Telecom & Cable

Do we offer a sip of water to the thirsty?

Ever since the CRTC released Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2018-377, Development of the Commission’s Broadband Fund, certain critics have campaigned against it, charging (incorrectly) that the Commission has cut its own internet speed targets in half. It didn’t. As I wrote a couple weeks ago ...

Tech Talk for Friday October 12th 2018

Pre-opening Comments for Friday October 12th U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 29 points in pre-opening trade. U.S. bank stocks generally moved higher following release of third quarter results this morning. JP Morgan, Citigroup and Wells Fargo moved highe ...

Canadian government IT security boss on Huawei: 5G review isn’t over yet

Statement by assistant deputy minister at the Canadian Security Establishment leaves open possibility Canada may join U.S., Australia in banning the telecom equipment maker from 5G networks ...

Cyber Security Today: Oct. 5, 2018 — Spotting cryptojacking, a phone scam and a dangerous fax con

Today's podcast covers advice on detecting cryptojacking, ignoring the latest telephone computer scam and a fax con you should be wary of ...

Hashtag Trending – US sues California over internet law, GE replaces CEO, Elon Musk in hot water

The US Justice Department says it will sue the state of California over its net neutrality bill, General Electric ousts CEO John Flannery in a surprise move, and Elon Musk pays the price for a single tweet. ...

Toward achieving the service objective

Among the most widely mis-reported decisions to come out of the CRTC was the characterization of Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2016-496, Modern telecommunications services – The path forward for Canada’s digital economy, issued in late December 2016. Some headlines said “In Historic Decision ...

BCE is a good stock for patient investors, Mike Newton says

BCE Inc’s (BCE Stock Quote, Chart TSX, NYSE:BCE) share price hit a low of $52.12 on Tuesday as it continues to lag behind its telecom stock peers. But call it a buying opportunity, says Mike Newton of Scotia Wealth, who argues that the company’s infrastructure build-out and handsome dividend ar ...

Telus is a better buy than BCE, this portfolio manager says

Telecom provider Telus Corp (Telus Stock Quote, Chart TSX:T) has a number of pluses going for it, not the least of which is its strong C-suite and alluring dividend, says Stephen Takacsy, president and CEO of Lester Asset Management, who says the company compares well with competitor BCE. “Telus ...

Responding to the new environment

Delayed for a day by storm clean-up, the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Panel launched its consultations earlier today, releasing “Responding to the New Environment: A Call for Comments“. In its call for comments, the Panel identified four broad themes intended to help guide its work. Each ...

BCE stock offers a healthy, safe dividend, says Canaccord’s Rob Tetrault

BCE Inc.’s (BCE Stock Quote, Chart TSX, NYSE:BCE) share price may be trending lower but the stock’s payout ratio is looking great compared to its telecom peers, says Rob Tetrault of Canaccord Genuity. BCE finished down more than one per cent in trading on Monday, hitting a 12-month low of $51.8 ...