Xplornet permitted to obtain 81 2300MHz licences from NextWave

4 Nov 2014

Industry Canada has approved an application for a licence transfer of 81 Wireless Communications Services (WCS) band (2300MHz) regional spectrum concessions from NextWave to Canada’s leading rural fixed-wireless broadband provider Xplornet. Having reviewed the application under the Licensing Procedure for Spectrum Licences for Terrestrial Services, Industry Canada noted that the importance of the WCS band as commercial mobile spectrum will increase as the ecosystem for advanced LTE services is expected to emerge in the next few years.