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Iridium venture to track aircraft via satellite
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • June 22 2012

A new joint venture established this week by mobile satellite service firm Iridium will provide satellite-based navigation, tracking and related services to the commercial airline industry that, eventually, may replace ground-based radar systems

Canada lifts foreign ownership restrictions on non-dominant wireless carriers
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Canada
  • March 16 2012

Foreign entities will be allowed to acquire full ownership of small carriers with less than a ten percent share of Canada’s wireless market under new rules announced by Industry Minister Christian Paradis on Wednesday

Canadian court overturns government ruling on Globalive foreign ownership
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Canada
  • February 11 2011

Globalive, a recent entrant and fast-growing player in Canada's wireless telephony market, was dealt a serious blow last Friday by the Federal Court of Canada, which struck down an earlier government ruling that found Globalive's ownership structure to be permissible under Canada's foreign ownership law

RIM reaches agreement with India on BlackBerry services
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Canada, India
  • November 5 2010

Officials of India's Ministry of Home Affairs confirmed last Friday that they would call off a threatened ban of BlackBerry services in India after Research-in-Motion (RIM), the Canadian-based producer of the BlackBerry e-mail device, agreed to "set up an interim arrangement for lawful interception of BlackBerry, or BBM services" by national security agencies

Egyptian-owned carrier allowed entry into Canadian wireless market
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Canada
  • December 18 2009

Globalive, a start-up mobile phone firm owned indirectly by Orascom of Egypt, was authorized to enter the Canadian wireless market after members of Canada’s federal cabinet determined that Globalive’s ownership structure does not contravene rules against foreign control of Canadian telecom firms

Canada to permit web traffic throttling with conditions
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Canada
  • October 23 2009

Net neutrality issues were also spotlighted north of the U.S. this week, as Canadian regulators adopted rules that set forth conditions under which Canada’s telecom carriers would be allowed to use “throttling” as a means of managing traffic across their Internet networks

Patrick S. Campbell
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP