Canada’s 5G Delay and Telco Trouble

2020 is already looking rough enough for Canadian phone companies

Andrew Willis 15 June, 2020 | 1:20AM



This month, the Canadian government announced that plans for blazing-fast 5G wireless cellphone service would be put on hold until 2021. This, of course, is not because the 5G antennas were spreading the coronavirus (according to some conspiracies) – but rather so that telcos can focus on providing basic services in the pandemic, says equity analyst Matthew Dolgin. And he says the decision comes with a silver living.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar Rating
BCE Inc55.05 CAD0.20
Rogers Communications Inc54.48 CAD-0.06
Rogers Communications Inc Class B51.56 CAD1.10
Shaw Communications Inc Class A24.30 CAD-5.45
Shaw Communications Inc Class B23.96 CAD0.55
TELUS Corp23.52 CAD-0.04

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