Speaking at the Canadian Telecom Summit this week, Rob Bruce, president of Communications for Rogers, explained why a fair and open auction for 700 MHz wireless spectrum is good for Rogers’ nine million wireless customers. Bruce said fair and open access to the 700 MHz spectrum is critical for deployment of a next generation Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, as it delivers better in-building penetration and, importantly for Canadians who live in a country with low population density, better coverage in rural and remote areas.
“Restrictions on the 700Mhz band auction would be unfair to our nine million wireless customers who have every right to access a truly national, robust LTE network in both urban and rural markets,” Bruce said.
To see highlights from his speech, check out the below video:
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