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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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Bell Wireless Results Q1 2012

Bell Wireless Results Q1 2012 Bell’s wireless results were fantastic.  Both in terms of metrics and financials, Bell really did well in Q1 2012.  Until TELUS reports, we cannot be 100% sure, but it looks like in an overall market that we relatively flat in terms of gross adds, Bell focused on postpaid subscribers in

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Rogers – a poor cable quarter

Published on May 1, 2012 by in 2012, Bell, churn, Q1 2012, Rogers, TELUS

Rogers – A poor cable quarter Rogers had a pretty bad wirelessquarter and this has been given deserved attention, but cable results were also pretty weak.  Overall Cable subscribers were down (21k), digital subscribers were down (1K), Cable telephony flat and Cable high speed customers were up 13k, but not enough to avoid the double

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Rogers Q1 2012 wireless Results

Rogers Q1 2012 wireless Results Looking at the Q1 2012 Rogers wireless results, it is difficult to find any good news.   It seems that every single metric (with the exception of Data revenue) actually went in the wrong direction.   Churn Overall churn was high for Rogers, with some 513,000 subscribers leaving Rogers during the

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Wireless competition in Canada

Published on April 27, 2012 by in 2012, Bell, Rogers, TELUS, Wireless

Wireless Competition in Canada Wireless competition is certainly changing.  The 2008 AWS new entrants have not really gained the traction they need to compete with the incumbents.  Their networks are too small, their services are too focused on the low end and they have been relegated to competing with incumbent flanker brands rather than their core brands.

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Rogers Q1 Results – smartphones

Rogers Q1 Results – smartphones This week Rogers released their results.  Overall we think the market was not expecting good results, so they mostly met expectations.  Nothing was tragic and we will write about their results in greater detail later, but we did notice some changes in smartphones: 1.  This quarter a large percentage of the

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new iPad heats up race for 700MHz in Canada

Published on March 8, 2012 by in Bell, CAPEX, Rogers, TELUS, Wireless

new iPad heats up race for 700MHz in Canada The new iPad The new iPad came with many exciting features, but for Canadian operators it also came with more issues, possibly creating a game changing tussle for 700MHz in Canada.  Yes, the resolution, processor and camera are all amazing, but buried deep in the very

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iPad 3

Published on March 6, 2012 by in Bell, churn, Rogers, USA, Wireless

iPad3 Yesterday we read a really interesting article by Jameson Berkow iPad 3 has tablet owners wanting to upgrade in then FP TECH DESK.  The article points to a survey saying that 42% of current iPad 2 owners plan to upgrade once the device is released.  We think this is an incredible situation.  Gone are

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Unlimited wireless plans?

Published on March 5, 2012 by in Bell, Rogers, TELUS, USA, Wireless

Unlimited plans From a marketing perspective it is always very attractive to have unlimited, but delivering unlimited is always difficult when the resource itself if not unlimited. Have you ever heard of an unlimited gas plan or unlimited electricity?  We have not; in fact it looks like the only thing that we do not pay

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Cutting the cord

Published on March 2, 2012 by in Bell, Rogers, TELUS, Wireless

Cutting the cord Recently much has been written about cutting the cord.  This phrase can refer to a number of situations, but the two most obvious in today’s parlance are either dropping your home phone or your cable TV. At home, we have done both and it has been amazing, liberating and has had the

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