The Canadian government blocked Telus' bid for Mobilicity earlier in 2013 because it does not want to see airwave licenses held by small mobile operators end up in the clutches of a large carrier. Mobilicity, through its spokesman, refused to acknowledge whether it has received a bid from WIND or from any other company. Spokesman Nick Anstett said that a final decision on who wins Mobilicity's assets could still take "several weeks."
Mobilicity has been under protection from creditors since September, when it filed with the Canadian courts for bankruptcy. The operator has coverage extending to 95% of the Canadian population.