Canada to open up cellular spectrum space again

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has launched a consultation on the auctioning and licensing of 600MHz wireless spectrum a low-band spectrum that provides significant range and is currently being used by T-Mobile in the U.S. to enhance rural coverage and expand its LTE network.

The spectrum packages would allow incumbents Bell, Rogers and Telus to broaden and improve their networks, while letting new entrants or regional providers make their networks competitive with the larger national brands.

In total, the proposed opening bids for the spectrum blocks being offered nationwide (shown below) is set at $1.537 billion CAD.

I will never give up my T-Moblie for a Canadian Carrier.

Unlimited texting, unlimited talk, unlimited LTE data.. USA, Canada & Mexico. $90/mo

Besides I spend 80% of my life in the USA, even though I'm living in Calgary.
ANything that brings the cost of cellular down and expands coverage is good.

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