Wind Mobile emerges as big spectrum winner after Rogers acquires Mobilicity

Canada’s Wind Mobile will emerge as a big winner from Rogers’ C$440 million acquisition of bankrupt Mobilicity, with the company set to accrue significant spectrum holdings as a result of the deal. Government body Industry Canada announced a significant shake …

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Rogers strikes deal to acquire struggling Mobilicity

Rogers is set to acquire struggling wireless carrier Mobilicity for $465 million, in a deal that has already been approved by government body Industry Canada. The announcement comes after speculation emerged this week that both Rogers and Telus had submitted …

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Canada’s big three operators back payments app

Rogers, BCE and Telus supported a new version of Suretap, the NFC-based mobile payments app. Suretap was originally started by Rogers but then spun into a standalone entity at the end of last year. Now the app is also being …

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Canada relents on potential Mobilicity takeover

Leading operators Rogers and Telus are both interested in acquiring smaller rival Mobilicity, according to The Globe and Mail. Both recently submitted takeover proposals to the Canadian government for preliminary review, and received a positive response. Government body Industry Canada …

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New entrants boosted in Canadian spectrum auction

Canada’s recently-completed CAD2.11 billion ($1.7 billion) spectrum auction will “lead to more choice, lower prices, and better services for consumers”, after new players emerged as the winning bidders on most of the frequencies, according to government body Industry Canada. The …

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Interview – Telus CTO

Ibrahim Gedeon explains how Canada’s mobile broadband market is driving success and how the sector will evolve.

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Intel introduces IoT platform; operators clamber on bandwagon

Intel has launched its Internet of Things (IoT) platform, a reference model designed to unify and simplify connectivity and security for IoT. It has also introduced integrated hardware and software products based on the new platform and is partnering with firms …

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Wind Mobile boosts position with roaming agreement

Canadian number-four operator Wind Mobile announced that its services now reach 97 per cent of the country’s population owing to a roaming partnership with one of the ‘big three’ operators. Although the roaming partner wasn’t named by Wind, Reuters suggested …

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Feature video: Connected cars

The connected car market is one of the biggest growth opportunities for the mobile industry. This feature video gives an insight into the market from the perspective of leading automotive manufacturers and industry analysts.

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