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Competition Bureau’s Resistance to Freedom Mobile Sale ‘Incomprehensible’, Says Quebecor CEO

Quebecor CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau finds it "incomprehensible" that the Competition Bureau is opposed to the company's proposed acquisition of Freedom Mobile from Rogers and Shaw — reports The Globe and Mail. Back in May, the Bureau petitioned the federal competition tribunal to block Rogers's proposed $26 billion acquisition of Shaw. Canada's competition watchdog argued the...

Rogers, Shaw Extend $26 Billion Merger Deadline to December

Rogers and Shaw announced on Wednesday the merger deadline for its $26 billion deal has been extended to December 31, 2022, saying the change is "demonstrating their commitment to completing this transformative combination." An option to further extend the date to January 31, 2023, is available once Rogers has financing available for the deal. Both...

Telus Leads Mobile Internet Speeds, Shaw for Fixed Broadband in Q2: Report

According to Ookla’s Q2 Market Analysis report on internet speeds in Canada, Telus provided the fastest mobile internet to Canadians during Q2 2022 with a median download speed of 79.09 Mbps. Interestingly, Ookla only tested national mobile operators for Q2, leaving out regional providers like Freedom Mobile, Videotron, and Fido. Telus topped rivals Bell and Rogers...

Rogers-Shaw Mediation Talks with Competition Bureau Have Failed

Rogers and Shaw Communications have failed to alleviate the Competition Bureau's antitrust concerns over their proposed $26 billion CAD merger during negotiations (via BNN Bloomberg). "The early mediation between Rogers Communications Inc., Shaw Communications Inc., and the Commissioner of Competition on July 4 and July 5, 2022, did not result in a resolution of the Commissioner’s...

Shaw Launches 2 Gbps Internet for Business Customers

Shaw Business has launched Fibre+ Gig 2.0 today for customers in Western Canada, available today. “Businesses are more connected today than ever before, and with more technology powering their front and backend operations, they need access to fast and reliable internet services that can keep pace with their needs,” said Katherine Emberly, President, Business, Shaw...