Telecom & Cable

Toward a rural broadband strategy

Among Monday’s changes to Cabinet, Prime Minister Trudeau named Bernadette Jordan as Minister of Rural Economic Development. As Minister of Rural Economic Development, Minister Jordan will oversee the creation of a rural development strategy to spur economic growth and create good, middle class ...

BCE should be a safe bet over 2019, this portfolio manager says

Like Canada’s other telecom companies, BCE (BCE Stock Quote, Chart TSX, NYSE:BCE) had a rough run earlier last year due to the higher interest rate environment, but with the market downturn beginning in October investors started to return to the relative safety of dividend-rich stocks like BCE. W ...

Early bird registration on now for #CTS19

Registration is now open for The 2019 Canadian Telecom Summit, taking place June 3-5 in Toronto. Early Bird discounts are in effect until February 28. Join your colleagues in listening to and participating in executive presentations from those who have the greatest influence on the direction of ...

Investment outlook 2019: More volatility ahead

When looking ahead, it’s key to remember that the global economy remains in good shape, despite sharp pullbacks in the equity markets recently. While stocks should reflect the slow but lengthy economic upswing, rising interest rates courtesy of the U.S. Federal Reserve and other central banks, al ...

Top 5 from 2018

Which posts attracted the most attention in 2018? Looking at the analytics, these 5 blog posts had the most individual page views: “Blatantly, overwhelmingly, or structurally engaged in piracy” [January 29, 2018] “Unplug the digital classroom?” [October 7, 2012] “The Inside Wire: CRTC ru ...

Telus is a safe play during market volatility, this fund manager says

Like the rest of the market, Telus (Telus Stock Quote, Chart TSX:T) has had an up-and-down year, but with an attractive dividend — not to mention its membership in Canada’s telecom oligopoly — investors worried about market volatility should feel safe about putting their money in Telus, says ...

Huawei chair says company’s record on security is clean

A look at the pressures on the leading Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer and how it is fighting back ...

So the years spin by…

Another year is about to come to a close. Over the past couple of months, a lot of things have been going on – some good, some not so much – that have given me time to quietly reflect while doing some long distance driving. A year-end post is an appropriate time to share some of those thoughts. ...

Mark Hulbert Sentiment Indices: Advisers Are Contrary Indicators

After decades of editing the Hulbert Financial Digest, Mark Hulbert is now debunking financial advisers’ guesses. • His Hulbert Sentiment Indices show that gurus who make predictions are so often wrong that, in many cases, you can profit by doing the exact opposite of what they say. Save your ...

Tech Talk for Tuesday December 18th 2018

Pre-opening Comments for Tuesday December 18th U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 16 points in pre-opening trade. Index futures advances on favourable news released by several major U.S. companies after the close yesterday. ‘Tis the season for share buybac ...