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 well as its home province, indicating that it wants to become more of

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: February 19th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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 that are getting high-speed Internet services. Industry Minister James Moore issued a warning

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: November 14th, 2013 Howard Solomon

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. Industry Canada this morning released the list of approved bidders for January’s auction

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: September 23rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

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 a five per cent deposit Tuesday to bid on what is expected to

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: September 16th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Bell goes to court over rules to help new wireless carriers

The country’s biggest wireless carriers are increasingly turning to the courts to stop Ottawa’s policies to boost competition in the industry. BCE Inc.’s Bell Mobility division is the latest, which is asking the

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: September 9th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Verizon turns back on Canada

Ottawa’s wireless strategy is on shaky ground with news that Verizon Communications is not going to bail out two of the country’s startup carriers. Verizon said Monday it has finally clinched to buy

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: September 3rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

Wind can’t say yet if it will be in spectrum auction

Three weeks before deposits are due for bidders in the 700 MHz spectrum auction, the head of Wind Mobile can’t say if the startup will be participating. "We're continuing to assess our alternatives,"

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: August 28th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Moore hits back at Bell director letter

For weeks the Harper government has been attacked by officials from BCE Inc.’s Bell Canada, Rogers Communications and Telus Corp. over its wireless policies now that Verizon Communications is looking to get into

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Rogers gets an edge on Shaw spectrum

Rogers Communications is trying to ensure that a competitor won’t get its hands on the largely Western Canadian wireless spectrum owned by cableco Shaw Communications. Shaw said Monday that as part of a

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: January 14th, 2013 Howard Solomon