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Wireless operators at odds over proposed spectrum licensing and fee regime

News | 03/31/2003 5:00 am EST

Industry Canada continues to come under heavy fire from the Canadian wireless industry for its controversial proposal to increase current spectrum licence fee levels paid by the mobile wireless sector by more than 30%. In comments to DGRB-004-02, the four national mobile wireless operators state that the proposed level of fees ($0.052 per MHz per person), which they deem to be excessive, will only serve to stymie growth in this already highly competitive market.

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