New wireless entrant Mobilicity announced Friday that it has raised $215 million in new capital through a debt offering. The wireless carrier said National Bank Financial Inc. and GMP Securities were key investors. “The offering represents one of the largest capital raises for an emerging telecommunications carrier in Canada in recent years, and will provide Mobilicity with growth capital to further strengthen its customer experience across Canada,” the company said in a release. Raising capital has been an issue for some telecom carriers as debate continues around how much access they should have to foreign investment, or even foreign ownership. Right now, the Telecommunications Act limits foreign investment to 20 per cent direct investment in the carrier and 33 per cent indirect investment in the holding company. New wireless entrant Globalive Wireless Management Corp. and the federal government are appealing a Federal Court decision in February that said the Conservative government erred when, in December 2009, it approved Globalive as a Canadian telecommunications carrier. Globalive had significant amounts of foreign-held debt.