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 […]

Rogers and Videotron Partner on LTE Wireless Network

Videotron and Rogers have partnered to bring 4G LTE to even more customers in the province of Québec and the Ottawa region. Both companies will pool their efforts to quickly build out and operate a shared LTE wireless network for both business and consumer markets, which have been growing steadily with continued demand for mobile […]

TELUS Plans to Acquire Mobilicity for $380M

TELUS has agreed to pay $380 million for Mobilicity, a wireless provider that formed in 2008. The deal requires approval from several sources including the Competition Bureau, Industry Canada, and Mobilicity’s debtholders. Service to Mobilicity’s 250,000 customers will be not be disrupted assures Stewart Lyons, Mobilicity President. “A concern for our customers and employees led […]

Who Has The Happiest Wireless Customers In Canada?

A recent study from research firm J.D. Powers and Associates indicates that wireless customers of SaskTel and Koodo are among the happiest in Canada. The J.D. Powers report on the 2013 Canadian Wireless Total Ownership Experience maintains that even though customers are shelling out more money for mobile services, overall satisfaction is higher by 6 […]

Rogers LTE Wireless Services Spreading to 44 Additional Markets

Rogers LTE network will be introduced to 44 new markets across Canada this spring. This means by the end of 2013, 95 markets in Canada will be have access to Rogers blazing fast 2600 MHz LTE spectrum. Rogers said 34 of the 44 new LTE markets will be capable of maximum theoretical network speeds of […]

VimpelCom Putting WIND Mobile Up For Sale

VimpelCom will be taking bids for WIND Mobile starting on March 22, according to several news reports. Toronto-based WIND Mobile is the fourth largest wireless carrier in Canada and the price of ownership will be in the $500 million to $1 billion range. In a Toronto Star report, Canaccord Genuity Canadian research head Dvai Ghose […]

CRTC Begins Public Hearing on Wireless Code

The CRTC has started a week of public hearings for a proposed wireless code, with 3-year cellphone contracts dominating the agenda. Held in Gatineau, Quebec from February 11-15, the regulator is determined to establish a set of national standards for the content and clarity of cellphone contracts. “Our consultation has attracted a lot of attention […]

BCE & Astral Extend Merger Closing Date to Dec. 16

BCE and Astral will buy some time by extending the closing date of the proposed merger to December 16th. With last week’s CRTC ruling denying regulatory approval for the $3.4 billion merger, BCE is pulling out the stops. Another option still available is appealing the decision to the Federal Court of Appeal. Interestingly, Rogers was […]

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