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06/23/2011 12:21 EDT | Updated 08/23/2011 05:12 EDT

Anthony Lacavera: Wind Mobile Founder Takes Over

TORONTO - The chief executive of Wind Mobile, Ken Campbell, is exiting the company and will be replaced by founder and chairman Anthony Lacavera.

The new wireless player did not disclose the reason for Campbell's departure in its announcement on Thursday.

"Ken has been an integral part of the Wind Mobile team since day one -- overseeing the launch of the brand, building our customer base and network and navigating the company through a tumultuous regulatory environment," said Lacavera, who is also head of the Wind's parent company Globalive.

Wind Mobile has said it added 39,000 subscribers in its first quarter and has about 300,000 subscribers since it began operating in December 2009. The company has said it's on track for 1.5 million subscribers over three years.

Wind Mobile is now selling in more than 500 locations across Canada, roaming in over 200 countries and is planning to expand the network coverage in the coming year.

Parent company Globalive offers such services as long-distance and high-speed Internet as well as voice over Internet Protocol. The Globalive group of companies includes Yak Communications, OneConnect, Canopco, Assemble Conferencing, InterClear, Lucky Call, Canada Payphone and Cohere Communications.

Lacavera said he will help bring Globalive's fixed and wireless businesses together.

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