Topics Mobile Tech News Monday, April 22


Contact us

Site search:
complete archives list

Site Sponsors:

Don't forget AT&T and Verizon promo codes at to save money.

Canada kicks off high-speed wireless auction
Posted: 15-Jan-2001 [Source: Reuters]

[Canda becomes the first to conduct spectrum auction via the Internet.]

By Ian Karleff -- "Seven companies have made deposits totaling more than C$640 million ($427 million) to bid in Canada's second auction for high-speed wireless spectrum, which commenced on Monday and is expected to generate proceeds of about C$1.5 billion ($1 billion).

"Up for grabs are 40 megahertz of spectrum in 16 markets across Canada, auctioned off in 10 megahertz blocks for a total of 62 individual licenses.

"Industry Canada expects the auction, conducted entirely over the Internet in simultaneous rounds, to be completed within six weeks.

"The auctioned spectrum will enable incumbent wireless carriers to alleviate capacity constraints on their networks to make way for further subscriber growth, and to pave the way for bandwidth-intensive services like wireless video conferencing.

"Proceeds from the auction are not expected to reach the dizzying heights seen in some recent European auctions of third-generation spectrum -- a step above what Canada is offering in terms of data carrying capability.


Back to Headlines...

Apple Watch Apple Watch

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Amazon Fire Amazon Fire

Samsung Z - Tizen Samsung Z - Tizen


HTC One mini 2 HTC One mini 2

OnePlus One OnePlus One

HTC One (M8) HTC One (M8)

Samsung Gear 2 Tizen Watch Samsung Gear 2 Tizen Watch

HP VoiceTab HP VoiceTab

T200 octa-core T200 octa-core

Nokia 2520 Tablet Nokia 2520 Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Round Samsung Galaxy Round

BlackBerry Z30 BlackBerry Z30

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

Samsung Galaxy Mega Samsung Galaxy Mega

Sony SmartWatch 2 Sony SmartWatch 2

iOS 7 iOS 7

Jolla Jolla

BlackBerry Z10 BlackBerry Z10

Galaxy S 4 Galaxy S 4

Galaxy Note 8.0 Galaxy Note 8.0

Ubuntu on Tablets Ubuntu on Tablets

LG Optimus G Pro L-04E LG Optimus G Pro L-04E

Firefox OS Firefox OS

Sony Zperia Z Sony Zperia Z


Valid HTML 4.1!

RSS © 1999-2019 Traques LLC
All times recorded in UTC