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Bell says no evidence spectrum will go unused without deployment reqs, supports contiguous holding

telecom | 11/18/2021 5:38 pm EST

The telecoms companies that supported Innovation, Science and Economic Development’s (ISED) proposal to impose further deployment requirements on licences primarily used to...

Cogeco picks up 2300 MHz, 2500 MHz spectrum

telecom | 05/22/2018 6:18 pm EDT

Innovation Canada (ISED) released the results of its 2018 residual spectrum auction Friday, with Cogeco Inc. ending up as the big spender. The Montreal-based telecom picked up seven paired and 16 unpaired licenses in the 2300 MHz and 2500 MHz bands in its operating areas of eastern Ontario and southern Quebec. The company shelled out $24.3 million, according to ISED’s website, covering a population area of 5.41 million. It previously won 12 bids worth $25,000 in the 2300 MHz and 3500 MHz residual auction beginning in 2004, the ISED website said. In a Friday press release, Cogeco said...

Size of 600 MHz set-aside, licence areas points of contention

telecom | 11/21/2017 5:25 pm EST

While much of the debate around the upcoming 600 MHz spectrum auction has centered on implementing spectrum set-asides, issues like imposing a spectrum cap and the size of any set-aside, the ability...

ISED approves Rogers and Ecotel spectrum sharing

telecom | 11/03/2017 5:31 pm EDT

Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) approved on Friday the issuing of four subordinate licences from Rogers Communications Inc. to Ecotel Inc. on Thursday. This agreement will be for communities in Eastern and...