Spectrum Auction


Faster, Stronger Signal Up Grabs

OTTAWA - Bidding for a coveted piece of Canada's wireless market starts today.Experts say the 700 megahertz waves up for auction are particularly valuable because they allow cellphone signals to trave...
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How Big Telecom Lost the Wireless War

The events of this week -- the introduction of a CRTC consumer wireless code and the Industry Canada decision to uphold its set-aside spectrum policy by killing the Telus -- Mobilicity deal -- point to the fact that this debate is now over in the minds of the government. Government telecom policy in 2006 was focused on deregulation and a hands-off, industry-led approach. Those days are long gone as the government has now adopted a consumer-focused, populist approach premised on the view that a public fight with the telecom companies is a political winner.

Wireless Spectrum Auction Set

OTTAWA - Ottawa is putting highly sought-after spectrum for wireless devices on the auction block later this year in the hopes of fetching at least $900 million — but likely much more.The Conservative...