"The 20 MHz of Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum gained through the auction supports Rogers’ continued growth strategy, and is a responsible investment particularly in the future diverse and growing opportunities to be found in broadband wireless data services," said Rob Bruce, President, Rogers Wireless. "This additional spectrum provides us with the flexibility to ensure we continue our history of launching the most innovative products and services that Canadians want today, and in the future."
Rogers Communications was the winning bidder for 20 MHz of spectrum in all 59 areas of the country, and was the only party to achieve this. In total, Rogers will pay $999,367,000. The new spectrum will add to the company’s current portfolio of spectrum holdings and confirms Rogers Communication’s ongoing commitment to Canadians by being in a position to continue our clear competitive advantage as Canada’s largest and fastest wireless carrier in all Canadian markets. [July 23, 2008]
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