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Videotron locks out workers in Gatineau, Que

telecom | 10/27/2023 4:36 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. subsidiary Videotron will be locking out its unionized workers in Gatineau, Que., the company announced Friday. The action will begin Monday. “Given the union's intransigence, Videotron management had no choice but to serve a lock‑out notice,” the firm...

Federal Court of Appeal dismisses BDUs’ appeal of distant signal tariffs

telecom | 07/23/2021 6:34 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal ruled Friday partially in favour of a group that challenged a tariff increase by the Copyright Board of Canada for over-the-air distant signal...

CRTC orders Bell subsidiary to upgrade routers in Quebec

Media | 06/01/2021 5:52 pm EDT

BCE Inc. subsidiary Cablevision du Nord has to finish upgrading its routers...

Bell renews request for CRTC to intervene on Videotron permanent roaming claims

telecom | 05/28/2021 5:57 pm EDT

Bell Mobility Inc. is asking the CRTC to put in place new measures for...

Bell suing Videotron over permanent roaming claims

telecom | 05/05/2021 6:37 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is suing Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron, escalating their battle over wireless customers allegedly...

CCSA backs Videotron’s Competition Bureau complaint over Bell structures

telecom | 10/02/2020 4:38 pm EDT

The Canadian Communication Systems Alliance has endorsed a complaint from Quebecor Inc.'s Videotron to the Competition Bureau over delays to accessing BCE Inc. infrastructure in Quebec, writing in a...

Competition Bureau investigating Videotron ‘astroturfing’

telecom | 07/17/2020 7:29 pm EDT

The Competition Bureau is asking Federal Court to compel Quebecor Inc.'s Videotron to produce information the bureau says it needs to investigate whether or not the company...

Telus calls for small cell attachment ruling to be postponed

telecom | 06/17/2020 5:45 pm EDT

The CRTC should not rule on a Quebecor Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. application for the regulator to compel BCE Inc. to allow small cell technologies to be attached to Bell’s poles at rates...

Videotron choses Samsung as partner for 5G

telecom | 12/13/2019 1:23 pm EST

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron said Friday it has chosen Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. as its equipment supplier for the deployment of LTE-A and 5G networks. “This partnership is the result of an extensive selection process to...

Rovi’s STB suit an attempt to extract royalties, Videotron says

Media | 12/06/2019 11:49 am EST

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron will argue in Federal Court later this month...

Videotron ‘diving’ like a soccer player over gigabit internet: TekSavvy

telecom | 11/27/2019 4:15 pm EST

Quebecor Inc.’s cancellation of its gigabit internet service is akin to a soccer player diving, or feigning injury to draw a penalty, TekSavvy Solutions Inc. is arguing in an intervention to the...

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...

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 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...

Videotron appeals trade tribunal ruling on Bell G7 Summit contracts

telecom | 11/12/2018 2:31 pm EST

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron is appealing a ruling by the Canadian...

Quebecor blames bigger providers for sales practices hearings

telecom | 10/25/2018 6:26 pm EDT

GATINEAU — Telecom providers who appeared before the CRTC Thursday said the whole industry shouldn't face more regulation — which could cost them millions — because of a few bad actors, with some pointing fingers at Canada's biggest telecom companies....

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 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...

Telus took top speeds in first half of 2018: Ookla

telecom | 08/01/2018 5:00 pm EDT

Internet speed test service Speedtest by Ookla announced the mobile network results from the first and second quarters of 2018 in a report on Wednesday, and Telus Corp.’s connection rate takes the crown, with BCE Inc. close...

MAtv class action suit gets go-ahead

telecom | 04/11/2018 2:56 pm EDT

Quebec’s Superior Court will hear a class-action lawsuit related to the MAtv community TV channel...

Videotron launches free WiFi calling, texting for travellers

telecom | 02/26/2018 1:13 pm EST

Customers of Quebecor Inc.'s Videotron can now make free voice calls and  use text message services over WiFi networks in Canada and when travelling abroad. “Videotron customers travelling in more than 100 countries will be able to text and call Canada or numbers in...

TiVo expands patent suit to include Bell

telecom | 01/31/2018 5:49 pm EST

TiVo Corp. is going after a second Canadian telecom for patent infringement, claiming in a lawsuit filed...

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...

Gatineau access agreement case continues

telecom | 10/10/2017 12:19 pm EDT

The Attorney General of Quebec is appealing an August decision which ruled that a municipal access agreement between the city of Gatineau and telecom providers is invalid. An Oct. 3 judgement in Quebec’s Court of Appeal...

Videotron takes Wholesale Code dispute with Rogers to CRTC

Media | 10/05/2017 6:27 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron has filed a Part 1 application with the CRTC...

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...

Videotron latest to announce X1-based IPTV

Media | 08/29/2017 5:00 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron will launch its IPTV service using the X1 platform from Comcast Corp., the...

Court rules in favour of telecoms in Gatineau access agreement dispute

telecom | 08/09/2017 12:19 pm EDT

The Quebec Superior Court has ruled that aspects of municipal access agreements between telecom providers and Gatineau, Que., are invalid because they impose on Parliament’s jurisdiction over...

