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Rogers will be able to compete in a four-player market: Staffieri to investors

Media | 02/02/2023 4:43 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. will not need more financing from the capital markets in order to close its deal to acquire Shaw Communications Inc., according to Rogers' chief...

Rogers, Shaw, and Quebecor extend their deadline once again

telecom | 01/30/2023 4:02 pm EST

The three companies at the center of one of the biggest mergers in Canadian telecom history have once again extended their "deadline" for the companies to finalize the deal, this time to Feb. 17.  After the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the Competition Bureau's...

On Rogers-Shaw, Champagne faces policy choice

Media | 01/26/2023 11:48 am EST

All eyes are on Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne, who is the last line of defense for...

Updated: Federal Court of Appeal dismisses Competition Bureau case

Media | 01/24/2023 3:08 pm EST

Tuesday afternoon the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed with costs the...

Globalive seeks to become national carrier by buying Manitoba spectrum

telecom | 01/23/2023 2:59 pm EST

Frustrated in its attempt to buy Freedom Mobile back from Shaw...

Telecoms file arguments in Competition Bureau appeal of Rogers-Shaw merger

telecom | 01/18/2023 7:31 pm EST

All eyes in the telecom world will be focused on the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) next Tuesday when it hears the appeal from the Commissioner of Competition over the proposed...

Competition Bureau undercuts its own case, National Bank analyst maintains

Media | 12/21/2022 3:25 pm EST

As spectators await the release of a decision in the takeover of Shaw...

CRTC’s regulatory policy plays central role in Rogers-Shaw closing arguments

Media | 12/16/2022 9:47 am EST

In the drama that has unfolded in front of the Competition Tribunal over...

Rogers presents experts as Tribunal hearings edge toward end

telecom | 12/02/2022 2:54 pm EST

A retired Queen's University economics professor believes that the CRTC has...

Videotron more effective owner of Freedom than Shaw, expert testifies

telecom | 11/29/2022 2:38 pm EST

An expert witness for Shaw Communications Inc. took issue Monday with...

Rogers-Shaw integration should be completed within three years, Tribunal told

telecom | 11/25/2022 12:10 pm EST

The integration of Shaw Communications Inc. properties into the network of...

‘Extremely difficult’ to sell to Rogers, Brad Shaw tells Tribunal

telecom | 11/24/2022 11:13 am EST

Shaw Communications Inc. CEO Brad Shaw told the Competition Tribunal...

Videotron takeover of Freedom “dream scenario”, Tribunal hears

telecom | 11/22/2022 7:46 am EST

The takeover of Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile unit by...

Competition Bureau witness argues wireline essential for wireless offering, has credibility challenged by Rogers and Quebecor

telecom | 11/18/2022 2:15 pm EST

Respective lawyers representing Rogers Communications Inc. and Quebecor Inc. sought to challenge and call into question the expert testimony of one of the Competition Bureau's...

Gov. seeking comments in review of Competition Act

telecom | 11/17/2022 11:14 am EST

Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne announced Thursday that the government is seeking...

Freedom stronger under Shaw than Videotron, Tribunal hears

telecom | 11/16/2022 1:26 pm EST

Freedom Mobile is less likely to be a strong national player under Quebecor...

Rogers-Shaw Tribunal hearings reveal the extent of Telus efforts to block merger

Media | 11/14/2022 5:59 pm EST

The second week of the Competition Tribunal's hearing into whether or not Rogers Communications Inc. should be allowed to acquire Shaw Communications Inc. and sell Shaw's...

Freedom Mobile sales hurt by merger uncertainty, dealer says

Media | 11/09/2022 10:52 am EST

Service and sales improved when Shaw Communications Inc. bought Wind Mobile...

Eyes turn to tribunal hearing as mediation fails in Rogers-Shaw merger

telecom | 10/28/2022 3:05 pm EDT

Two events this past week – Innovation Minister François-Philippe...

