Wireless incumbents see lower customer satisfaction ratings than new entrants: survey

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's (CRTC) new wireless code that came into effect at the end of 2013 is having a positive impact on overall Canadian satisfaction with their wireless provider, according

Published on: May 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

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

2013: A year of disappointments

As the year closes, it is difficult to look back on the last 12 months in the Canadian IT sector with anything but pangs of disappointment. The year began with hope the country’s

Published on: December 23rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

R.I.P to 10 dead tech products

Published on: October 30th, 2013 Candice So

Public Mobile: timeline of carrier’s beginnings to its end

Public Mobile was acquired yesterday by Telus Mobility in a deal given the federal government's stamp of approval by Minister of Industry James Moore. A new entrant to the wireless market that launched

Published on: October 24th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Telus buys Public Mobile in government approved deal

The new entrant wireless carrier that once said it would come out of any market consolidation as a buyer - not a seller - has been acquired today by Burnaby, B.C.-based Telus Corp.

Published on: October 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

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

Canadian wireless carrier taps Toronto solution provider to provide new data centre

Toronto-based IT solutions and enterprise data centre provider OnX Enterprise Solutions has won a contract with mobile service provider Public Mobile for hosted data centre services. OnX, which was recently named one of

Published on: April 23rd, 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Three of Canada's new wireless carriers entering the scene since the last spectrum auction have withdrawn from the group that works to represent the industry as a whole, they announced in a joint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

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

Public Mobile launches unlimited music download service

Public Mobile, one of the new entrants to the Canadian cell phone carrier space, announced today an unlimited music download service available to its customers using Android smartphones.Dubbed Siren, the Toronto-based firm is

Published on: August 14th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Public Mobile spars with Telus over next wireless spectrum auction

On the eve of its one-year anniversary in the Toronto market, Public Mobile fired a shot across the bow at Canada’s big three wireless incumbents, imploring the federal government to once again set

Published on: May 26th, 2011 Christine Wong

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

Canadian wireless firms cruise comfortably along

The new crop of mobile service providers seems to have buoyed the Canadian mobile sector, experts note.While oil and gas companies - traditional standard bearers - took a beating last year, the telecom

Published on: June 28th, 2010 Nestor Arellano