Cable & Telecom

3.5 GHz licensees: What will they do with their holdings?

Cartt.ca spoke to some smaller players about their plans By Ahmad Hathout After late October, Innovation Canada is expected to begin licensing portions of the 3.5 GHz spectrum it auctioned off earlier this year, so Cartt.ca asked some smaller providers what they plan to do with it. The auction, completed in July, involved 23 applicants gunning for 1,504 licenses. The government sold the licenses for a total of $8.9 billion. As tensions mount among larger providers over whether Quebecor’s Videotron should be allowed to build out west – Bell and Telus alleged the company cannot because it does not have adequate base...