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Few surprises in 600 MHz auction framework: analysts

telecom | 03/29/2018 4:15 pm EDT

Innovation Canada has released its framework for the 600 MHz spectrum auction, now scheduled for March 2019, and it will set aside 43 per cent of spectrum for “regional competitors and potential new market entrants,” according to a Wednesday release. Since the government had previously introduced its plan for the spectrum last year, analysts were not surprised by the move — which they said would mainly benefit Shaw Communications Inc. and Quebecor Inc. Details like the auction structure, timing and opening bids, as well as conditions on transferability, licence terms and deployment...

Too soon to see benefits of BlueSky TV: Barclays

Media | 04/03/2017 4:37 pm EDT

Despite being well received in some western markets, it’s too early to determine how Shaw Communications Inc.’s BlueSky TV is working out for the company, according to Barclays Capital. “We expect it will take more time before we see the benefits of the new TV platform on [average revenue per user] and churn, as it will require greater consumer awareness and deeper penetration of the product,” analyst Phillip Huang said in a Monday note. Shaw launched its IPTV platform, which is based on Comcast Corp.’s X1 platform, in Calgary in...