Videotron facing patent infringement claim from TiVo

Media | 07/17/2017 4:26 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron is being sued for patent infringement by TiVo Inc. and one of its...

Videotron offering extra data to Unlimited Music subscribers

Media | 07/04/2017 3:37 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron is increasing the data limits of wireless customers affected by the upcoming shutdown of its Unlimited Music service. The company has sent letters to customers informing them that they will begin receiving additional monthly data when the...

Antoinette Noviello promoted at Videotron

Media | 06/29/2017 12:57 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron has named Antoinette Noviello vice-president, corporate comptroller. “Antoinette is now taking charge of all aspects of Videotron's financial and accounting operations, including credit-risk...

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...

Extension request for Unlimited Music shutdown denied

Media | 06/16/2017 11:58 am EDT

The CRTC said Thursday it won’t give Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron extra time to shut down its...

AWS-1 sale unlikely to set precedent for 700MHz: Canaccord

telecom | 06/12/2017 1:53 pm EDT

The sale last week of Videotron’s AWS-1 spectrum by Quebecor Inc. to Rogers Communications Inc. isn’t likely to have implications for the company’s 700MHz spectrum, according to Canaccord Genuity analyst Aravinda Galappatthige. Reflecting on the Friday deal, which saw Videotron’s AWS-1 Toronto-area spectrum go to Rogers with no government concessions, Galappatthige said that doesn’t necessarily indicate the same outcome for the company’s “most valuable spectrum block,” which he estimates as worth $561 million or more. The government is unlikely to “see the sale of...

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...

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...

Telus, Videotron lead in wireless network quality: study

telecom | 05/26/2017 3:52 pm EDT

Telus Corp. and Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron had the fewest reported problems on their networks in certain regions of the country, according to a new study by J.D. Power. Released Thursday, the...

Videotron asks for extension on Unlimited Music finale

Media | 05/25/2017 2:13 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron is asking the CRTC for more time to comply with...

CRTC to review pick-and-pay rollout in Oct.

Media | 05/18/2017 5:07 pm EDT

The CRTC will hold a hearing on a number of broadcast distribution undertakings’ [BDUs] licence renewal...

Former Videotron customers returning from Bell: Brouillette

Media | 05/12/2017 9:53 am EDT

Manon Brouillette, president of Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron, downplayed the effect that BCE Inc.’s recent move to deploy fibre-to-the-home...

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...

CRTC effectively bans most zero-rating in differential pricing decision

Media | 04/20/2017 8:04 pm EDT

As the CRTC banned most forms of differential pricing practices Thursday — including declaring that telecoms can’t pick and chose Internet content to zero-rate and...

Court dismisses appeal of set-top box sales ban

Media | 03/20/2017 8:33 pm EDT

MONTREAL — The Federal Court of Appeal dismissed Monday a challenge to an injunction on the sale of pre-loaded set-top boxes. “In our view, in light of the uncontradicted evidence, including the advertisement that these pre-loaded set-top boxes are a way to access free TV content and avoid cable bills, the Federal Court was entitled to draw the inferences that it did,” Justice Johanne Gauthier said in her decision. The appeal was launched in June 2016, following a court-ordered ban on the sale of set-top boxes loaded with applications that allow...

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 offering ‘no downtime’ Internet for businesses

telecom | 02/10/2017 6:57 pm EST

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron has launched an Internet service for its business customers that it says guarantees continuity of service 99.9 per cent of the time by combining its wireline and...

Videotron offering full pick-and-pay

Media | 11/18/2016 9:43 pm EST

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron said in a press release Thursday it’s now making all of its TV channels available on a pick-and-pay basis. The move means the company is “fully meeting the new CRTC...

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...

Quebecor in ‘no rush’ to get rid of 700MHz spectrum: Pruneau

telecom | 09/22/2016 10:26 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s chief financial officer Jean-François Pruneau said Thursday the company is content to wait to sell the 700 MHz spectrum it picked up in 2014 and never deployed, given its value continues to grow with time. He said he’s been in “discussions with all the parties,” both incumbents and new entrants, about the seven licences in Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia on which the company spent $233.3 million in 2014. It has since declined to expand into those areas. “My job is to create as deep a...

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 primed for Western success with Wind: RBC

telecom | 09/09/2016 4:32 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc.’s acquisition of Wind has potential for wireless success in Western Canada similar to that of Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron in Quebec, according to RBC Capital Markets’ Drew McReynolds....

Extra data promos to drive upgrades: Barclays

telecom | 09/07/2016 4:48 pm EDT

Promotions offering customers extra data as part of back-to-school promotions by Canada’s largest three wireless carriers will help drive upgrades by customers, according to a research note by Barclays Capital analyst...

Advocacy groups take aim at data caps in zero-rating review

Media | 06/29/2016 6:45 pm EDT

Questions around telecoms’ usage of data caps should be at the centre of the CRTC’s proceeding on differential pricing practices, advocacy groups said in interventions, calling for the...

Videotron to begin offering gigabit service

telecom | 06/29/2016 3:31 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron said it will begin offering Internet download speeds of up to 940 Mbps to consumers and business costumers on July 13. The company said the roll out of its Hybrid Fibre Giga service, which...

