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Telecoms discussing CRTC wholesale rate appeal: Videotron chief

Media | 08/28/2019 4:23 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron is in talks with other telecom companies about potentially appealing the CRTC’s new rates for wholesale internet service, CEO Jean-François Pruneau told The Wire Report. “We’re in discussions currently with our industry counterparts. The...

Helix will keep cord-cutters in Videotron ‘ecosystem,’ CEO says

Media | 08/27/2019 5:52 pm EDT

MONTREAL — Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron unveiled its new Helix platform Tuesday, and the company is counting on the combined IPTV, WiFi management and smart home platform to...

Fizz still ‘minimal’ part of wireless for Videotron: CEO

Media | 05/09/2019 6:49 pm EDT

The new Fizz flanker brand launched by Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron is still...

Telecom execs praise ‘healthier,’ ‘balanced’ regulatory environment

telecom | 09/26/2018 5:51 pm EDT

Representatives from BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. described a favourable relationship with regulators at a CIBC investors conference Wednesday, where they also addressed competition between...

Quebecor spectrum sale has ‘broad implications’: Barclays

telecom | 06/09/2017 11:56 am EDT

Quebecor Inc. has sold Videotron's AWS-1 spectrum in the Greater Toronto...

Quebecor has tools to combat Bell fibre push: Pruneau

telecom | 05/25/2017 5:32 pm EDT

Jean-Francois Pruneau, Quebecor Inc.’s senior vice-president and chief financial officer, told an investor’s conference Thursday that his company’s quad-play strategy in Quebec will limit the impact of BCE Inc.’s...

Quebecor in ‘no rush’ to get rid of 700MHz spectrum: Pruneau

telecom | 09/22/2016 10:26 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s chief financial officer Jean-François Pruneau said Thursday the company is content to wait to sell the 700 MHz spectrum it picked up in 2014 and never deployed, given its value continues to grow with time. He said he’s been in “discussions with all the parties,” both incumbents and new entrants, about the seven licences in Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia on which the company spent $233.3 million in 2014. It has since declined to expand into those areas. “My job is to create as deep a...

Selling spectrum outside Quebec ‘only option’: Quebecor

telecom | 11/12/2015 8:25 pm EST

Quebecor Inc.'s chief financial officer told an investors conference Thursday that selling the spectrum it holds outside Quebec is the only thing the company can do with it. During the Scotiabank Telecom & Cable Conference in Toronto, Jean-François Pruneau was asked about what appeared to be a change in...

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...

Quebecor Media buys shares from CDPQ

Media | 09/09/2015 2:00 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. announced Wednesday that its Quebecor Media unit has bought 28.6 per cent of the stake in that division held by for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ). It said in a press release that...

Rogers, Videotron reach network deal for capex savings, more competition in Quebec

telecom | 05/30/2013 7:09 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. will be better positioned to compete against rival incumbent wireless carriers BCE Inc. and Telus Corp. in the Quebec market under a new network-sharing agreement with...