Wednesday, 07 December 2016

Rogers the big spender in Canada's C$5.27bn 700-MHz auction

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Thursday 20 February 14

Big three snap up 86% of spectrum licences sold, but government focuses on opportunity for further competition from new players.

Rogers Wireless accounted for more than half of the C$5.27 billion spent by Canada's mobile operators in the recently-concluded 700-MHz spectrum auction. Rogers spent C$3.29 billion on 22 licences of the 98 licences on offer in the auction. Only one remained unsold. The majority of the other licences went to Rogers' major rivals…

Rogers Wireless accounted for more than half of the C$5.27 billion spent by Canada's mobile operators in the recently-concluded 700-MHz spectrum auction. Rogers spent C$3.29 billion on 22 licences of the 98 licences on offer in the auction. Only one remained unsold. The majority of the other licences went to Rogers' major rivals…

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