AWS-3 spectrum auction

Wind Mobile Wins Licences in AWS-3 Spectrum Auction [u]

The clear winner in the long-anticipated AWS-3 spectrum is Wind Mobile: The carrier increased its holdings by 180%, winning set-aside spectrum licences, Industry Minister James Moore announced today in a press release. Ottawa held a sealed-bid auction for the AWS-3 spectrum allowing wireless players access to valuable airwaves. Wind Mobile was competing against Mobilicity in...

Mobilicity Reportedly Loses Funding for AWS-3 Spectrum Auction

Mobilicity may have lost its last chance to become an attractive business to any wireless players in and outside Canada: the moribund carrier has allegedly been left without the neccessary secured funds to bid for wireless airwave licenses, the Financial Post claims. You may remember that Mobilicity announced its participation to the AWS-3 spectrum auction,...

Industry Canada Sets AWS-3 Spectrum Auction for March 2015

Ottawa announced today new actions that aim to foster "more choice, lower prices, and better service" in the wireless industry. First, there will be an auction for AWS-3 spectrum starting on March 3, 2015. To live up to their motto (see above), Industry Canada will set aside 60% of this spectrum — used to deliver...