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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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Canadian Wireless Summary Q3 2012

Canadian Wireless Summary Q3 2012 We were waiting in the hope that Mobilicity and Public Mobile might release some numbers, but no joy on that front, so we will assume that they did not do as well as WIND. We think there are three stories that are playing out in the Canadian wireless market: Rogers

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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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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 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 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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