Wind Mobile adds over 45,000 subscribers in recent quarter

Egyptian owned Orascom, the majority of owners of Globalive in Canada, this week announced their financial results for the first half of 2011 which included some interesting figures for is Wind Mobile operations.

Orascom reported that Wind gained 45,341 new customers in the second quarter up from growth of 39,000 in the first quarter of this year.

Majority owner of Wind Mobile calls Canada a backwater

In a exclusive interview with the Globe and Mail published yesterday, Naguib Sawiris, Executive chairman of Orascom Telecom Holding SAE and Weather Investments SpA has called Canada a telecom backwater.

For those that don’t know, Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E is an Egyptian corporation which operates wireless networks in the Middle East, Africa and Asia and holds a 65% interest in Wind Mobile.