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Shaw lays off ten per cent of workforce due to COVID-19

telecom | 04/14/2020 6:04 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. will temporarily lay off about ten per cent of its workforce due to the “extraordinary and unpredictable conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the company announced in a press release on Tuesday. Shaw president Paul McAleese praised...

COVID-19 won’t have ‘very large impact’ on Cogeco: CFO

telecom | 03/17/2020 3:54 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. chief financial officer Patrice Ouimet has told an investor conference that he doesn’t think COVID-19 will have a “very large” impact on its financials, and that the company is a “bit fortunate” to be based in North America rather than parts of the...

Quebecor ‘not worried’ about COVID-19 impact on capacity

Media | 03/12/2020 5:09 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. says COVID-19 is not expected to have a “material financial...

Telus savages gov’t price directive, others more circumspect

telecom | 03/06/2020 5:30 pm EST

Analysts have provided nuanced reactions to the government’s plan to...

Bell picks ‘first’ 5G vendor, says regulatory to affect buildout

telecom | 02/06/2020 5:25 pm EST

BCE Inc. will start building out its 5G network with equipment supplied by...

Industry waiting on detail from gov’t on wireless price drop

telecom | 01/15/2020 6:14 pm EST

If Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains wants to see a 25-per-cent reduction...

Telus International to go public after $1.3B acquisition

telecom | 12/05/2019 2:04 pm EST

Telus Corp.’s outsourcing and call centre operation Telus International is buying Competence Call Center for $1.3 billion, the company has announced. The German company has more than 8,500 employees and operates in 11 European countries, Telus said in a press release....

Mixed analyst response to Wednesday’s telecom stock sell-off

telecom | 10/25/2019 11:24 am EDT

Following the release of the Rogers Communications Inc. quarterly results Wednesday that were accompanied by falling stock prices, Desjardins analyst Maher Yaghi asked in a research note if the impact...

Telus purchase of Canadian ADT business a good move: analysts

telecom | 10/01/2019 2:32 pm EDT

Telus Corp.’s announcement that it is buying ADT Security Services Canada, the Canadian arm of the U.S. home security services company, for $700 million is a wise move that will position Telus for...

Investors too focused on Rogers wireless division: analyst

telecom | 09/20/2019 4:59 pm EDT

Investors are overly preoccupied with the wireless divisions of telecom companies, and as such have been overly punitive toward Rogers Communications Inc. this summer, according to a look in on the...

Analysts divided on wholesale rate appeal outcome

telecom | 09/09/2019 6:10 pm EDT

As analysts predict the CRTC’s decision on wholesale internet rates is likely to be appealed, they are divided on what impact the new rates would have on the industry as a whole.   In a note released Monday morning,...

Bell cuts rural broadband investment in response to new wholesale rates

telecom | 08/19/2019 1:32 pm EDT

BCE Inc. has responded to lower wholesale rates for internet service...

New rates to have marginal impact on big telecom bottom lines: analyst

telecom | 08/16/2019 3:18 pm EDT

The new wholesale tariffs for internet service announced by the CRTC Thursday are unlikely to have a large impact on the big publicly traded telecoms, though their profits will be affected marginally,...

Freedom plans could drive big three back to subsidies: analysts

telecom | 07/26/2019 5:33 pm EDT

The launch of new plans from Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom will...

Telus to keep no-overage plans — and subsidies

telecom | 07/03/2019 6:57 pm EDT

Telus Corp. is making its once promotional “no overage” wireless data plan options a permanent...

Shaw says patience, not regulation, required to see organic MVNO market

telecom | 05/17/2019 4:55 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom, the country’s major fourth wireless player, says it is most susceptible to harm if the CRTC decides to mandate MVNO access to incumbent facilities, and that time and encouraging network investment are needed for the CRTC to see an organic wholesale market for MVNOs to emerge. In its submission to the CRTC’s review of the mobile wireless market, which will hold a hearing on the matter in January 2020, Calgary-based Shaw said the CRTC drew premature...

Analysts surprised by Bell’s lack of 600 MHz, incumbent spend

telecom | 04/11/2019 5:57 pm EDT

BCE Inc. walking away from the 600 MHz spectrum auction with no licences,...

