The opinions expressed in this editorial are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Decima Reports. The Telecommunications Policy Review Panel will release its recommendations this week and many will be going through them with a fine-toothed comb to determine their implications.  The report is expected to loosen the regulatory noose around the necks of the incumbent telephone companies, giving them the ability to change prices without prior approval from the CRTC. But what will be in there for the Canadian wireless industry? The facilities-based wireless operators will tell you that nothing major needs to be done because there is sufficient competitive rivalry in the industry.  Industry analysts and resellers, on the other hand, will tell you otherwise. They say the Canadian wireless industry is far less competitive than it could be, pointing to the level of competition in the United States.  Report on Wireless already weighed in on the debate about the formation of a fourth national wireless operator. As previously noted, this is unlikely to happen.  But we all have to remember that these will just be recommendations – a report the new governing Conservatives can either take action on or shelve.  Some have suggested recently that the telecom policy review could take on significant prominence in the Conservative government because of the role David Emerson, former Industry Minister in the previous Liberal government and now a prominent Tory, played in fostering debate about telecommunications.  This remains to be seen. But with the Conservatives already facing criticism about childcare reform and questions about ethical standards, Stephen Harper could be looking for an issue that won’t find too much opposition.