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Orascoms Globalive wins Canadian launch approval

Canadian start-up operator Globalive – backed by Egypt’s Orascom – has been given the go-ahead to launch in the country, paving the way for the newcomer to challenge Canada’s incumbent mobile operators.

Canada says will move quickly on Globalive ruling

Reuters reports that the Canadian government said yesterday it will work quickly to decide whether to overturn a decision by the national telecoms regulator to deny an operating license to start-up operator Globalive.

Rogers interested in Globalive spectrum

Canada’s Financial Post reports that Nadir Mohamed, CEO of Rogers Communications, has indicated interest in acquiring spectrum from Globalive Wireless if the start-up is prevented from launching following a recent regulatory decision blocking it from doing so based on infringements of the country’s foreign ownership codes.

Spectrum auction set to transform Canada’s mobile market

Last week, the Canadian government called an end to its Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) auction after two months and a reported 331 rounds of bidding.

Canada marks brave new frontier for Orascom

Globalive is planning to launch services in the second half of next year and is widely expected to partner with other spectrum winners – most likely Quebecor – in order to provide nationwide coverage.

New players and networks look to shake-up Canadian market

New market entrants get set for launch; incumbent operators migrate to HSPA, LTE 

Canadian auction closes, Orascom wins license

Reuters reports that Egypt’s Orascom Telecom, one of the biggest mobile operators in the Middle East, is part of a consortium chosen to create a new Canadian mobile operator.

New Canadian operator preps H2 2009 launch

New Canadian operator Globalive Communications – backed by Middle East giant Orascom Telecom – plans to launch services in the second half of next year and is to enter talks with private investors and other service providers to further help network rollout.

Quebecor to invest C1B, alliance talk continues

Quebecor, one of the winners in this year’s Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum auction in Canada, says it will invest as much as C$1 billion (US$928 million) over the next four years in building out its new mobile network in Quebec.

Globalive to appeal foreign ownership ruling

Canadian start-up operator Globalive is expected to appeal a ruling this week that found it in violation of federal ownership rules, reports Canada’s Globe & Mail newspaper.