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Odds of Huawei ban have increased in recent months: analyst

telecom | 02/05/2019 4:26 pm EST

The likelihood Canada will ban Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. equipment from the country’s 5G networks has gone up in recent months, and if that happens, the deployment of those networks will be delayed, National Bank analyst Adam Shine said in a research note. “Plans...

Barclays predicts ‘smooth sailing’ at Telus after VP exit

telecom | 10/02/2018 6:03 pm EDT

The upcoming departure of Telus Corp.’s president of consumer and small business, Dave Fuller, shouldn’t disrupt the company, according to Barclays Capital analyst Phillip Huang. In a research note Tuesday, Huang said despite Fuller’s plans to leave the company in...

Analysts, carrier question policy on AWS-3 set-asides

telecom | 08/06/2014 7:21 pm EDT

Analysts are split on the wisdom of Industry Canada’s rules for the upcoming AWS-3 auction, which appear to put valuable spectrum in two provinces out of reach for any carrier. The spectrum rules, detailed on July 28, set...

Report urges more reliance on market forces for wireless

telecom | 09/13/2013 7:21 pm EDT

A new report commissioned by Telus Corp. said the federal government should relax its regulation of the mobile wireless sector to avoid harming investment in Canada’s wireless networks. In a...

Pollsters say incumbents fighting a losing battle as PM comments on wireless code

telecom | 07/04/2013 8:36 pm EDT

Prime Minister Stephen Harper used social media to weigh in on the CRTC’s decision that wireless consumers should be permitted to cancel their contracts after two years. The messages, posted by...

Bring-your-own-device market encouraged by incumbent discounts

telecom | 02/13/2013 3:57 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que.—Competition for wireless customers in the “bring your own device” market is intensifying as Telus Corp. and BCE Inc. offer discounted plans for customers with their own devices and Rogers Communications Inc. is looking at doing the same, company officials told CRTC commissioners at a hearing...