Videotron rolls out LTE service in Quebec

Quebecor-owned wireless carrier Videotron announced this week the launch of LTE service for their 550,000 customers across Quebec. Videotron began offering cellular service four years ago and now sells a number of LTE-capable devices including the Samsung Galaxy S4, S5 and Note 3, LG Nexus 5, Sony Xperia ZL, Moto G LTE and HTC Desire [...]

LG G3 now available at Rogers, Bell, MTS and Videotron

Last month, we reported that the LG G3 would be available in Canada come August. Well, August is here and so is the G3! The G3 features a 5.5” Quad HD display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, showcasing detail and clarity at 538 pixels per inch. It’s also stacked with 13 MP camera with Laser [...]

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 [...]

DHX Media Acquires Cookie Jar Entertainment for $111M

DHX Media is buying Toronto’s Cookie Jar Entertainment for almost $111 million, creating Canada’s largest children’s entertainment company. Cookie Jar is the top supplier of children’s programming to Netflix and has has well-established digital distribution agreements with DISH Network and Amazon.com as well as cable providers Comcast and Videotron. DHX’s current library of children’s programming [...]

WIND Mobile Wins Supreme Court Judgment

In the case of WIND Mobile and its compliance with Canadian ownership rules, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has decided that no violation has occurred. The decision goes against rival wireless company Public Mobile, seeking to prevent Globalive Wireless Management Corp. from offering a national cellular service under the WIND brand because of foreign [...]

Videtron Adds New TV Service: illico TV New Generation

Videotron will unveil a new, interactive HD service to its Quebec City customers on April 4th: illico TV new generation. Billed as a “technologically advanced, evolutionary platform”, the new service provides a vast selection of programming, extensive search functions, simple one-click recording, new visual viewing configurations, plus several interactive apps to simplify navigation. “With the [...]

Latest numbers show Canada has over 25.5 million wireless customers

The number of wireless telephone subscribers in Canada topped 25.5 million at the end of September 2011 according to numbers compiled by industry trade group, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA).

That number was up 6.2% from 24 million at the end of September 2010 and up just under 4% year to date.

Galaxy Nexus coming to most Canadian wireless companies this month

Last month if you wanted the new Galaxy Nexus smartphone, the first Android device to come with Ice Cream sandwich (ICS) natively installed, you had to buy it from Bell Mobility or Virgin Mobility.

The good news is that by the end of this month, the unlocked device should also be available from most other wireless providers in Canada including Fido, Rogers wireless, Telus, Videotron and Wind Mobile.

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