AWS-3 spectrum auction rules to favour small wireless players

The Government of Canada today took steps to streamline its next spectrum auction and introduced some mechanisms that would provide smaller players a head start over the nation’s so-called "big three" incumbents. The

Published on: July 7th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Wi-Fi group calls for more unlicenced spectrum

A wireless industry group called WifiForward, is calling on United States policy makers to open up unlicenced spectrum for Wi-Fi and other uses to head off potential congestion brought about by the increasing

Published on: February 18th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

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

Published on: November 14th, 2013 Howard Solomon

A dozen bidders will fight for 700Mhz spectrum

Two potential bidders for January’s 700 MHz spectrum auction have pulled out of the running, leaving only 12 approved participants for some of the most valuable frequencies the government has put up for

Published on: November 11th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Governments must release more spectrum: Ericsson

( staffer Nestor Arellano continues reporting from Japan, where Ericsson is holding its annual Business Innovation Forum) TOKYO - Governments have to speed the release of commercial spectrum if mobile networks are to

Published on: October 31st, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

New iPhones tackle LTE roaming challenges

For many mobile carriers, offering LTE roaming to customers has its risks along with the potential rewards and so most businesses have been slow in offering the service. However new smart phones such

Published on: September 12th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Rural users lose when spectrum is hoarded: Experts

Rural Internet users are losing out on broadband access because large service providers are “hoarding” spectrum, according to experts who discussed the future of the wireless industry in Canada yesterday. The panelists discussing

Published on: June 5th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Canada shouldn

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association saysthe government should call another wireless spectrum auction as soon aspossible in order to avoid serious network “traffic jams.” Earlier this week, CWTA chief Bernard Lord told the

Published on: October 15th, 2010 Rafael Ruffolo

Rockefeller to introduce spectrum auction incentive bill

A powerful U.S. senator will introduce legislation allowing the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to share auction proceeds with spectrum holders that voluntarily give up unused bandwidth and will give police and fire departments

Published on: July 22nd, 2010 Grant Gross