HALIFAX, March 13 /CNW/ - EastLink announced today that it has submitted
an application to Industry Canada's Auction for Spectrum Licences for Advanced
Wireless Services ("AWS"). Industry Canada will release the names of all
parties who have applied to participate in the auction on March 14, 2008, and
provide further information concerning qualified bidders on March 31, 2008.
The auction is scheduled to begin on May 27, 2008 and is being conducted
by Industry Canada.
One of the objectives of the auction is to foster greater competition and
further innovation within the wireless industry.
With the application submitted, EastLink looks forward to participating
in the auction. If successful, EastLink will build on its success in the
telecommunications industry to expand the range of products and services to
EastLink does not intend to provide further comment regarding our plans
surrounding the auction.
EastLink is the largest privately held cable and communications company
in Canada, and the only cable provider operating systems in all 10 provinces.
The company provides a range of communications, entertainment & advertising
services to business and residential customers under the EastLink, Persona and
For further information:
For further information: Paula Sibley, Communications Specialist,
EastLink, (902) 446-1939, Fax: (902) 453-2118, firstname.lastname@example.org