Telecom & Cable

Finding value in the left-overs

There were some surprise results when Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada released the results of the Residual Spectrum auction last week. Cogeco Connexions paid a little more than $24M to pick up pockets of spectrum in a variety of Ontario and Quebec communities as well as Victoria ...

Hashtag Trending – Net Neutrality might not be dead; YouTube is launching a Spotify rival; Microsoft announces Xbox Adaptive Controller

Net Neutrality tries to stay alive in the U.S., YouTube looks to take on Spotify, and bosses get fed up with cell phones in meetings. From Reddit – The U.S. Senate has voted to save net neutrality. In a 52-47 vote earlier this week, senators gave the FCC’s restoring internet freedom order a big ...

GoverMedia Plus Canada CEO Roland Bopp talks to Cantech Letter

Roland Bopp Niche markets aren’t what they used to be. While Facebook measures its penetration against nothing less than Earth’s population, anything else can seem small. Your site allows gamers to stream their latest moves to their peers? Niche. Your app lets people listen to their music for ...

#CTS18: Come meet with the leaders

Register now for The 2018 Canadian Telecom Summit. The most influential leaders of the Canadian & International ICT industry will gather in Toronto, June 4-6 at The 2018 Canadian Telecom Summit, sharing their visions of where we are headed as an industry. What role will they play in shaping how Can ...

Haywood cuts price target on Espial Group

Expect revenue for Espial Group (TSX:ESP) to be underwhelming over 2018, says analyst Pardeep S. Sangha of Haywood Securities, who believes that the cable and telecom software company’s ongoing transition to a SaaS model will eventually result in a more predictable and profitable model over the l ...

Telus is a buy, Echelon Wealth Partners says

Telus CEO Darren Entwistle. Telus Corporation’s (TSX:T) first quarter results showed the telco posting subscriber numbers across wireless and wired divisions slightly above forecast, marking solid execution over the quarter, says Rob Goff of Echelon Wealth Partners. The analyst’s research not ...

Hashtag Trending – Largest PC case ever made; Lyft launches subscription plan to some; RIP net neutrality

Does size matter? If we’re talking about PC gaming rigs, the answer is yes. Lyft opens up a subscription option to its power users. And the death of net neutrality in the U.S. gets a date. Trending on Google is Corsair’s massive new computer case. If you’ve ever geeked out on building your own ...

Yes, we pay some of the world’s highest mobile prices but we ‘get a lot more’: report

TORONTO – Canadians like to complain about paying some of the world’s highest wireless prices, but a Montreal Economic Institute report says they should also acknowledge the cost of having some of the world’s most advanced networks. “Yes, we pay more. But we get a lot more. That’s what I ...

Minister Bains to deliver closing keynote address at #CTS18

The 2018 Canadian Telecom Summit, June 4 – 6, is pleased to announce that The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister, Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will deliver the closing keynote address on June 6. He joins 60 industry leaders speaking at Canada’s most important gathering of the ...

Should the CRTC be phased out?

According to the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), the CRTC has outlived its usefulness. “Since Canada has successfully transitioned from monopoly to competition, there is a case to be made that the CRTC should be phased out as Canada’s telecommunications regulator.” That is one of the concl ...