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Quebecor cautions regulators on Globalive bid for Freedom

telecom | 03/16/2022 4:55 pm EDT

Asked if the odds of Quebecor Inc. purchasing Shaw Communications Inc.'s wireless assets have become lower in the wake of Globalive Capital Inc.'s reported offer of $3.75 billion should should Shaw have to sell as part of its acquisition by Rogers Communications Inc.,...

Wind approved as bidder for Mobilicity: Lacavera

telecom | 12/09/2013 8:57 pm EST

Globalive Wireless Management Corp.’s Wind Mobile has been approved as a bidder for the assets of Dave Wireless Inc.’s Mobilicity, though it hasn’t decided yet whether to make a bid, Wind CEO Anthony Lacavera said Monday. “We are in the process” of deciding whether to make a bid, Lacavera said in a phone interview. Lacavera would not elaborate on other details of the process, but said there could be more news later this week. That confirmation came on the day that was supposed to be the deadline for formal bids for Mobilicity, which is the subject of a...

Government likely to block a Rogers-Birch Hill deal for Wind: analysts

telecom | 08/02/2013 7:56 pm EDT

Industry Canada would most likely block a deal to acquire Wind Mobile it it involved significant funding from Rogers Communications Inc. or another wireless incumbent, industry analysts said. In a...

Charges for paper bills justified, providers say

Media | 07/23/2013 2:54 pm EDT

Canadian consumers need incentives to make the switch to environmentally friendly electronic bills, SaskTel said in response to CRTC questions about telcos' charges for paper billing.  SaskTel, a provincial Crown...

Competition Bureau looking into Shaw-Rogers spectrum deal

telecom | 07/11/2013 2:27 pm EDT

The federal Competition Bureau received a Federal Court order compelling Rogers Communications Inc., Shaw Communications Inc. and Globalive Wireless Management Corp. to turn over information as...

Orascom to continue ‘working with government’ on Wind deal

telecom | 06/19/2013 8:47 pm EDT

Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E., owned by Amsterdam-based VimpelCom Ltd., said it is withdrawing a request to Industry Canada to acquire control of Wind Mobile, though it still wants to work with the government to consolidate its interest in Wind. Wind Mobile, owned by Globalive Wireless Management Corp., announced a plan...

Uncertainty of telecom file delaying Wind Mobile’s ownership change

telecom | 05/31/2013 6:56 pm EDT

Seven months after VimpelCom Ltd. filed an application to change control of Wind Mobile, Industry Canada still hasn't released a decision. VimpelCom, an international mobile operator based in Amsterdam, filed application last October with an expectation that the agreement would be approved within 45 days, and before an announcement was made between Wind and VimpelCom in January, people familiar with the transfer process said in background interviews. Industry Canada hasn't yet announced an approval of the change in control under the Investment Canada Act, the people said, and VimpelCom has extended the closing date to June 30. Analysts speculate that the approval of a change in...

Incumbents’ new wireless plans still positive for revenues: analysts

telecom | 12/06/2012 5:18 pm EST

The incumbents' new wireless plans appear to be more positive for their revenues than similar plans launched recently by incumbent telcos in the United States, Canaccord Genuity said in a report issued Dec. 5. “[T]he U.S. plans eliminate domestic long distance charges, while unlimited long distance costs $10 per...