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Size of 600 MHz set-aside, licence areas points of contention

While much of the debate around the upcoming 600 MHz spectrum auction has centered on implementing spectrum set-asides, issues like imposing a spectrum cap and the size of any set-aside, the ability of small providers to participate, and compensation for TV stations are also being hammered out in the lead-up...

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Don’t count on Freedom’s $0 iPhone X offer for long: analyst

Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile announced in a press release Wednesday it will offer the entire 2017 line of Apple Inc.’s iPhone for $0 up front. Available for pre-order on Friday, Freedom’s iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X models will be released December 8, the release explains. Freedom...

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