The auction is now scheduled to start on June 15, 2021.
The government of Canada announced the postponement of its 3.5 GHz spectrum auction due to COVID-19. The auction is now scheduled to start on June 15, 2021.
In April last year, the Canadian government raised 3.4 billion CAD (2.3 billion EUR) in the sale of 104 licenses of 600 MHz spectrum. Rogers Communications dominated the bidding, paying 1.7 billion CAD (1.1 billion EUR) for 52 licences covering 35 million people. Telus offered 931 million CAD (607 million EUR) for 12 licences covering almost 20 million people. Bell Canada did not participate in the 600 MHz auction, explaining that it already possesses other low-band spectrum to deliver broadband 4G and 5G services.