TELUS Deal to Buy Mobilicity Effectively Killed

One of the key components in TELUS buying Mobilicity for $380 million was acquiring valuable wireless spectrum that all Canadian mobile carriers are seeking. However, the federal government will not allow Mobilicity to transfer its wireless spectrum to TELUS, it was announced at a news conference in Ottawa on June 4th. Industry Minister Christian Paradis […]

Wireless Carriers Creating Blacklist to Curb Smartphone Theft

If your smartphone is stolen, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association wants to make sure no one cashes in on it. The CWTA announced on Nov. 8th that wireless carriers will work together to create a system that would blacklist lost or stolen smartphones and keep them from being reactivated. Carriers will have to verify whether […]