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Rogers keeps mum on post-ouster Natale consultation fee

Media | 11/30/2021 6:08 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc.  has declined to adjust its calculation of the value of the acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc. to include in its application to the CRTC the value of any consulting fee paid to ousted CEO Joe Natale, a week after the regulator asked it to do...

Rogers needs Shaw to sell CanCon alongside OTT services 

Media | 11/22/2021 8:35 pm EST

Top brass from Shaw Communications Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. sought to convince CRTC officials that a merger of their two companies would be a boon for Canadian television programming in the face of increased competition from U.S.-based over-the-top streaming...

Rogers-Shaw CRTC hearing now has ‘extra element of intrigue’: analyst

Media | 11/17/2021 11:49 am EST

The Tuesday night announcement of the departure of Rogers Communications...

UPDATED: Board can’t change “at the stroke of a pen”: RCI    

Media | 11/01/2021 5:25 pm EDT

Lawyers for Edward Rogers are arguing that the recently ousted chairman of...

Edward Rogers strikes back, seeks to remake Rogers board

Media | 10/22/2021 9:08 am EDT

In the latest twist in an increasingly public rift in one of Canada's...

Rogers, Shaw execs mum on spectrum at Industry committee  

Media | 03/29/2021 7:40 pm EDT

On the opening day Monday of hearings into Roger's proposed acquisition of Shaw, MPs on the House of Commons Industry Committee sought answers from the companies' executives on whether or not the two companies seek to hold on to Shaw's discounted spectrum, and how the merger...

Regulatory approval of Rogers-Shaw deal will hinge on wireless: Execs, analysts

Media | 03/15/2021 8:30 am EDT

From the perspective of Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Joe Natale,...

Rogers revenues, profit fall due to roaming and overage drops

Media | 01/28/2021 3:08 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. announced a seven-per-cent fall in revenues and...

Rogers Q3 buoyed by wireless adds, sports advertising

Media | 10/22/2020 5:50 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. showed a rebound in its third-quarter earnings report Thursday, with media and...

War of words between Cogeco and Rogers heats up

telecom | 09/16/2020 6:53 pm EDT

In a Wednesday afternoon press release, the board of directors for Cogeco Inc. accused the CEOs of both...

Cogeco wireless plans ‘probably part of the equation’ for Rogers: Ouimet

telecom | 09/15/2020 5:09 pm EDT

As Cogeco Inc.’s CFO speculated Tuesday that a bid for his company’s...

Rogers says it would keep Cogeco headquarters in Quebec

telecom | 09/04/2020 4:46 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. says if its proposed acquisition of Cogeco Inc.’s Canadian division went through, it wouldn’t move the headquarters, management team or operations of Cogeco’s media...

Rogers expands early 5G rollout

telecom | 09/01/2020 6:04 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. Tuesday announced a flurry of expansions to its 5G network, extending coverage to new cities and towns in British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Quebec.  In January, Rogers announced it was...

Broadcaster pushes for new multilingual channel as COVID lobbying continues

Media | 07/14/2020 3:33 pm EDT

An Ontario-based ethnic broadcaster lobbying the government for funding to...

Network performance supports light regulatory touch: Bibic

telecom | 05/27/2020 6:58 pm EDT

The performance of networks in other countries during the COVID-19 crisis is evidence that the Liberal government and the CRTC should tread lightly when it comes to regulating the telecom sector,  BCE Inc. CEO Mirko Bibic said Wednesday. That includes potential mandated...

Rogers revenue drops 5%, withdraws guidance due to COVID-19

Media | 04/22/2020 3:44 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. recorded a five per cent drop in revenue in the...

Shaw founder JR Shaw dies at 85

telecom | 03/25/2020 2:23 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. founder JR Shaw has passed away at the age of 85, the company said Tuesday....

Telecoms close stores, offer free channels in response to COVID-19

Media | 03/16/2020 5:56 pm EDT

Telecommunication providers are closing retail stores, offering complimentary TV channels and continuing to waive overage fees on home internet plans as they respond to COVID-19. Xplornet...

Telecoms find silver lining in unprecedented number of CCTS complaints

telecom | 11/28/2019 6:00 am EST

Despite improvements in customer service that have lowered customer...

New no-data-overage plans drive down Rogers Q3

telecom | 10/23/2019 5:19 pm EDT

Wireless revenue for Rogers Communications Inc. struggled over the summer, primarily due to a larger-than-expected migration to the company’s new unlimited data plans, according to Rogers management in a third-quarter earnings call Wednesday morning.  Rogers CEO Joe...

CRTC meetings unrelated to OMNI, Rogers says in court filing

Media | 07/26/2019 10:25 am EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. has filed a response in a court case challenging...

Freedom answers to ‘unlimited’, offers $0 phones on select plans

telecom | 07/25/2019 6:41 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom is responding to the wireless...

