A research project from Carleton University in Ottawa has released a report saying there is a deficit of competition in Canada’s wireless market. The report, from the Canadian Media Concentration Research Project, said Canada, like many other countries, has a high concentration of ownership in its wireless sector. “The difference between Canada and elsewhere, however, is whether or not there is the resolve to do anything about this state of affairs? So far, the answer to that question is not promising, although there are some bright spots on the horizon and it is possible that they will light the way yet,” said an executive summary of the report posted online. In a press release about the study, journalism professor Dwayne Winseck, who leads the project, said: “The study challenges the industry’s claim that there is no competition problem in Canada and emphasizes the importance of maverick brands that extend the market to those at the lower end of the income scale—women and others who are otherwise neglected by the well-established wireless players.” Examples of such “maverick brands” in other countries, the study said, include T-Mobile USA in the United States and Hutchison Whampoa Ltd.’s Hutchison 3G in the United Kingdom.