Calls still on hold

Globalive is still hoping to be a new national cellphone player eventhough its launch was put in doubt Thursday after the CRTC ruled thecompany isn’t Canadian enough.

Globalive is still hoping to be a new national cellphone player even though its launch was put in doubt Thursday after the CRTC ruled the company isn’t Canadian enough.

The Toronto-based company, which plans to operate under the WIND Mobile banner, wants to be Canada’s fourth major wireless carrier and compete with Rogers, Bell and Telus.

“With this decision, the CRTC has put new competition at risk,” Globalive chairman Anthony Lacavera said Thursday. “We know Canadians want a new choice in wireless.”

Globalive said WIND Mobile’s launch will be “delayed.”

Ken Campbell, CEO of WIND Mobile added, “We will be evaluating our options on how to proceed.”

Lacavera said he couldn’t be specific on how the decision will affect the launch, which was planned for the coming weeks.

The CRTC said Globalive currently doesn’t meet the Canadian ownership and control requirements to operate as a telecommunications carrier.

 
 
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