Canadian Wireless Phone Customers Top 19 Million - Record-breaking third quarter sees a half-million new subscribers



    OTTAWA, Nov. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications
Association (CWTA) today announced that wireless phone customers in Canada
numbered 19.3 million as at September 30, 2007. In the third quarter of the
year, wireless service providers reported the addition of approximately
523,000 new subscribers, which marks the first time that net new customer
additions exceeded a half-million subscribers outside of a fourth quarter.
    Following the record-breaking third quarter, Canada's national wireless
penetration rate has surpassed 60%. Recent CWTA research estimates wireless
penetration in major urban centres has exceeded 70%, with some greater
metropolitan areas approaching the 80% mark. Approximately 80% of all wireless
phone customers are on postpaid plans, with the remaining 20% opting for
prepaid service.
    "Canadians remain among the world's highest users of wireless voice
services at an average of 400 minutes per month," said CWTA President & CEO
Peter Barnes. "As well, the strong customer growth the industry continues to
experience is directly mirrored by Canadians' rapid adoption of wireless data
services such as text messaging, e-mail, mobile Web browsing and a vast array
of multimedia entertainment content."

    Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA)

    CWTA is the authority on wireless issues, developments and trends in
Canada. It represents cellular, PCS, messaging, mobile radio, fixed wireless
and mobile satellite carriers as well as companies that develop and produce
products and services for the industry. Visit the Association's Web site at
www.cwta.ca.

    This news release contains forward-looking statements which represent
CWTA's best judgment as to what may occur in the future. However, actual
outcome and results are not guaranteed and are subject to certain risks,
uncertainties and assumptions, and may differ from what is expressed.




For further information:

For further information: Marc Choma, CWTA, (613) 233-4888 ext. 207,
mchoma@cwta.ca

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