Bloomberg news is reporting today that Globalive Communications, owners of Wind Mobile, are in talks to buy Mobilicity.
Privately held Mobilicity currently offers wireless service in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver while Wind Mobile offers service in starting at $25 per month.
Perhaps knowing that Digital Home readers need to be the first to know, I received a phone call today from the man who runs customer service at the newly merged company, Al MacNevin. Al and I spent about a half hour on the phone and I asked him all the questions that I’m sure that all or our members who are Sirius Canada or XM Canada subscribers want to know.
XM Canada and Sirius Canada said this week they will merge on June 21st after having received the final regulatory and government approvals for the deal.
The merger comes five and a half years after the two organizations began offering satellite radio service in this country.
Compton Communications, a family owned and operated cable television, internet and digital phone services provider out of Utica Ontario, has been sold to Rogers Cable for an undisclosed sum.
In a stunning announcement yesterday, The Competition Bureau of Canada said that it does not intend to make an application to the Competition Tribunal to challenge the proposed acquisition of Sirius Canada by XM Canada under the merger provisions of the Competition Act.
The bureau says that it has given the matter a thorough review and “concluded that the proposed transaction would not likely give rise to a substantial lessening or prevention of competition.”