Industry Canada announced the completion of the 700 MHz license auction on February 19, 2014. The auction attracted record bidding with revenues of $5.27 billion (Cdn) after 108 rounds and 21 bidding days. A common prediction for the auction had been for low revenues and very few rounds. But, the epic 331-round AWS auction held in 2008 had made it clear that Canadian operators are not shy about duking it out in a slugfest to buy new mobile spectrum capacity. They did it again in 2014.
LYA is pleased to offer a complimentary special edition c-Ahead Report covering key elements of the Canadian 700 MHz auction.