TORONTO, May 25 /CNW/ - Rogers today submitted its comments to Industry
Canada regarding the AWS Auction policy.
"An auction is a great way of ensuring that radio spectrum goes to those
who can put it to the best use. That's why an auction should not be rigged by
special rules - it should be open," said Ted Rogers, CEO, Rogers
Communications Inc. "An auction is a good opportunity for others to enter the
wireless business. We welcome that competition." Added Ted Rogers, "Spectrum
is a critical asset for wireless operators and Rogers needs more spectrum to
deliver our new services to more Canadians."
Rogers' submission confirmed the wireless industry is the most dynamic
segment of the Canadian telecommunications market. Not coincidentally, it has
been the least regulated segment. It consistently produces the highest growth
levels, the most competition, and the most rapid deployment of new technology
and service innovations of any segment of Canada's telecommunications market.
As examples, Rogers cited some of their advanced 3G offers, such as their
recently-launched wireless video calling service, and their national HSDPA
high speed voice and data network, launched in 2006.
Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RG) is a diversified Canadian
communications and media company engaged in three primary lines of business.
Rogers Wireless is Canada's largest wireless voice and data communications
services provider and the country's only carrier operating on the world
standard GSM technology platform. Rogers Cable and Telecom is Canada's largest
cable television provider offering cable television, high-speed Internet
access, residential telephony services, and video retailing, while its Rogers
Business Solutions division is a national provider of voice communications
services, data networking, and broadband Internet connectivity to small,
medium and large businesses. Rogers Media is Canada's premier collection of
category leading media assets with businesses in radio and television
broadcasting, televised shopping, publishing and sports entertainment.