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MTS improves wireless churn, but still feeling double-cohort effect

telecom | 08/04/2016 8:26 pm EDT

Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. said it made improvements to its post-paid wireless churn for the third consecutive quarter, though its total wireless subscribers were still down from a year ago, as it reported higher earnings numbers Wednesday evening. The telecom provider, which is in the midst of being acquired by BCE Inc., reported revenues for the three-month period ended June 30 of $252.3 million, a 1.6 per cent increase compared to the same quarter last year. Net income was also...

Redirect voice subsidy to broadband, CRTC panel hears

telecom | 04/21/2016 9:37 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — With the use of landlines declining across the country, the money collected for the provision of universal phone service should be reallocated to cover areas of the country underserved by broadband connectivity, CRTC commissioners heard Thursday. On the ninth day of a three-week basic services hearing, the five-member panel was encouraged to stay away from the idea of creating new subsidies to fund the gaps in Internet service. Rogers Communications Inc. remained in step with other large telecommunications companies that have already appeared before the panel, with...

MTS to offer CTV, TSN TV-everywhere apps

Media | 11/12/2015 5:38 pm EST

Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. said Thursday that all of its TV customers will have access to BCE Inc.’s TSN GO and CTV GO mobile apps for free. MTS said in a press release that the apps are available through Apple...