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Wireless carriers joust over issue of special treatment of ESMR spectrum

News | 07/09/2002 4:00 am EDT

Canada’s wireless carriers continue to spar over proposed changes regarding the treatment of ESMR spectrum holdings under existing spectrum aggregation limit rules. Telus Mobility continues to claim the move would be a simple adjustment and is only a minor change, but other carriers believe treating ESMR spectrum differently would have far-reaching competitive impacts. Neither side seems willing to budge from initial statements made to DGTP-003-02. Bell Mobility (representing the Bell Wireless Alliance), Microcell Telecommunications Inc., Rogers Wireless Communications Inc., and W2N Inc. are opposed to the proposal.

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