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‘Abuses’ exist due to wholesale wireless ‘oligopoly’: Wind

telecom | 05/21/2014 5:23 pm EDT

Canada’s wholesale wireless market is “dominated by an oligopoly” and is not competitive enough to “stem abuses” from the three incumbent wireless providers, Wind Mobile told the CRTC in an intervention it filed as part of the regulator’s review of wholesale wireless services. The document, submitted by Wind Mobile’s parent company Globalive Wireless Management Corp. on May 15, said there is a “pressing need” for the CRTC to intervene in the...

Incumbents’ wholesale roaming rates ‘unjust’: competition commish

telecom | 02/11/2014 4:48 pm EST

Canadian Competition Commissioner John Pecman called the roaming rates incumbent wireless firms charge new entrants “unjust” and repeated the Competition Bureau’s call for the CRTC to regulate wholesale roaming rates. In its reply to a previous round of comments gathered as part of the commission’s review of wholesale roaming rates, Pecman said in statement sent to the CRTC that incumbent wireless companies have “an incentive” to protect their advantageous...

Wind auction withdrawal good for Feenix: experts

telecom | 01/14/2014 12:32 am EST

John Bitove’s Feenix Wireless Inc. could have access to prime spectrum at lower prices following the withdrawal of Globalive Wireless Management Corp., owner of Wind Mobile, from the 700 MHz auction that starts Tuesday,...