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TTC Subway Needs Cell Coverage from Rogers, Bell, and Telus: Experts

Torontonians and experts are once again calling for Rogers, Bell, and Telus to provide underground cellular service on the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway amid an uptick in violent incidents, including stabbings, armed robberies, and assaults, on the line in recent months — reports CityNews Toronto. In 2012, BAI Communications won a 20-year, $25 million...

Rogers Q4 2022: Profits Up 25%, 193,000 New Wireless Subscribers

Rogers today announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2022. Overall, Rogers reported a total of $4.16 billion in revenue for Q4 2022, up 6% year-over-year from Q4 2021. Quarterly service revenue was also up 6%, to $3.43 billion. For the entirety of 2022, Rogers posted...

Minister Seeks Wireless Pricing Assurances Before Rogers-Shaw Approval: Report

Industry, Science and Technology Minister François-Philippe Champagne wants concrete commitments on cellular service affordability from both Rogers and Quebecor before he approves the transfer of Shaw-owned Freedom Mobile's licences to Vidéotron, which will allow Rogers' proposed $26 billion takeover of Shaw to proceed — reports The Globe and Mail. According to the publication's sources, Minister...

Staples to Exclusively Sell Bell Services, Rogers and Telus Dropped

Staples Canada and Bell announced a multi-year exclusive agreement on Tuesday, to sell Bell, Virgin Plus and Lucky Mobile wireless and wireline services at Staples stores across Canada for both consumers and small businesses. Both companies will also partner to sell Bell services to medium businesses through the Staples Professional sales team. Beginning in late […]

Rogers, Shaw Extend Deadline for Merger and Freedom-Vidéotron Deal

Rogers and Shaw today announced an extension of their proposed $26 billion merger, along with the sale of Shaw-owned Freedom Mobile to Quebecor’s Vidéotron in a side deal that's part of the broader transaction, to February 17, 2023. "All parties remain committed to the pro-competitive transactions, which will deliver significant benefits to Canada and Canadian...

Rogers-Shaw Deal Expected to Net Hedge Funds Over $200 Million: Report

Rogers’ proposed $26 billion takeover of Shaw Communications, if successful, could deliver a $216 million payday to 12 hedge funds that bet on it — reports Reuters. The controversial and heavily contested merger has a January 31 deadline. With the Federal Court of Appeal rejecting the Competition Bureau’s appeal of the merger on Tuesday, Rogers and...

Rogers Price Increase Coming for Customers on Older Infinite Plans

Rogers has started notifying some customers on older Infinite plans their bills are going up. According to iPhone in Canada reader Rob, his latest January Rogers bill statement included a blurb about a price increase set to take place in March, 2023. The heading “Changes to your Wireless Plan Rate” then explains the monthly service […]

Rogers, Shaw and Quebecor: Minister Now Must Approve Spectrum Transfers

After the Federal Court of Appeal today rejected the Commissioner of Competition’s appeal of the Rogers-Shaw merger, these telecoms now say it’s time for the federal Innovation, Science and Industry minister to approve spectrum license transfers. “We welcome this clear, unequivocal, and unanimous decision by the Federal Court of Appeal. We continue to work with […]

Rogers-Shaw Appeal Shot Down by Court, Consumer Group Reacts with ‘Horror’

The Federal Court of Appeal today rejected the Competition Bureau's appeal of a December 30 ruling from the Competition Tribunal to greenlight Rogers’ long-embattled $26 billion takeover of Shaw Communications — reports The Toronto Star. Canada's Federal Court of Appeal found the Bureau's claims that the Competition Tribunal made four "legal errors" in its decision insufficient...

Feds Shouldn’t Be ‘Rubber Stamp for Billionaires’, Says Anti Rogers-Shaw Petition

[caption id="attachment_389018" align="aligncenter" width="1500"] Image: No Merger[/caption] A new petition, started by Globalive Capital and dubbed "No Merger," seeks to organize Canadians against Rogers' proposed $26 billion takeover of Shaw Communications and pressure the federal government to block the deal. "Your government shouldn't be a rubber stamp for billionaires," the petition says. Globalive Founder and...

Rogers Says Shaw Acquisition ‘Must be Allowed to Proceed’

Rogers on Tuesday said in a new legal filing that its proposed $26 billion takeover of Shaw Communications "must be allowed to proceed," arguing that the transaction has been delayed for long enough and already been through months of scrutiny — reports Reuters. "This pro-competitive transaction has been delayed long enough and must be allowed...