Wind Mobile Planning to Enter Canadian Spectrum Auction

Wind Mobile, the largest of the new Ontario-based wireless carriers, said it plans to bid for spectrum in a government auction of airwaves next year to challenge the dominance of Rogers Communications Inc., BCE Inc. and Telus Corp.

Wind, based in Toronto, will submit a bid for the sought-after 700 megahertz airwaves through parent company Globalive Wireless Management Corp., the company said in an e-mailed statement today. Wind says it now has more than 650,0000 subscribers across the country.

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