The first week of bidding in Industry Canada‘s Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum auction has produced some early surprises, particularly the decision by MTS Allstream on Day Three to give up on becoming a national wireless providers and the resolve of other WSP wannabes Shaw Communications, Vidéotron ltée and Globalive Communications.
Montreal-based Internet media company Branchez-Vous has named Ramzy Metwalli its new CFO, effective July 1. Metwalli is currently the CFO and human resources director of Kooll Desserts, a food producer in St-Hyacinthe Quebec. He has also held various management positions at the Montreal-based technology start-up Ubitrak, grocery food chain Rachelle-Bery, and drug manufacturer Bristol Myers Squibb. Metwalli is replacing outgoing CFO Robert Larocque, who is leaving to teach full-time at the CEGEP de Saint-Jean.