DAVE Wireless invested $243.1-million for 10 licenses during the Canadian Wireless Spectrum Auction and what we know about them so far is the following: signed a roaming agreement with T-Mobile; brought on Ericsson to design and build their 3G UMTS network; signed a cell-site sharing agreement with Bell and will launch their new network in their five most populous markets targeted for January 2010 – Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa.
Today they announced a multi-year roaming agreement with Rogers Wireless that will give their customers nationwide wireless voice and data services.
Dave Dobbin, President of DAVE Wireless said “DAVE Wireless is building our own 3G network in major metropolitan areas. As part of our promise to deliver value, simplicity and flexibility to our customers, we needed a high-quality partner to provide our customers voice and data roaming services when they travel outside our coverage areas. That is why, when securing a national roaming partner, we chose Rogers – their network is compatible with our 3G network and will allow us to offer the attractive services and innovative mobile technologies that our customers will want. Allowing our customers to roam across Canada and the USA is important in today’s wireless world and we are pleased to be roaming partners with Rogers in Canada”