MTS Goes it Alone in Wireless Auction?

You know me, I couldn't not write just a wee blurb about the news last week of the MTS wireless alliance melting in the early pre-auction hours. The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board and Blackstone Capital backed out, or were prodded out of the trio, leaving MTS to go it alone in the new wireless spectrum auction coming up this week.

So many questions, so few answers. Does this open up the option for Google to partner with MTS? We know that they are looking south of the border at different spectrum opportunities, now that the US auction has completed. Does Google have the same designs for Canada?


MTS wireless alliance dissolves
A consortium headed by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. that planned to bid on wireless spectrum in Canada has fallen apart, just five days before the federal government starts to auction off the new airwaves.