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Wind adds two new executives

telecom | 04/23/2015 7:37 pm EDT

One month after Alek Krstajic took over the top job at Wind Mobile, two other key jobs at the wireless carrier are also seeing change. Bob Boron has replaced Simon Lockie as chief regulatory officer at Wind, while Bruce Kirby has taken over from Brice Scheschuck as chief strategy officer, spokesman Robert Sauer said in an email. He said Lockie and Scheschuk will continue to work with Wind's majority owner, Globalive Capital. Boron and Kirby both held similar positions under Krstajic when he was the CEO of new entrant carrier Public Mobile, later purchased by Telus Corp. in 2013. Krstajic was announced as Wind's CEO last month, replacing Pietro Cordova, who was named to the job five months earlier....

Another Church report blasts efforts to ‘enhance’ mobile competition

telecom | 08/19/2014 9:01 pm EDT

University of Calgary economists Jeffrey Church and Andrew Wilkins are back at it, criticizing government attempts to bring more competition to Canada's wireless sector and insisting those efforts amount to a subsidization of non-viable companies by taxpayers with no justifiable benefit to consumers. In Church and Wilkins’ latest report, released Tuesday, the pair argue there is little evidence that Canada's wireless market does not have sufficient competition, that policies implemented by the government have supported businesses that would otherwise be unviable, and that these interventions have limited the innovation and products that customers might otherwise enjoy from...

Public Mobile changing unlimited data plans to 1 GB limit

telecom | 02/21/2014 7:54 pm EST

Public Mobile says on its website that it is eliminating its unlimited wireless plans. The carrier, which was purchased by Telus Corp. in a deal that closed in November, said its unlimited plans...

Telus working on Public Mobile integration

telecom | 02/13/2014 6:55 pm EST

Telus Corp. is “assessing” the pricing plans it makes available to Public Mobile subscribers as it works to migrate those customers onto its LTE network this year, the company’s chief commercial officer said....

Auction 2014 — What to expect

telecom | 01/09/2014 4:02 pm EST

The long-anticipated 700 MHz spectrum auction begins Tuesday, Jan 14. Among the rules set out by Industry Canada, each of the three incumbents, Rogers Communications Inc., Telus Corp. and BCE Inc., are each only allowed to acquire...

Competition Bureau OKs Telus purchase of Public Mobile

telecom | 11/29/2013 8:23 pm EST

The Competition Bureau said it would not block Telus Corp.’s proposed deal to buy Public Mobile Inc. The bureau said in a release Friday it had determined “the proposed transaction is...

Industry Canada approves Telus acquisition of Public Mobile’s spectrum

telecom | 10/23/2013 10:02 pm EDT

Telus Corp. reached a deal to purchase Public Mobile Inc., and received Industry Canada's permission to acquire the new entrant carrier's spectrum licences, the companies said. In a joint release Wednesday, the companies said the deal, which must still be approved by the federal Competition Bureau, would allow Telus to acquire “100 per cent ownership” of Public Mobile, which was seeking a buyer earlier this year, as well as its 280,000 wireless subscribers. “Following our review of strategic options for our organization, TELUS stood out as the company most committed to strong customer service and innovation. We are confident this is the right decision for our...

Taking that pebble out of your shoe, and the move to LTE voice

telecom | 08/14/2013 7:26 pm EDT

Mobile providers in Canada and around the world are walking around with a proverbial “pebble” in their shoe and could save millions of dollars each month when advancements in LTE wireless...

Paradis delays auction, says no set aside spectrum transfers to incumbents

telecom | 06/04/2013 1:29 pm EDT

OTTAWA, TORONTO—Industry Canada will block Telus Corp.'s proposed deal for Dave Wireless Inc.’s mobile spectrum, as well as any other proposal from an incumbent to acquire wireless...

Follow Quebec law for new national wireless code, carriers say

telecom | 12/05/2012 9:37 pm EST

The CRTC should model its future code of conduct for wireless carriers on similar consumer wireless legislation passed in the Quebec legislature, Canada’s wireless carriers said. In regulatory...