Novus Entertainment co-president Doug Holman says that if his company partnered with Public Mobile CEO Alek Krstajic, the two company’s could provide “coast-to-coast” cellphone coverage. “Alek would certainly like to have Terry , throw the spectrum into the Public Mobile corporate entity, so they could have almost a coast-to-coast offering,” Holman said in an interview. “But as of right now nothing has come of it.” Public Mobile Inc., whose ownership structure is now being considered by the CRTC, plans to launch a low-cost cellphone service in Toronto and Montreal by the summer. The company told The Wire Report that it has been having informal talks with Vancouver company Novus about a network partnership to expand its coverage in Alberta and British Columbia. But the company said it had no immediate plans to partner with Novus. “Terry Hui and Alek Krstajic have known each other for over 10 years and they talk regularly about how they could work together and help each other,” Public Mobile spokeswoman Lisa Papas said by email. “Alek has great respect for Terry as one of Canada's most successful businessmen.” In 2008, Novus Entertainment Inc., the holding company that owns Novus Wireless, bought $17.9 million worth of wireless spectrum in Alberta and British Columbia. The spectrum was on a PCS band similar to what Public Mobile bought the same year in Ontario and Quebec. The spectrum similarities would facilitate a combination between the companies’ networks.