It was a very
big week in Canada's carrier space. On Monday Bell's parent company BCE announced a $3.1 billion dollar deal to acquire Manitoba Telecom Services, Inc. For those who don't know, MTS is a small regional carrier directly responsible for a cheap data plan on another, national carrier called Koodo. By jumping through just a few hoops
, any Koodo subscriber can enjoy the same reasonably-priced LTE data as Manitobans do.
In other words, the BCE-MTS deal has direct consequences for all wireless users in Canada.
I've collected some notable quotes from bloggers and news media to get you up to speed and maybe provide some more insight into the ramifications of this deal—which, by the way, has yet to be approved by regulatory bodies. Anyway, enjoy!