Set-top box provider appealing temporary ban

Media | 06/15/2016 7:49 pm EDT

A federal court judge erred in her determination that allowing a group of five companies to continue selling pre-loaded set-top boxes would pose “irreparable harm” to TV service providers, according to court documents...

Pre-loaded set-top boxes piracy, BDUs say as court orders temporary ban

Media | 06/13/2016 8:25 pm EDT

A trio of major telecom companies have received their first victory in a legal fight against companies selling set-top boxes allowing users to illegally access copyrighted material. On June 1, a...

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,...

Four telecoms singled out for skinny-basic hearing

Media | 05/24/2016 9:36 pm EDT

The CRTC said Tuesday it will hold a hearing on the implementation of skinny basic TV packages, though it only asked four companies — BCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., Shaw Communications Inc., and Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron — to appear at the Sept. 7 proceeding. Since they became available in March, 100,000 Canadians have signed up for the new packages, the commission said in a press release. “The new basic package and new flexible packaging options were introduced to give Canadians the ability to tailor their television services to...

Mobile service gives Quebecor Q1 revenue boost

Media | 05/12/2016 7:39 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. reported a five-per-cent increase to revenue in the first quarter of 2016, bringing in $975.4 million compared to $929 million the same period a year earlier. According to quarterly earnings...

CRTC postpones intervention deadline in Videotron music case

telecom | 10/06/2015 7:28 pm EDT

The CRTC has moved back the deadline for interventions in an undue preference complaint against a music service offered by Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron. The previous deadline in the case against...

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...

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 wins right to broadcast channel in digital only

Media | 09/03/2014 7:39 pm EDT

On Wednesday the CRTC approved a move by Quebecor Inc.'s Videotron to drop the analog broadcast of TV channel ICI, an ethnic station from Montreal. The channel had originally signed a contract with Videotron for digital-only service, yet when the channel was launched it asked to be broadcast in the Montreal region by analog as well and Videotron was compelled to comply by the conditions of its broadcast licence. Now, the CRTC has amended that licence to exempt Videotron from being compelled to broadcast ICI in analog. Videotron filed an application in January for the exemption, arguing...

Hugues Simard Videotron’s new SVP, CFO

Media | 08/21/2014 6:46 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. subsidiary Videotron has named Hugues Simard as its new senior vice-president and chief financial officer. The company said in a press release Thursday that Simard will be responsible for the “execution...

Pay-per-view could stick around or go the way of the VHS

Media | 08/08/2014 6:08 pm EDT

In 1985, a Los Angeles Times article explained that U.S. TV providers were planning to compete with “the burgeoning home-video business” that had “savaged” them by launching...

Videotron offers faster Internet speeds at similar prices

telecom | 07/16/2014 6:27 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.'s Videotron said Wednesday it has revamped its high-speed Internet plans to offer, in some cases, double the speed at a similar price. The company said in a press release it was...

Rogers offers deep mobile discount in Quebec

telecom | 04/07/2014 7:02 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. slashed its prices by more than 40 per cent on one of its wireless plans in Quebec after the recent announcement that Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron would begin offering the Apple Inc.’s...

Videotron’s MYtv launch delayed by year

Media | 03/31/2014 8:45 pm EDT

A complaint against Quebecor Inc. subsidiary Videotron Ltd.’s French-language community channel MAtv is holding up the launch of its English-language equivalent, MYtv. Peggy Tabet, Videotron’s senior director of...

Group wants to launch new Montreal community channel instead of Videotron

Media | 10/08/2013 9:12 pm EDT

A coalition of activists and community broadcasters are asking the CRTC to postpone its decision on Videotron Ltd.’s application for a new English-language community TV station in Montreal to...

Incumbents, Videotron, to build Montreal metro network

telecom | 09/25/2013 8:24 pm EDT

BCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., Telus Corp. and Quebecor Inc. subsidiary Videotron are teaming up to build a mobile network in Montreal’s underground metro system. According to a release...

Illico online TV service reaches 50,000 subs

telecom | 08/09/2013 7:17 pm EDT

More than 50,000 users have signed up for Videotron Ltd.’s illico Club Unlimited video-on-demand and mobile TV service, the company said in a release Thursday. Videotron, a Quebecor Inc. subsidiary, launched the service in...

Rogers-Videotron deal expected to be first test of new spectrum transfer rules

telecom | 07/09/2013 6:20 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.’s proposed deal for Videotron Ltd.’s unused Toronto-area spectrum is expected to give incumbent mobile providers the first indication of whether they can obtain new entrant spectrum after a five-year moratorium expires, industry analysts say. Under a deal announced in May, Videotron will have the option, starting January 1, of selling 10 MHz of its unused AWS spectrum to Rogers for $180 million. Videotron, a Quebecor Media Inc. subsidiary, purchased that...

Videotron launches online music channel

Media | 07/05/2013 7:12 pm EDT

Videotron, a subsidiary of Quebecor Inc., launched a new online music channel called En visite chez ZIK for its illico.tv app. The channel, which will feature interviews and performances, will be available on the company's...