Cable & Telecom

Minister Moore preaches competition, choice, as AWS-3 spectrum auction opens

OTTAWA – The bidding war for AWS-3 spectrum kicked off Tuesday with Industry Minister James Moore reiterating the federal government’s commitment to “delivering more choice for consumers in the wireless market”."Canadians have been clear: they want their government to make decisions that will lead to more choice, lower prices and better service in the wireless sector”, Minister Moore said in a statement.  “With 60 percent of the available spectrum set aside solely for bids from new competitors, this auction has been designed to support competition.”Ten applicants qualified to bid during the AWS-3 spectrum auction: Bell Mobility, Bragg Communications (Eastlink), Data &...