During a conference call with analysts this week Vidéotron ltée announced that the first trial phase of North America’s first wideband Internet test pilot had returned promising results.
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Bernier apparently tackling foreign ownership in telecom issue
Industry Minister Maxime Bernier apparently believes that deregulation of the telecommunications industry wouldn’t be complete without removing foreign investment restrictions in the sector. According to news reports, the minister is now tackling the foreign ownership file.
Martin Bouchard has been appointed president and CEO of Mamma.com. Bouchard, whose appointment is a promotion from his position as executive VP of the company, originally joined Mamma.com when it acquired the Copernic Technologies Inc. in December 2005. He has been a director at Mamma.com since June 2006. He is also an experienced manager and entrepreneur who received several industry awards including the Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year in 2001, and the All-time 25 Great Pioneers of IT in Quebec. Bouchard is replacing Guy Faure, who is resigning from his position as president and CEO, and as a member of the board of directors, to pursue other business opportunities. Faure has served on Mamma.com’s board since May 2003 and was named president and CEO in January 2004.
Access Communications criticizes new local forbearance regime
Access Communications is complaining to Industry Canada that Minister Maxime Bernier’s new local forbearance regime will not bring the benefits of competition to Saskatchewan consumers. Below is an edited excerpt from the company’s complaint to the department.
Canadians support telecom deregulation, according to survey
Telemanagement: Feb. 1, 2007
Avaya Makes Mobile a 2007 Priority
Wireless Billing Woes Plague Businesses
Comparison: Moto Q versus Treo 700wx
Sometimes it seems the whole world has gone Microsoft – even the software company’s competitors. Witness Microsoft’s rival in the mobile realm, Palm Inc., and its recent conversion. Last year it started using Microsoft’s Windows Mobile operating system in its handheld computers – this from a company once considered Microsoft’s main foe in the fight for portable operating system potency.