wireless spectrum

Rogers Warns Relaxed Foreign Investment Rules Would Hurt Canada

Verizon is back. Well, not literally, but behind the statements of Canada's No. 1 wireless carrier, Rogers. It seems like two red carriers don't have a place in the country. Or at least foreign investment won't bring any benefits for Canadian wireless subscribers; instead, it would transform the country into nothing more than a "branch...

Documents Reveal Ottawa Aims to Prevent Big 3 From Owning Spectrum

Five years after the wireless spectrum auction held by Ottawa in order to diversify the Canadian wireless landscape, the government's "dream" appears to be grey: Public Mobile was acquired by Telus, and Mobilicity will soon be sold at another auction on December 9. The only viable wireless startup appears to be Wind Mobile, which, by...

Canada Would Benefit From New Wireless Competition Says Carleton Professor

Dwayne Winseck, a professor in the school of journalism and communication at Carleton University, has released a new study saying that Canada should welcome cellular firms to better serve Canadians. The report comes from new commercials by the federal government urging for more wireless competition in Canada. The Ottawa Citizen reports, Winseck says that more...

Forum Research Poll: Canadians Want Wireless Competition

The majority of Canadians (57%) would love to see Verizon and other US mobile carriers entering the local mobile market. Also, Canadians believe that allowing Verizon or any other US carrier to operate here, would lead to lower rates (68%), but still, two-thirds (65%) agree Verizon should not be favoured in the forthcoming wireless spectrum...