The CRTC has ordered Sugar Mobile, an upstart provider offering wireless plans for as little as $19 a month, to shut down its current service as it exists now within 50 days, in a big win for Rogers and the Big 3 telcos.
"The commission denies an application by Ice Wireless Inc. for relief against Rogers Communications Canada Inc. on a final basis. Ice Wireless has improperly allowed the end-users of its mobile virtual network operator Sugar Mobile Inc. to obtain permanent, rather than incidental, access to [Rogers'] cellular network," says the CRTC in its decision.