The opinions expressed in this editorial are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Decima Reports.  With the recommendations now in on how to improve Industry Canada’s antenna tower siting policies and procedures, it is up to Industry Canada to weed through the 34 recommendations. Department officials say they should complete their review by this summer and will then determine how to proceed.  But there is no rush for the department to report quickly back to the industry with its own set of proposed policy improvements despite what some to believe to be systemic problems with the current policy. Many of the issues associated with antenna tower siting are really the exceptions rather than the rule.  There is no doubt that Industry Canada can make improvements to its current client procedure circular. It does have to become more involved in the local consultation process. It also needs to step up to the plate and take a greater leadership role in providing information to local land-use authorities and municipal residents.  But competitive developments since the public consultation took place a couple of years ago have changed some of the priorities for new policies.  The Tower Review Committee made several recommendations on promoting greater site sharing, but this has little relevance today following consolidation in the industry in the past several months (see box with story in this issue). When Rogers Wireless Inc. acquired Microcell Telecommunications, it eliminated the biggest proponent of mandated site sharing.  This hasn’t been lost on the remaining wireless operators. Bell Mobility’s Don Woodford tells Report on Wireless that there are elements contained in the report that are no longer relevant in today’s competitive landscape, regarding the need for site sharing or collocation.  In fact, some sources say that there will be more tower sites decommissioned than there will be new towers built in Canada this year.  There is no question that Industry Canada has to implement some of the recommendations laid out by professor Townsend and his research team. But the department has to make sure that it only implements those recommendations that recognize the state of competition, and are as forwarding looking as possible.