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Deny TerreStar ask for more spectrum, telecoms tell ISED

telecom | 07/26/2017 3:17 pm EDT

TerreStar Solutions Inc. is asking Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada to hand it more spectrum so it can effectively deploy its current AWS-4 holdings and begin work on a new national fixed wireless and satellite service, a request that some telecoms...

Dan Mead joins TerreStar board

telecom | 08/16/2016 7:16 pm EDT

The former president and CEO of Verizon Communications Inc.’s wireless division has signed on with the board of directors of a Canadian mobile satellite provider. Dan Mead, who recently retired from Verizon, is joining Quebec-based TerreStar Solutions Inc.’s board, the company announced in a Tuesday press release. In addition to a nearly four-decade career at Verizon, Mead is also a former chairman of the board of directors of CTIA-The Wireless Association, the release said. “We are confident that his insights, which were crucial to the astonishing success of Verizon Wireless, will help TerreStar achieve our goal of delivering innovative integrated satellite and terrestrial wireless services in all regions of the country,” Andre Tremblay, TerreStar CEO, said in the release....

AWS-3 auction set for March 3, consultation starts on 600 MHz

telecom | 12/18/2014 8:24 pm EST

Industry Canada on Thursday announced March 3 as the date for the beginning of the AWS-3 auction and proposed policy changes to make 600 MHz, AWS-4 and 3500 MHz spectrum available for mobile use in...