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Rogers opts out of C$2.1bn Canadian AWS-3 auction

The Canadian government has announced the results of its AWS-3 (1755-1780 MHz and 2155-2180 MHz) spectrum auction and they reveal that Rogers, which is Canada’s leading operator by subscription, decided not to buy any of this batch of bands.

Bell targets Canadian retail boost with Glentel acquisition

The parent company to Canadian telco Bell Wireless, BCE Inc, has confirmed its intentions to acquire Glentel, a wireless and mobile product distributor and retailer. The agreement will see BCE acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of the mobile retailer, in a deal worth approximately $670million.

Rogers and Telus spend big in 700MHz spectrum auction

Big spending Canadian operator Rogers Communications has dropped C$3.29bn (US$2.98bn) on two 12MHz blocks of paired lower 700MHz band spectrum licences in the nation’s latest spectrum auction. Rival Telus also splashed its cash, shelling out C$1.14bn on spectrum licences equating to a national average of 16.6MHz in the band. The Canadian government raised a sizeable total of C$5.27bn during the auction and the licences issued will remain valid for 20 years.

Canadian project aims to stir take-up of NFC services

Canada is seeing a fresh push to promote near field communication (NFC) services after a joint venture between the nation’s three largest operators signed a deal with Canadian cooperative financial group Desjardin and mobile money solutions provider Monitise.

Bell acquires Montreal-based media company Astral

Canadian telco Bell has formally agreed to acquire Quebec’s Astral Media for C$3.38bn ($ 3.4bn), as part of efforts to bolster its position in French-speaking Canada and deliver valued content to any broadband-connected screen.

C$35bn Bell Canada takeover falls through

The proposed C$35bn (Eur21.25bn) takeover of Canadian telecoms firm BCE, which operates under the Bell Canada brand, collapsed Thursday after failing a solvency test. Potential buyers, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and a group of US private equity firms, terminated the deal when accountant KPMG warned that the Canadian firm’s huge debt load would leave […]

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