Telecom provider AT&T acquired satellite TV provider DirecTV earlier this year, enabling AT&T to claim more spectrum to better run its wireless operations with. The US telecom industry, on the whole, has seen tradewinds favoring consolidation — leveraging disparities between companies providing different verticals (landline versus cellular, TV versus phone, etc.) to morph into super-conglomerates that can provide mega-bundles to consumers.
Mobile internet has proved a valuable archstone for the taking for over a decade. It’s today that Canada has seen a major [...]