Wireless Carrier Public Mobile Finds a Buyer

Toronto-based Public Mobile has been acquired by venture capital firm Thomvest Seed Capital and private equity firm Cartesian Capital. The privately held wireless carrier, which provides mobile services in Ontario and Quebec, did not disclose the financial aspects of the deal. Stefan Clulow, managing director at Thomvest said: “Circumstances in the Canadian wireless industry have […]

TELUS Plans $1B in Wireless and Network Upgrades for B.C.

TELUS said that it will be investing $1 billion in new infrastructure and facilities across B.C. in 2013. This is part of a three-year, $3 billion commitment to connect homes and businesses directly to fibre optic cable, extend wireless reach to more communities and expand 4G LTE network coverage throughout the province. Darren Entwistle, TELUS […]

TELUS Adds 4G LTE Network in Moncton

Customers in Moncton now have additional access to the fastest wireless LTE technology in the world. And by the looks of it, TELUS (TSX: T/NYSE: TU) intends to bring the technology to even more residents of New Brunswick in the next two weeks. TELUS’ Director of Sales, Ken Power discusses the merits of the new […]

CRTC Blocks BCE-Astral Merger

The head of the CRTC said the proposed merger between BCE and Astral Media is not a good deal for Canadians. Therefore, Jean-Pierre Blais has denied BCE the right to acquire Astral for $3.4 billion. “We had grave concerns that BCE would be able to use its market power in an unfair manner and to […]

Frazzled by Your Cell Phone Bill? Tell it to the CRTC.

If you have a legitimate beef with how cell phone providers charge for their services, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is quite interested. Many Canadians are still confused about their mobile phone contracts, how particular items are billed and even what some of the terms mean. In an effort to build a new […]

MTS Allstream Hires Ericsson to Build Out 4G LTE Network

Manitoba residents craving a lightning-fast 4G mobile network in their province will be relieved to know that Ericsson is on the job. MTS Allstream (TSX: MBT) selected the Swedish-based telecommunications leader to furnish the LTE Network to enable commercial services in 2012, such as video and music streaming, video conferencing, online gaming, and other services […]

TELUS Plans Major 4G LTE Wireless Upgrades

TELUS will be extending and upgrading its 4G LTE network in various locations throughout Canada with heavy investments targeted towards Quebec and in the Greater Toronto Area. Canada’s second largest telecom company, will invest $440 million in the Metropolitan area of Montreal and $840 million in Quebec over the next three years. This coincides with TELUS’ […]

Public Mobile expands its Canadian roaming coverage

Public Mobile, providers of low cost wireless service in Toronto and Montreal today announced it has expanded its roaming coverage across Canada claiming it now includes 93% of Canadians.

The firm says the biggest expansion in roaming coverage is in Eastern Canada with the company now offering complete roaming coverage of the Quebec City to Windsor, Ontario corridor.