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Bell Mobility Completes Buyout Of Virgin Mobile Canada

Bell Mobility has completed its $142-million acquisition of the 50% stake in Virgin Mobile Canada not already owned by Bell, along with a long-term brand licensing agreement with the Virgin Group, aft...


July 1, 2009  


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Bell Mobility has completed its $142-million acquisition of the 50% stake in Virgin Mobile Canada not already owned by Bell, along with a long-term brand licensing agreement with the Virgin Group, after fulfilling all regulatory, legal and other closing requirements.

The company also announced that Robert Blumenthal will assume the role of president of Virgin Mobile Canada, and confirmed that Virgin Mobile products and services will be available at The Source retail locations in January 2010.

Virgin Mobile will also have access to Bell’s newest national 3G (third generation) wireless network, set to launch by early 2010.

Panduit showcases Unified Physical Infrastructure at Realcomm 2009

Panduit Corp. has announced it is a Global Leadership Partner in the Realcomm 2009 Events Series, which showcase the real estate industry’s latest technology innovations.

The company is participating in Realcomm events across three continents, including the Realcomm Europe Tech Summit in London, the recently held Realcomm 2009 Chicago, RealTech Middle East in Dubai, and a series of CIO Lunch Forums and Green Technology Seminars.

“A Connected Building strategy is an innovative approach that leverages an intelligent, open-systems infrastructure to fulfill the requirements of current day building systems, while providing a flexible migration path for adopting future technologies,” said Vineeth Ram, vice president of global marketing at Panduit.

At Realcomm Chicago, the company launched its latest white paper, which describes how a UPI-based strategy for connected building design enables higher asset utilization within an improved cost structure while simplifying building operations and management and supporting sustain-ability goals.

Tyco awarded contract for Gulf Bridge undersea cable network

Gulf Bridge International (GBI), the Middle East’s first privately owned submarine cable operator, and Tyco Telecommunications, a business unit of Tyco Electronics, today announced the signing of the Gulf Bridge International supply and construction contract.

GBI’s undersea cable network will connect the Gulf region states in a ‘Gulf Ring’ system, in addition to an onward connectivity to Far East via India (east route) and Europe via Italy (west route). Service will be ready by 2011.

Under the contract, Tyco Telecommunications will be responsible for the design, manufacturing, permitting, deployment, and testing of GBI’s undersea cable network, as well as onward connectivity to Europe and India.