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Sugar Mobile partners with U.S. MVNO

telecom | 08/03/2016 8:51 pm EDT

Iristel Inc.’s mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Sugar Mobile announced Wednesday it has partnered with an American WiFi-based service to leverage existing WiFi customers who might want some access to cellular networks. Canadians who use TextPlus Inc.’s Nextplus app for free texting and calling over WiFi can get a 50-per-cent discount on a Sugar Mobile starter kit and first month of service, the companies said in a press release. Sugar Mobile, while predominantly a WiFi-based service, allows users access to Iristel’s and Rogers Communications...

Rogers disconnection would set harmful precedent: Sugar Mobile

telecom | 02/24/2016 8:39 pm EST

Interventions filed opposing Ice Wireless' request for interim relief in its roaming dispute with Rogers Communications Inc. failed to properly address the relevant issues, instead focusing on "absurd" interpretations of statements Sugar Mobile CEO Samer Bishay made in media reports, the company said in a response to comments filed with the CRTC. "None of them have credibly refuted Ice Wireless' submissions to the effect that a denial of interim relief will result in irreparable harm" to the company — a subsidiary of Iristel Inc. — and its affiliate...