New spectrum auction rules may force Videotron’s hand

Sometimes Industry Canada gives with one hand and takes away with the other. That was the view of some in the telecom sector when the government today announced the rules for the upcoming

Published on: July 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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

#FollowFriday – People who watch spectrum auctions, big data, and data breaches

For our weekly #FollowFriday post we're bringing you three nerds to add to your list. And we mean that in the good way, in the way that only nerds can be curious enough

Published on: February 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

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

Published on: February 19th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Sidebar: Who’s bidding in the 700 MHz auction

Rogers Communications Inc. The biggest mobile wireless carrier in the country. According to CRTC figures, at the end of 2012 Rogers had 34 per cent of the 28 million wireless subscribers through its

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

All eyes on Wind Mobile as 700 MHz auction about to start

You'll read a lot of facts and figures about Industry Canada's 700 MHz billion-dollar spectrum auction, which starts Tuesday. But the focus of many in the telecom industry will be on how much

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Ottawa looks ahead to 2015 spectrum auction

With the much-anticipated 700 MHz spectrum auction to start in a few days, Industry Minister James Moore has revealed details of the next auction on the government’s schedule. An auction for spectrum in

Published on: January 10th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Provisional bidders for 700 MHz spectrum finalized

The final list of organizations provisionally qualified to bid in January’s 700 MHz spectrum auction has been posted, although there is still one more chance to pull out. The list is the same

Published on: October 22nd, 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

Published on: September 23rd, 2013 Howard Solomon