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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...

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...

July 7th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

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#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...

February 21st, 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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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...

January 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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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...

January 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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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...

January 10th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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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...

October 22nd, 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