Media Advisory – Public Forum: Advanced Wireless Services Spectrum Auction

OTTAWA – April 19, 2007

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, TELUS

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

For media registration and interview opportunities, contact:
Marc Choma
[email protected]
613-233-4888 ext. 207
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. (