‘Real’ 5G coming in 2020: Telus CFO

telecom | 03/20/2019 6:17 pm EDT

Parts of Canada will see “real 5G,” as opposed to just trials, by late 2020, Telus Corp.’s chief financial officer Doug French told an investors’ conference Wednesday. That will only be possible after the conclusion...

Incumbent competition ‘very aggressive’ against Fizz at launch

telecom | 03/13/2019 4:25 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s company brass says its Fizz flanker brand is picking up...

MVNO access proposal ‘burst of oxygen’ to some potential entrants

telecom | 03/04/2019 3:21 pm EST

As the CRTC signals it’s ready to make an about-face on its approach to...

Cogeco selling Peer 1 data centre business for $720M

telecom | 02/27/2019 3:29 pm EST

Cogeco Communications Inc. says it’s inked a deal to sell its Cogeco Peer 1 cloud services business for $720 million. The data centre business is being sold to affiliates of the Los Angeles-based investment firm Digital Colony, according to a press release Cogeco issued Wednesday. Cogeco CEO Philippe Jetté said the data centre market had changed and consolidated “significantly” since the company initially bought Peer 1 Hosting back in 2013, which came with a pricatag of $526 million at the time. “In this context, we made the decision to focus Cogeco Communications’...

Onus is on telecoms to fix misleading sales practices: CRTC chairman

telecom | 02/20/2019 11:00 am EST

Canada’s telecommunications industry suffers from an “unacceptable...

Telus says it can manage a Huawei 5G ban after warning of costs, delay

telecom | 02/14/2019 10:58 am EST

The head of Telus Corp. says the company would be able to “adeptly”...

Financial hit of a Huawei 5G ban likely ‘non-material’ to Bell, Telus: Desjardins

telecom | 02/12/2019 4:18 pm EST

If the Canadian government eventually decides to ban Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. from Canada’s 5G networks, the financial consequences suffered by Canada’s big telecom...

Huawei ban wouldn’t delay BCE’s 5G rollout: Cope

telecom | 02/07/2019 10:19 am EST

The head of BCE Inc. says he doesn’t expect that a ban on Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.’s equipment...

Freedom says data strategy attracting higher-value customers

telecom | 01/14/2019 6:30 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. says its wireless business has reaped the fruits...

Cogeco says it’s not worried about internet speed coverage

telecom | 01/11/2019 5:18 pm EST

Cushioned between a subscriber base that on average doesn’t take gigabit...

Corus sees TV ad rebound in Q1

telecom | 01/11/2019 5:14 pm EST

Corus Entertainment Inc. reported quarterly results Friday that showed TV ad revenue increasing 3.6 per...

Stingray shelves Music Choice buy, citing price ‘disagreement’

Media | 01/03/2019 4:12 pm EST

Stingray Group Inc. said it is aborting its previously announced...

Videotron selling data centre business

telecom | 12/19/2018 1:01 pm EST

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron is selling its data centre business, 4Degrees Colocation, for $259 million, with the proceeds likely going to fund future spectrum purchases, analysts say. The telecom announced Tuesday that it agreed to sell the business it acquired in 2015 for $35.5 million to California-based Vantage Data Centers, which will add the data houses in Montreal and Quebec City to expand its North American portfolio. A year ago Vantage was only in two markets, the American company said in a Tuesday release.   “Based on extensive dialog with our customers, Vantage identified...

Huawei 5G ban likely ‘manageable’ for telecoms: analyst

telecom | 12/14/2018 4:38 pm EST

A ban on technology from Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. in Canada’s...

Bell could see $100M benefit from fed tax plan in 2019: analyst

telecom | 11/29/2018 2:21 pm EST

The federal government’s recently-tabled tax strategy allowing telecoms...

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...

Telus posts wireline gains at expense of Shaw

telecom | 11/08/2018 5:51 pm EST

Telus Corp. ended its third quarter with 187,000 new customers, reporting growth that beat expectations...

Cogeco’s transition to new customer system drags down Q4

Media | 11/02/2018 4:52 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc.’s implementation of a new customer management system, which CEO Philippe Jetté said in a press release proved to be “more challenging than initially anticipated,” affected its Canadian subscriber counts in the fourth quarter. That made for lower...

