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Additional PCS frequencies to be sold off in next year’s spectrum auction

News | 10/30/2000 5:00 am EST
PCS spectrum bidders will have an extra 20 MHz to compete for in Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec when Canada’s second spectrum auction begins January 15. The extra spectrum comes from Telus Mobility, which found itself exceeding Industry Canada’s spectrum cap following its parent’s acquisition of Clearnet Communications Inc, (RoW, Sept. 5/00), and that of QuebecTel in March. Telus had to return the spectrum as a prerequisite for competing in next year’s PCS auction.

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