Spectrum License

Ottawa Favours Smaller Wireless Players Over ‘Big 3’ in 2019 Spectrum Auction Rules

According to the rules for the March 2019 auction of 600 MHz spectrum licences published yesterday by Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), the federal government has granted a significant advantage to smaller wireless players over incumbents Rogers, Telus and Bell in next year’s spectrum auction, The Financial Post is reporting. In order to increase competition and affordability, ISED says it...

Catalyst Capital Willing to Finance Mobilicity Spectrum Bid

In an effort to an further consolidate smaller Canadian carriers, Newton Glassman’s Catalyst Capital Group has said that it is prepared to finance Mobilicity’s bid for additional wireless airwaves, along with other willing creditors. According to the Financial Post, Mr. Glassman has said that participating in the federal government’s auction of wireless airwaves next year is "the only way to...