CRTC: “Globalive is controlled by Orascom, a non-Canadian”

October 29th, 2009

The CRTC has finally published the results of the investigation into the ownership of Globalive Wireless, which was to operate under the name of WIND Mobile in Canada.  According to the press release published on the CRTC website, it was determined that:  “Globalive is controlled in fact by Orascom, a non-Canadian“.  As a result, Globalive Wireless (WIND Mobile) is unable to launch in Canada at this time.


In this decision, the Commission sets out its determination in the proceeding initiated by Telecom Notice of Consultation 2009-429, in which it undertook a review of Globalive’s ownership and control. In its review, the Commission considered whether non-Canadians do not own or control Globalive as currently structured. The Commission determines that Globalive does not meet that test. The Commission therefore determines that Globalive has not met the requirements of the ownership and control regime and is therefore not currently eligible to operate as a Canadian telecommunications common carrier.

We will have more on the CRTC’s decision in a future post.  In the mean time, head over the the WIND Mobile section of HowardForums to discuss the ruling by the CRTC.

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Entry Filed under: Canadian Wireless Industry,Globalive Wireless,Wind Mobile

4 Comments Add your own

    shawntdot  |  October 29th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    hahahah TOLD YOU ALL SO.

    Poor Fido2004 in the forums will be crushed. Alll he does is tell people to wait for Wind.

    I Has a Phone  |  October 29th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    I don’t understand….why did they wait until the end to say this?

    I mean it’s not like Globalalive was hiding this fact and only few hours ago, the CRTC magically found out.
    They know about it, so why did they allow the company to blow so much money and building network and then to be told: “SRY GUYZ, CANT SAVE CNDIANS FROM PRICE GOUGING. WHO WILL PAY OUR BILLS THEN?”

    shawntdot  |  October 29th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    I am banned from howardforums because Im a loud mouth and says the most idiotic things.

    Lyna  |  February 5th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    More updates on Wind Mobile. It’s very interesting how quickly they are developing and how awesome the customer experience is.

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