer Cultural Facilities Needs Assessment
Posted by Carly Frey in Vancouver on Apr 24, 2018

In partnership with RC Strategies + PERC, Nordicity has been selected by the City of Red Deer to conduct a needs assessment of its municipal cultural facilities. The needs assessment will build on the strategic directions provided in the City’s 2008 Recreations, Parks and Culture Community Needs Assessment.

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Nordicity to conduct a situational analysis of arts and culture in Pakistan
Posted by Carly Frey on Apr 05, 2018

As part of the British Council’s implementation of its new, global impact statements, Nordicity has been commissioned to conduct a situational analysis of arts and culture in Pakistan. This work will guide strategic programming in the country by both the Council and its partners, as well as contribute to international evidence of the impact of the arts in the face of social/cultural norms, digital technology, policy/institutional constraints, and beyond.

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Illegal raves are on the rise as traditional nightclubs close their doors, new figures reveal (The Telegraph)
Posted by The Telegraph in London- UK on Mar 04, 2018

The number of planned unlicensed music events in London recorded by the Metropolitan Police nearly doubled between 2016 and 2017, according to figures obtained by the Sunday Telegraph using freedom of information legislation. The rise has has been linked to the decline of traditional licensed venues, with half of the capital's nightclubs having closed in the past decade, according to City Hall. Mark Davyd, founder and CEO of the Music Venue Trust, a charity that works to prevent the closure of UK music venues, said the high cost of maintaining a license and paying business rates can drive innovative music underground and increasing the allure of unlicensed events. On top of other challenges for nightclubs, business rates in London have risen by an average of 26 per cent since April 2017, according to research company Nordicity.

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Nordicity to Present at Digital Media at the Crossroads (DM@X)
Posted by Peter Lyman in Toronto on Jan 26, 2018

Building on a report commissioned by Digital Media at the Crossroads, Nordicity Senior Partner Peter Lyman will present at the conference on Saturday, January 27, 2018. His presentation, The Digital Media Universe in Canada: Measuring the Revenues, the Audiences, and the Future Prospects, will kick off “DM@X” and set the tone for a day of panel discussions with speakers from across Canada and around the world.

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