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Canada to review all wireless spectrum transfer deals

TORONTO, June 28 (Reuters) – The Canadian government will
review all commercial transfers of wireless airwave licenses,
including option agreements, and reject any deals that would
lead to undue concentration, it said on Friday.

The new rules come after two of Canada’s biggest telecom
companies – Rogers Communications Inc and Telus Corp
– made moves to acquire spectrum owned by smaller
operators.

    • About Alastair

      "Canada tech, media and telecoms reporter based in Toronto, with emphasis on Research In Motion and including coverage of Rogers, Bell Canada, Telus, the new mobile entrants and the tech companies filling in the gaps. Previously spent two years in Cairo bureau chasing Orascom Telecom's Naguib Sawiris. Prior to that, spent a year learning the ropes in London."
      Hometown:
      Melbourne, Australia
      Joined Reuters:
      2007
      Languages:
      English, Arabic
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