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.