Featuring Drew McReynolds, RBC Capital Markets’ Telecommunications and Media Analyst

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Canada’s major telecom operators are forging ahead with their plans to build 5G networks, despite government delays on the decision to allow Huawei to bid and the 3,500 Mhz wireless spectrum auction. At least Canada has strong 4G networks, which may tide us over 5G’s decade-long build. But as the crisis has revealed, connectivity is key to thriving in the new economy. Could these delays affect Canada’s growth? And how might telcos address the digital divide between urban, and rural and remote communities? Drew McReynolds, RBC Capital Markets’ Telecommunications and Media Analyst, shares what’s ahead for telecom.

 


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