Quebecor focused on convergence with new radio offering: Desjardins

Media | 10/09/2018 3:50 pm EDT

A new online radio service from Quebecor Inc. indicates the company is...

Videotron launching flanker brand ‘Fizz’ in Quebec

telecom | 09/13/2018 2:21 pm EDT

A new no-frills mobile service provider called Fizz has emerged in Quebec...

Videotron planning moves on prepaid wireless: CEO

Media | 08/09/2018 5:52 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron will follow the incumbents’ lead and put in place initiatives to increase its stable of prepaid wireless customers, Videotron CEO Manon Brouillette indicated in a conference call with analysts...

Bell targeting more rural markets with fixed wireless expansion

telecom | 08/02/2018 4:58 pm EDT

BCE Inc. will grow its presence in the fixed wireless space to 30...

Low-cost data plans need higher caps, lower prices, CRTC hears

telecom | 06/14/2018 4:45 pm EDT

The Competition Bureau is among those who are telling the CRTC that mandated low-cost, data-only plans should have more data on offer, in a move that raises the stakes of the regulator’s proceeding...

Few surprises in 600 MHz auction framework: analysts

telecom | 03/29/2018 4:15 pm EDT

Innovation Canada has released its framework for the 600 MHz spectrum auction, now scheduled for March 2019, and it will set aside 43 per cent of spectrum for “regional competitors and potential new market entrants,” according...

Analysts welcome regulatory certainty after WiFi MVNO decision

telecom | 03/23/2018 4:12 pm EDT

The CRTC decision Thursday not to mandate roaming for WiFi-first mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) brings predictability for large telecoms, financial analysts said. “At the highest level,...

New promise for fixed wireless, as telecoms incorporate LTE, 5G

telecom | 03/15/2018 2:12 pm EDT

Advances in fixed wireless technology could make it a more viable option...

Videotron ‘full speed’ ahead on IPTV: Brouillette

Media | 03/14/2018 5:27 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron is working on deploying its new IPTV service as quickly as possible, Manon Brouillette, CEO of the company’s telecom division, told analysts in a conference call Wednesday. “We want to [get] to the market as fast as possible,” she said,...

25% of Shaw workforce takes voluntary buyout, CFO leaving

telecom | 02/15/2018 2:13 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. has revealed that 3,300 employees, or a quarter of...

Bill on junk food ads for kids could do ‘significant damage’: Corus

Media | 01/24/2018 4:20 pm EST

Proposed legislation intended to combat the marketing of unhealthy food and...

Freedom could drive down incumbents’ ARPU: Desjardins

telecom | 01/22/2018 1:16 pm EST

The past performance of Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron could be key to...

As its TV ad revenue drops, Corus says ad tech is the future

Media | 01/10/2018 6:05 pm EST

Corus Entertainment Inc. executives emphasized their optimism about future...

Analysts expect Freedom subscriber boost in Q1

telecom | 01/08/2018 5:54 pm EST

After a rollicking December, analysts say Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile has potential to continue its 2017 momentum, though the full impact of its aggressive wireless offers may not be apparent in this week’s quarterly results. Freedom announced overhauled...

Bell’s low-cost Lucky Mobile a hit with government

telecom | 12/01/2017 5:26 pm EST

BCE Inc’s move to open a low-cost, prepaid carrier is “well-timed” and positioned to support the...

Videotron reaches 1M wireless subscribers as it reports Q3 results

Media | 11/10/2017 5:14 pm EST

Quebecor Inc. said its wireless division has eclipsed one million subscribers since posting higher revenues and profits in its third-quarter earnings Thursday.  “In the space of 7 years,...

Corus focuses on content over broadcast with Historia, Séries+ sale

Media | 10/18/2017 6:16 pm EDT

Corus Entertainment Inc. announced Tuesday it is selling two...

Joly’s cultural policy continues drawing mixed reaction

Media | 09/29/2017 5:20 pm EDT

Various groups praised the promised investment in production and promotion...

