Cable & Telecom

UPDATED: New spectrum auction to favour new wireless carriers, help promote a fourth national carrier

TORONTO – Industry Canada will stage another wireless spectrum auction early next year, with more than half of that spectrum set aside for operating new entrants, in an effort to increase wireless competition.At a press conference early Monday morning in Toronto, Industry Minister James Moore said that the AWS-3 auction will take place before the 2500 MHz auction, which is scheduled for April 14, 2015.  The AWS-3 spectrum band also includes 50 MHz of paired spectrum and is is adjacent to the AWS spectrum auctioned in 2008.  It is thought to be more valuable than the 2,500 MHz variety because it functions well in...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.