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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