Wind ‘here to stay:’ Lacavera

Wind Mobile head Anthony Lacavera has been hunting for investor partners for five years. Now that he has several, he's not shy about touting them. “It’s a validation of our business plans," he

Published on: September 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

New Wind in carrier’s future

Wind Mobile's future is about to change. The Canadian carrier's minority shareholder and biggest debtholder, Amsterdam-based VimpelCom Lted. announced this morning that it has a deal to sell all of its holdings to

Published on: September 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Wind cuts price of domestic roaming, boosts network speed

Wind Mobile has been able to capitalize on recent federal moves by lowering the domestic roaming rates it charges subscribers and boosting the data speeds they can get outside its home network . The

Published on: August 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Calgary economists insist fourth national cellular carrier not needed

Two Calgary economists are standing firm on their argument that Ottawa is wasting its time trying to promote a fourth wireless carrier in the country because Bell, Rogers and Telus are competitive enough.

Published on: August 19th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Wind Mobile’s numbers pick up

Those hoping that more wireless competition will mean the country's biggest telecom providers will restrain their pricing plans may be cheered by the latest numbers from Wind Mobile -- which may also improve

Published on: August 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Rogers discriminates in wholesale roaming fees for competitors: CRTC

The federal telecom regulator has slapped Rogers Communications for unjust discrimination against competitors in its wholesale Canadian roaming rates for smaller carriers. "Rogers has imposed exclusivity clauses in roaming agreements that prohibited smaller

Published on: July 31st, 2014 Howard Solomon

New spectrum auction rules may force Videotron’s hand

Sometimes Industry Canada gives with one hand and takes away with the other. That was the view of some in the telecom sector when the government today announced the rules for the upcoming

Published on: July 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Industry Canada once willing to let incumbents buy startups: Rogers

The Harper government has virtually declared that incumbent carriers won't ever be able to get hold of prized AWS spectrum of wireless startups. But that wasn't always Ottawa's plan, a Rogers Communications Inc.

Published on: June 18th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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