New cellphone carriers are expected as a result of Industry Canada’s spectrum auction.The federal government’s auction of wireless airwaves will usher in new cellphone providers. Wireless spectrum is a highly technical issue that is extremely important to Canada’s future prosperity.
Only about 60 % of Canadians are subscribing to a cellphone service, Canada is well behind the rest of the industrialized world in adopting mobile communications. Our country is missing out on numerous business, educational, entertainment and cultural advances that are happening elsewhere.
The government has blamed this lag on the lack of competition in Canada’s cellphone market.