Wind chief optimistic about its future, with help from Ottawa

The head of Wind Mobile is certain the startup wireless carrier is going to survive, but admits he needs help from Ottawa to do it. "It's been a very tough road, we're definitely

Published on: June 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Ottawa has failed to foster efficient telcom industry: Report

Ottawa is hurting consumers by encouraging artificial competition in the telecommunications industry, says a new research paper from the Montreal Economics Institute (MEI). “As Europe’s experience shows, high levels of government regulation and

Published on: May 6th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Wind “all but dead”: Analyst

Wind Mobile's financial backer has written off its $768 million investment in the startup, leading one financial analyst to declare the carrier "all but dead." Dvai Ghose, head of research at Canaccord Genuity

Published on: March 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Will Videotron spread its wireless network west?

There is hope in some quarters of the nation that a Quebec cable company will be the savior of wireless competition in the Dominion. You read that right: There are people who think

Published on: January 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Sidebar: How VimpelCom became Wind Mobile’s banker

An international telecommunications giant headquartered in Amsterdam and controlled by a Russian magnate pulled the plug on Canadian startup carrier Wind Mobile's hopes of buying valuable 700 MHz spectrum in the auction that

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Wind out of spectrum auction, wireless competition in question

On the eve of the start of the billion dollar spectrum auction Wind Mobile has withdrawn as a bidder -- to the surprise of the telecom industry -- because its major financial backer

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

April 2013 in review: The real state of wireless competition in Canada becomes clear

There was a time when Canada looked like it was going to be one of the feistiest nations in the world when it came to wireless competition. After the 2008 spectrum auction new

Published on: December 24th, 2013 Howard Solomon

January 2013 in review: Trial of Nortel executives finally ends

January can be a slow month for tech news. Not in 2013. There was pent-up anticipation for the release – finally – of the new BlackBerry handsets that would be the saviors of

Published on: December 22nd, 2013 Howard Solomon

Public Mobile swallowed by Telus in face of competition

Public Mobile, the Toronto-based startup that surprised many telecom veterans by buying what was thought to be “orphan” PCS frequencies in the 2008 spectrum auction, has been sold to Telus Corp. Industry Canada

Published on: October 23rd, 2013 Howard Solomon