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Rogers-Shaw deal goes to federal court; Competition Bureau says proposed sale of Freedom to Vidéotron is ‘parasitic’

Today, the Competition Bureau is making its case in front of the Federal Court of Appeal in Ottawa, in its latest attempt to kill...

Good news-bad news scenario for Ericsson, firm’s latest financials reveal

There was a mix of good news and alarmingly bad news in Ericsson’s Q4 2022 results, as the Swedish telecom’s revenues were up significantly...

Globalive announces plans to return to the wireless market with bid for Manitoba spectrum

Toronto-based telco Globalive has announced its plan to return to Canada’s wireless market with a bid to acquire Manitoba spectrum from defunct carrier Xplore...

TekSavvy asks CRTC to block proposed sale of Freedom Mobile to Videotron, says it violates Telecommunications Act

TekSavvy is not backing down. The Ontario-based independent internet service provider (ISP) is asking the CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission) to review the...

Ookla’s Q4 mobile and broadband market analysis reveals few changes

Network research firm Ookla’s Q4 2022 report, released today, showed that the major performance rankings of Canada’s broadband and mobile networks remained the same...

Aptum acquires Montreal-based CloudOps

Hybrid multi-cloud managed service provider (MSP) Aptum today increased its product offerings significantly, as well as its head count, with the announcement that it...

University of Waterloo to lead consortium to advance Canada’s security and defence

Today, the University of Waterloo announced a 5G and beyond mobile network technology consortium to help develop 5G mobile networks and improve Canada’s security...

Automated parking offering for car manufacturers launches at CES 2023

NTT DATA, a global digital business and IT services provider, Embotech, a software firm that focuses on autonomous driving systems, and Valeo, a company...

Will Avaya end up going the way of Nortel? Analyst says it could happen

A veteran communications and telecom analyst has likened what is currently happening to Avaya Holdings Corp. to that of the final downfall of Ottawa-based...

Rogers-Shaw merger blocked again as Competition Bureau gets temporary stay of Tribunal’s decision from Court of Appeal

The Rogers acquisition of Shaw Communications has hit yet another roadblock. Yesterday, the Federal Court of Appeal granted the Competition Bureau an “emergency interim...

Canada’s investments in broadband: 2022 roundup

This year, the Government of Canada, through the Universal Broadband Fund (UBF), has taken action to help improve internet service for Canadians across the...

Updated – the battle continues: Rogers-Shaw merger battle: 2022 roundup

The Rogers-Shaw merger saga continued along its bumpy path in 2022, following pushbacks from more than one competition watchdog, some short-lived wins, new ventures,...

Channel Bytes December 23, 2022 – Forcepoint appoints execs; Iridium launches satellite IoT service; Jasper Commerce management changes; and more

Staying informed is a constant challenge. There's so much to do, and so little time. But we have you covered. Grab a coffee and...

Sell-off of Avaya product lines a real possibility if Chapter 11 filing occurs, says analyst

News that Avaya Holdings Corp. could imminently file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection means that both channel partners and corporate clients are watching anxiously...

New CEO and vice chairs appointed at the CRTC

Today, Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced the appointment of Vicky Eatrides as chair and chief executive officer (CEO) and Alicia Barin...

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