Legal backdraft for Wind?

12 Sep 2011

Canada’s Globalive Wireless (Wind Mobile) is being taken to court once again by its rival new entrant in the cellular market, Public Mobile, which has filed an appeal case with the Supreme Court having previously had its claims quashed that Wind entered the market illegally. A Federal Court of Appeal decision in June rejected complaints from Public and larger operator Telus that Wind’s foreign financial backing contravened Canada’s telecoms ownership laws. The Globe & Mail notes that Telus has opted to drop its case, but Public is pressing ahead to seek clarity on foreign investment legislation with the aim of removing uncertainty for investors in the market, according to the CDMA-based minnow’s legal department.

Canada, Freedom Mobile, Public Mobile