With the recent launch of WIND Mobile in Toronto and Calgary, Canada has received another wireless carrier among the dominating big three. While it is too early to see if WIND will change the Canadian wireless landscape, there is another wireless carrier, mostly not talked about, making its way to Canada.
DAVE Wireless, one of the other new entrants into the Canadian wireless industry, has been quietly prepping their HSPA network for an early-2010 launch. The company has been gathering millions of dollars in financial investments and as Dave Dobbin, the company president, says â€œWe are on track to bring competition to Canadian wireless consumers in early 2010 with our state-of-the-art Ericsson 3G network.”
In 2010, DAVE Wireless will be launching in five cities: Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa. Once they launch, this will bring a fifth major carrier to Canada to compete among the big three (Rogers, Telus, Bell) and the newest member, WIND Mobile.
At this time, not much as been revealed in terms of price plans and devices, so we can only hope for great plans and an iPhone!