‘Unlimited’ plans leading to 50% more data use, Rogers says

telecom | 07/23/2019 5:26 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.’s CEO Joe Natale said there has been a 50 per...

5G a race between countries, not carriers: Rogers’ Natale

Media | 04/18/2019 6:16 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Joe Natale emphasized the $1.7 billion the...

Ever larger wireless data buckets belying consumption, Rogers says

Media | 01/24/2019 2:07 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. is pointing to higher data availability...

Rogers plans to advance Ignite at ‘thoughtful pace’ to replace legacy systems  

telecom | 10/19/2018 6:42 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. top brass say they expect to see enough...

Cultural sector reaches out to Rodriguez

Media | 09/19/2018 6:12 pm EDT

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez has met with creative groups in his first registered lobby...

Still lots of room for industry growth in wireless: Rogers CEO

telecom | 07/19/2018 2:36 pm EDT

Explaining the relentless pace of growth in Canada’s wireless industry,...

Cogeco hires lobbyist with wireless spectrum expertise

telecom | 07/03/2018 11:54 am EDT

Amir Bigloo, who has a history of successful spectrum purchases as CEO of Corridor Communications Inc. (CCI), recently began lobbying on behalf of Cogeco Inc. during a period that saw the telecom vie for more wireless spectrum. The Kian Telecom Inc. CEO joined Cogeco as...

Balsillie-led Centre for Digital Rights registers to lobby

Media | 05/25/2018 12:33 pm EDT

A new organization called the Centre for Digital Rights (CDR) that is...

Security, data concerns drive two-phone phenomenon: Bell CEO

Media | 05/16/2018 11:16 am EDT

As stories about security and personal data breaches make the headlines,...

Rogers, Bell add junk food bill concerns to lobby efforts

Media | 04/25/2018 2:54 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and BCE Inc. have registered to lobby the...

Rogers bounces back on wireless with 95,000 postpaid ads

Media | 04/20/2018 4:33 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. reported increases in wireless revenue and subscribers in the three months ending March 31, which it said drove its overall revenue up eight per cent over the year to $3.63...

Internet Society establishes lobby footing in Canada

Media | 03/27/2018 6:32 pm EDT

A decades-old organization that is pushing for a multilateral approach to decision-making on the future of the internet has registered to lobby the government for the first time. The Feb. 20 registration under consultant Kathleen Monk of Earnscliffe Strategy Group is on...

SWIFT takes fibre goals to the Hill

Media | 02/21/2018 5:57 pm EST

Over six years after it was established, a government-funded non-profit initiative seeking to deliver...

‘Technical issue’ hurt Rogers churn during Dec. wireless promos: CEO

telecom | 01/25/2018 4:54 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc.’s systems had a technical glitch that...

BPF registers to lobby amidst consumer group funding concerns

Media | 12/14/2017 2:25 pm EST

A few months after the emergence of a proposal asking the CRTC to shift...

Freedom set to support older iPhones with spectrum rejig, deployment

telecom | 10/26/2017 5:37 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. announced Thursday that it would move to redeploy...

Rogers unfazed by Freedom ‘Big Gig’ offer: CEO

telecom | 10/19/2017 4:34 pm EDT

Joe Natale isn’t worried about Shaw Communications Inc.’s move to offer its Freedom customers 10...

Bell ‘heartened’ by CRTC chair statements, CEO says

telecom | 09/27/2017 5:09 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s top man George Cope said the company likes new CRTC head Ian Scott’s approach to balancing consumer and business interests....

Regional players shouldn’t qualify for spectrum set asides: Bell, Rogers

telecom | 09/12/2017 5:54 pm EDT

Two of Canada’s largest telecom companies aren’t overly enthusiastic...

Telus’ record low wireless churn difficult to sustain: CEO

telecom | 08/11/2017 4:20 pm EDT

Telus Corp. took some analysts by surprise when it reported postpaid...

Rogers aims to improve churn, ‘reset’ enterprise division

Media | 07/20/2017 5:16 pm EDT

Joe Natale, president and CEO of Rogers Communications Inc., reiterated his focus on the customer experience after the release of the company’s second-quarter earnings Thursday, suggesting it will be part of a formula that can help drive its postpaid wireless churn rate...

Bell touts good relationship with PMO: Barclays

telecom | 05/08/2017 7:58 pm EDT

BCE Inc. believes the company currently has a “good working relationship” with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), according to a note from Barclays Capital analyst Phillip Huang, written following meetings...

Natale says ‘more work to do’ as he takes the reins at Rogers

Media | 04/19/2017 8:25 pm EDT

In his first day on the job, newly minted Rogers Communications Inc. president and CEO Joe Natale gave few details about his priorities, but said he’ll be working on a strategy in the coming...

