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Former Freedom executives champion single MVNO model

telecom | 02/24/2020 6:05 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — The CRTC should mandate a single provider to act as a certified MVNO throughout Canada, three former Freedom Mobile executives told the regulator on the fifth day  its wireless review hearing. Alek Krstajic, Bob Boron and Bruce Kirby — former Public...

Eliminate locked phones in Canada, Freedom Mobile tells CRTC

telecom | 02/08/2017 10:05 pm EST

In a departure from the positions of its fellow wireless providers, Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile suggested Wednesday the CRTC should forbid carriers from charging fees for unlocking phones, and direct them to stop ordering locked devices from equipment manufacturers. “Freedom has consulted several large handset vendors and they have indicated they would be happy to sell unlocked phones, assuming numbers warrant,” Bob Boron, Freedom’s senior vice-president of regulatory, said on the third day of the regulator’s review of its Wireless...

Quebecor won’t take mobile service national alone: CFO

Media | 09/16/2015 8:47 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. is not interested in being Canada's fourth national wireless carrier, at least not by itself. That was the message Quebecor chief financial officer Jean-Francois Pruneau gave to a Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce investors' conference held in Montreal Wednesday. While discussing options for using...

TekSavvy’s Abramson takes on incumbents at Telecom Summit

telecom | 06/02/2015 7:36 pm EDT

TORONTO — With a key decision from the CRTC on smaller service providers’ access to wireline telecommunications networks expected soon, three incumbents’ regulatory bosses took on...

Incumbents could have fared worse in wholesale wireless decision: analyst

telecom | 05/05/2015 8:10 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — Wireless incumbents are going to have to play by a different set of rules than smaller carriers when it comes to providing network access to competitors, though one industry...

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...