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Gov’t proposal to withhold spectrum for rule breakers raises industry’s ire

News | 06/11/2001 4:00 am EDT

The wireless industry is cautioning Industry Canada to avoid tough enforcement measures when it comes to ensuring that companies comply with the conditions of their spectrum licences. In particular, licensees are objecting to the introduction of what they describe as a powerful new enforcement tool – one that would prohibit non-compliant carriers from participating in a spectrum auction. Earlier this year, the department issued a call for comments on the idea (RoW, March 5/01).

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