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

Quebecor still lets analysts speculate on wireless

Speculation is one of the great freedoms reporters engage in, marshaling a fact here and a fact there to signal to readers what might be coming. We're not the only ones who do

Published on: July 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

iPhones coming to Videotron

Quebecers are about to get a fourth carrier that sells the wildly popular Apple iPhone. Videotron said Friday it will start selling the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C starting March 28. Customers

Published on: March 14th, 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

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

Montreal subway to get wireless service

Four Canadian carriers are coming together in a $50 million, seven-year project that will see the deployment of wireless communications service in Montreal’s subway network. The plan to provide wireless service to Société

Published on: September 27th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Rogers again challenges Ottawa with Videotron deal

The country’s biggest wireless carrier has again poked its finger in the eye of the federal government by signing another option deal to buy spectrum from a new entrant carrier before a ban

Published on: May 30th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Wind makes appeal to Shaw, Videotron

The head of Wind Mobile has made a pitch to two of the country’s biggest cablecos to join him in his fight against the three big wireless carriers.In a speech Wednesday to the

Published on: June 6th, 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