July 3, 2014 7:31pm
WIND Mobile recently announced that it surpassed 735,000 active wireless subscribers. During the 2014 Canadian Telecom Summit, Tony Lacavera, CEO of WIND Mobile, noted that the carrier is seeing an average customer usage of 1.5GB of data per month, and over 90% of all devices sold are smartphones, with 85% running Android.
From a network perspective, WIND has now installed over 1,400 cell sites across Canada and a short time ago enabled Dual-Carrier HSPA+ speeds that top out at 42Mbps. As promised expected, WIND has now expanded its wireless service to include both Brantford and Paris, Ontario. The coverage seems to be expansive in both new regions and seems to be HPSA+ for now.
WIND is looking forward to the upcoming 2500Mhz auction next year, and Lacavera also stated the only way his company will see LTE to partner up with other newer carriers such as Mobilicity, Videotron or Shaw. “The reality is that the business of Wind is doing far better than has been reported by both the media and analysts. We’re here to stay,” said Lacavera at the CTS 2014 event.