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  1. Wireless Carrier Public Mobile Finds a Buyer

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    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...
  2. TELUS Deal to Buy Mobilicity Effectively Killed

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    One of the key components in TELUS buying Mobilicity for $380 million was acquiring valuable wireless spectrum that all Canadian mobile carriers are seeking. However, the federal government will not allow Mobilicity to transfer its wireless spectrum to TELUS, it was announced at a news...
  3. Canada's Newest Wireless Carriers Split from CWTA

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    WIND Mobile, Mobilicity and Public Mobile have each submitted a withdrawal from the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA). The three mobile service providers are frustrated by what they perceive as the CWTA's bias towards the big three - TELUS, Bell and Rogers - on a wide...
  4. BC Supreme Court Keeps Mobilicity TV Ad Running

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    The injunction sought by TELUS to remove a Mobilicity television commercial from broadcast was denied by the British Columbia Supreme Court. Mobilicity has been running a commercial with the theme 'What you see isn't always what you get' with regards to unlimited calling offers by leading...
  5. Wireless Carriers Creating Blacklist to Curb Smartphone Theft

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    If your smartphone is stolen, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association wants to make sure no one cashes in on it. The CWTA announced on Nov. 8th that wireless carriers will work together to create a system that would blacklist lost or stolen smartphones and keep them from being...
  6. Mobilicity Teams with Loblaw to Sell Wireless Phones

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    Grocery shoppers at Loblaw's stores will have a chance to add Mobilicity cell phones to their shopping baskets starting on Sept. 4th. The Toronto-based wireless carrier is expanding its retail distribution network to include almost 50 Prepaid Cell Phone Express kiosks at select Loblaw's...
  7. Ericsson Acquires Canada's BelAir Networks

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    Swedish telecom giant Ericsson announced it is buying Canadian WiFi technology firm BelAir Networks. Ericsson will purchase 100 percent of the shares in the privately-held, Ottawa-based firm which employs 120. Bernard Herscovich, CEO of BelAir Networks, said in a statement: "By focusing on the...
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