Joe Natale to join Rogers next week

Media | 04/13/2017 4:29 pm EDT

After a series of high-profile departures from the company, Rogers Communications Inc. announced Thursday that it will welcome its new president and CEO next week. Former Telus Corp. head Joe Natale...

Frank Boulben to exit Rogers

Media | 04/04/2017 4:38 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.’s chief strategy officer, Frank Boulben, is leaving the company. Rogers spokesman Andrew Garas said in an email Tuesday Boulben would depart at the end of April. Boulben joined Rogers...

Natale to take Rogers’ top job in July: interim CEO

Media | 01/26/2017 6:56 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. incoming president and CEO Joe Natale will take the helm in July, the company announced as it reported fourth-quarter numbers that showed continuing growth in data usage among its wireless customers. The announcement was made by interim CEO Alan Horn on the company’s fourth quarter conference call with analysts Thursday morning. Rogers didn’t previously specify when Natale would start or whether he was being held up by a non-compete restriction from Telus Corp. However, following the surprise departure of CEO Guy...

Rogers killing of in-house IPTV good move in long term, analysts say

Media | 12/16/2016 8:33 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. has abandoned the development of its own IPTV platform and will instead launch an IPTV service using a platform from Comcast Corp., a plan analysts...

Canadian investors to acquire international telecom

telecom | 11/02/2016 7:28 pm EDT

A Canadian investment group has announced its intention to purchase the majority share in a United States-based telecommunications company, Trilogy International Partners, which has services in New Zealand and Bolivia. According...

Some concern about delay in Natale start date: analysts

Media | 10/18/2016 9:38 pm EDT

It could be mid-2017 before former Telus Corp. head Joe Natale takes over as CEO at Rogers Communications Inc., according to financial analysts, some of whom said Tuesday that...

Analysts optimistic about Natale at Rogers after Laurence’s surprise exit

Media | 10/17/2016 9:37 pm EDT

In an unexpected move, Rogers Communications Inc. has announced Guy Laurence is no longer CEO of the company and will be replaced by former Telus Corp. CEO Joe Natale, a choice...

Doug French replaces John Gossling as Telus CFO

telecom | 05/16/2016 4:51 pm EDT

Telus Corp. said Monday it has appointed Doug French as executive vice-president and chief financial officer, while former CFO John Gossling is leaving the company to “seek other opportunities.” Though the move...

Darren Entwistle as Telus CEO is ‘less complicated’: analyst

telecom | 08/10/2015 6:18 pm EDT

After a little more than one year on the job, Telus Corp. announced Monday that Joe Natale has stepped down as president and CEO, and has been replaced by Darren Entwistle, who was Natale's predecessor in this job and has been the company's executive chairman ever since the previous changeover. In a press release,...

Nadir Mohamed to lead venture-capital fund

Media | 04/27/2015 7:24 pm EDT

Former Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Nadir Mohamed will lead a new venture-capital fund created by the Ontario government, the office of Premier Kathleen Wynne said on Monday. Mohamed will lead a council of about 30 business...

Regulators want investment-focused wireless industry: Natale

telecom | 09/18/2014 6:37 pm EDT

Telus Corp. CEO Joe Natale said Thursday he cannot predict what decisions will result from the upcoming CRTC hearings on the wireless wholesale market, though he feels Canadian regulators are likely...

Rogers boss defends big spending on spectrum

Media | 09/10/2014 1:39 am EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.’s CEO on Tuesday said his competitors underestimate the value of wireless spectrum — something Rogers spent multiple times more money on than any other company in this year’s 700 MHz auction — though he added his company has some “dreadful” customer service that needs to be improved upon. Guy Laurence said during the BMO Media and Telecom Conference in Toronto that his company spent almost $3.3 billion in that auction, while other companies failed to appreciate how valuable such assets will become. "We have a real...

Wireless code effects include higher prices, slow customer growth: analysts

telecom | 08/12/2014 8:20 pm EDT

More than eight months after its implementation and more than a year after it was announced, effects of CRTC's wireless code include higher prices and slower growth in mobile-service subscribers,...

Telus to invest $2.8B in B.C. over 3 years

telecom | 05/05/2014 2:27 pm EDT

Telus Corp. said Monday it will invest $2.8 billion in infrastructure in British Columbia, much of it designed to improve Internet and wireless coverage across the province, between now and 2016. It said in a press release that...

Public Mobile customers need new phones

telecom | 03/25/2014 5:44 pm EDT

Public Mobile, the wireless startup bought by Telus Corp. late last year, is telling its customers they will need new phones in May in order to be transferred to its new owner's mobile network. “We’re moving to...

Telus working on Public Mobile integration

telecom | 02/13/2014 6:55 pm EST

Telus Corp. is “assessing” the pricing plans it makes available to Public Mobile subscribers as it works to migrate those customers onto its LTE network this year, the company’s chief commercial officer said....