Cable & Telecom

Branson wants PM involved in WNP; CWTA responds

TORONTO - British billionaire Sir Richard Branson said Friday the Prime Minister needs to get involved in the wireless number portability debate and force the three largest providers to speed up the process. During a teleconference Friday, Virgin Mobile Canada owner Branson announced he is “on a personal mission” to ensure that Canada's 15 million mobile phone users can take their mobile numbers with them if they switch carriers sooner than the planned date of 2007. On Monday, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association released a plan that won’t see number portability available in Canada until late 2007. Branson says it...