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Court order blocking Quebecor 3500 MHz acquisition would harm competition: ISED

News | 10/06/2021 6:33 pm EDT
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The Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) has told the Federal Court that if the court were to grant the order requested by BCE Inc. and Telus Corp., and delay the issuing of set-aside spectrum licenses won in the 3,500 MHz spectrum auction to Quebecor Inc., the move would have an adverse impact on competition in the Canadian wireless market, according to an affidavit filed in Telus and Bell’s challenge to the auction results. 

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