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Bigger, cheaper data plans thanks to us: Shaw

telecom | 06/27/2019 5:41 pm EDT

The price of data is coming down and the size of data packages is going up, all thanks to market pressure introduced by Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile wireless brand, according to Shaw.  The wireless brand, Shaw CEO Brad Shaw said Thursday in a third quarter...

15,000 Shaw customers affected by breach

telecom | 05/08/2019 2:38 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. has confirmed that the data of some 15,000 customers was left exposed on the internet, though the company says there is no evidence any of it was misused. The data breach was discovered when two cybersecurity researchers contacted Shaw to inform...

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...

Freedom ups the ante with 100 GB of data offer

telecom | 11/19/2018 6:00 am EST

Shaw Communications Inc.’s wireless division is stirring the piping hot industry pot once again, as it...

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...

Freedom on new, ‘sustainable’ trajectory after record sub adds: Shaw

telecom | 04/12/2018 4:46 pm EDT

On the heels of record wireless subscriber growth in its second quarter,...

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 to a Wednesday release. Since the government had previously introduced its plan for the spectrum last year, analysts were not surprised by the move — which they said would mainly benefit Shaw Communications Inc. and Quebecor Inc. Details like the auction structure, timing and opening bids, as well as conditions on transferability, licence terms and deployment...

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,...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

Freedom Mobile launches 10 GB for $50 ‘intro offer’

telecom | 10/18/2017 8:22 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile has announced a new set of...

Shaw poised for boost from new iPhones

telecom | 09/12/2017 5:17 pm EDT

Apple Inc.’s new iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, announced Tuesday, are compatible with spectrum bands...

Telus outpaces Bell in PCMag speed ranking

telecom | 09/11/2017 3:16 pm EDT

Telus Corp. has the fastest national wireless network in Canada, according to PCMag.com’s annual...

Freedom cites ‘suspicious patterns’ in Iristel traffic pumping case

telecom | 08/02/2017 4:00 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile says that its decision not to pay some traffic termination charges to Iristel Inc. is based on “suspicious patterns”...

Guy Laurence joins Veon board

telecom | 07/24/2017 11:54 am EDT

The former CEO of Rogers Communications Inc., Guy Laurence, has been elected to the supervisory board...

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...

Freedom debuts LTE in Calgary and Edmonton

telecom | 05/18/2017 3:18 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile has expanded its LTE network into Calgary and Edmonton, the company announced Wednesday. “The launch of our powerful new LTE network furthers our commitment to providing Freedom...

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 research note from Desjardins Capital Markets analyst Maher Yaghi. He said that the two-day Industrials, Telecom & Consumer Conference Desjardins held earlier this week “heard from the three incumbent wireless providers that the underlying reasons for the current growth in...

Telecoms bond over stirring proposals to shake up call spoofing

telecom | 03/03/2017 7:18 pm EST

Technologies identified by the CRTC as potential tools to combat spoofed and nuisance calls have promise, but barriers to their deployment mean they’re not likely to be put in place any time...

Carriers made $37.7M from phone unlocking last year: CRTC

telecom | 03/02/2017 6:06 pm EST

The CRTC has released aggregate data that shows wireless service providers earned $37.7 million in revenue by unlocking phones last year. That’s up from $28.5 million in 2015 and $21.6 million...

85% say account holder should approve wireless overages: survey

telecom | 02/27/2017 8:37 pm EST

Nearly 85 per cent of Canadians believe approval for additional costs in family phone plans should be made by those who pay the bills, not those who use the phone, according to a survey commissioned...

Eliminate locked phones in Canada, Freedom Mobile tells CRTC

telecom | 02/08/2017 10:05 pm EST

In a departure from the positions of its fellow wireless providers, Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile suggested Wednesday the CRTC should forbid carriers from charging...

Build voice and data support at same time in NG911 system: Freedom

Media | 01/19/2017 11:22 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — There are unique considerations for wireless carriers when contemplating the switch to next-generation 911 (NG911) services, a CRTC panel was told on the penultimate day of a...

Shaw connects Freedom Mobile to WiFi hotspots

telecom | 12/07/2016 11:08 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. is allowing customers of its Freedom Mobile to connect to its network of Wi-Fi hotspots. Freedom Mobile subscribers will have access to more than 65,000 hot spots in Western Canada, Shaw said in a...

Limited handsets a concern as Wind rebrands: analyst

Media | 11/21/2016 9:41 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc.’s Wind Mobile will be rebranded as Freedom Mobile and its LTE roll-out will come sooner than expected in two cities, the company’s CEO said Monday. The move comes despite some analyst...