Category: Globalive News

Do you have $150 million to save Globalive?

The Canadian wireless drama continues today as RBC Capital Markets analyst Jonathan Allen states that Gobalive could be saved and might launch before Christmas. There are a few caveats though. The National Post reports that Allen “told clients that a full $300-million contribution would allow Orascom to convert all its loans to equity and stay

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WIND Mobile CEO says “We are not deterred”

With the news that shocked the Canadian wireless world that the CRTC found Globalive (Wind Mobile) “does not meet Canadian ownership rules”… which will delay their launch, Ken Campbell has written a post on their website. Titled “Competition Will Come” he states “We face a disappointing decision by the CRTC, one which has serious implications

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Article roundup of the CRTC’s Globalive decision

If you are a film maker looking for a solid Canadian story…the Globalive saga would make for a great movie or documentary. Over the past few hours there has been some great articles about the situation and how the CRTC has stated that “Globalive does not meet Canadian ownership rules”. Here are a few that

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“Globalive does not meet Canadian ownership rules”

The CRTC just sent out a press release about Globalive foreign ownership and stated “Globalive does not meet Canadian ownership rules”. We caught up with Tony Lacavera, Chairman of Globalive tonight… check out the phone interview (make sure your volume is turned up though). “The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission today determined that Globalive Wireless

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To WIND or not to WIND… that is the question of the day!

We wish Globalive all the best today as they find out from the CRTC if they have go-ahead to launch their much anticipated WIND Mobile brand. We’ve been following the story ever since the AWS Spectrum auction started and believe Canadians want more choice when it comes to wireless. Remember what Jim Prentice said about

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Actors needed to launch “a new telecommunications company”

We were sent a couple links by an “anonymous tipster” and it’s pretty intriguing. The title reads “Actors Needed for Street Theatre – Unique Marketing Intitiative!!”. The job request is for both Toronto and Calgary and the description says “A new marketing campaign featuring high quality performances has been designed for the Launch of a

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Interview with Tony Lacavera: “We are absolutely undeterred”

Coming off the last few days of being questioned from by the CRTC and the incumbents (TELUS, Bell and Rogers) about their equity, debt and who actually controls their organization, Chairman of Globalive (parent company of WIND Mobile) is as usual incredibly enthusiastic and very optimistic about the future. We sat down with him this

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Audio: Closing statements of Gobalive’s ownership hearings

Globalive, TELUS, Rogers and Bell all represented themselves during the final day of hearings before the CRTC today at the inquest into Globalive’s foreign ownership. Audio statements are all below… we’ll get working on compiling some quotes from each carriers closing remarks. The CRTC will announce their final decision if Globalive (Wind Mobile) will be

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CRTC releases October 1st agenda for Globalive foreign ownership hearings

For those following the Globalive foreign ownership hearings, the CRTC has just released the agenda for October 1st. We want Wind Mobile to launch as much as the other new wireless carriers… TELUS, Rogers and Bell will have 30 minutes each to communicate closing remarks. The hearings start and end with Globalive given 70 minutes

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