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Bell wireless vs. Verizon wireless

Bell wireless vs. Verizon wireless Today Bell announced their results.  They were good, very good, so good we are really concerned for how bad the others may be, especially Rogers and definitely the new entrants who probably had a nasty quarter with no iPhone 5. Since Bell executives told investors that they are now a

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Q4 2012 AT&T vs. Verizon

Q4 2012 AT&T vs. Verizon   In isolation both companies had a good quarter despite their losses.  We find that the best way to understand the results are by comparing a number of key metrics across the two businesses: Net Adds AT&T added 780k net postpaid subscribers, which was 8.8% up y/y and significantly up

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Bell vs Rogers Q3 2012

Bell vs Rogers Q3 2012 Bell and Rogers had very different wireless results. Gross Adds Overall gross was down y/y for both companies, but this appears to be a strategic shift away from lower value prepaid subscribers.  Postpaid gross was marginally up for both Bell 373k ( y/y growth 0.1%) and Rogers 386k (y/y growth

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Wireless: Verizon vs. AT&T

Wireless: Verizon vs. AT&T Verizon wireless and AT&T wireless just posted very different Q3 2012 results.  Both companies pointed to many metrics to show improvements, but some of this is the overall market.  What matters to me is their relative performance over time.  Let’s explore some key comparisons before concluding who actually won the quarter:

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Disappearing Canadian Landlines

Disappearing Canadian Landlines   For the last 14 consecutive quarters, the telecoms companies of Canada have lost more subscribers than the cable companies have gained.   This had happened a few times in the past, but was put down to timing like moves in Quebec.  The real driver for telecoms landline losses was cable.  Not anymore. 

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Bell Q2 2012 Results

Bell Q2 2012 Results Wow, another great quarter from Bell.  They really seem to be executing at a new level.  I bet the private equity firms who were going to buy BCE are kicking themselves right now? Gross Adds Gross adds were good for Q2, although down 10% Y/Y and down 4% for postpaid gross,

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Rogers Wireless Q2 2012

Rogers Wireless Q2 2012 (first draft – no graphs yet either) Too much cash? Before we get into the wireless results, Rogers paid back dividends of $207m and repurchased 9.6m shares for $350m returning a total of $557m in the quarter.  Incredible. To put this is perspective, this is more cash returned to shareholders than

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Verizon Wireless Q2 2012 results

Verizon Wireless Q2 2012 results This last quarter Verizon Wireless really blew the lights out.  This shows what a combination of a good strategy and good execution can achieve.  If in any doubt as to who is winning in the market, look at the charts. Revenue Growth Retail Service Revenue grew 8.6% y/y to $15.2Bn

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TELUS Wireless Results Q1 2012

TELUS Wireless Results Q1 2012 This was an exceptional quarter for wireless at TELUS.  We were very impressed with Bell’s wireless numbers, but it seems like TELUS has trumped them on almost every number.  To really understand how well the companies are doing, we find comparing them with each other more useful than comparing themselves

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Bell vs. Rogers – Smartphones

Bell vs. Rogers – Smartphones Q1 2012 Big increases in Bell smartphones In Q1 2012, Bell made a huge leap forward in smartphones.   Rogers said they had such a big quarter of smartphone loads because of iPhone 4S shortages in Q4 2011, yet Bell loaded 523K smartphones to Rogers 640K smartphones in the quarter.  Bell

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