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Telus Says Freedom Mobile Sale by Rogers-Shaw Will Likely Reduce Competition

Telus's President of Mobility Solutions, Jim Senko, said in an interview last week that Rogers and Shaw's proposed sale of the latter's wireless business, Freedom Mobile, to Quebecor will reduce competition in Canada's wireless market (via the Financial Post). Quebecor "doesn’t truly understand the Western markets and would have to wholesale there any kind of...

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...

Anthony Lacavera Urges Ottawa to Deny Freedom Mobile-Quebecor Deal

Anthony Lacavera, chairman of Globalive Capital and the original founder of Freedom Mobile, doesn't think selling the wireless provider to Quebecor Inc. will result in the "robust competition that the Canadian wireless sector desperately needs" — reports the Financial Post. Lacvaera urged Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne and Competition Commissioner Matthew Boswell to block the sale in...

Rogers and Shaw Agree to Sell Freedom Mobile to Quebecor for $2.85 Billion

Rogers, Shaw and Quebecor announced late Friday evening the companies have agreed to sell Freedom Mobile to the Quebec-based telecom, after numerous reports the latter was in the running to acquire the wireless unit. “The proposed divestiture of Freedom Mobile to Quebecor will ensure the presence and viability of a strong fourth wireless carrier in […]

Rogers Has ‘Good’ Buyers for Freedom; Bell Ghosted on Telus/Globalive Deal

Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Tony Staffieri said on Wednesday that the telecom giant has a "good roster" of potential buyers for Freedom Mobile that should alleviate competition concerns over the former's proposed $26 billion acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc. — reports The Globe and Mail. The two telcos are scrambling to dump Shaw-owned Freedom Mobile in...