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Jul 7, 2014

Canada offers more wireless airwaves to boost competition

TORONTO, July 7 (Reuters) – The Canadian government said on
Monday it will auction more prime wireless spectrum early next
year, with more than half the airwaves set aside for newer
players that have struggled to win business from the country’s
three dominant telecom companies.

The Conservative government hopes the auction of the
spectrum, known as AWS-3, will encourage investors to pour money
into some of these smaller players, which include Wind Mobile
and Mobilicity. This would help them better compete against the
big three: BCE Inc’s Bell, Rogers Communications Inc
, and Telus Corp.

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Jul 3, 2014

Canada’s Globe journalists reject offer, strike looms

TORONTO, July 2 (Reuters) – Journalists and other workers at
Canada’s Globe and Mail rejected a new collective agreement on
Wednesday, setting one of the country’s largest and most
influential newspapers up for a potential strike or lockout if
fresh talks fail.

Of the votes cast by union members, 299 out of 355 votes, or
92.3 percent, voted against the latest offer from management,
according to Shawn McCarthy, a spokesman for the bargaining
committee of Unifor local 87-M.

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Jun 26, 2014

Shaw Communications stumbles on cable cost- and cord- cutting

TORONTO, June 26 (Reuters) – Shaw Communications Inc
, a Western Canada-focused media and cable company,
said on Thursday that net income fell almost 9 percent in the
third quarter, as it lost more television subscribers despite a
boost from business customers.

Calgary, Alberta-based Shaw is engaged in a fierce battle
for customers with telecommunications operator Telus Corp
, but both have sought to avoid a price war.

Jun 26, 2014
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      "Canada tech, media and telecoms reporter based in Toronto, with emphasis on Research In Motion and including coverage of Rogers, Bell Canada, Telus, the new mobile entrants and the tech companies filling in the gaps. Previously spent two years in Cairo bureau chasing Orascom Telecom's Naguib Sawiris. Prior to that, spent a year learning the ropes in London."
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