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

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article 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

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article 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

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: October 30th, 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

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: October 30th, 2013 Howard Solomon

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

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Mobilicity again gets court protection from creditors

The backers of financially troubled startup carrier Mobilicity have been unable to strike a deal with its creditors. The company said late Monday that its parent company, Data & Audio Visual Enterprise Holdings

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: September 30th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Foreign carriers take a pass on spectrum auction

The Harper government’s hope that foreign telecom carriers will see this country as an opportunity for wireless investment is evaporating. Industry Canada this morning released the list of approved bidders for January’s auction

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: September 23rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

Verizon turns back on Canada

Ottawa’s wireless strategy is on shaky ground with news that Verizon Communications is not going to bail out two of the country’s startup carriers. Verizon said Monday it has finally clinched to buy

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: September 3rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

Think tank backs big wireless carriers

Opponents to the federal government's wireless telecom policy have gained support from a conservative think tank that agrees Ottawa's rules for the upcoming 700 MHz spectrum auction handicap the country's three biggest carriers.

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: August 26th, 2013 Howard Solomon