Preliminary subscriber numbers for new Canadian wireless carriers

Mobile Business Briefing (MBB), the GSMA’s FREE global daily news service, has published subscriber numbers for Canada’s carriers. This data gives us the first insight into how well Canada’s latest wireless carriers, WIND Mobile, Mobilicity and Public Mobile might be doing. MBB cites “company data, wireless intelligence” as the source of its numbers. Considering that none of the three new players have disclosed such data yet, I suggest that the numbers be taken with a grain of salt. Assuming for a moment that they are accurate, they do paint an interesting picture.

Considering that WIND Mobile has been in operation the longest, it is no surprise that it has acquired the most subscribers. MBB estimates that WIND reached the 100,000 subscriber mark in early July. Mobilicity has about 3,500 subscribers while Public Mobile looks to have reached the 3,000 mark after both launched in May.

In comparison, Rogers has over 8.6 million customers, Bell has over 6.9 million, and TELUS has over 6.6 million. SaskTel and MTS Wireless, regional operators in Saskatchewan and Manitoba respectively, both have over half a million subscribers.

Source: Howard Forums

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