WIND Mobile Responds to CRTC’s Decision

October 29th, 2009

For those of you who are not following us on Twitter and missed our tweet with WIND Mobile’s response to the CRTC’s decision I provide a few quotes for your reading convenience.

WIND Mobile will be delayed in becoming Canada’s newest competitive wireless operator in over a decade, Globalive Wireless Management Corp. announced today on the heels of a regulatory decision from the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

In its decision, the CRTC came to a different conclusion than Industry Canada and has indicated that Globalive Wireless is not in compliance with the Canadian ownership and control requirements set out in the Telecommunications Act.

“Having already received approval from Industry Canada, we are extremely disappointed that the CRTC has come to a different conclusion,” said Anthony Lacavera, Chairman, Globalive Wireless Management Corp. “This is a bad day for Canadian consumers. Canadians deserve competition in wireless and this decision represents a major step backwards.”

“WIND Mobile had planned to launch in the coming weeks. We have pulled together an excellent team of more than 500 people and had built a strong network and operation across the country. We are ready to bring competition to the market.” said Ken Campbell, CEO of WIND Mobile. “We will be evaluating our options on how to proceed.”

Read the complete press release on WIND Mobile’s website.  After doing so, be sure to follow us on Twitter so you do not miss another news update.

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Entry Filed under: Canadian Wireless Industry,Wind Mobile

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