Telecoms ministry Industry Canada has published the full list of ten applicants for the upcoming auction of spectrum licences for Advanced Wireless Services (AWS-3) in the bands 1755-1780MHz and 2155-2180MHz, namely: Rogers Communications, Telus Communications, Bell Mobility, Wind Mobile, Videotron, Data & Audio-Visual Enterprises Wireless (Mobilicity), Bragg Communications (Eastlink), MTS, Saskatchewan Telecommunications (SaskTel) and TBayTel. Publication of the list of qualified bidders is set for 13 February, with the sealed bid deadline on 3 March. Announcement of provisional AWS-3 licence winners will take place on 6 March.
Simultaneously, Industry Canada published the official list of eleven applicants for the auction of Broadband Radio Service (BRS) spectrum licences in the 2500-2690MHz band, namely: Rogers Communications, Telus Communications, Bell Mobility, Wind Mobile, Videotron, Bragg Communications (Eastlink), MTS, TBayTel, Xplornet Communications, Corridor Communications (CCI Wireless) and SSi Micro (affiliated to companies including Northern Broadband, Northern Space Link, Broadsky Communications, SSi Connexions and others). The final list of qualified 2600MHz bidders will be published on 13 February, ahead of an auction which opens on 14 April. Provisional 2600MHz licence winners will be announced within five days following cessation of bidding.