Canada’s low-band 600 MHz spectrum auction took place between March 12-April 4. Participants bid for 54 rounds and spent a total of $3.47B. Rogers acquired the most licenses at 52, Telus acquired 12, and Bell opted to acquire none. Xplornet purchased several East Coast licenses, while Iristel purchased spectrum that will extend its wireless services to Newfoundland. The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) set-aside 43% of spectrum for new and regional players.
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