BQ criticizes Joly over OTT tax policy

Media | 09/19/2017 4:56 pm EDT

The Bloc Québécois has accused Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly of favouritism toward the likes...

Recent LTE advances could affect demand for 5G: experts

telecom | 09/08/2017 5:16 pm EDT

Even with an accelerated arrival date for the next generation of wireless...

Small ISPs welcome rollout of disaggregated wholesale regime

telecom | 08/29/2017 6:17 pm EDT

The CRTC kickstarted the industry’s move to a disaggregated wholesale...

No immediate impact on Bell, Rogers from decision review: Desjardins

Media | 08/23/2017 3:02 pm EDT

The government’s move to order the CRTC to reconsider its May licence...

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 wireless gains that leapfrogged its rivals in its second-quarter earnings Friday, with a record low 0.79-per-cent churn rate that the company’s president and CEO Darren Entwistle said would be difficult...

Dazn not too big a threat without hockey: Desjardins

Media | 07/24/2017 4:14 pm EDT

Without the digital rights to Canadian hockey teams’ games, there may not be much reason for panic among traditional TV providers with the entry of new over-the-top (OTT) provider Dazn into the Canadian market, according to...

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...

Cogeco expands U.S. biz with MetroCast buy

Media | 07/10/2017 1:08 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. is again expanding its U.S. footprint, with the announcement Monday that it would purchase...

LTE still has ‘untapped potential’: Desjardins

telecom | 06/26/2017 2:08 pm EDT

While 5G is expected to arrive in a couple of years, the LTE standard still has some room for growth, according to Desjardins Capital Markets analyst Maher Yaghi. Sprint Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced in a...

CRTC unlocking decision could slightly increase churn: Desjardins

telecom | 06/16/2017 5:01 pm EDT

A move to ban device unlocking fees and mandate all new phones be sold unlocked by December could “slightly” increase churn rates, but the impact shouldn’t be material, Desjardins Capital analyst Maher Yaghi said in a research note Friday. The CRTC announced the new rules Thursday, as part of its decision on a review of the Wireless Code. He said the “Canadian wireless market does not encourage providers to use price cuts to win market share. Unless the market opens itself up to...

CRTC eliminates locked phones in Canada by December

telecom | 06/15/2017 11:00 am EDT

As part of a decision on its review of the Wireless Code, the CRTC has eliminated unlocking fees for smartphones and mandated that all newly purchased devices must be provided unlocked as of Dec. 1, 2017. “Based on the...

Spectrum buy to improve Shaw network, but benefits will take time: analysts

telecom | 06/13/2017 5:40 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. announced Tuesday that it has purchased 700MHz and 2500MHz spectrum from Quebecor Inc. for $430 million, in what Shaw described as  “a significant milestone towards...

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...

Sask. to cost Internet improvements: report

telecom | 06/08/2017 4:50 pm EDT

The Saskatchewan government will appoint someone to investigate the cost of expanding Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp.’s Internet coverage, Premier Brad Wall was reported as saying this week, according to CTV News....

Bains tells CRTC to reconsider MVNO rules

telecom | 06/05/2017 1:51 pm EDT

TORONTO — Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains is directing the CRTC to reconsider a March decision in...

Joly ‘studying’ CRTC licence decision after criticism

Media | 05/30/2017 1:36 pm EDT

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly told a parliamentary...

Big three take aim at Videotron customers

telecom | 05/29/2017 4:27 pm EDT

BCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc. and Telus Corp. are trying to lure customers of Quebecor...

Joly could reconsider OTT regs over Quebec: Desjardins

Media | 05/23/2017 2:27 pm EDT

Pressure from Quebec could lead Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly to consider imposing taxes on foreign over-the-top (OTT) services, according to Desjardins Capital Markets analyst Maher Yaghi....

Partial sale would bring benefits to SaskTel: Desjardins

telecom | 05/08/2017 6:53 pm EDT

The sale of a stake in Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. would help the crown corporation when it comes to adopting new technologies, according to Desjardins Capital Markets analyst Maher Yaghi. “The scale of a large telecom player could help SaskTel implement upcoming technologies, such as 5G, more easily,” Yaghi said in a Friday note, pointing to the “technological insight and purchasing power of a potential partner.” Late last month, SaskTel Minister Dustin Duncan confirmed that his office had met with a major Canadian...

