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Three of Canada's new wireless carriers entering the scene since the last spectrum auction have withdrawn from the group that works to represent the industry as a whole, they announced in a joint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

Fongo offers to buy Wind Mobile, plans to enter wireless market

Editor's note: Story updated at 12:55 PM ET A Waterloo, Ont.-based voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) firm is offering to buy Wind Mobile for $1, it announced this morning. But whether the deal goes

Published on: March 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Wind Mobile CEO resigns to lead new venture capital firm

Anthony Lacavera says that after surpassing 600,000 subscribers at Wind Mobile, he feels the time is right to move on and leave management of the company to Cairo-based Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E.Lacavera will

Published on: January 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Wind Mobile releases Facebook Cover Photo Maker app

Wind Mobile is launching an Android app designed to turn smartphone photos into Facebook cover art today, the wireless carrier announced today. Facebook's Timeline design that started rolling out in February allows users

Published on: September 10th, 2012 Brian Jackson

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

Video Rewind: Wind Mobile’s one-year anniversary

Yesterday, Industry Minister Christian Paradis announced the government would be lifting foreign ownership restrictions for small telecom companies ahead of the next wireless spectrum auction in the first half of 2013.The announcement ends

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

Wind Mobile cuts down offerings to just two plans

Wind Mobile is replacing all wireless phone plans with just two plans that both include talk, text and data. The new plans can be customized with new add-ons like the World Saver International

Published on: March 1st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Wind Mobile rolls out slowest 4G network in Canada yet

By Brian Jackson Wind Mobile became the latest wireless carrier in Canada to claim it was rolling out a 4G network, and also the latest to lower the bar on what a “4G”

Published on: August 19th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Wind Mobile breezes into small business segment

Globalive Wireless Management Corp.-owned Wind Mobile is the first new entrant on Canada's wireless scene to target small businesses with their services in addition to consumer offerings, with the company's announcement of its

Published on: June 17th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Contingency plan helps Wind Mobile weather Blockbuster closures

After its retail partner Blockbuster Canada announced it would be closing many of its locations across Canada, you might expect that Wind Mobile would be in trouble. But fortunately for the wireless carrier,

Published on: May 31st, 2011 Harmeet Singh

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