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

| 11/22/2019 3:25 pm EST

Move quickly on spectrum for 5G, Canadian gov’t toldOTTAWA — 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...

Data, new revenue sources to make up for OTT messaging impact: analysts

telecom | 01/13/2017 9:24 pm EST

The growth in popularity of over-the-top (OTT) messaging services will cost global mobile network operators over a hundred billion dollars this year, according to Juniper Research Ltd., but some Canadian analysts say the impact will be dampened by increased data usage and new sources of revenue, including uptake in Internet of Things devices (IoT). Released Monday, the white paper projects that the move by consumers to OTT messaging services and social media will cost network operators around the world “nearly $104 billion” in 2017, up 23 per cent from $84 billion last year, which they say is equivalent to 12 per cent of their service revenues. Mobile network operators...

EDC provides $850M US in financing to Vodafone

Media | 12/16/2014 8:40 pm EST

Export Development Canada (EDC), a federal Crown corporation that loans money to foreign companies doing business with Canadian companies, said Tuesday it has loaned $850 million US to British-based telecommunications service...

BlackBerry releases new enterprise system

Media | 11/13/2014 5:58 pm EST

BlackBerry Ltd. on Thursday announced the availability of its latest system for enterprise management of mobile devices. The new system is called BES12, which BlackBerry said in a press release "is the foundation for...

M2M usage in business almost doubles in one year: Vodafone

Media | 07/04/2014 5:15 pm EDT

Many companies are still trying to find the benefits in adopting the latest in machine-to-machine (M2M) communication technology, yet those that do see significant returns of their investment,...

Vodafone says some countries tap into customer lines

telecom | 06/06/2014 4:46 pm EDT

British-based telecom-service provider Vodafone Group PLC said in a law enforcement disclosure report Friday that the governments of some countries in which it operates have direct access to its networks, allowing their agencies...

Rogers becomes Vodafone’s ‘exclusive partner in Canada’

telecom | 06/03/2014 3:35 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. said Tuesday it has struck a "partner-market agreement" with British telecom giant Vodafone Group PLC. Rogers said in a press release that this agreement makes it Vodafone's "exclusive partner in Canada" and will include a range of products and services, including roaming. "We are delighted that Rogers has joined our successful partner-markets community," Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao said in the release. "Canada is an important market as we continuously expand our roaming capabilities across North America." Vodafone has 434 million mobile customers in 27 countries, according to the Rogers release. On Vodafone's...

Rogers paid almost $40 million to CEOs last year

Media | 04/17/2014 4:47 pm EDT

The incoming and outgoing CEOs of Rogers Communications Inc. racked up almost $40 million in total compensation last year, according to an information circular filed ahead of its annual general meeting next week. That included a...

Analysts split on Verizon-Vodafone talks’ impact on Canadian market

telecom | 08/29/2013 5:16 pm EDT

Verizon Communications Inc. has resumed talks with Vodafone Group Plc to acquire a full stake in the companies’ joint wireless company in a move that industry analysts said could either assist...