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Canada offers more wireless airwaves to boost competition

TORONTO, July 7 (Reuters) – The Canadian government said on
Monday it will auction more prime wireless spectrum early next
year, with more than half the airwaves set aside for newer
players that have struggled to win business from the country’s
three dominant telecom companies.

The Conservative government hopes the auction of the
spectrum, known as AWS-3, will encourage investors to pour money
into some of these smaller players, which include Wind Mobile
and Mobilicity. This would help them better compete against the
big three: BCE Inc’s Bell, Rogers Communications Inc
, and Telus Corp.

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      "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."
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