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Industry Minister Tony Clement (Adrian Wyld)
Industry Minister Tony Clement (Adrian Wyld)

Ottawa to review Globalive ruling Add to ...

Industry Minister Tony Clement says the federal Cabinet will review a regulatory decision that prevents Globalive Wireless Management Corp. from setting up shop as a new national cell phone company.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ruled Thursday that Toronto-based Globalive isn't Canadian-owned and controlled, putting its planned launch in the coming weeks in doubt.

Mr. Clement says the government believes in competition in the telecom industry.

He says the addition of new cell phone companies is going to be of benefit for consumers.

Globalive wants to be Canada's fourth major wireless carrier and compete with Rogers Communications Inc. , BCE Inc. and Telus Corp.

Dave Wireless and Public Mobile are also launching in the coming months, and Quebecor Inc.'s Vidéotron Ltée will get into the cellphone business in that province and in parts of eastern Ontario next year.

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