Public Mobile swallowed by Telus in face of competition

Public Mobile, the Toronto-based startup that surprised many telecom veterans by buying what was thought to be “orphan” PCS frequencies in the 2008 spectrum auction, has been sold to Telus Corp. Industry Canada

Published on: October 23rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

Canada still doesn’t lead in wireless pricing: Study

Canada still isn't a world leader in cellular pricing in a comparison with five developed countries, despite having as many as six carriers and several wireless resellers fighting for business in several cities.

Published on: July 4th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Industry Minister turns down telecom conference

Telecommunications industry leaders are in Toronto today for the start of their annual two and a half day conference, but they won’t hear from a key regular speaker: the federal minister of industry.

Published on: June 3rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

Mobilicity, Public Mobile up for sale: Report

Wind Mobile isn’t the only wireless startup that’s up for sale, according to a news report. The Globe and Mail said Friday that the parent company of Mobilicity is in detailed negotiations with Telus

Published on: April 12th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Bitter startups leave wireless association

In an unexpected move –and an unexpected show of unanimity from competitors – three of the country’s startup wireless carriers have pulled out from an industry association because it favours big cellphone companies.

Published on: April 10th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Wind, Public Mobile cheer new wireless rules

Telecommunications industry analysts didn’t think there was much meat for startup wireless carriers to feast on from Industry Minister Christian Paradis’ fine-tuning of licence rules for wireless carriers. But two of the country’s

Published on: March 8th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Carriers gang up on Bell, Telus on auction rules

It’s been said that if everyone is upset by a proposal, then the idea must be good. By that yardstick Industry Canada’s proposed rules for next year’s important 700 MHz wireless spectrum auction are

Published on: June 28th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Digital strategy coming later this year: Paradis

It could be some time before the Harper government releases its long-awaited federal digital strategy, according to remarks Industry Minister Christian Paradis made Tuesday to the annual Canada 3.0 conference. The strategy will

Published on: April 24th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Analysis: The A,B,Cs of the next spectrum auction

For most of us, an auction is a simple thing: There’s one item up for grabs, and winner takes all. But when it comes selling off government-owned wireless spectrum, there are a few

Published on: March 20th, 2012 Howard Solomon