Consolidation in Canada: TELUS to acquire Public Mobile

TELUS to acquire Public Mobile

TELUS is about to acquire Public Mobile in a move that would make it the country’s second largest mobile network after Rogers and ahead of Bell Mobility.

The carrier still waits for the green light from the Competition Bureau, but it got an approval from Minister of Industry James Moore, so it’s likely the Bureau won’t complain.

According to an internal document obtained by MobileSyrup, the transaction will “close within the next month or so” and the deal won’t affect the two parties’ current operations… “it is business as usual.”

For the time being, TELUS has committed to keeping on all of Public Mobile’s employees though we’re sure some things will inevitably change with the time.

Following a transition period, Public Mobile customers will be migrated to the broader coverage provided by the CDMA network operated by TELUS. Over time, they will be offered opportunities to switch to a broader range of handsets and to take advantage of the capabilities of their HSPA and LTE networks.

Currently, Public Mobile has around 280,000 subscribers.

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