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Next spectrum auction seen as less substantial than previous sales

telecom | 04/13/2015 5:03 pm EDT

Canada's third wireless spectrum auction in a little more than a year is set to start Tuesday, and it is generally predicted to bring in far less money than the other two, though at least one analyst feels there is demand for the additional bandwidth an auction like this brings to the market. The 11 approved bidders in the 2500 MHz auction are mobile carriers Rogers Communications Inc., BCE Inc., Telus Corp., Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., Wind Mobile, TBayTel Inc., Eastlink and Quebecor...

Super WiFi ‘exciting new area’ for wireless: spectrum expert

Media | 02/10/2015 7:47 pm EST

Industry Canada’s announcement last week that it is opening up TV white space for the use of "super WiFi" technology could improve broadband availability in rural areas and has the potential be used for Internet of Things connectivity, experts say. Industry Canada said it would put in place measures for the use of television white space, or spectrum designated for over-the-air television signals that is not fully used. A press release said this would bring "super WiFi" service to Canada. Uses of super WiFi include mobile services or home Internet, either for...