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  1. Industry News
    ­Vancouver's Glentel, a multi-carrier mobile phone retailer, has agreed to purchase 428 US-based Verizon Wireless franchise stores for $83.3 million (USD). Operating currently as the Wireless Zone, the acquired outlets fit in well with Glentel's Diamond Wireless chain, which is also a Verizon...
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    More than 500,000 Canadian subscribers are now using either voice, text or data services from WIND Mobile, which began operations in 2008. WIND employees hoisted pints at a private party on Sept. 18th at Toronto's Steam Whistle Brewing to celebrate. Anthony Lacavera, WIND's CEO, thanked the...
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    Mobilicity plans to extend its unlimited network west of Toronto into Milton, Oakville, Burlington and Hamilton in response to growing demand for its affordable, unlimited talk, text and data service. The growing mobile carrier said it will also widen the network east of Toronto with planned...
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    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...
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    If you had to ballpark it, how many text messages would you say Canadians send out yearly? The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association reports that Canadians sent out a total of 78 billion in 2011. That's about 2,500 text messages for every second last year. This represents a 40...
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    Wind Mobile said this week it has officially launched wireless network coverage in Abbotsford, British Columbia and Cambridge, Ontario. The company also said it was in the final stages of testing in London Ontario with service beginning very soon. In fact, Digital Home readers report that...
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    Wind Mobile said today that it is now offering wireless phone service in the St. Catharines-Niagara region of Ontario. Wind now offers service in seven markets across Canada including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Kitchener / Waterloo and Toronto. The wireless company offers a variety...
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    Ericsson announced today that it has signed a four-year agreement as the sole vendor for EastLink's wireless networks, using HSPA+ and next generation technologies. Ericsson, whose equipment handles almost 85 percent of all mobile calls in Canada, says it will deploy technology which supports...
  9. Industry News
    Alternate wireless provider Wind Mobile gained 92,960 wireless voice and data subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2010, almost double the gain of 45,799 in the previous quarter. By the end of the year, the carrier's total retail subscriber base totalled 232,641 making it Canada's sixth largest...
  10. Industry News
    Wireless phone provider Public Mobile has announced roaming coverage for its customers in most major cities in Ontario and Quebec, as well as areas in Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Alberta and B.C. beginning March 14th. To facilitate payment, every Public Mobile customer account will have a virtual...
  11. Industry News
    Public Mobile, a start-up wireless rival to Wind Mobile and Mobilicity, said this week that it had expanded its service area into Brampton Ontario. In mid-October Public Mobile expanded its service area, the first coverage area expansion since launching service in Toronto and Montreal last...
  12. Industry News
    Wind Mobile has announced it will be launching mobile phone service in the Vancouver market this Thursday June 3rd. Vancouver is the fifth city that Wind will be offering service in. The company now offers wireless phone service in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa. The company offers...
  13. Industry News
    Public Mobile, a start-up wireless rival to Wind Mobile and Mobilicity, launched service in Toronto at 12:01 am Wednesday morning. Service to Mississauga and other suburban areas is expected in coming months. Rather than trying to compete directly with the big three wireless providers - Telus...
  14. Industry News
    In a telecom decision handed down this week, the CRTC has approved the ownership structure of Public Mobile, a new Canadian wireless phone provider. The decision means the company can continue with its plan to build a low cost wireless phone network offering $40 a month unlimited voice plans in...
  15. Industry News
    In a telecom decision handed down in late October, the CRTC ruled that Globalive Wireless Management (Globalive) could not operate a national wireless phone company in this country because the company was not Canadian controlled. Today, Industry Canada Minister Tony Clement said the federal...
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