Jan 26, 5:29 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Rishabh Jain 06/16/17 AT 8:57 AM Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced Thursday that starting Dec. 1, individuals and small businesses will be able to get their existing phones unlocked from their carriers, free of charge. All new devices purchased from that day onward would be available unlocked on purchase.“The Wireless Code has helped make the wireless market more dynamic to the benefit of Canadians. While they appreciate the Code, they told us loudly and clearly that it could be more effective. We have listened to them. The changes and clarifications we are announcing today will give Canadians additional tools to make informed choices about their wireless services and take advantage of competitive offers in the marketplace” Jean-Pierre Blais, chairman of CRTC, said in the press release … [Read more...] about Canada Bans Phones Locked To Carriers, Removes Unlocking Fees
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Corporate mergers promise many upsides to shareholders and customers — that's why consolidation happens. Those efficiencies include streamlined operations, the need for fewer employees, infrastructure improvements, better customer service, job creation, and, in some cases, lower costs for consumers. In reality, though, it's nearly impossible to check all of those boxes at once: lower prices may stem from internal efficiencies, but they often come with job losses or a reining in of capital expenditure. Consolidation in an industry like telecommunications leads to fewer competitors, which usually comes with pricing spikes, not dips. So it's with no shortage of hubris that, six years after a failed acquisition of T-Mobile by AT&T, the third and fourth largest carriers in the United States, Sprint and T-Mobile, are set to merg without the ensuing consumer bloodbath we're all bracing for. Bombastic and confident as ever, T-Mobile's CEO, John Legere, who will retain the chief … [Read more...] about The T-Mobile / Sprint merger could be great for consumers, but it probably won’t be
The rumors and speculation swirling for years are fomenting into a dust cloud of money. T-Mobile and Sprint, the third and fourth-largest carriers in the U.S., respectively, are poised to form a single entity in a $26.5 billion merger that would put the united company in a close third position behind AT&T with just over 70 million subscribers. The companies announced the deal mid-day Sunday with a slick webpage called All for 5G, highlighting the ways in which the merged corporation will focus on next-generation wireless technologies more effectively against the competition. Should the deal be approved by U.S. regulators — a tall order in an environment that has discouraged M&A between intra-industry entities — the New T-Mobile, as the companies are referring to it — T-Mobile's parent company, Germany's Deutsche Telekom, would own a 42% stake and seat nine board members, while Sprint's parent Softbank would have a 27% stake and four board members. According to … [Read more...] about T-Mobile and Sprint are merging for $26.5 billion: Here are the details
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Tim Logan Globe Staff April 03, 2018 When the most powerful man in the world takes your company to the woodshed on Twitter each morning, is it wise to move that company to his front door?That’s a question they’re probably mulling at Amazon this week after a string of early morning tweets by President Trump bashing the retail giant for delivery deals that Trump claims (incorrectly, many experts say) cost the US Postal Service “many billions of dollars.”It’s a charge Trump has repeatedly leveled over the years but one that took on new import after Axios reported last week that the president has “wondered aloud if there may be any way to go after Amazon with antitrust” law. Then came the tweets holding the company responsible for the death of small retailers nationwide and threatening to raise Amazon’s postal rates. The … [Read more...] about Is there room for Amazon in Trump’s Washington?
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