Increasing competition to promote affordability of cell phone services
“Competition is a key driver of innovative and affordable telecommunications services. This is an important step toward more choices, lower prices and higher quality cell phone services for Canadians. Auctioning 600 MHz spectrum will encourage competition, support new and emerging technologies, and enable Canadians to benefit from high-quality services at a better price.”
– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
The auction is scheduled to take place in March 2019.
Canada’s networks rank second among G7 countries for average wireless connection speeds.
Regions with strong competition are the least expensive mobile wireless markets in Canada.
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Karl W. Sasseville
Office of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
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