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

Wind Mobile’s numbers pick up

Those hoping that more wireless competition will mean the country's biggest telecom providers will restrain their pricing plans may be cheered by the latest numbers from Wind Mobile -- which may also improve

Published on: August 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Rogers discriminates in wholesale roaming fees for competitors: CRTC

The federal telecom regulator has slapped Rogers Communications for unjust discrimination against competitors in its wholesale Canadian roaming rates for smaller carriers. "Rogers has imposed exclusivity clauses in roaming agreements that prohibited smaller

Published on: July 31st, 2014 Howard Solomon

New spectrum auction rules may force Videotron’s hand

Sometimes Industry Canada gives with one hand and takes away with the other. That was the view of some in the telecom sector when the government today announced the rules for the upcoming

Published on: July 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Industry Canada once willing to let incumbents buy startups: Rogers

The Harper government has virtually declared that incumbent carriers won't ever be able to get hold of prized AWS spectrum of wireless startups. But that wasn't always Ottawa's plan, a Rogers Communications Inc.

Published on: June 18th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Wind chief optimistic about its future, with help from Ottawa

The head of Wind Mobile is certain the startup wireless carrier is going to survive, but admits he needs help from Ottawa to do it. "It's been a very tough road, we're definitely

Published on: June 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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

Wind “all but dead”: Analyst

Wind Mobile's financial backer has written off its $768 million investment in the startup, leading one financial analyst to declare the carrier "all but dead." Dvai Ghose, head of research at Canaccord Genuity

Published on: March 6th, 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