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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...

Quebecor CFO Pruneau to head Videotron

telecom | 01/07/2019 5:35 pm EST

Jean-François Pruneau, Quebecor Inc.’s chief financial officer, has been appointed the new CEO of its Videotron subsidiary, in a move analysts said Monday was positive for the company. Barclays analyst Phillip Huang said in a note that Pruneau is “very well-known to...

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...

Helix to be ‘superior’ to Bell’s Fibe: Videotron CEO

telecom | 11/08/2018 5:48 pm EST

As CEO Manon Brouillette wrapped up her last quarterly results with...

Videotron losing its CEO as Brouillette announces departure

telecom | 10/16/2018 12:42 pm EDT

Manon Brouillette, who has been at the helm of Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron for the past five years, is leaving the company in what National Bank...

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...

Videotron appoints new VP of corporate affairs

Media | 08/08/2018 4:30 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron announced the promotion of Élodie Girardin-Lajoie to the position of vice-president of corporate affairs, in a release on Wednesday. Since 2015, she held the role of head of internal communications at the Quebec telecom, but Girardin-Lajoie...

Videotron says cord-cutting stable, eying IPTV to grow TV ARPU

Media | 05/09/2018 1:37 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron said it won’t force the migration of its...

In telecoms’ year-end, cord-cutting slows, wireline grows

Media | 03/21/2018 12:14 pm EDT

Canada’s publicly-traded telecoms lost fewer TV subscribers in 2017 than...

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...

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,...

Strong wireless trend continues with Quebecor Q2

Media | 08/10/2017 5:09 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. continued the industry trend of steady gains in wireless this past quarter, with...

Philippe Cloutier new Videotron CFO

Media | 06/27/2017 4:49 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron has named Philippe Cloutier its senior vice-president and chief financial...

Videotron to open up 5G trial project to proposals

telecom | 06/21/2017 3:48 pm EDT

MONTREAL — Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron gave an update on the progress of a partnership focused on...

Investor concerns about changes at Quebecor ‘overdone’: Huang

Media | 02/21/2017 6:50 pm EST

Some investors are worried about potential disruptions at Quebecor Inc. following the return of former CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau to the company, though such concern is overblown,...

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 Docsis 3.1 modems on its network “and adapting its equipment and working protocols to the new technology.” All that is required is the new modem for the customer and a software upgrade on the network to unlock the new high speeds, the release said.   “With this deployment, we are laying the first stones in the foundations of the Internet of...

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...

Videotron’s Brouillette asks Liberals to keep 4th player policy for 600 MHz

telecom | 06/08/2016 6:20 pm EDT

TORONTO — The Liberal government should continue the previous Conservative government’s push for more competition in the wireless market in the upcoming 600 MHz auction, Manon Brouillette,...

Keep broadband funding status quo: Quebecor

telecom | 04/28/2016 9:20 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — When it comes to funding broadband improvements, don’t “reinvent the wheel,” representatives from Quebecor Inc. told CRTC commissioners Thursday. “In our opinion, nothing would be...

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...

Videotron to build $40M data centre

telecom | 09/16/2015 7:12 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron announced Wednesday it is spending $40 million to build a data centre in Montreal. Videotron said in the release this will be the only facility located in Technoparc Montreal that is built specifically for data hosting, and is the company’s latest step towards expanding “robust, reliable, competitive products and services for the business community.” “This facility will enrich our portfolio of services for customers and strengthen our position in a fast-expanding industry,” Manon Brouillette, Videotron CEO, said in the release....

Videotron 4K box seen as cord-cutting prevention

Media | 08/11/2015 8:58 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron announced Tuesday it will be releasing an ultra-high-definition (UHD) set-top-box for its customers, making it the first Canadian telecom provider to commercially release such technology. Videotron...

Telecoms will adjust to pick-and-pay regime, analysts say

Media | 03/20/2015 9:10 pm EDT

Financial analysts reacting to the CRTC’s new pick-and-pay rules say they don’t expect the decision to have a major impact on the industry, though the broadcasting side of the business is...

Videotron launches original content for Club Illico streaming service

Media | 02/02/2015 9:29 pm EST

MONTREAL — Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron hopes that producing original content exclusively for its Club Illico streaming service will help the company attract and keep subscribers, said...

Videotron says national wireless expansion depends on CRTC

telecom | 10/03/2014 5:56 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — The CEO of Quebecor Inc.'s Videotron told the CRTC Friday that her company needs the regulator to lower the legislated rate for domestic roaming if it is to build a national...

Videotron cites mobile TV as key in LTE launch

Media | 09/10/2014 8:44 pm EDT

Four years after Videotron flipped the switch on a new wireless network, the carrier is launching an LTE network that president and CEO Manon Brouillette says will help the company deliver TV content to its mobile customers....

CRTC asks Quebecor why it doesn’t go OTT-only

Media | 09/09/2014 9:53 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — In the second day of hearings in the CRTC's Let's Talk TV proceeding, a commission member asked Quebecor Inc. why, if over-the-top (OTT) services such as Netflix are such a hot commodity, it doesn't abandon traditional broadcasting in favour of an exclusively online video service. “If the danger is real, why not...

Videotron’s new TV app ‘sign of what’s to come’: analyst

Media | 06/05/2014 9:37 pm EDT

MONTREAL —Videotron’s new iPad application, which allows users to access live TV, free and paid video-on-demand (VOD) content and programming stored on a personal video recorder (PVR), in...

Quebecor earnings up as wireless revenue surges

Media | 05/08/2014 4:05 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. improved its bottom line in this year’s first quarter as its telecommunications segment saw a revenue boost of 4.8 per cent, featuring some strong gains in its wireless business. Revenue was up 1.1 per cent...