Shaw looking to sell ViaWest: report

telecom | 05/01/2017 7:31 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. wants to sell its ViaWest data centre division, according to a Reuters report, a move analysts had been predicting would help it focus on its wireless business. Shaw bought the...

Telecoms to compete on service after zero-rating decision: analysts

Media | 04/21/2017 4:11 pm EDT

The CRTC’s decision Thursday to ban most forms of zero-rating means telecoms will have to rely on service in order to stand out from the competition, analysts said. The...

Shaw promises more integration with Freedom under new COO

telecom | 04/12/2017 9:10 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. said Wednesday that its Freedom Mobile division will have a new chief operating officer, as Paul McAleese takes over from Alek Krstajic. CEO Brad Shaw...

Big three say conditions for strong wireless continue: Desjardins

telecom | 03/29/2017 4:16 pm EDT

BCE Inc., Telus Corp., and Rogers Communications Inc. believe the conditions supporting the wireless growth they have seen in recent quarters will stay in place in 2017, according to a...

Péladeau confirms he won’t bring change to Quebecor

Media | 03/15/2017 9:08 pm EDT

After analyst speculation about whether Quebecor Inc.’s returning CEO would affect the strategic direction of the company, Pierre Karl Péladeau confirmed on a conference call Wednesday that his return won’t alter Quebecor’s plans.    “With the last 16 years, we’ve been following the same strategy…in the combination of content and distribution,” Péladeau said on the call with analysts reporting the company’s fourth quarter earnings. “I think we’ve been able to enhance and position our...

Canadian fibre could be up for grabs if Zayo sold: analyst

telecom | 03/02/2017 9:45 pm EST

An American acquisition could create an opening in the Canadian fibre market, according to Desjardins Capital Markets. In a Thursday note, analyst Maher Yaghi highlighted the recent...

Bell-MTS deal receives final approval, includes Xplornet in ‘surprise twist’

Media | 02/15/2017 3:07 pm EST

The introduction of Xplornet Communications Inc. into Manitoba’s wireless market was a “surprise twist” to the story of BCE Inc.’s $3.9-billion acquisition...

Wireless Code review poses regulatory risk: Desjardins

telecom | 02/13/2017 8:41 pm EST

The CRTC’s review of the Wireless Code “generates regulatory risk across the industry,” with the biggest potential threat being mandating the separation of device costs from...

Bell set to increase Internet and TV prices

telecom | 01/19/2017 5:55 pm EST

BCE Inc. will increase monthly prices for some of its residential services as of Feb. 1, a move it says is needed to support higher traffic on its network. On its website, the company said it spends $3.5 billion each...

Freedom to at least quadruple handset offering by mid-2017: Shaw

telecom | 01/12/2017 10:49 pm EST

As Shaw Communications Inc. released its first quarterly earnings report since rebranding its wireless segment to Freedom Mobile, CEO Brad Shaw said the company is looking to have a...

Impact of wholesale rates, pick-and-pay will be felt in 2017: Canaccord

Media | 01/05/2017 10:09 pm EST

The initial pinch of the CRTC’s decisions on two important issues in 2016 — wholesale rates and pick-and-pay — will be felt in the new year, according to Canaccord...

Retail regulation ‘worst case’ in basic service decision: Desjardins

telecom | 12/19/2016 10:04 pm EST

The “worst case scenario” for incumbent telecom companies when the CRTC releases its decision on the basic service proceeding it held this spring will be if the commission “decides...

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...

‘Similar hurdles’ as U.S. possible in 600 MHz auction: Desjardins

Media | 12/12/2016 8:54 pm EST

The 600 MHz spectrum auction in the United States has again been delayed after bidders failed to meet minimum prices for spectrum, and Canada could see similar problems in its own upcoming auction, Desjardins Capital Markets analyst Maher Yaghi said in a note Friday. “The [Federal Communications Commission] will thus have to go back to TV channels for a fourth time in order to set new prices for spectrum,” Yaghi wrote. “Our view is that there could be similar hurdles in...

