Media Advisory - Public Forum: Advanced Wireless Services Spectrum Auction

    OTTAWA, April 19 /CNW Telbec/ -


    The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) will host a
one-day event in Ottawa on April 23 to provide a forum for Industry Canada
officials to provide information about the consultation on a framework to
auction spectrum in the 2-GHz range, including spectrum for advanced wireless
services (AWS). Along with executive speakers from Canada's wireless service
providers, the event will hear from technology providers outlining their
vision of the technologies and services that could be realized utilizing the
new spectrum. The forum will also feature financial analysts offering their
views on the investment angle, and industry analysts and other experts will
debate such topics as pricing, wireless penetration and possible terms and
conditions of the upcoming auction. Robert Bruce, President of Rogers
Wireless, will deliver the keynote address at the forum's luncheon.


    Monday, April 23, 2007
    8.30am to 5pm


    Fairmont Château Laurier
    1 Rideau Street
    Ottawa, Ontario


    Peter Barnes, President & CEO, CWTA
    Michael Binder, Assistant Deputy Minister, Industry Canada, SITT
    Robert Bruce, President, Rogers Wireless
    Michael Dixon, Vice President, Wireless Networks, Motorola Canada
    Ken Engelhart, Vice President, Regulatory, Rogers Communications Inc.
    Jeffrey Fan, Executive Director, Research Analyst-Telecom and Media,
     UBS Securities Canada
    Garry Fitzgerald, Chairman and CEO, PageNet
    Dvai Ghose, Principal, Equity Research, Genuity Capital Markets
    Mark Goldberg, Head, Mark H. Goldberg & Associates, Inc.
    John Henderson, Director, Telecommunication Services & Cable,
     Scotia Capital
    Michael Hennessy, Vice President, Wireless, Broadband and Content Policy,
    Lawson Hunter, Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Officer,
     BCE Inc. and Bell Canada
    Luc Lavoie, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Quebecor Inc.
    Johanne Lemay, Co-President, Lemay-Yates Associates
    Andy McGregor, Manager, Wireless System Design, Nortel
    Dragan Nerandzic, Chief Technology Officer, Ericsson Canada
    Chris Peirce, Chief Regulatory Officer, MTS Allstream Inc.
    Dean Prevost, Chief Strategy Officer, MTS Allstream
    Len St-Aubin, Director General, Industry Canada, Telecommunications
     Policy Branch
    Robert Simmonds, Chairman, Lenbrook Corp.
    Vince Valentini, Analyst, TD Newcrest
    Gerry Wall, Founder and President, Wall Communications


    Complete program details are available in the "Events" section at

    Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA)

    CWTA is the authority on wireless issues, developments and trends in
Canada. It represents cellular, PCS, messaging, mobile radio, fixed wireless
and mobile satellite carriers as well as companies that develop and produce
products and services for the industry. (

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