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Guspaz
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Re: Canada's 700Mhz spectrum auction is over, results today - 5pm

Bell/TELUS got spectrum on the cheap because they went for the less desirable spectrum, and because they were two companies co-ordinating their bids. Rogers acted alone (unless they were working with Videotron), and went mostly after the most desirable spectrum...
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said by Guspaz:

Bell/TELUS got spectrum on the cheap because they went for the less desirable spectrum, and because they were two companies co-ordinating their bids. Rogers acted alone (unless they were working with Videotron), and went mostly after the most desirable spectrum...

On the face of it it, Bell did way better than Telus. Are the A/B/C blocks that much more desirable than the others? What actual frequencies are we talking about here...
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said by Teddy Boom:

What actual frequencies are we talking about here...

From here:
»canadianspectrumpolicyresearch.o···auction/

The D* blocks are reserved for future allocation:
»www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.ns···html#pB2
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said by Teddy Boom:

On the face of it it, Bell did way better than Telus. Are the A/B/C blocks that much more desirable than the others? What actual frequencies are we talking about here...

A is not that valuable with virtually no phone support; B and C are the most valuable since they are compatible with AT&T and nearly all LTE phones in Canada already supports these blocks. C1 and C2 are also valuable because they are compatible with Verizon.