Barbs fly at telecom conference

The highlight of the annual Canadian Telecom Summit is the “regulatory blockbuster” panel, which usually sees lawyers from competing carriers hurling barbs – sometimes politely, sometimes not -- at each other, Ottawa or

Published on: June 6th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Court blows away challenge to Wind Mobile

The Federal Court of Appeal has upheld the Harper government's decision to allow the parent of wireless startup Wind Mobile a licence to operate."It's a full win," company chairman Anthony Lacavera said Wednesday

Published on: June 8th, 2011 Howard Solomon

Government to ‘vigorously’ fight Globalive decision

The Harper government will fight  a court ruling that it bent the law to let startup wireless carrier Wind Mobile start business just over a year ago. “We believe that our decision was

Published on: February 15th, 2011 Howard Solomon

CRTC asks Public Mobile for

Wireless startup Public Mobile Inc. will have to make change to its ownership structure to ensure control by Canadian shareholders before it can get its carrier licence, says the federal telecom regulator. Existing

Published on: April 23rd, 2010 Howard Solomon

Foreign ownership hearings to hear from Clement

 A House of Commons committee investigating Canada’s foreign ownership laws in telecommunications will eventually hear from Industry Minister Tony Clement, a government source said.The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology Thursday but

Published on: April 21st, 2010 Greg Meckbach

New wireless entrants encourage foreign ownership

Allowing foreigners to invest more in Canadian telecommunications carriers will result in more competition in the wireless space, according to executives from two new Canadian cellular providers.“I can tell you by allowing more

Published on: April 20th, 2010 Greg Meckbach

Rogers slams Globalive Wireless’ focus on cities

Globalive Wireless Management Corp., which operates the Wind Mobile cellular service, “isn’t going to do anything for the rural areas,” according to one of its competitors.But a Toronto-based analyst doesn’t think it’s an

Published on: April 16th, 2010 Greg Meckbach

ACTRA slams government’s Wind Mobile decision

 A lobbyist for Canadian artists says the federal government did not have to give Globalive Wireless Management Corp. a licence to compete with Bell, Rogers and Telus, because Craig Wireless Systems Ltd. is

Published on: April 1st, 2010 Greg Meckbach

Two execs blown from Wind, but chair stays cool

Two key officials have left wireless startup Wind Mobile, leading a telecommunications consultant to conclude the company has blown its first-mover advantage over other cellphone companies who are about to launch. “We believe

Published on: March 8th, 2010 Howard Solomon