Category: Globalive News

What’s the impact if Globalive doesn’t launch?

We want Globalive to launch their Wind Mobile brand. We are also excited to see the other new entrants Dave Wireless and Public Mobile enter the market. All these new options ultimately brings us Canadians more choice and will hopefully lower our rates. All day today Globalive, TELUS, Rogers and Bell are behind closed doors

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TELUS on Globalive: “I’ve never seen something like this”

It’s only hours away from the anticipated CRTC hearings that are looking into Globalive’s foreign ownership. TELUS, Rogers and Bell will be in attendance in Quebec over the next couple days to fully understand how Globalive/WIND is structured. Globalive was almost unknown in the wireless space until last year when they invested $442 million during

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CRTC sends out agenda for Globalive ownership hearings

For those wanting to keep up to date on all the happenings tomorrow at the CRTC Globalive foreign ownership hearings you can log on with this link here. The agenda has been released and all the action starts bright and early with Globalive presenting their case at 9:00am, followed by TELUS, Bell and Rogers. Good

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Lacavera wants to put the ownership issue “to rest”

Days before Globalive (parent company for WIND Mobile) goes in front of the CRTC to defend their foreign ownership, Globalive Chairman Tony Lacavera seems enthusiastic as always and simply wants to to offer Canadians another choice when it comes to wireless in Canada. He stated in our interview today that he wants to “put that

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New carriers to see 8 million new subscribers by 2014?

No kidding the current wireless carriers are putting pressure on the newcomers and requesting the CRTC to look into how they are structured. A recent study conducted by Toronto-based Convergence Consulting Group shows that our new wireless carriers (WIND, DAVE, Videotron and Public) will rake in about 8 million new subscribers by 2014. In addition,

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Rogers requests hearing into Public Mobile & Dave Wireless

With the new wireless entrants getting prepared to launch their new offerings to us Canadians shortly, I can remember when then Industry Minister, Jim Prentice spoke about the intentions of the Wireless Spectrum auction: “Our government’s intentions are clear: to achieve lower prices, better service and more choice for consumers and business. We believe in

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Introducing the Canadian wireless “Code of Conduct”

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) has officially created the “Code of Conduct for Wireless Service Providers“. There are always a number of stories we hear every year about customers with high cell phone bills due to a carrier over charging, or a customer being misinformed or never originally being communicated when signing their original

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Globalive closes “WirelessSoapbox” to focus solely on WIND Mobile

It was just about 1-year ago that Gobalive launched Wireless Soapbox and Chairman Tony Lacavera stated “Canadians lack choice. There’s a reason we had in auction in this country. Our prices are too high, penetration is too low and services are lagging behind all developed nations. Canadians pay an average of 60% more for mobile

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Globalive Wireless selects SmartTrust for SIM platform

Globalive Wireless has brought on anther partner to help them launch their network. They have selected SmartTrust to supply a common and SIM independent platform for managing next-generation handsets, a customized roaming product, and a turnkey solution for launching value-added services. Globalive will have two services from SmartTrust: First is SmartAct Over-the-Air (OTA) SIM management

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