Cable & Telecom

Ottawa kills Allstream-Accelero sale over national security concerns

TORONTO and WINNIPEG – Citing unspecified issues of national security, the federal government has squashed the proposed sale of Manitoba Telecom Services’ Allstream business unit to Accelero Capital Holdings. "The Government of Canada has concluded its review of Accelero Capital Holdings' proposed acquisition of the Allstream division of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (MTS) under the national security provisions of the Investment Canada Act.  The result of this review is that the transaction will not proceed”, reads the short statement issued late Monday by Industry Minister James Moore. Moore added that Allstream, which is the business-services division of MTS, “operates a...

Our industry and COVID-19

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