DAVE Wireless signs cell-site sharing agreement with Bell

Kate O'Brien

September 23, 2009 9:12pm

dave-wirelessLast week we had the opportunity to speak with Dave Dobbin, CEO of DAVE Wireless, he stated that ““We want a better a better customer experience. We want customers to have a better experience with billing. We want customers to have a better experience with service, when they phone in we want them to have a better experience than they are having today…”

The “experience” Dave Wireless (or the upcoming new brand name) will offer is one step closer. They have announced an licensing agreement with Bell Mobility for wireless cell-site sharing (reaches 93% of Canadians). This will make things a great deal easier for them and can knock another item off their to-do list… hopefully we’ll hear a confirmed launch date sooner than later, and other than “early 2010″.

Dave Dobbin, President of DAVE Wireless said “With the upcoming launch of DAVE Wireless, our ability to gain access to valuable real estate on Bell Mobility’s existing cell sites moves us another step closer to offering competitive voice and data services to Canadians. By using existing infrastructure built by Bell, we can greatly quicken our time to market in the fast-paced wireless industry.”

During the Wireless Spectrum Auction DAVE invested $243.1-million for 10 licenses. Other notable advancements over the past couple months are that they’ve signed a roaming agreement with T-Mobile and announced an exclusive multi-year contract with Ericsson to design and build their 3G UMTS network in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa.

  • TELL ME IT IS NOT SO

    WHAT SPIN DOCTOR BELL ALSO DOES NOT TELL ALL OF IT’S CUSTOMERS .Canadian cell phone carrier, DAVE Wireless, announced that it had signed a licensing agreement with Bell Mobility, allowing it to attach wireless transmitters to Bell’s existing cell sites. What most citizens do not realize is that wireless phones are digital based too, operating on Bell’s internet services too AND IT FURTHER EXPLAINS WHY BELL HAS TO CAP IT INTERNET CUSTOMERS’ USAGES, DOWNLOADS OFTEN TOO, TO MAKE THE ROOM FOR THE WIRELESS PHONES AS WELL . BELL REALLY DOES NOT HAVE EXISTING ADEQUATE CAPACITY FOR BOTH, NOT EVEN FOR THE HIGH SPEED INTERNET SERVICES IN ALL AREAS OF CANADA. IT IS CLEARLY TOO CHEAP TO SPEND CAPITAL TO DO THIS

  • Steve

    TELL ME IT IS NOT SO doesn’t understand what he is talking about, plain and simple. “Digital” – my alarm clock is digital, does it slow your internet too?

  • market watcher

    How many of Bell’s site agreements permit for sub-licensing to a 3rd party.

  • in the know

    good thing Bell is launching HSPA+…

  • kevin_405

    “TELLMEITISNOTSO”

    All cell phone companies connect cell towers using dedicated fiber lines and/or radio equipment. So sharing cell tower will not have any affect on ur Internet usage.. If they run their mobiles over the internet , u will have stopped using mobile phones long back..