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Xplornet to be sold to U.S. company for $2B: report

telecom | 02/25/2020 6:41 pm EST

Xplornet Communications Inc. will be bought for some $2 billion USD by a U.S.-based investment firm, according to a report from Bloomberg News.  Asked if the government was aware of the reports of the transaction, a spokesperson for Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains wrote in an emailed statement: “our government is committed to ensuring Canadians pay fair prices for mobile and wireless services, regardless of their postal code. We monitor transactions in Canada from a competition and regulatory perspective and conduct reviews as appropriate.” There are indications the government...

Lack of scale, device lineup challenges for Xplore Mobile

telecom | 11/16/2018 6:34 pm EST

New Brunswick-based internet provider Xplornet Communications Inc. started selling mobile subscriptions in Manitoba this week, with many watching how the small telecom operator will fare competing against larger players. Xplornet started with an existing base of just over...

Xplornet lobby blitz fights 3.5 GHz clawback proposal

telecom | 07/23/2018 10:16 am EDT

Xplornet Communications Inc. will not be able to service thousands of its rural customers with...

Bell MTS increasing wireless rates, axing unlimited data for new customers

telecom | 07/12/2018 5:08 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s Bell MTS in Manitoba is dropping its province-wide wireless unlimited data plan option and increasing prices for upgrading or new customers, it announced Tuesday. New customers will...

Xplornet turns on LTE in Newfoundland communities

telecom | 11/16/2017 2:41 pm EST

Rural internet provider Xplornet Communications Inc. has expanded its fixed wireless network in...

Xplornet increases stake in Manitoba with NetSet buy

telecom | 10/23/2017 5:21 pm EDT

Rural internet service provider Xplornet Communications Inc. has announced the purchase of Brandon,...