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Move quickly on spectrum for 5G, Canadian gov’t told

| 11/22/2019 3:25 pm EST

OTTAWA — A panel of international spectrum policy experts and industry representatives gathered in Ottawa Thursday said the Canadian government should make more spectrum available and reconsider set-asides for auctions. They were responding to a question posed by...

Dirk Woessner leaving Rogers

telecom | 07/18/2017 5:34 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.’s president of consumer business, Dirk Woessner, is leaving the company and is headed back to Deutsche Telekom AG (DT). A Rogers spokesperson confirmed in an email that Woessner will leave the company at the end of November and that Rogers is searching for a successor. It was only last month that Rogers said Woessner would take over its expanded consumer unit. "This is a great opportunity for Dirk to return home to Germany and take on an expanded role. He has made tremendous contributions...

Bell to be part of M2M demo at Mobile World Congress

Media | 02/18/2015 4:23 pm EST

BCE Inc. will be among an international coalition of six telecommunications service providers demonstrating what it called a "revolutionary" new integrated platform for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications at next...

T-Mobile ‘un-carrier’ approach unsustainable: owner

telecom | 01/19/2015 7:40 pm EST

Deutsche Telekom AG CEO Tim Hoettges said in an interview published by American technology website Re/Code on Monday that T-Mobile US Inc., of which it is part-owner, needs to change its approach in order to build a sustainable business. “The question is always the economics in the long term … and earning...

Rogers appoints Dirk Woessner to head consumer division

Media | 01/19/2015 6:05 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. announced Monday that Dirk Woessner, formerly of Deutsche Telekom AG, has been appointed to head the consumer side of its business. Rogers CEO Guy Laurence reorganized the...

Carriers finally have ‘will’ for VoLTE: analyst

telecom | 06/23/2014 6:26 pm EDT

After years of dragging their feet, carriers finally have “the will” to adopt the latest in wireless technology that will allow them to ditch their old networks once and for all, according to Nordicity analyst Stephan...

Sprint gets bank advice on buying T-Mobile: WSJ

telecom | 01/17/2014 5:03 pm EST

Sprint Corp. has received advice from at least two different banks on how to finance a buyout of T-Mobile US Inc., the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, quoting two anonymous sources. While one source said that the terms of any bid have not been finalized, both sources said the anticipated acquisition attempt would value T-Mobile at about $50 billion US, which would include absorbing about $20 billion US in debt. Sprint is majority owned by SoftBank Corp. of Japan, while T-Mobile’s majority shareholder is Deutsche Telekom AG of Germany. The article quoted a source as saying both...