Calgary economists insist fourth national cellular carrier not needed

Two Calgary economists are standing firm on their argument that Ottawa is wasting its time trying to promote a fourth wireless carrier in the country because Bell, Rogers and Telus are competitive enough.

Published on: August 19th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Telus drops hunt for Mobilicity

Sober second thought. That's what the Senate's there for, or so we're told. But you don't always need a plush red chamber full of politicians to prompt a serious change of heart, especially

Published on: May 21st, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Ottawa has failed to foster efficient telcom industry: Report

Ottawa is hurting consumers by encouraging artificial competition in the telecommunications industry, says a new research paper from the Montreal Economics Institute (MEI). “As Europe’s experience shows, high levels of government regulation and

Published on: May 6th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Moore casts doubt on Telus’ latest try for Mobilicity

Ottawa will likely slam the door again on Telus Corp. if it continues to ask permission to buy financially struggling wireless startup Mobilicity, Industry Minister James Moore has hinted. In a conference call

Published on: April 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Third time lucky for Telus?

Mobilicity will be in a Toronto court this morning asking a judge to allow certain unsecured creditors to vote next week on a plan to sell the financially-struggling company to Telus for $350

Published on: April 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Will Videotron spread its wireless network west?

There is hope in some quarters of the nation that a Quebec cable company will be the savior of wireless competition in the Dominion. You read that right: There are people who think

Published on: January 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

October 2013 in review: Another loss of unencrypted data by a Canadian organization

The loss of unencrypted data from a municipality, thumbs down for the sale of a division of Manitoba Telecom, and a determined no from Ottawa on the sale of Mobilicity to Telus were

Published on: January 2nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

April 2013 in review: The real state of wireless competition in Canada becomes clear

There was a time when Canada looked like it was going to be one of the feistiest nations in the world when it came to wireless competition. After the 2008 spectrum auction new

Published on: December 24th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Ottawa again turns down Mobilicity: Report

Telus Corp. might have been hoping that when the Harper government approved it buying startup Public Mobile last week that would open the door to its purchase of financially struggling startup Mobilicity. If

Published on: October 30th, 2013 Howard Solomon