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Industry Canada, FCC Agree to Harmonize 600 MHz Wireless Spectrum

The FCC announced last week that it has successfully managed to "convince" Canada to harmonize TV and wireless spectrum bands as it prepares for next year's incentive spectrum auction. In a blog post published on the Commission's official site, Incentive Auction Task Force Chair Gary Epstein and International Bureau Chief Mindel DelaTorre pointed to the...

Toronto Court Approves Mobilicity’s $1.2 Billion Lawsuit

Last September, several investors behind Mobilicity sued Industry Canada for $1.2 billion. The investors claimed that they had incurred damages over the struggling wireless startup. Today, a Toronto court has ruled that the lawsuit launched against Industry Canada by Mobilicity’s original investors can proceed. The lawsuit claims that the government offered certain assurances in return...

Industry Canada Asks Court to Dismiss $1.2B Lawsuit from Mobilicity Investors

Last September, investors behind Mobilicity sued Industry Canada for $1.2 billion, alleging they had incurred damages over the struggling wireless startup. Ottawa had “breached its assurances that it would enforce foreign-ownership rules, require incumbent carriers to provide roaming and access to cell towers at reasonable rates and terms, prevent unfair and anti-competitive competitive practices and allow...

Industry Canada Announces AWS-4 Spectrum Consultation for Rural Wireless Expansion

Industry Minister James Moore has just announced the Federal Government will hold public consultations on AWS-4 spectrum, which aims to improve mobile network coverage to rural and remote areas of Canada, including companies working in the resource sector in isolated areas. Moore said in a statement today: “Spectrum is a critical public resource, and it...

Ottawa Expected to Announce Auction Details of 2500MHz Spectrum for 2015

Yesterday Industry Canada sent out a media advisory stating Industry Minister James Moore today “will make an announcement about consumer choice and better services in the wireless market” at 10AM PST (1PM EST) in Vancouver. https://twitter.com/industrycanada/status/421326450227019776 According to Global News, the Minister will be announcing the 2500MHz auction of radio waves set to take place...

Industry Canada Promo Explains “Canada’s Wireless Policy” [VIDEO]

Back in August, Ottawa debuted its ‘More Choices’ website to further explain its message against our wireless incumbent PR campaigns. Industry Canada has uploaded a video clip to its YouTube channel expressing how the federal government plans to lower prices and offer further competition when it comes to wireless in our country (it’s the same...

Mobilicity Confirms Talks With Industry Canada About A Potential Sale

An order signed by Ontario court judge yesterday granted Mobilicity more time to restructure its business and complete a potential sale of its assets, shielding the struggling carrier from any new or existing legal actions till Dec. 20. A new report by CTV News today reveals that the wireless carrier is indeed in talks with Industry Canada about a...

Ottawa Reiterates Spectrum Auction Anti-Collusion Rules to Carriers

Industry Canada has warned wireless carriers to avoid breaking the auction's strict anti-collusion rules, which ban them from stating what licenses they will bid on come January 2014, reports the Globe and Mail. Below is an email snippet sent to carriers dated September 12: “Discussions regarding the mere intent to participate in the auction are not considered to...