Champagne announcement may signal eagerness to approve Rogers-Shaw deal: analysts

Media | 10/26/2022 2:56 pm EDT

Financial analysts reacting to Tuesday's announcement from Innovation...

Rogers, Shaw, accused of fishing expedition over Bell, Telus, subpoenas

Media | 10/20/2022 12:37 pm EDT

Telus Corp. and BCE Inc. have accused Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw...

Rogers gets details on how Quebecor-Freedom deal harms competition

telecom | 09/13/2022 4:44 pm EDT

The Competition Bureau responded Monday to Rogers Communications Inc.’s request for more information on why divesting Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile is not...

Rogers wants more details on how Québecor-Freedom deal allegedly harms competition

Media | 09/09/2022 5:02 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. wants competition commissioner Matthew Boswell...

CNOC takes issue with Shaw’s proposed costs for new 1.5 gigabit service

telecom | 09/07/2022 4:07 pm EDT

The Competitive Network Operators of Canada is taking issue with a costing...

BREAKING: Bell to acquire Distributel

telecom | 09/02/2022 4:00 pm EDT

In the latest in a series of acquisitions in the ISP sector this year, BCE Inc. is seeking to acquire one...

Rogers buys itself one-year extension with bondholders to close Shaw deal

telecom | 09/01/2022 5:12 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. has more time to close its acquisition deal with...

Quebecor’s Freedom purchase enough to establish fourth national competitor, Rogers tells Comp. Tribunal

telecom | 08/23/2022 5:44 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s intent to purchase of Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile is enough to ensure its position as “an effective fourth wireless carrier” in Canada...

Britain and Australia provide example for internet ads, PIAC says

telecom | 08/17/2022 6:52 pm EDT

Canada should look to Britain and Australia for lessons on how to regulate...

Quebecor inks agreement to buy Shaw’s Freedom Mobile

telecom | 08/12/2022 4:33 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., and Shaw Communications Inc....

CRTC seeks to confirm Rogers-Shaw deal on cable lines

telecom | 08/12/2022 2:30 pm EDT

The CRTC is asking Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. to confirm that they have...

VMedia purchase will sweeten Freedom deal for regulators: Quebecor’s PKP

Media | 08/04/2022 5:37 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s president and CEO has said the company’s recent...

Quebecor wants to make its case for Freedom divestiture to Competition Tribunal

telecom | 07/08/2022 2:15 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. is asking the Competition Tribunal for permission to...

Competition Bureau not satisfied with Freedom divestiture to Quebecor

Media | 07/06/2022 9:55 am EDT

In a Wednesday morning joint statement, Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw...

PIAC looking at legal options after Heritage says GIC has no jurisdiction in Rogers-Shaw petition

Media | 06/23/2022 6:56 pm EDT

In a letter from the  Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage Isabelle Mondou, the Governor in Council (GIC) has declined to intervene in the CRTC’s decision to allow the...

Lack of network sharing arrangement “notable” in Quebecor Freedom deal: analyst

telecom | 06/20/2022 5:34 pm EDT

The biggest piece of Friday night's blockbuster...

Quebecor to buy Freedom Mobile for $2.85b

telecom | 06/18/2022 9:35 am EDT

In a development that may pave the way for the merger of Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw...

Videotron still actively pursuing Freedom Wireless, Péladeau says

telecom | 06/01/2022 4:06 pm EDT

OTTAWA–Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron service is still eager to buy Freedom...

Rogers-Shaw deal on hold until Competition Tribunal proceeding

Media | 05/30/2022 5:20 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. have reached an...

On Rogers-Shaw, focus shifts to network sharing agreements

Media | 05/25/2022 6:12 pm EDT

As the Competition Bureau takes Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. to the Competition Tribunal to block the merger of the companies, conversation on what will be required to get the deal done has shifted to whether or not a network sharing agreement is a...

