AWS-3 spectrum auction rules to favour small wireless players

The Government of Canada today took steps to streamline its next spectrum auction and introduced some mechanisms that would provide smaller players a head start over the nation’s big three incumbents. The AWS-3

Published on: July 7th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Critics say Moore’s digital strategy effort falls short

It was a long time in the making, and it wasn't worth the wait. That's the general sentiment expressed by several critics of Minister of Industry James Moore's Digital Canada 150 plan. The

Published on: April 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

What to expect from the wireless spectrum auction

The government is set for another round of auctioning, selling off licenses for blocks of spectrum to the telecommunications companies serving customers across Canada. With 11 companies set to bid in Tuesday's auction, we've

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Candice So

Telus buys Public Mobile in government approved deal

The new entrant wireless carrier that once said it would come out of any market consolidation as a buyer - not a seller - has been acquired today by Burnaby, B.C.-based Telus Corp.

Published on: October 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

New entrants should ‘check their egos,’ says Public Mobile CEO

The new entrants to Canada’s wireless carrier industry have held conversations about possible mergers, according to Public Mobile CEO Alex Krstajic.Those talks have always fallen apart in the end, though, he says. Public

Published on: August 17th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Wind, Mobilicity split on Ottawa spectrum ruling

Canada's small mobile carriers are split on their opinion on the government's earlier announcement to open allow them greater access to foreign capital. The new auction rules “are a victory for Canadian consumers,”

Published on: March 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Video Rewind: Wind Mobile’s one-year anniversary

Yesterday, Industry Minister Christian Paradis announced the government would be lifting foreign ownership restrictions for small telecom companies ahead of the next wireless spectrum auction in the first half of 2013.The announcement ends

Published on: March 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Public Mobile spars with Telus over next wireless spectrum auction

On the eve of its one-year anniversary in the Toronto market, Public Mobile fired a shot across the bow at Canada’s big three wireless incumbents, imploring the federal government to once again set

Published on: May 26th, 2011 Christine Wong

CRTC adjusts review process after new wireless entrant complains of delays

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has corrected a public notice after a new entrant to the nation's wireless industry complained that about a possible delay to the launch of its network and

Published on: July 22nd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Spectrum auction outcome – a “bonanza” for Canadian business

The entry of new players into the Canadian wireless arena is the banner news from Ottawa's recently concluded spectrum auction.But the next big fallout, industry watchers say, could be a massive business boost

Published on: July 23rd, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Ring in the new – Canadian cell phone users big “winners” of wireless spectrum auction

The results of Canada's eight-week long spectrum auction are in and the event may signify the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel for this country's long-suffering cell phone users.Canadian providers of

Published on: July 22nd, 2008 Nestor Arellano

iPhone launch will “boost” Canada’s wireless services market

When Rogers Communications Inc. makes the Apple iPhone available in Canada later this year, the telecom firm is likely offer up a flat-rate unlimited data plan to customers, industry insiders say. And such

Published on: May 30th, 2008 Brian Jackson