Mobilicity, formerly known as DAVE Wireless, has received a green light from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to operate as a telecommunications carrier. The new wireless carrier is gearing up to launch in Toronto this spring.
Rollouts will subsequently take place in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Ottawa.
“It has taken four years to get to this stage and the impact of our upcoming launch will be felt across the country,” said Mobilicity Chairman John Bitove.
“We want to let consumers know that Mobilicity will be bringing simplicity and value to Canadian wireless customers very soon,” ha added.
The CRTC approval was granted subject to changes, which Mobilicity has agreed to implement within the required timeframe.
Mobilicity, formerly known as Data & Audio Visual Enterprises Wireless Inc. (DAVE Wireless), is a Canadian wireless carrier. The company is led by Obelysk, a diversified Canadian holding company, and Quadrangle Capital Partners, a global investor in the telecommunications and media sectors.
Following the Canadian wireless spectrum auction, Mobilicity holds licenses which cover more than half of Canada’s population in 10 of the 13 largest markets including Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa.
They were recently named one of Canada’s Top 25 Up and Coming Information & Communication Technology start-ups by the Branham Group.