Cable & Telecom

Telus questions Globalive’s ownership, control

OTTAWA – According to Telus, wireless newcomer Globalive should be declared ineligible to operate as a telecommunications common carrier in Canada, as it is controlled by persons who are not Canadians.The BC-based telecom giant made that assertion again this week as it filed comments for the CRTC’s upcoming review into Globalive's ownership structure.Globalive is co-owned by Orascom, a global wireless player based in Egypt with over 79 million wireless subscribers. Orascom holds a 65% indirect equity ownership, but less than 50% of voting control in Globealive Holdings, the parent company of Globalive Wireless.But Telus alleges that Orascom’s ownership and level...