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Auction ends with little fanfare, incumbents walk away with majority of spectrum

News | 02/05/2001 5:00 am EST

The roller-coaster ride of Canada’s first-ever auction for PCS spectrum ended last Thursday with the arrival of a potential new competitor, a larger spectrum cache for three national incumbents and nearly $1.5 billion in new money for the federal government. Bell Mobility, Rogers Wireless Inc and Telus Communications Inc walked away with most of the 52 licences, while W2N Inc landed one licence in each of Eastern Quebec, Alberta and BC.

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