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The Canadian government has been looking for ways to expand mobile coverage from three nationwide carriers -- Rogers, Bell Wireless and Telus -- to four. There were hopes that US carrier Verizon Wireless would purchase a small Canadian regional carrier, then buy spectrum in a government auction th...

September 4th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Mobilicity lost out on its chances of a rescue from either Telus or Verizon, and there's now talk that the ailing Canadian carrier has run out of options. The Financial Post claims that Wind Mobile has nearly completed a deal to acquire Mobilicity's cellular subscribers for little to no cash. Mo...

September 4th 2013 at 3:32pm 0 Comments
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After flying into Canada and making noise about acquiring spectrum or buying operators Wind Mobile and Mobilicity, Verizon is taking its ball and going home. You might expect that's because it just dropped $130 billion buying Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless -- the largest US corpor...

September 3rd 2013 at 6:05am 0 Comments
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Ever since Telus dropped its plans to acquire Mobilicity, there have been rumors of other would-be suitors joining the fray. They're not rumors anymore -- Mobilicity has confirmed that it's in talks with "multiple parties" interested in a takeover. The Canadian carrier isn't supplying any names, a...

July 11th 2013 at 10:28am 0 Comments
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Verizon's curiosity about entering the Canadian market could represent more than just a brief fascination: Reuters claims that Big Red has made a "tentative" bid for Wind Mobile. While the exact price would depend on what Verizon finds in Wind's accounting books, the estimated value ranges from $6...

June 27th 2013 at 10:21am 0 Comments
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Telus' bid to acquire Mobilicity was primarily a play for more spectrum, and the Canadian government's obligation to block the related frequency deal largely killed the merger's reason for being. However, the carrier isn't fighting that fatal setback to the bitter end, AT&T-style -- instead, i...

June 11th 2013 at 8:33am 0 Comments
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If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week, we were treated to a peek at the Lumia 928 in white, Canada's upstart carriers made waves, BlackBerry users got a new free calling option and the Lumia 520 sprea...

April 13th 2013 at 9:05pm 0 Comments