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Industry Canada to consult on AWS-4 spectrum

telecom | 05/21/2014 8:14 pm EDT

Industry Canada said Wednesday it will hold consultations on AWS-4 spectrum, the use of which it said “will improve mobile services network coverage in virtually all rural and remote areas of Canada.” This spectrum is earmarked for mobile satellite services in combination with land-based mobile services. It is separate from the AWS spectrum that was auctioned to wireless carriers in 2008. “This consultation will allow Canadians to have a say on how to improve mobile services in rural and remote communities,” Industry Minister James Moore said in a press release....