Wind Mobile drops out of 700 MHz spectrum auction

Wind Mobile has confirmed it’s dropping out of Tuesday’s wireless spectrum auction, leaving just 10 bidders to vie for the licenses to operate within the coveted 700 megahertz spectrum. One day before the

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Candice So

What to expect from the wireless spectrum auction

The government is set for another round of auctioning, selling off licenses for blocks of spectrum to the telecommunications companies serving customers across Canada. With 11 companies set to bid in Tuesday's auction, we've

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Candice So

Wind interested in Mobilicity merger following Telus being blocked

Editor's note: Story updated at 3:16 PM with new comments gathered by reporter Howard Solomon. While Mobilicity says it is reviewing Industry Canada's decision to prevent its acquisition by incumbent Calgary-based carrier Telus Corp.,

Published on: June 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Telus to buy Mobilicity in deal worth $380 million

Several years after a federal government spectrum auction led to the expansion of Canada’s mobile telecommunications industry with several new smaller players entering the market, a period of contraction and consolidation may be

Published on: May 16th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Wind, Mobilicity, Public Mobile break from Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association

Three of Canada's new wireless carriers entering the scene since the last spectrum auction have withdrawn from the group that works to represent the industry as a whole, they announced in a joint

Published on: April 10th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Mobilicity targets Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe for 2013

Upstart Toronto-based mobile carrier Mobilicity said Wednesday that 2013 will see it expand its “unlimited 4G network” to Ontario's Golden Horseshoe region and areas around Toronto, including Oshawa and Hamilton. Related Story |

Published on: November 21st, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Mobilicity launches 4G service

Mobilicity has launched its 4G service by offering two new data plan options. The Toronto-based wireless carrier, which operates as an upstartalternative to Rogers, Telus and Bell, said in a news release that

Published on: October 31st, 2012 Christine Wong

Mobilicity to sell phones at Loblaw’s locations

Toronto-based wireless carrier Mobilicity will have its cell phones sold next to groceries on the shelves of Loblaw Companies Ltd., the firm announced today.Mobilicity's handsets will be sold in Loblaw's Prepaid Cell Phones

Published on: September 4th, 2012 Brian Jackson

New entrants should ‘check their egos,’ says Public Mobile CEO

The new entrants to Canada’s wireless carrier industry have held conversations about possible mergers, according to Public Mobile CEO Alex Krstajic.Those talks have always fallen apart in the end, though, he says. Public

Published on: August 17th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Mobilicity latest telco to announce 4G roll out

Mobilicity has become the latest Canadian telecommunications company to announce upgraded wireless speeds to 4G, with a release issued yesterday.The new entrant into the wireless scene says its network, based in Canada’s urban

Published on: June 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Wind, Mobilicity split on Ottawa spectrum ruling

Canada's small mobile carriers are split on their opinion on the government's earlier announcement to open allow them greater access to foreign capital. The new auction rules “are a victory for Canadian consumers,”

Published on: March 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Foreign ownership telecom restrictions lifted by federal government

Small telecom companies taking on incumbent carriers for a larger slice of Canada’s wireless pie will soon be able to access more foreign money to help them compete, according to the federal government.

Published on: March 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Video Rewind: Wind Mobile opens its doors

Happy first birthday to Wind Mobile. It was one year ago this week that the firm became Canada's fourth national wireless carrier, shaking up the mobile scene with unlimited plans, no contracts, and

Published on: December 14th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Wind Mobile blows hot over Rogers’ Chatr

At the rate that Canadian mobile wireless service providers are popping up and offering new deals to consumers, you'd think the battle to bend the ears of cell phone users – and open

Published on: July 30th, 2010 Nestor Arellano