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Cap could help Telus edge out Rogers and Bell in 2500 MHz spectrum auction

Industry Canada is holding another spectrum auction today and a limit on how much of 250 MHz frequency band or...

April 14th, 2015 Nestor E. Arellano

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TV white space to provide ‘super Wi-Fi’ coverage for rural areas

Wireless broadband Internet access will be available to more rural and near-urban areas in Canada with the release by Industry...

February 6th, 2015 Nestor E. Arellano

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Mobilicity sues Ottawa for $1.2 billion

The Harper government's refusal to allow financially troubled Mobilicity to sell its spectrum to incumbent carriers has landed it in...

September 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Ottawa to spring 3500 MHz spectrum for urban, rural areas

A year ago Industry Canada promised the wireless industry it would try to allocate 750 MHz worth of spectrum for...

August 19th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Rogers discriminates in wholesale roaming fees for competitors: CRTC

The federal telecom regulator has slapped Rogers Communications for unjust discrimination against competitors in its wholesale Canadian roaming rates for...

July 31st, 2014 Howard Solomon


Ottawa to accept rural broadband funding projects in the fall

The Harper government is gearing up to accept proposals from Internet service providers wanting access to $305 million of federal funding to bring...

July 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Industry Canada once willing to let incumbents buy startups: Rogers

The Harper government has virtually declared that incumbent carriers won't ever be able to get hold of prized AWS spectrum...

June 18th, 2014 Howard Solomon


Digital economy strategy promises Canada will be “among world leaders”

The federal government has finally released its long-promised national digital economy strategy, one that promises that Canada "will rank among world...

April 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

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Ottawa nets $5.27 billion in spectrum auction

Quebec cable company Quebecor has surprised the telecom industry by buying $233.3 million in  spectrum in Ontario, Alberta and B.C. as...

February 19th, 2014 Howard Solomon