MONTREAL, June 6, 2013 /CNW/ - TerreStar Solutions CEO, Andre Tremblay,
supports the recent decision by Industry Minister Christian Paradis. "I
applaud Prime Minister Harper and Industry Minister Christian Paradis
for their steadfast support and common sense policy of wireless
competition in Canada. This leadership means more wireless services for
Canadians at lower prices and better jobs for Canadians across Canada".
TerreStar Solutions believes that though not always popular, it is the
role of government to assess the level of competition in the wireless
market and put in place policies to ensure robust competition for the
ultimate benefit of Canadians.
The Harper government's statement made by Minister Paradis on June 4th
affirms that proposed spectrum transfers that will result in undue
spectrum concentration - and therefore diminish competition - will not
Spectrum is the fuel that drives technological development, provides
higher speed mobile services and allows lower prices for consumers. It
just doesn't make any sense to let Bell, TELUS or Rogers aggregate this
spectrum and quash all prospects of lowering prices and improving
services for consumers.
"TerreStar Solutions, licensed to provide mobile services in Canada, is
committed to use our spectrum to support competition, lower prices and
deliver quality services in rural as well as urban regions of the
country. This spectrum and that of the new competitors must be given a
chance to offer real wireless competition in Canada," stated TerreStar
Solutions CEO Andre Tremblay.
"This policy announcement by the Harper government including the
Minister's commitment "to use any and every tool at my disposal to
support greater competition in the marketplace" is a critical
ingredient to attract new capital to the wireless market and ensure the
emergence of a strong 4th competitor in every region of the country"
TerreStar Solutions is licensed by Industry Canada to provide mobile
satellite and cellular services to all Canadians, regardless of
location. It will be using the Echostar T1 satellite in a Canadian
satellite orbital slot and a terrestrial network to provide these
services in 2014.
SOURCE: TerreStar Solutions
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