Telecom & Cable

Rogers’ internal passwords and source code found open on GitHub

Sensitive data of another major Canadian firm has been found sitting open on the GitHub developers platform. Security researcher Jason Coulls said he recently discovered two open accounts with application source code, internal user names and passwords, and private keys for Rogers Communications. No ...

Early bird registration now open for #CTS20

Registration is now open for The 2020 Canadian Telecom Summit, taking place June 15-17 in Toronto. Early Bird discounts are in effect until February 29. Join your colleagues in listening to and participating in executive presentations from those who have the greatest influence on the direction ...

Take a pass on Cogeco Communications, says Echelon Wealth

Echelon Wealth Partners analyst Rob Goff is largely staying the course with Cogeco Communications (Cogeco Communications Stock Quote, Chart, News TSX:CCA) after the cable and telecom company’s latest quarterly results. In an update to clients on Thursday, Goff kept his “Hold” rating while tri ...

Winnipeg-based online pharmacy warns of data breach

A Winnipeg-based online pharmacy is still offline after telling customers their information including medications and medical history may have been compromised in a security incident. As of Friday morning PlanetDrugsDirect.com hasn’t been reachable for over 36 hours, shortly after Bleeping Comput ...

Shaw Communications is Canada’s best telco stock, Echelon says

Following the company’s first quarter results, Echelon Wealth Partners analyst Rob Goff has maintained his “Buy” rating on Shaw Communications (Shaw Communications Stock Quote, Chart, News TSX:SJR.B). On Monday, Shaw reported its Q1, 2020 results. The company earned $162-million on revenue of ...

20/20 vision

We have been told “hindsight is 20/20.” As a graying consultant, I like to think is helpful to have not just a rich knowledge of the past, but also a deeper understanding of that which has happened, to guide better decisions, like periodically glancing in the rear-view mirror as you drive forwa ...

BCE is still an attractive stock, this investor says

2019 was a smashing success for BCE (BCE Stock Quote, Chart, News TSX:BCE) but can we expect more double-digit gains in 2020 for the Canadian telecom stalwart? Unlikely, says Ryan Bushell of Newhaven Asset Management, who thinks investors should value BCE for what it is: a slow-growth name paying a ...

Spectrum policy in the race for 5G

Canadian spectrum policy will be taking a high profile this year as the government and industry prepare for the increased bandwidth requirements for 5G deployments. In December, I wrote “Spectrum policy and auctions”, providing links to the videos and presentations from November’s Spectrum P ...

BCE’s stock is looking attractive, this investor says

Canadian telecom stalwart BCE (BCE Stock Quote, Chart, News TSX:BCE) came a long way in 2019 — maybe a little too far if the past couple of months are any indication. But investors should keep an eye on the name in 2020 as an early dividend increase could be a boon for the stock according […] T ...

Hashtag Trending – Top 3 telecom stories of 2019

As we close off 2019, we’ve dedicated an entire week to remember the key moments in tech and predict future trends. For the first episode, we talk about 2019’s biggest telecommunication stories. Firstly, the Canadian 600MHz spectrum auction marked a monumental moment for the 5G scene in Canada. ...