Cable & Telecom

“Groundless” CRA battle prevents Iristel from acquiring more spectrum

CORNER BROOK and WHITEHORSE – Iristel Inc., a Markham-based company that includes Ice Wireless, announced yesterday it has been awarded eight blocks of 3500 MHz spectrum, despite what it says is “a groundless and drawn-out Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) hinderance.” Iristel currently holds licences for low-band spectrum in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, rural Ontario, rural Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador. It was hoping to acquire more blocks of mid-band spectrum than it did during the recent 3500 MHz spectrum auction, according to a press release. However, the company has stated it was unable to because the CRA has withheld...

Our industry and COVID-19

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