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Government wireless policy blasted at telecom conference

telecom | 05/01/2014 11:57 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Participants at a conference discussion about the wireless industry on Thursday blasted the federal government for its approach in trying to bring more competition to the sector, and a consensus emerged that there is too much overlap between Industry Canada, the CRTC and the Competition Bureau in regulating the mobile-services industry. Mobilicity founder John Bitove said during a discussion at the New Developments in Communications Law and Policy conference in Ottawa about this year’s 700 MHz spectrum auction that the government's statements about promoting new...