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Kelvin Shepherd stepping down from MTS

telecom | 06/29/2015 8:59 pm EDT

Kelvin Shepherd is retiring as president of Manitoba Telecom Service Inc., paving the way for Jay Forbes to take on the roles of both chief executive and president, the company said Monday. Forbes became CEO at the start of this year. MTS said in a press release that Shepherd was going to leave the company later this year. It said the changes reflect changes that are meant to "simplify and realign its organizational structure to better fit the company's go-forward strategy focused on a stand-alone MTS." Shepherd said in the release that change is "logical," given...

Carriers ask CRTC to take powers from government

telecom | 10/02/2014 9:37 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — Two of Canada's largest wireless carriers called on the CRTC to take some regulatory power from Industry Canada at the commission's week-long hearing into the wholesale wireless market. Both Rogers Communications Inc. and BCE Inc. want to change the balance of regulation in the wireless business, asking the CRTC to take over the arbitrator role currently filled by Industry Canada in disputes between companies.  On Wednesday Rogers said the commission should take that role on tower sharing, while on Thursday Bell said the CRTC was their regulator of choice...