Network sharing deal with Telus strengthens Globalive bid for Freedom: analysts

telecom | 05/20/2022 4:28 pm EDT

The reported network sharing deal inked between Freedom Mobile-hopeful...

Heritage committee calls for rejection of Rogers-Shaw deal

Media | 05/18/2022 4:34 pm EDT

The House of Commons Heritage committee is arguing against the merger of...

Comp. laws are too focused on price: Lawson Hunter

Media | 05/16/2022 7:21 pm EDT

Canada's competition laws have become too sensitive to price, particularly in mergers, and should instead...

Telus and IBG row in behind NPF-PIAC petition against Rogers-Shaw CRTC approval

Media | 05/10/2022 4:53 pm EDT

A joint petition to cabinet from the National Pensioners Federation and the...

Singh calls for halt of Rogers-Shaw merger, PIAC appeals to cabinet

Media | 04/27/2022 4:38 pm EDT

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh called once again for the government to disallow...

Telecom consultant says Rogers-Shaw merger, inflation, enough to spark forbearance reassessment 

Media | 04/21/2022 12:20 pm EDT

A Toronto-based telecom and broadcasting consultant is arguing to the CRTC that Rogers Communications Inc.’s pending...

Shaw revenues dip in second quarter results

telecom | 04/13/2022 12:39 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. announced a fall in revenues and earnings for the second quarter of 2022, the company reported Wednesday. The results were announced through a news release rather than a conference call. Revenues for the three months that ended Feb. 28 were $1.35...

Little support for CRTC forbearance policy review following Part 1 application

telecom | 04/12/2022 3:53 pm EDT

The Forum for Research and Policy in Communications (FRPC) is the only...

CCSA decries Shaw’s plan to cut satellite service

telecom | 04/12/2022 3:19 pm EDT

The Canadian Communication Systems Alliance (CCSA) is calling on the CRTC to reverse a planned service...

CRTC sides with regional wireless carriers in roaming decision

telecom | 04/06/2022 6:24 pm EDT

The CRTC mostly accepted the arguments of small wireless carriers against...

CRTC approves, with changes, Shaw’s 1500 wholesale service

telecom | 04/05/2022 4:47 pm EDT

Tuesday the CRTC approved an application by Shaw Communications Inc. to...

UPDATED: CRTC approves Rogers-Shaw broadcasting acquisition

Media | 03/24/2022 4:33 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved Rogers Communications Inc.'s acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc.'s broadcasting assets, meaning that the companies have now cleared the first of three regulatory hurdles on the way to cementing the merger. In a Thursday afternoon release after...

Quebecor cautions regulators on Globalive bid for Freedom

telecom | 03/16/2022 4:55 pm EDT

Asked if the odds of Quebecor Inc. purchasing Shaw Communications Inc.'s...

Rogers still expects Shaw deal to close in Q2

Media | 03/08/2022 5:44 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Tony Staffieri has said that last week's announcement from Innovation...

Rogers “not putting a dime” in middle tier news market: Conservative MP

Media | 03/02/2022 7:16 pm EST

Community-owned television outlets “are not producing local news that...

Competition Bureau recommends overhaul of competition law

Media | 02/08/2022 5:47 pm EST

In reviewing mergers and acquisitions Canada's Competition Act should do...

Cogeco more interested in MVNO than Freedom

Media | 01/14/2022 5:04 pm EST

The addition of Shaw Communications Inc.'s Freedom Mobile brand, should Shaw be forced to sell it off by...

Shaw reports $33M increase in profit for Q1 2022

Media | 01/12/2022 4:41 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. saw a 20.2 per cent increase in its net earnings this quarter, jumping from $163...

Revenues dropped in 2020, EBITDA margins increased in 2020: CRTC CMR report

telecom | 12/15/2021 6:00 pm EST

Overall, telecommunications companies pulled in some $53.4 billion in 2020, a 1.4 per cent decrease in overall revenues compared to 2019, according to the most recent edition...

