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Canada marks brave new frontier for Orascom

Globalive is planning to launch services in the second half of next year and is widely expected to partner with other spectrum winners – most likely Quebecor – in order to provide nationwide coverage.

New players and networks look to shake-up Canadian market

New market entrants get set for launch; incumbent operators migrate to HSPA, LTE 

Canada aims to boost competition via auction

The Canadian government has opened an auction of 292 blocks of spectrum this week as part of a plan to stimulate competition in the country’s mobile industry.

Report: Telus evaluates LTE

Canadian CDMA operator Telus Mobility is considering a move to LTE technology, according to a Light Reading report.

Canada’s spectrum auction nears end

Canada’s spectrum auction has reached its final stretch, with total bids hitting more than C$4 billion (US$3.9 billion) so far – about twice the amount expected – reports Reuters. With bidding expected to end soon, the three top telecom companies – Rogers Communications, BCE and Telus – lead the pack.

Canada’s Bell goes live with rival HSPA network

Canada’s number-two mobile operator Bell is to switch on its new HSPA network tomorrow (4 November), several months ahead of schedule.

Report: Telus and Bell to build shared HSPA network

Canadian CDMA-based mobile operators Telus and Bell are to jointly build an HSPA-enabled WCDMA network, a Canadian newspaper has claimed.

Telus starts shutting down analogue network

Cellular News notes that Canadian mobile operator Telus has started shutting down its old analogue phone network, although the measure has raised concerns in some rural communities where the replacement digital signal is unreliable.

Globalive to appeal foreign ownership ruling

Canadian start-up operator Globalive is expected to appeal a ruling this week that found it in violation of federal ownership rules, reports Canada’s Globe & Mail newspaper.

Bell and Telus team on HSPA, plan move to LTE

Rival Canadian CDMA operators Bell and Telus have confirmed speculation they are to jointly build a national HSPA network and will migrate to the GSM family of technologies for their long-term deployment plans.