Telecom & Cable

Canada’s Digital Charter

Today, Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Minister Navdeep Bains is launching a Digital Charter for Canada, including an initial set of measures to “build trust in the digital economy, and boost competitiveness in the data-driven knowledge economy.” The Digital Charter appears ...

Acquisition readies Telus for 5G

The company recently paid $931 million for new 600 MHz radio frequencies. The purchase is key to the launch of its ultrafast 5G wireless Internet service. In the meantime, the stock yields a high 4.6% yield and the company has raised its dividend an average 8.6% annually over the past 5 years. TELU ...

5G security as a form of corporate nationalism

Last Wednesday, President Trump declared a National Emergency and issued an Executive Order on Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain. Although not mentioned by name, those of us who have been following the industry clearly understood that Huawei was the pr ...

What’s the best TFSA investing strategy for a young professional?

Q. I’m a 28-year-old speech-language pathologist making around $5,000 per month after tax. I have been aggressively saving for the past two years and was able to fully pay off my $32,000 student loan debt during that time as well. I currently have $10,000 in my TFSA and I am not sure what to do w ...

Cisco Earnings Drive Telecom Equipment Higher

Market Recap for Thursday, May 16, 2019 Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO, +6.66%) reported its latest quarterly results after the bell on Wednesday, beating both revenue and EPS estimates, and provided a solid outlook.  It was just what the telecom equipment group ($DJUSCT, +4.53%) needed after trending ...

Low prices, at a high cost

As regular followers know, I travel to Israel a couple times a year. My daughter has a mobile plan that has ridiculously low prices for a huge data bucket and calling to 56 countries; I have a couple add-on SIM cards that cost an additional $10 per month for me to use or share with friends and fami ...

Verizon is a solid bet in the telecom space, this portfolio manager says

US telecom player Verizon Communications (Verizon Communications Stock Quote, Chart NYSE:VZ) has been an excellent buy-and-hold stock in recent years, thanks to its healthy dividend along with a share price that has been moving upwards. That trend should continue, says Mike Newton of Scotia Wealth, ...

Buy Rogers Communications over BCE and Telus, this fund manager says

Choosing between defensive plays in the telecom space? While there may seem to be little separating Canada’s Big Three, BCE (BCE Stock Quote, Chart TSX:BCE), Rogers Communications (Rogers Communications Stock Quote, Chart TSX:RCI.B) and Telus (Telus Stock Quote, Chart TSX:T), the macro picture mi ...

Securing 5G networks

In an IT World article, Howard Solomon wrote about the chairman’s statement that emerged from a recent 5G Security Conference that took place last week in Prague. The 2 day meeting of officials, representing 32 countries, did not reach any binding conclusions, but the chair issued a 20-point set ...

Take a pass on Shaw Communications, this fund manager says

Choosing among defensive picks in the Canadian telco space isn’t easy, but one stock you might want to stay clear of is Shaw Communications (Shaw Communications Stock Quote, Chart TSX:SJR.B), says portfolio manager Michael Sprung, who argues it’s too early to tell how the company will make out ...