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Former Freedom executives champion single MVNO model

telecom | 02/24/2020 6:05 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — The CRTC should mandate a single provider to act as a certified MVNO throughout Canada, three former Freedom Mobile executives told the regulator on the fifth day  its wireless review hearing. Alek Krstajic, Bob Boron and Bruce Kirby — former Public...

Freedom debuts LTE in Calgary and Edmonton

telecom | 05/18/2017 3:18 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile has expanded its LTE network into Calgary and Edmonton, the company announced Wednesday. “The launch of our powerful new LTE network furthers our commitment to providing Freedom Mobile customers in Calgary and Edmonton access to the same enhanced experience that those in the Greater Toronto Area, Southern Ontario and the Greater Vancouver Area currently enjoy,” Paul McAleese, Freedom’s chief operating officer, said in a press release. When McAleese was hired to replace former Freedom CEO Alek Krstajic last month, Canaccord Genuity...

Freedom to at least quadruple handset offering by mid-2017: Shaw

telecom | 01/12/2017 10:49 pm EST

As Shaw Communications Inc. released its first quarterly earnings report since rebranding its wireless segment to Freedom Mobile, CEO Brad Shaw said the company is looking to have a...

Limited handsets a concern as Wind rebrands: analyst

Media | 11/21/2016 9:41 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc.’s Wind Mobile will be rebranded as Freedom Mobile and its LTE roll-out will come sooner than expected in two cities, the company’s CEO said Monday. The move comes despite some analyst...

Wind won’t be as disruptive as T-Mobile, Krstajic says

telecom | 11/03/2016 12:02 am EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. reported revenues of $1.31 billion for the three months ended Aug. 31, an increase from $1.13 billion from the same quarter a year earlier, due to the addition of...

Wind hits 1M subscribers in first quarterly report since 2014

telecom | 07/15/2016 10:46 pm EDT

On Friday, Shaw Communications Inc. released Wind Mobile’s first quarterly results since it acquired the wireless company earlier this year, which showed revenues of $132 million for the...

Shaw looks to enter wireless market with $1.6B deal for Wind

telecom | 12/17/2015 1:45 am EST

The Big Three may have just become the Big Four, as Shaw Communications Inc. announced Wednesday it is attempting to become a wireless provider by acquiring Wind Mobile. Shaw said in a press release the deal means Shaw will acquire Canada's largest non-incumbent wireless provider, which currently has 940,000 subscribers in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta, along with 50 MHz of spectrum in each province. It said the deal has an “enterprise value of approximately $1.6 billion.” Shaw spokesman Chethan Lakshman said Wind is being paid for with “100 per cent...

Wind adds 3rd domestic roaming partner

telecom | 11/17/2015 3:28 pm EST

Wind Mobile said Tuesday it has added "a third major roaming partner" in Canada. It did not disclose which company is the new partner, though given that Wind's operating territory is Ontario, Alberta and British...

Wind sells Manitoba, Sask. AWS spectrum

telecom | 07/31/2015 7:37 pm EDT

Wind Mobile has sold its AWS spectrum in Manitoba and Saskatchewan to Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. and Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., stating the company plans to focus on the Ontario, B.C. and Alberta...

Analyst Glen Campbell joins Wind

telecom | 07/27/2015 7:03 pm EDT

Wind Mobile has named a telecom analyst as its new chief commercial officer. Glen Campbell was previously head of Canada equity research and global coordinator for telecom services research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the...

Rogers IPTV launch to coincide with skinny-basic offering

telecom | 06/17/2015 8:07 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. will launch its IPTV service at about the same time it starts adjusting to new rules that require service providers to provide skinny-basic TV packages for no more than $25...

Wind adds two new executives

telecom | 04/23/2015 7:37 pm EDT

One month after Alek Krstajic took over the top job at Wind Mobile, two other key jobs at the wireless carrier are also seeing change. Bob Boron has replaced Simon Lockie as chief regulatory officer at Wind, while Bruce Kirby has...