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Quebecor doesn't need Ottawa's wireless handouts, Telus exec chair Darren Entwistle says

Telus Corp. executive chair Darren Entwistle can’t understand all the fuss about roaming rates.

As Quebecor Inc. considers whether to launch a bid to become a fourth national wireless carrier, chief executive Pierre Dion has made it clear that he won’t be making any moves unless the federal government forces incumbents such as Telus to shrink their roaming rates. 672 more words

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Telus profit rises 33% in second quarter on wireless and fixed-line businesses

TORONTO — Telus Corp, one of Canada’s largest telecommunications companies, reported a 33% rise in second-quarter profit on Thursday, helped by the combination of growth in its wireless and fixed-line businesses. 68 more words

Investing

What happens when Canada's telecom giants run out of room to grow?

TORONTO — Canada’s three biggest telecom firms, keen to keep shareholders happy with fat dividends, are breaking into businesses ranging from banking to healthcare to drive growth as they run out of expansion options and shy away from overseas purchases. 896 more words

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Good for privacy rights, good for business

The change came late, and only after a Supreme Court ruling indicated which way the winds were blowing, but some of Canada’s largest telecommunications companies deserve praise for taking new steps to protect their customers’ privacy. 386 more words

National

Good times coming to an end for Canada's telecoms? Defections, slower adoption rates hint at 'modest' era ahead

Buoyed by soaring demand for wireless services, the telecom sector has enjoyed healthy profitability for the past several years, but the good times could be drawing to a close, at least temporarily, says RBC Capital Markets analyst Drew McReynolds. 555 more words

Investing

Ottawa's spectrum rules to hurt Big 3 wireless providers

Odds that Canadians will see the rise of a fourth national wireless carrier just got better, and that could be bad news for the major players. 279 more words

Trading Desk

Will Ottawa's wireless market meddling offer any payoff for consumers?

The Conservative government’s preoccupation with meddling in the wireless market, purportedly to save Canadian cellphone consumers money (and win itself votes), has already come at a cost. 825 more words

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