Telecoms news from Canada
Canadian mobile network operator, Telus has launched a new Mobile Application Management (MAM) service designed to help Canadian enterprises protect and manage their corporate mobile apps and data ...more.
Nokia's own mobile music service, that comes free with Lumia smartphones has expanded its service to include Canada. Nokia Music is now available in 25 countries. ...more.
Canada's Capital Region Emergency Service Telecommunications has deployed a microwave backhaul systems to transport communications among 40 public safety agencies in British Columbia's Capital Region. ...more.
Consolidation in the Canadian mobile phone market as Telus has agreed to buy its much smaller rival, Mobilicity for C$380 million. ...more.
Fitch said that the ratings upgrade considers Rogers' consistent operating performance during the past several years as its business segments have scaled further, both organically and through acquisitions, resulting in a higher level of profitability and cash flows. ...more.
The US and Canadian telecom regulators have agreed on ten interim spectrum sharing arrangements covering operations along their common borders. ...more.
Canadian mobile network operator, SaskTel has completed another 32 different 4G wireless network infrastructure enhancement projects across the province in April 2013 ...more.
Canada's Telus has reported a near 5 percent increase in its first quarter revenues, and a 13.5 percent rise in its profits. ...more.
Bell Canada (BCE) has reported that its first quarter revenues were essentially flat compared to a year ago, but that its net profits managed to rise by 6.6 percent. ...more.
Canadian mobile network operator, Mobilicity has secured court permission to restructure its finances as the company struggles to raise funding to participate in the radio spectrum auction at the end of this year. ...more.
Canada's Rogers Communications has reported that its first quarter revenues rose by 3 percent to reach C$3.03 billion, while net profit jumped by 15 percent to C$414 million. ...more.
BlackBerry has secured a contract win for "several thousand" of its new BB10 smartphones from Canadian Tire. ...more.
Canada's export guarantee body, has provided EUR200 million of capital to support sales of BlackBerry smartphones and services to Spain's Telefonica across its worldwide operations. ...more.
The Canadian financial services company, Fairfax Financial Holdings is reported to be in the early stages of preparing a bid to buy the local mobile network, Wind Mobile, ...more.
A small Canadian MVNO, Fongo has made a merger proposal with the vastly larger Wind Mobile, which has been put up for sale by its owners. ...more.
BlackBerry has announced that its fourth quarter revenues fell by more than a third to US$2.7 billion, and that its co-founder, Mike Lazaridis is to leave the company. ...more.
A McDonald's restaurant in Canada has been the venue for the country's first NFC based payment direct from a customer's bank account. ...more.
Canada's Rogers Wireless announced it will expand its LTE network to 44 markets this spring and intends to reach a total of 95 markets in 2013. ...more.
Russia's VimpelCom is report to be looking to sell the Canadian subsidiary, Wind Mobile it inherited when it acquired Egypt's Orascom Telecom. ...more.
China's Lenovo has again expressed an interest in a possible bid for the BlackBerry smartphone manufacturer, sending the Canadian company's shareprice up by 10 percent. ...more.