Bell secures the most 5G+ spectrum nationwide with acquisition of 3800 MHz licenses

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MONTRÉAL, Nov. 30, 2023 /CNW/ – Bell today announced it is securing additional spectrum licenses, acquired through the federal government’s 3800 MHz auction, to continue bringing super-fast and reliable 5G+ wireless service (opens in new window)  to more people and businesses across Canada.

Key details about Bell’s 3800 MHz wireless spectrum acquisition:

  • Secured 1.77 billion MHz-Pop for $518 million ($0.29 per MHz-Pop).
  • Acquired 939 spectrum licenses, providing Bell with 100 MHz of 3500 MHz and 3800 MHz cross-band spectrum across approximately 99 per cent of Canada’s population, which provides more people and businesses nationwide with better digital experiences.

Key details about Bell’s 5G+ spectrum position:

  • Bell to have access to an industry-leading 3.5 billion MHz-Pop of 5G+ spectrum (combining the 3500 MHz and 3800 MHz spectrum bands).
  • Bell acquired its 5G+ spectrum at a total cost of $2.78 billion ($0.79 per MHz-Pop), the lowest among national wireless carriers.


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