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Analysts surprised by Bell’s lack of 600 MHz, incumbent spend

News | 04/11/2019 5:57 pm EDT
Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains announced the timing of the next three spectrum auctions at the Telecom Summit in Toronto in June 2018./ Photo by Ahmad Hathout.

BCE Inc. walking away from the 600 MHz spectrum auction with no licences, and the amount the winning incumbents ended up paying for the spectrum, came as a surprise to some financial analysts.

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