MobileMonday Toronto to Feature Anthony Lacavera, Chairman and CEO of Globalive
Toronto, November 17, 2009 – Join Canada’s leading wireless industry networking group for a Dec. 7 update on the evolution of Canada’s wireless industry with special guest Anthony Lacavera, CEO of Globalive. This event is held in conjunction with MobileMonday Toronto’s partnership with MaRS.
Last year, Globalive invested $440M in spectrum licenses in Canada’s wireless spectrum auction with a plan to build the first new, national wireless company in over a decade. Following approval by Industry Canada, Globalive spent the last year building their new network under the brand name WIND Mobile. Recently, the CRTC made a decision to review Globalive’s ownership structure and concluded that it did not meet Canada’s foreign ownership and control rules, which has effectively delayed their launch.
So what’s next for Globalive?
“When Anthony spoke about the launch plans at our December 2008 event, the MobileMonday Toronto community was abuzz with excitement,” said Jim Brown and Alexander Bosika, co-founders of MobileMonday Toronto. “Over the last month, we’ve had countless emails and calls from people asking how they could voice their opinion on what has transpired at the CRTC. MobileMonday Toronto members will have an opportunity to hear directly about this very important issue as it will have a serious impact on how Canada is perceived from a globally competitive perspective.”
The event is taking place during a critical time in the ongoing evolution of the Canadian wireless industry. With new licensees poised to launch wireless networks within the next few months, existing wireless carriers have been active on multiple fronts preparing to defend their position in market.
This session of MobileMonday at MaRS is generously supported by The TAL Group, a Toronto-based recruitment specialist company, as part of its ongoing commitment to connect with professionals within the technology community.
MobileMonday Toronto at MaRS is a partnership to develop and host a range of dynamic events for the city’s mobile industry professionals, offering thought leadership and critical industry perspectives while connecting top-tier professionals and boosting the profile of one of the fastest-growing sectors of communications technology.
The Dec. 7 event starts at 6pm at MaRS, 101 College Street (southeast corner of College and University). To attend, please visit www.mobilemondaytoronto.com and complete RSVP details. There is no cost to attend this event.
About MobileMonday Toronto
MobileMonday Toronto is the premier networking event for mobile professionals in the Toronto region. It was co-founded by Alexander S. Bosika and Jim Brown and held its first meeting in June 2006. MobileMonday Toronto is one of 60+ chapters worldwide and is supported by the world’s largest volunteer network of passionate mobile professionals committed to growth of the industry.
MobileMonday Toronto operates as not-for-profit organization whole sole aim is to support the growth of the mobile industry in the Greater Toronto Area and across Canada and to promote collaboration and business networking opportunities in a casual friendly co-operative environment of like-minded professionals.
The first MobileMonday chapter was started by passionate mobile professionals in Helsinki, Finland in the year 2000 and operates its current website at www.mobilemonday.net. Each year, the Helsinki organization sponsors the Global Summit, which invites all chapter, co-founders to Helsinki HQ to discuss, share and collaborate.
MobileMonday Toronto is open to everyone interested in the mobile industry including telecom professionals, application developers, content creators, mobile startups, interactive agencies, industry analysts, venture capitalists and many more.
Official sponsors for MobileMonday Toronto include the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association and Marketwire.
For more information visit www.mobilemondaytoronto.com
MaRS Discovery District (www.marsdd.com) is a large scale, mission driven innovation centre located in Toronto and networked across Ontario, focused on building Canada’s next generation of technology companies. MaRS works closely with entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ventures into global market leaders in life sciences and health care, information, communications and digital media technologies, cleantech, advanced materials and engineering, as well as innovative social purpose business.
About Globalive Holdings
Globalive Holdings is a leading provider of telecommunications solutions in Canada and internationally to the consumer, business and hospitality markets. The Globalive companies include: WIND Mobile, Yak Communications, One Connect, Canopco and Globalive Carrier Services. For more information visit www.globalive.com.
Alexander S. Bosika
Narrative Advocacy Media
(416) 922-2211 ext. 3277