TELUS takes Canadian government to court over spectrum licences

31 July 2013 | Natasha Culzac


Canada’s second-largest wireless firm TELUS is taking its government to court over restrictions on the sale of airwave licences.

In addition to a PR campaign, Telus is seeking a judicial review in Ottawa against plans by the Conservative Party that will limit market dominance, Reuters reports.

It is said that legal experts are sceptical on the results, disbelieving that a judicial review will be successful or deter the government.

Reuters
cites a lawyer specialising in the telecom policy: “I assume TELUS thinks they can win this case, but I think this is going to be a very tough case for them to win. I don't see this case as being much of a game changer.”

In June, the Canadian government blocked a TELUS bid of $370 million to takeover Mobilicity.