Home Page News Briefs People Media Telecom Archives About Us
Advertising Subscribe Reuse & Permissions
The Hill Times Parliament Now The Lobby Monitor HTCareers Classifieds

TAGGED AS MICHAEL RYAN

‘Foolish’ not to oppose government spectrum policy earlier: Telus lawyers

telecom | 11/20/2014 11:09 pm EST

OTTAWA — Lawyers for Telus Corp. said Thursday they regretted the "foolish" decision to not dispute Industry Canada’s power over so-called deemed spectrum transfers when the department was consulting on what became its 2013 spectrum-policy framework. Arguing before the Federal Court in Ottawa, Telus lawyer Michael Ryan said the company should never have accepted that a change in ownership for companies that own a spectrum licence is equivalent to one company handing over...