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Author Archives: Mark Evans

Nortel's Board Overhaul

According to the National Post, there is mounting pressure for Nortel to dramatically overhaul its 11-member board. Essentially, it comes down to presssure from large institutional shareholders who want to turf the company's longer-sitting directors – many of whom (surprise, … Continue reading

Cisco's IP Progress

Cisco Systems racked up an eye-catching contract today with a deal to sell 180,000 IP phones to Bank of America – replacing traditional phones in 5,800 offices and branches in 29 states. Cisco, which ranked second behind Avaya Inc. in … Continue reading

RIM's on a Roll

Anyone looking for Research in Motion to stumble – at least in the short term – will likey be disappointed when the company reports its fiscal second-quarter results this week. According to Merrill Lynch, RIM should post revenue of US$305 … Continue reading

VOIP: To Regulate or Not

The future of Internet telephony in Canada has reached an important juncture with three days of hearings before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. Among the participants making presentations are Bell, Telus, Vonage, Call-Net and Primus. In a preliminary decision … Continue reading

Rogers Buys Microcell…Telus Wins

If anyone can track down Telus CEO Darren Entwistle, don't be surprised if he looks like the cat who swallowed the canary. With Rogers Communications boldly stepping up to the plate to acquire Microcell Telecommunications for $1.4-billion, Telus gets what … Continue reading

RIM and Competition

Over the weekend, the Globe & Mail's business section ran a story about Research in Motion reaching a crucial strategic crossroad. The thesis, which is far from new, is that while RIM has enjoyed tremendous success and attracted nearly two … Continue reading