Canada prepares for AWS auction

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Maxime Bernier, Canada’s Industry Minister, has called for consultation from the national wireless industry in order to set the groundwork for an upcoming auction for 105 MHz worth of frequencies within the 2GHz range, which includes Advanced Wireless Services.

“Our role is to help foster a healthy and competitive telecommunications market that encourages and rewards innovation, and from which consumers will benefit the most. I invite all interested parties to make their views known,” said Minister Bernier.

Results from the consultation will be published in February, and promises to help improve Canada’s international competitiveness, and, I daresay, alleviate skyrocketing data rates.