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NY Times on Wireless Spectrum

The NY Times adds its voice to the wireless spectrum issue (obviously the U.S. spectrum allocation), expressing concern about the current ologopolistic behaviour of U.S. carriers and the damaging effect of closed networks.

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August 7, 2007 1 comment Must Reads

Montreal Gazette Calls for Spectrum Set-Aside

The Montreal Gazette, which is running a version of my mobile data column as an op-ed, features a lengthy editorial slamming the Canadian wireless market and calling on Industry Minister Maxime Bernier to support greater competition through a spectrum set-aside.

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July 25, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Deadline Day Passes for Spectrum Auction Reply Comments

The National Post has coverage as the parties got one last shot at commenting on the forthcoming spectrum auction.  Given the Telus flip-flop, the Post rightly notes that it seems increasingly likely that the government will create a set-aside for a new entrant to provide much needed competition into the […]

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June 28, 2007 1 comment Must Reads

Wireless Number Portability Just a First Step

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) focuses on wireless number portability, which makes its much-anticipated debut on Wednesday, allowing Canadian consumers to change their cellphone provider without surrendering their current phone number.  I note that while wireless number portability removes one lock that the providers have […]

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March 12, 2007 4 comments Columns