Waterloo, ON-based Fongo Inc. wants to acquire WIND mobile, but the wireless carrier seems to be shrugging off the offer as an early April Fools’ prank. VimpelCom is looking for a buyer for the fourth largest wireless carrier in Canada and while there has been speculation that some US-based mobile giants such as AT&T and [...]
VimpelCom will be taking bids for WIND Mobile starting on March 22, according to several news reports. Toronto-based WIND Mobile is the fourth largest wireless carrier in Canada and the price of ownership will be in the $500 million to $1 billion range. In a Toronto Star report, Canaccord Genuity Canadian research head Dvai Ghose [...]
WIND Mobile experienced its strongest year of growth in Canada since joining the wireless provider fray in 2008. It grew its subscriber base by 47 percent year over year and now serves 590,438 wireless customers. In fact, almost 80,000 subscribers were added during the fourth quarter of 2012, with more than 70 percent of those [...]
Looks like all the customer growth that WIND Mobile has been fighting for since starting to do business in 2008 has attracted the attention of Orascom Telecom, an Egyptian based telecommunications company, who this year will take an indirect 99.3% interest in Canada’s fourth largest wireless provider. Anthony Lacavera, the current CEO of WIND, will [...]
WIND Mobile has agreed to partner with CentriLogic to support and facilitate its growing Web hosting and IT infrastructure needs in Canada. WIND said that its back office systems will be fully supported from CentriLogic’s new 16,000 square foot data centre launched recently in downtown Toronto. Additionally, the managed Web hosting provider will deliver optimal [...]
In the case of WIND Mobile and its compliance with Canadian ownership rules, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has decided that no violation has occurred. The decision goes against rival wireless company Public Mobile, seeking to prevent Globalive Wireless Management Corp. from offering a national cellular service under the WIND brand because of foreign [...]
The McGuinty Liberal government today announced that they would support legislation that would force wireless providers in the province to provide their customers a more straight forward experience when it comes to their wireless bills. The legislation essentially would force wireless contracts to be written in what is deemed as plain language, and would regulate [...]
The number of wireless telephone subscribers in Canada topped 25.5 million at the end of September 2011 according to numbers compiled by industry trade group, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA).
That number was up 6.2% from 24 million at the end of September 2010 and up just under 4% year to date.