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Apple cuts off Wind’s iPhone supply: report

telecom | 08/05/2015 5:01 pm EDT

Apple Inc. has told Ingram Micro Inc. to stop selling used iPhones to Wind Mobile for distribution to the carriers' customers, the Globe and Mail reported. An article appearing online Tuesday night said Apple told Ingram, which distributes Apple products in Canada, that providing iPhones to Wind was a breach of the agreement between Apple and Ingram, according to three industry sources. The story said that while Ingram had a different interpretation of its contract with Apple, it was willing to co-operate. Because Apple supports AWS spectrum, which Wind uses, unlocked iPhones can work on Wind's network. However, the Globe article noted that there is not a direct distribution agreement between Wind and Apple, as there is with most other Canadian wireless carriers. The story quoted...

Jay Forbes to become MTS chief executive

telecom | 11/17/2014 3:25 pm EST

Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. said Monday that Jay Forbes will replace Pierre Blouin as chief executive. It said in a press release that Forbes will assume the role on Jan. 1, one day after Blouin retires. Blouin's pending departure was announced in August. Forbes had most recently been CEO of Teranet, which provides electronic land-registration services. He's also been president of Ingram Micro Inc.'s Europe, Middle East and Asia division, and before that served as CEO of Aliant Inc., the predecessor to Bell Aliant....