Last Friday news dropped that the Competition Bureau found “misleading advertising of Rogers’ Chatr” brand for them stating they have fewer dropped calls than the new wireless carriers. This was good news for new entrants Mobilicity and Wind Mobile as it showed their networks to be on par and could see Rogers paying “an administrative monetary penalty of $10 million dollars”.
Naguib Sawiris, chairman of Orascom Telecom and major investor of Wind Mobile, was speaking at the Egyptian Canadian Business Networking event in Montreal and had a few words to say about the findings of the Competition Bureau. Sawiris stated that “Whenever they break the rules, sue them. We showed the regulator that our networks are better… They made a big mistake. They thought I was like everyone else. They thought I was going to come here, lose my money and go home. We are very serious about the investment. If they think I am going home – I will not… We are supposed to co-locate with the incumbent players. They have ganged up against us… We still don’t share a single tower. I’m not surprised we’ve had a hard fight.”