Wireless Canada

Looks Like We May Get A 4th Major Wireless Company After All

CP | Posted 06.19.2014 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Quebecor is eyeing the establishment of Canada's fourth national wireless carrier if barriers such as high roaming fees and tower sharing p...

What A 4th Major Wireless Company Would Mean To Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Greater competition in the tightly-controlled mobile wireless market could result in savings of about $1 billion a year for consumers and the...

Rogers Losing TV Subscribers; Is Wireless Next?

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A combination of fewer wireless customers switching carriers and a lack of flashy new smartphones were a drag on the wireless division of Ro...

Feds To Introduce Price Controls On Roaming

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Business

Canada's biggest telecom companies will be forced to renegotiate roaming rates they charge small rivals for using their networks as the federal govern...

Little Fish Wants To Eat Littler Fish

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO, Cananda - The parent company of wireless startup Wind Mobile is taking another look at buying Mobilicity, a small rival that is operating und...

3 Radical Proposals For Reforming Canada's Wireless Industry

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Business

The Harper government made reforming the wireless industry a priority in its Throne Speech this fall, promising renewed efforts to increase competitio...

Canada's Digital Divide

Kenny Yum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Kenny Yum

What is it like to be a citizen in a digital age? And what type of nation are we in a digitized world? Many of us can't look away from our screens -- second screens, TV sets, mobile phones, desktops. We're increasingly disconnected from each, but we're hyperconnected through tweets, Facebook updates, messages and emails. Today we launch our Digital Divide series, and we start by asking, who are we leaving behind? Is access to broadband internet and literacy in technology crucial? Do we need to redefine what are basic needs?

Thanks to James Moore, Canadians Will Keep Paying Top Dollar For the Worst Service

David Christopher | Posted 12.25.2013 | Canada Business
David Christopher

Canada's wireless market has taken another step backwards. Yesterday, telecom giant Telus announced it has bought out Public Mobile, a small independent carrier with 280,000 customers in Quebec and Ontario. Our wireless market is already highly concentrated, with just three giant conglomerates controlling over 92 per cent of revenues.

Wireless Companies Get OK To Challenge Consumer-Friendly Code

CP | Posted 10.04.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL – Canada’s major telecom companies have been given the go-ahead by the Federal Court of Appeal to challenge part of the CRTC’s new wire...

Wireless Firms Give Ottawa Ability To Monitor Calls

CBC | Posted 11.16.2013 | Canada Business

Wireless carriers in Canada, including those bidding on a block of prime spectrum tomorrow, must agree to allow police and Canadian securities agencie...

Wireless Firms Give Ottawa Ability To Monitor Calls

The Globe and Mail | Posted 11.16.2013 | Canada Business

When wireless companies apply this week to bid on newly available public airwaves, they will also be committing - again - to an unpublicized accord th...

Bell Slashes Roaming Rates After 'Consumer Feedback'

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Bell Canada says it's cutting roaming rates in half for mobile phone customers travelling in the United States starting Tuesday in response...

Is Big Telecom's Pressure Campaign Working?

CBC | Posted 10.27.2013 | Canada Business

For several weeks now, the big three telecommunication firms — Bell, Rogers and Telus — have joined forces and waged a public relations blitz to w...

End Foreign Ownership Rules In Telecom: Report

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - If the federal government really wants healthy competition in the wireless market, a new report says it should just do away with the limits o...

Tories Use War Over Verizon To Collect Your Personal Info

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.16.2013 | Canada Business

Unhappy with your wireless rates? Now you can put pressure on the prime minister to do something about it, thanks to this campaign from … the prime ...

A Government-Run Wireless Company?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.16.2013 | Canada Business

So far, Canada’s telecom worker union has been — oddly enough — on the same side as the telecoms themselves in the great battle over Verizon. Bu...

Suddenly, An Alternative To Verizon On The Horizon

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - The head of wireless company Wind Mobile says he'll look at buying struggling competitor Mobilicity if U.S. telecom giant Verizon doesn't w...

Verizon Will Likely Spy On Canadians If It Comes Here: Union

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer and Althia Raj | Posted 08.09.2013 | Canada Business

One of Canada’s most prominent unions is warning that Verizon setting up shop north of the border could mean Canadians’ personal info ending up in...

Verizon Confirms It's Interested In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Business

UPDATE: Verizon's chief financial officer, Fran Shammo, said Tuesday the company is in the early stages of exploring a possible expansion into Canada....

Industry Group: Canadians Willing To Pay Much More For Wireless

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Business

HuffPost Canada readers got what they most wanted from the CRTC Monday — an effective end to three-year cellphone contracts, in the form of an early...

Sunny Freeman

Canada Could Soon Have One Less Wireless Company

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Business

Wind Mobile, the most prominent and controversial new wireless carrier in Canada, is on the auction block, and any sale of the small player would like...

Why Canadians Are Doing Less Talking On The Phone

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Here's my cell number. Call me, maybe?Or maybe not. Cellphone users are doing less calling as they buy more smartphones and use the device ...

And The Canadian Smartphone Winner Is..

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Business

Canadians are flocking to buy smartphones running on Google’s Android platform, putting the operating system ahead of Apple and BlackBerry in the Ca...

Ontario To Crack Down On Confusing Cellphone Bills

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - "Cell shock" is hitting too many Ontarians as they open their cellphone bills and find unexpected charges, Consumer Services Minister Margar...

Government's New Telecom Policy: Nothing to Call Home About

Michael Geist | Posted 05.15.2012 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

The government unveiled its plans yesterday for the next spectrum auction but it remains too timid in places. The reliance on spectrum caps is reasonable, but the foreign ownership restriction changes do not go far enough and the decision to forego mandated open access is a blow to Canada's still-missing digital economy strategy.