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

Bargain BC, Ontario wireless startups may team up

A Vancouver company may team up with a Toronto wireless startup to offer cross-country cellular coverage in four of the country’s biggest provinces. Novus Wireless, owned by Vancouver developer Terrance Hui, who also

Published on: February 7th, 2010 Howard Solomon

Brassy startup wants to be a national wireless carrier

  Public Mobile is one of the smallest new cellular licence holders, can only operate in two provinces and hasn’t started business yet.But CEO Alek Krstajic is already musing about the company a national wireless

Published on: January 22nd, 2010 Howard Solomon

Shaw starting to look at getting into wireless

 After months of saying the time was not right to get into the cellular business, Shaw Communications will take initial steps this year towards adding wireless service to its cable TV, Internet and phone

Published on: January 14th, 2010 Howard Solomon

Public Mobile to contest Globalive foreign ownership

A Toronto wireless upstart will ask the Federal Court to overturn Ottawa’s decision allowing newcomer Wind Mobile to start business despite its heavy foreign ownership.In a press release issued late Friday, Public Mobile said it

Published on: January 8th, 2010 Howard Solomon

DAVE Wireless raises more money

Cellular carrier DAVE Wireless Inc., which is not offering service yet, announced Dec. 18 it has raised an additional $75 million.The Toronto-based company, which spent $243 million in 2008 on Advanced Wireless Spectrum

Published on: December 29th, 2009 Greg Meckbach

YEAR IN REVIEW: March 2009

In the month of March, Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak made his television dancing debut on Dancing With The Stars, alongside better-known Hollywood celebrities.  But on a more serious note, Rogers Communications named Nadir Mohamed

Published on: December 21st, 2009 Kathleen Lau

Globalive adds Calgary to cellular service area

Globalive Wireless Management Corp. has added Calgary as a “home zone” to its mobile service area. Toronto-based Globalive, which uses the Wind Mobile brand in Canada, does not require users to sign contracts and

Published on: December 18th, 2009 greg meckbach and howard solomon

Globalive Wireless goes live

Globalive Wireless Management Corp.’s Wind Mobile cellular service opened for business Wednesday in Toronto, offering four wireless handsets plus a USB wireless data stick for laptops, with unlimited data plans and voice plans

Published on: December 16th, 2009 Greg Meckbach