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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

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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

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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

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Ottawa to take back spectrum if it isn’t used in rural areas

The federal government is taking more steps to ensure rural parts of the country won’t be left behind urban centres...

November 14th, 2013 Howard Solomon

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Foreign carriers take a pass on spectrum auction

The Harper government’s hope that foreign telecom carriers will see this country as an opportunity for wireless investment is evaporating....

September 23rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

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Wind to be in 700 MHz spectrum auction

Although its major financial backer is looking to sell the Canadian division or lower its investment, Wind Mobile will file...

September 16th, 2013 Howard Solomon