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Cordova was never meant to be permanent Wind CEO: source

telecom | 03/23/2015 8:06 pm EDT

When Pietro Cordova was introduced as Wind Mobile's new chief executive officer in October, it was not presented as an interim role, yet that was always the plan, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. On Monday, Wind announced that Alek Krstajic, the former CEO of Public Mobile, was taking over the CEO position from Cordova. It also said Anthony Lacavera would become honorary chairman, with Rob MacLellan taking over the official chairmanship. Cordova's appointment as CEO came in the wake of an agreement that saw Wind bought out from majority owner, Dutch-based VimpelCom...

Wind won’t go ‘national,’ says new CEO

telecom | 12/16/2014 8:30 pm EST

Wind Mobile's new chief executive says the carrier will become a "stronger fourth carrier" in the provinces where it already operates, but is unlikely to become a "national" wireless competitor to BCE Inc., Telus Corp. and Rogers Communications Inc. "I don't think we'll be a national carrier," Wind CEO Pietro Cordova said in a phone interview with The Wire Report on Tuesday, which also marked the carrier's fifth anniversary. "I think we need to be a better carrier where we are today, so in Ontario, B.C. and Alberta. ... I would say that we will become a stronger fourth carrier in the three provinces, but we will not be a national competitor alongside the three large groups that already have a national footprint in Canada." Wind says...

Wind promises government it will invest in network

telecom | 11/04/2014 9:33 pm EST

The government has approved the buyout of Wind Mobile from VimpelCom Ltd. by a consortium led by Anthony Lacavera's Globalive Capital with a number of attached conditions, including that the new ownership group...

Wind reports subscriber base at 700,000

telecom | 04/03/2014 8:52 pm EDT

Wind Mobile said Thursday that its subscriber numbers have hit 700,000, as it also announced what it called a “plethora” of new unlimited mobile plans. That subscriber figure is a jump of more than 50,000 from the...