Saturday December 07, 2013

Fourth Bidder Drops Out of Canada's Wireless Spectrum Auction

Canada’s plans for a more competitive wireless market has had a setback of sorts, losing another one of its major bidding partners in a government auction set for January for the 700MHz spectrum.

The government's rules for the upcoming auction, as well as for one held in 2008, are aimed at lowering consumer prices by breaking the stronghold that Canada's three dominant players -Rogers Communications Inc, BCE Inc and Telus Corp - have on the country's mobile phone business.

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