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 [...]
It was about a year ago when Rogers launched LTE in Ottawa. Over the course of the year we have seen it added to Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, St. John’s, Halifax, and Calgary. It looks like the game plan is only to get more aggressive, as Rogers is set to launch in Moncton, Trois Rivières, Sherbrooke, [...]
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 [...]
Trend Micro today announced DirectPass, a secure password keeper that syncs via multiple devices. With the amount of online passwords the average end user has today, the idea of the product is to consolidate your online credentials, so you can have secure access to your accounts anywhere, without compromising their security. As noted by the [...]
Rogers released their second Innovation Report this morning, which focused on how Canadians use technology to manage their personal relationships. We have included the report below, but here are some highlight stats we found interesting: * Young adults (ages 18-24) spend roughly two and a half hours per day talking to their significant other. * [...]
Yesterday Dell Canada and Fongo launched Dell Voice (dellvoice.ca), a VoIP service centered around the idea of saving Canadian mobile customers money by offering voice calling capabilities using a mobile app on your smartphone or Windows desktop. The service centers around Fongo and their access to Fibernetics, an across Canada network. This gives Dell Voice [...]
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.
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.