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Consultation begins for mmWave to be used for 5G

The government of Canada is asking Canadians for their opinions on a policy and licensing framework for a class of high-frequency wireless signals called millimetre wave (mmWave), a foundational component in achieving the full potential of 5G cellular services. The framework is required before the sale of licenses for that wireless spectrum. Canada released mmWave […]

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Government announces new directives to the CRTC

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has announced a new policy directive for the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), aiming to improve competition and enhance access. It also aims to make CRTC decisions and activities more clear, more timely, and effective. A policy directive allows ISED to issue directions to the CRTC on broad […]

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Rogers will not get Shaw’s wireless licenses, says Innovation Minister

In a statement on Thursday, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne said he will “simply not permit” the currently proposed Rogers-Shaw merger, pointing specifically to the transfer of wireless licenses. “The wholesale transfer of Shaw’s wireless licenses to Rogers is fundamentally incompatible with our government’s policies for spectrum and mobile service competition,” the […]

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Federal court rejects Bell and Telus request to block Videotron’s 5G spectrum purchase in western Canada

The Federal Court has denied Bell and Telus’s request to block Quebecor’s Videotron from purchasing set-aside mid-band 5G licenses in the recent 3,500MHz spectrum auction. According to Federal Court documents obtained by IT World Canada, the court has denied Telus’ motion because the arguments raised were untenable and do not raise a serious issue. It […]

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