CRTC denies French-language organization request to intervene late in Rogers-Shaw merger

Media | 12/15/2021 4:53 pm EST

The CRTC denied a Quebec organization representing...

Interveners not swayed by Rogers-Shaw arguments at CRTC merger hearing

Media | 12/14/2021 6:04 pm EST

Numerous interveners of the CRTC's Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw...

CRTC approves wholesale high-speed access tier for Shaw

telecom | 12/10/2021 3:40 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. was given approval by the CRTC Friday for a new...

Singh calls for price caps on wireless and internet bills, opposes Shaw takeover

telecom | 12/07/2021 5:01 pm EST

OTTAWA – NDP leader Jagmeet Singh reiterated his party’s call for lower...

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...

Safeguards can’t justify Rogers-Shaw merger: Bell to CRTC

Media | 11/25/2021 6:35 pm EST

No amount of proposed remedies will undo the damage of Rogers...

At CRTC, Cogeco cites Rogers opposition to Bell-Astral merger

Media | 11/25/2021 10:05 am EST

On the third day of CRTC hearings into the proposed takeover of Shaw...

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....

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...

CRTC denies request for delay in Roger-Shaw hearing

Media | 11/15/2021 9:56 am EST

The CRTC has denied a request by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre and the National Pensioners...

Telus still wants CRTC to delay Rogers-Shaw hearing despite court decision on board control

Media | 11/11/2021 4:24 pm EST

One of Canada’s telecom incumbents is urging the CRTC to delay Rogers Communications Inc.’s (RCI) hearing on its merger with Shaw Communications Inc., arguing that...

CRTC should proceed with Rogers-Shaw hearing: Rogers, analyst

telecom | 11/08/2021 1:40 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. says there is no reason to delay the CRTC on its...

Please don’t delay merger hearing: Rogers to CRTC

Media | 11/03/2021 5:59 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.'s regulatory team can present the company's...

Shaw closes out fiscal year with increase in revenue, wireless subs. 

Media | 10/29/2021 5:26 pm EDT

Shaw's overall revenue increased 2.1 per cent in the fourth quarter, up to...

Edward Rogers out as board chair, as Natale seeks to reassure investors amid Rogers boardroom drama 

Media | 10/21/2021 5:52 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Joe Natale said he’s “got strong unequivocal support from the board to direct the strategy of the company," after the Board of Directors...

CRTC rejects Rogers request for interveners at Shaw merger hearing

telecom | 10/14/2021 1:58 pm EDT

The CRTC denied Rogers Communications Inc.’s request for several...

CRTC to allow CPAC to participate in Rogers-Shaw hearing 

Media | 10/13/2021 6:28 pm EDT

The CRTC has granted Cable Public Affairs Channel Inc. -- more widely known...

Rogers CFO leaving the company

Media | 09/30/2021 10:27 am EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. announced Wednesday evening that CFO Tony Staffieri has left his post after...

Election outcome won’t stop Rogers-Shaw deal: Rogers CFO

Media | 09/13/2021 6:05 pm EDT

Whatever the outcome of the vote after polls close in the Sept. 20 federal election, it won't have much of an effect on regulatory approval of the proposed acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc. by...

Singh says he’ll oppose Rogers-Shaw merger

Media | 09/10/2021 2:46 pm EDT

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is the first party leader to explicitly oppose the proposed acquisition of Shaw...

Telecom regulation more ‘benign’: analyst

telecom | 09/09/2021 6:00 pm EDT

Telecoms shares have continued to track higher thanks to a regulatory backdrop which “has turned much more benign,” according to an industry analyst. Thursday National Bank of Canada analyst Adam Shine issued a note that...

Conservatives would reject mergers impacting competition: O’Toole

telecom | 09/07/2021 5:14 pm EDT

Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole said during a press conference on cell phone and internet affordability Tuesday that his party would stand against mergers that could...