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Author Archives: Mark Evans

Canadian VOIP – Tepid Demand, Lots of Choices

Canadians have been slow to adopt Internet telephony but a sea change is coming Mark Evans, Financial Post June 24, 2004 According to a recent poll by Ipsos-Reid, Canadians have been slow to embrace Internet telephony and there appears to … Continue reading

Nortel: Closer to the Truth?

It looks like we'll get a much better picture of Nortel's financial health in a couple months. The company said yesterday it will be able to release its 2003 and 2004 first and second-quarter numbers by the end of August, … Continue reading

CRTC's future

In the wake of Canada's federal election, the folks at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission must be relieved the Conservative Party came up disappointingly short of seats. If the Conservatives had won the most seats in the House of … Continue reading

Mitel Networks: Terry Matthews Next Success Story?

Mitel Networks filed a 6-K earlier this week with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with some interesting numbers. While revenue dropped 15% in the year ended April 30, 2004 to $461-million,a growing amount of the company's sales are coming … Continue reading

Telus-Microcell

So what does Darren Entwistle do today about Microcell, which refuses to play nice with Telus' hostile $1.1 billion takeover offer. A likely scenario is Telus maintains its $29 a share bid, thereby forcing Microcell's hand. Microcell would then have … Continue reading

2004 Canadian Telecom Summit

The 2004 Canadian Telecom Summit lived up to lofty expectations as the who's who gathered in Toronto last week at a time when the industry is poised to go through massive changes. The highlight was Cisco's John Chambers' statement his … Continue reading