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 iin the following markets across Canada: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Hamilton, Kitchener / Waterloo, London, St. Catharines-Niagara and Toronto.


The publicly owned Wind Mobile reported 358,000 wireless subscribers as of September 30th. Because Mobilicity is privately owned, the number of subscribers is not known, however, Mobilicity is believed to have about half the number of subscribers as Wind Mobile.

The two companies both began business in 2009 and use compatible wireless frequencies. This would make a merger much easier since Mobilicity users could continue to use their existing devices on the Wind Mobile network and the cost of integrating the two networks would be much lower.

The Bloomberg report did not provide any specifics about the deal, simply citing an unnamed source.

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