Canadian Telecom Wars

by: Matthew Potter
November 18, 2008

Category: Bell Canada, Canada, Contract Awards, IT, logistics, Telus | RSS 2.0

This Spring the Canadian Defence Ministry awarded a contract to Telus for phone and data services. Bell Canada previously had the contract. The Edmonton Sun reports that the transition from one company to another has not gone smoothly. The turnover was to only take a month but has yet to be completed. Now Telus is accusing Bell Canada of deliberately refusing the transition in order to get the contract overturned and given back to Bell.

Bell, of course, denies this saying that they have supported the transition. The issues have been serious enough to disrupt communications at military bases. There has also been an accusation that Bell is demanding funding for several years to support the transition. More to come on this, I am sure.

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