Cable & Telecom

WIRELESS SPECTRUM: Next up, 2500 MHz auction in 2015

VANCOUVER – With just days until the start of the 700 MHz auction, Industry Minister James Moore said Friday that the government will hold an auction for 2500 MHz spectrum starting April 14, 2015.During a press conference in Vancouver, Minister Moore released the framework outlining the process for auctioning 2500 MHz spectrum licences as well as the conditions that licence holders must respect after the auction.  Those rules, which the Minister said are “specifically designed to put Canadian consumers first”, include:- spectrum caps to ensure that four or more providers have the opportunity to access 2500 MHz spectrum;- smaller geographic licence areas to provide more...