Should Canada's government revert to SMRA for its 2500MHz spectrum auction?

The Canadian government completed its auction of the 700MHz spectrum last month. The auction was declared a success with more than $5.27 billion being generated through the auction of spectrum licenses to the country’s telecom carriers. In terms of revenue generated, this is indeed a success - the previous highest amount generated was in the auctioning of the AWS spectrum back in 2008 that added close to $4.3 billion to the...

By Ben Schmidt, 28 March 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Government, Industry, Infrastructure.

Vicious cycle in Canadian telecoms - Balancing network growth with security

The Canadian government raised more than $5.3 billion in revenues this month through the auction of spectrum licenses to major telecom players in the country. Besides the three major players in the market (namely, Rogers, Bell and Telus), the auction also raised the possibility of a fourth carrier to be introduced in the market. The auction of the additional spectrum is expected...

By Ben Schmidt, 20 February 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, Infrastructure, Operators.