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Providence Equity Partners tipped to make an investment in WIND Mobile

The saga to become Canada’s fourth national wireless player continues. The latest report, courtesy of Bloomberg, suggests that US-based Providence Equity Partners Inc., is considering investing an unknown amount into WIND Mobile. Providence has previously invested in Univision, VoiceStream (now T-Mobile US), Warner Music Group, Western Wireless, and is part owner of Brampton-based Q9 Networks Inc. The finer details

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CRTC challenging telcos over additional fees for paper billing

The CRTC has announced a pro-consumer initiative that’s takes aim at both telecom and broadcast companies and how they sometimes charge customers an additional fee for receiving a paper bill. The CRTC today declared today that it will start meeting with various Canadian organizations to discuss the practice of charging customers an additional fee if

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Wind loves the AWS-3 auction, but Bell wants a ‘level playing field’

Two companies on very different sides of the wireless competition argument have come out for and against the upcoming AWS-3 spectrum auction. Wind Mobile and its Chairman, Tony Lacavera, was anticipating such an announcement, claiming it a “significant and important step in encouraging more competition, more choice and more value in the Canadian wireless industry,”

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WIND Mobile expands network into Brantford and Paris, Ontario

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

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CRTC makes registered numbers on the National Do Not Call List (DNCL) permanent

The CRTC announced today that the numbers registered with the National Do Not Call List (DNCL) are now permanent. Canadians were previously informed that they would need to re-register their numbers at some point in time, but this move “enhances the CRTC’s ability to protect the privacy of Canadians from unwanted telemarketing calls.” Jean-Pierre Blais,

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Vidéotron hints at national wireless rollout, launches Wireless For Less portal

Vidéotron lobbed a bomb at the incumbent wireless carriers today, launching a new portal called Wireless For Less and hinting at a possible expansion of its wireless network to provinces like Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, in which it owns premium 700Mhz spectrum. Newly-minted Quebecor CEO, Pierre Dion, took the stage at the final keynote of the Canadian

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Wind Mobile in it for the long haul, promises Lacavera

As the summer months beckon Canadians to the far reaches of their expansive country, the incumbents boast of unbeatable coverage and higher speeds in more places. As each carrier announces multi-million dollar investments in specific parts of the country — TELUS in Ontario, Rogers in British Columbia — it would be easy to dismiss the

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WIND Mobile starts building out its Dual Carrier HSPA+ network

WIND Mobile launched its service back in December of 2009 and the initial goal was to have over 1.3 million subscribers signed up by the end of 2013. Competition over the years was fierce and while others were sold off or in bankruptcy, WIND Mobile is plugging ahead and recently declared to cross over the

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CRTC: Canadians submitted 12,000 telemarketing complaints in April

Every month the CRTC releases new stats on the National Do Not Call list. This initiative was created back in 2008 with a goal for Canadians to register their home phone, wireless, fax or VoIP telephone numbers to prevent telemarketers from calling. If you receive an unwanted call, which still happens to many of us,

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