We just got a "memo" as to why prices are high
"according to CTWA, over the last 40 years, Canada's network providers have invested more than $70B in building Canada's wireless networks in $50B invested in capital expenditure while the remainder was invested in Spectrum acquisition and license fees
A contributing factor to high network costs in Canada is that most network equipment and handsets are bought outside of Canada and are denominated is US dollars, resulting in Canadian network providers paying 32% more as a result of the exchange rate between USD & CAD"
"Canadian operators pay an avg of $340 USD for Spectrum per subscriber, https://bit.ly/2JzyR4O, significantly higher than that of high income countries countries like USA $200 USD / person, Germany $140 USD/person and Japan $30 USD/person"
since we have a lot of people that are knowledgeable about the pricing in Canada and why it's so expensive I'd like to know if this memo is BS and I'm genuinely curious. Btw if you don't want to click that bit.ly link there is a pdf by gmsa that shows the prices for Spectrum per sub and prices pr MHz just look up "effective Spectrum prices GMSA"