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Wind Mobile Celebrates First Anniversary7:56 pm on December 16, 2010 | Category: Business, Telecom Services, Wireless
Wind Mobile is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its commercial launch, making it the first of several new Canadian wireless competitors to do so.
Wind initially rolled out services in Toronto and Calgary on December 16, 2009, and launched networks in Edmonton, Ottawa, and Vancouver over the course of 2010. The company had some 140,000 customers as of last month.
“Getting Wind out the gate in the five markets we have launched is obviously amazing and bringing the first real competition in those markets in over a decade has been great,” commented Wind chairman, Anthony Lacavera. “We still have a long way to go, we still have a lot of work to do but we’ve made a lot of progress.”
In the year ahead, Wind plans to start going after the business telecom market.
“For 2011, we will be rolling out to small and medium-sized businesses,” Lacavera said. “We’re going to be offering a wireless bundle, which includes of course the Internet and all of the hosting services â€” their office Internet and their office phone services â€” in addition to mobile.”
This will be made possible through a partnership with OneConnect, which provides IP and telecommunications services to small and medium-sized business and is owned by Wind’s parent company, Globalive.
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