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  1. TELUS Deal to Buy Mobilicity Effectively Killed

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    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...
  2. Rogers and Videotron Partner on LTE Wireless Network

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    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...
  3. TELUS Plans to Acquire Mobilicity for $380M

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    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...
  4. Who Has The Happiest Wireless Customers In Canada?

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    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...
  5. Rogers LTE Wireless Services Spreading to 44 Additional Markets

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    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...
  6. VimpelCom Putting WIND Mobile Up For Sale

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    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...
  7. CRTC Begins Public Hearing on Wireless Code

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    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...
  8. BCE & Astral Extend Merger Closing Date to Dec. 16

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    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...
  9. WIND Mobile Celebrates 500K Subscriber Milestone

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    More than 500,000 Canadian subscribers are now using either voice, text or data services from WIND Mobile, which began operations in 2008. WIND employees hoisted pints at a private party on Sept. 18th at Toronto's Steam Whistle Brewing to celebrate. Anthony Lacavera, WIND's CEO, thanked the...
  10. Mobilicity Teams with Loblaw to Sell Wireless Phones

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    Grocery shoppers at Loblaw's stores will have a chance to add Mobilicity cell phones to their shopping baskets starting on Sept. 4th. The Toronto-based wireless carrier is expanding its retail distribution network to include almost 50 Prepaid Cell Phone Express kiosks at select Loblaw's...
  11. Bell Mobility Wins Tim Hortons WiFi Contract

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    Bell Mobility has won a deal to provide wireless network services to more than 2,000 Tim Hortons restaurants across Canada. At least 90 percent of the restaurants in Canada will have the free high-speed WiFi service by the time students head back-to-school, noted the coffee giant. Testing of...
  12. MTS Allstream Hires Ericsson to Build Out 4G LTE Network

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    Manitoba residents craving a lightning-fast 4G mobile network in their province will be relieved to know that Ericsson is on the job. MTS Allstream (TSX: MBT) selected the Swedish-based telecommunications leader to furnish the LTE Network to enable commercial services in 2012, such as video and...
  13. Canadians Ramping Up With Texting

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    If you had to ballpark it, how many text messages would you say Canadians send out yearly? The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association reports that Canadians sent out a total of 78 billion in 2011. That's about 2,500 text messages for every second last year. This represents a 40...
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