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Telus report levels harsh criticism at Industry Canada for AWS auction design

News | 07/22/2009 4:18 pm EDT

Flaws in Industry Canada’s Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum auction design resulted in bidders, largely the incumbent providers, paying $2.4 billion more than they should have, according to a report conducted for Telus Corp. But the department says the auction did exactly what it was designed to do which was to maximize the economic and social benefits to Canadians.

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