Amazon expands cloud services in Canada

telecom | 12/09/2016 7:00 pm EST

Amazon.com Inc. has expanded its data centre services into Canada with the introduction of Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Montreal. It is the first AWS in Canada, joining four other regions in North America (in Northern Virginia,...

Netflix downloads bad sign for telecoms: Desjardins

Media | 12/02/2016 8:16 pm EST

A move by Netflix Inc. to allow users to download some content for offline viewing is part of a wider push for customers among streaming services, according to a research note from Desjardins Capital Markets....

Virgin Internet could hurt Videotron: Desjardins

Media | 11/25/2016 8:12 pm EST

The move this week by BCE Inc. flanker brand Virgin Mobile Canada to expand its home Internet into Quebec could put pressure on Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron, Desjardins analyst Maher Yaghi said in a...

Videotron begins testing ultra-fast Internet

telecom | 11/15/2016 9:39 pm EST

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron said it has begun implementation of Docsis 3.1, which could deliver speeds of up to 10 Gbps download and 1 Gbps upload. The company said in a press release Tuesday it is deploying the...

Telus Q3 continues industry-wide trend of strong wireless

Media | 11/04/2016 7:27 pm EDT

Telus Corp. reported strong wireless revenues and subscriber additions Friday, as data helped propel overall revenues up to $3.23 billion.    For the three months ended September 30, the company’s overall revenues were slightly higher, with a 2.6 per cent increase, than the $3.15 billion it earned in the same quarter last year. Net income, however, was down slightly by 2.7 per cent to $355 million against the comparable period last year. Wireless revenues did the heavy lifting, increasing 4.9 per cent to $1.7 billion compared to the same quarter last year. This was...

Telcos unlikely to fully deploy FTTH: Desjardins

telecom | 10/25/2016 10:08 pm EDT

High fibre costs and advancements in technology are among the reasons Canadian telcos are unlikely to expand their fibre-to-the-home [FTTH] footprint beyond 60 per cent coverage, according to Desjardins Capital Markets.  In...

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...

Wholesale rate decision could lead to focus on flanker brands, analysts say

telecom | 10/07/2016 8:17 pm EDT

In the days after the CRTC issued a decision that lowered wholesale wireline Internet rates proposed by large Internet Service Providers (ISPs), financial analysts said the large telecoms could...

CraveTV profitability still uncertain after Shomi exit: Desjardins

Media | 09/29/2016 8:49 pm EDT

While CraveTV should have an easier time competing in the over-the-top (OTT) space now that Shomi will cease operation, Netflix Inc.’s offering still leaves doubt about the profitability...

FTTH decision should improve competition: Desjardins

telecom | 09/21/2016 5:57 pm EDT

Desjardins Capital Markets analyst Maher Yaghi said that the CRTC’s plan for wholesale access to fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks should theoretically “create an environment in which ISPs have better control over...

Videotron announces testing as 5G gains momentum in Canada

telecom | 09/20/2016 9:46 pm EDT

MONTREAL — Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron said Tuesday it will begin to test 5G technologies as part of a new project, in a move that appears to be part of an increasing push...

Shaw says timing, current market dynamics made Wind deal attractive

Media | 12/17/2015 3:43 pm EST

The economics of entering Canada’s wireless market through the acquisition of Wind Mobile today are better than past opportunities Shaw Communications Inc. has had to enter the mobile sector,...

Are stars aligning for Shaw sale to Rogers?

Media | 11/02/2015 9:35 pm EST

The idea of a merger between Canada's two biggest cable providers — Shaw Communications Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. — is on the radar again, with at least two market analysts saying the conditions are right...

Quebecor roaming plan could point to national ambition: analyst

Media | 04/14/2015 8:53 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Tuesday announcement of nationwide roaming at no charge for its Videotron wireless customers could allow the company to test the waters for a national mobile service, according to SeaBoard Group analyst Iain Grant. Grant said in a Tuesday phone interview that the company’s announcement that customers of its all-inclusive Canada plans would have coast-to-coast roaming privileges at no extra cost, starting May 13, could be an indicator of the company’s wider ambitions. Still, he said there are significant hurdles if Videotron wants to be a fourth national...