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Canada gets new cellphone carrier

Canada’s 2GHz wireless spectrum auction has ended and the big winner is Globalive. For $442 million the company gets access to the spectrum in all provinces except Quebec where Quebecor won.

No specific plan were announced, but company chief Antony Lacavera plans on focusing on lower cost service and eliminating hidden fees.

Don’t expect anything to change right away, though, as it will likely be spring of 2009 before anything launches.

Other winners in the auction include Shaw and Bragg Communications.

[Via Electronista]

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