Shaw opts out of participating in 5G airwave auction amid acquisition deal with Rogers

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Shaw Communications Inc. has decided not to participate in the June 15 auction of the 3,500-megahertz spectrum which are airwaves used to deliver wireless signals. This may open more opportunities for smaller telecommunication companies to compete in the 5G market. This decision may be due to the fact that Shaw has struck an acquisition deal with Rogers Communications Inc., thus barring Shaw from participating in the auction against Rogers. This may prove to be beneficial for consumers. As we may all be aware, phone and/or data plans have steadily been more expensive. Smaller companies, having less competition in entering the 5G market, may offer more affordable data/phone plans or at the very least, consumers will have more variety in choosing an affordable 5G plan.

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