BCE Inc. is getting into the home monitoring business in its most important markets with a $166-million deal to acquire AlarmForce Industries Inc. The Montreal-based communications and media giant announced Monday evening that it has reached an agreement to acquire AlarmForce, which has more than 100,000 home and business security monitoring customers in Canada. BCE's biggest rival in the residential market is Rogers Communications Inc., which launched its Smart Home Monitoring product in 2011.
Rogers Communications Inc. kicks off the telecom earnings season this week with analysts predicting it will continue to ride a wave of growth in the Canadian mobile market even as the latest iPhone release puts pressure on carriers subsidizing the cost of the pricey device.
Quebecor Inc. is firing back at its national wireless rivals over accusations that it stands to get an unneeded taxpayer handout in the next public auction of cellular airwaves. The Montreal-based cable and media company launched its wireless business in 2010 after buying spectrum in a public auction that included setting aside airwaves specifically for new entrants.
@tower_Guy Yeah, I think so. It's hotspots with service provided for by the major providers, but doesn't include ones that are only available to a certain provider's customers (e.g. the Shaw hotspots).
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