降低手机费25%,联邦政府在行动

我们每天都在用手机——完成工作,与朋友联系,与家人道声平安…….。但是加拿大人在他们的无线服务上付出太多。因此在昨天,贝恩斯部长宣布了我们的进一步行动,我们要把手机费用减少25%。

2019年,我们向加拿大人民做出一个承诺。

我们要降低您手机计划的价格

今天,我们履行这个承诺。

我们取得了一些真实的进步

但还有更多工作要做

因此我们告诉加拿大的三大全国运营商

他们有两年的时间把2-6GB套餐价格便宜25%。

这将为普通四口之家每年节省达720加元。

当我们的日常生活越来越依赖无线服务之时,

我们在确保所有加拿大人具有平等机会从数字经济中受益。

新闻通告

 

贝恩斯部长宣布进一步行动,有助降低手机服务价格并促进竞争

2020年3月5日–安大略多伦多

加拿大人比以往任何时候都更依赖无线服务来满足其日常需求,因此获得高质量而可负担的无线服务绝对至关重要。鉴于这样的原因,加拿大政府通过帮助将中档无线服务的成本降低25%、并进一步促进竞争,为加拿大消费者提供了更多实惠的选择。

今天,联邦创新、科学和工业部长贝恩斯(Navdeep Bains)阁下藉此机会阐述了迄今为止在帮助降低价格方面取得的进展。他宣布发布《2019年价格比较研究报告》。研究表明,地区供应商的平均价格比三大全国运营公司的计划低了45%。尽管这一进展令人鼓舞,但中档计划的价格并未改变。

为此,贝恩斯部长提出了降低电信服务价格并促进竞争的进一步措施。为了跟踪降低价格25%的进度,政府将通过设立明确的基准,并按季度通报无线服务价格。这一措施也将增加透明度。对于提供2 GB到6 GB数据服务的手机计划,我们期待加拿大的三大运营商-贝尔加拿大(Bell Canada)、罗渣士加拿大通讯(Rogers Communications Canada)、以及研科通讯(Telus Communications)在未来两年内将价格降低25%。

如果两年内达不到这些目标,政府将采取其他监管手段采取行动,以进一步增加竞争并帮助降低价格。

为了促进更大的区域竞争并降低价格,贝恩斯部长还宣布了3500 MHz频谱的拍卖规则。过去,有利于竞争的拍卖规则使区域供应商可以将自己在低频段频谱中的份额提高一倍以上,从而在市场上形成更多的竞争,从而因此降低了价格。有鉴于此,本次拍卖将为小型和区域性电信公司预留50 MHz的频率,从而鼓励无线市场上的更多竞争,并确保它们与三大全国运营商处于更平等的地位。3500 MHz频段已被世界公认是5G技术的关键频谱频段之一。该频谱将支持更高的速度、更多的数据使用和新的应用程序。

引述:

联邦创新、科学和工业部长贝恩斯(Navdeep Bains)阁下:
“加拿大正处于一个激动人心的转折点,迎接互通世界的未来。无线服务不再是奢侈品,它们是关键的必需品—为工作、学校学习和融入现代社会之必需。我们听到了加拿大人民的声音,他们要求为他们的无线服务提供更实惠的选择,我们履行了承诺。加拿大人不应该在拥有手机还是为自己的房屋取暖之间进行选择。今天公布的这些新工具,建立在我们已经制定的多项举措的基础上,旨在帮助降低价格,改善民众获得手机服务、并确保在我们国家的每个角落都能有实惠的高质量无线服务。”

事实简要:

《 2019年价格比较研究报告》还显示,与其他G7国家和澳大利亚的消费者相比,加拿大人支付的总体费用更高。

政府的首要重点是增强竞争,因为竞争有助于为消费者提供价格实惠的更多选择。为了加强竞争,政府已经采取了以下步骤:

2019年6月发布了加拿大无广播电视和电信委员会(CRTC)的政策指示,鼓励各种形式的竞争,并在所有电信决策中促进可负担性和降低价格;

委托CRTC探索低成本无线产品,从而要求三大全国运营商提供低成本的纯数据计划;

在即将进行的3500 MHz频谱拍卖中,为小型和区域电信公司保留了50 MHz,以增强市场竞争。

CRTC正在进行的“无线框架审核”,着眼于三大领域:零售市场的竞争、为移动虚拟网络运营商(MVNO)提出批发准入的授权要求、以及5G移动服务的未来。政府正在密切关注这一程序。

相关链接:

移动计划:提供更实惠的无线选择

B背景资料——3500 MHz 频谱拍卖

什么是频谱?

 

Government of Canada takes action to offer more affordable options for wireless services

From:Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

News release

Minister Bains announces next steps to help reduce wireless prices and promote competition

March 5, 2020—Toronto, Ontario

More than ever, Canadians are relying on wireless services for their everyday needs, making access to high quality and affordable wireless services absolutely essential. That is why the Government of Canada is offering Canadian consumers more affordable options by helping to reduce the cost of mid-range wireless services by 25 percent and further increasing competition.

Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, took the opportunity to highlight the progress made to date to help reduce prices. He announced the release of the 2019 Price Comparison Study. The study shows that average prices from regional providers were up to 45 percent lower than plans provided by the three big national carriers. While this progress is promising, the prices for mid-range plans have not moved.

To that end, Minister Bains presented the next steps to lower prices for telecom services and promote competition. To track progress of a 25 percent reduction, the Government will report on wireless pricing quarterly by establishing a clear benchmark. This will also increase transparency. For cellphone plans that offer 2 GB to 6 GB of data, the three big national carriers—Bell Canada, Rogers Communications Canada and Telus Communications—are expected to lower their prices by 25 percent in the next two years.

If these targets are not met within two years, the Government will take action with other regulatory tools to further increase competition and help reduce prices.

To promote greater regional competition and lower prices, Minister Bains also announced the rules for the 3500 MHz spectrum auction. In the past, pro-competitive auction rules have allowed regional providers to more than double their share of low-band spectrum, creating more competition in the marketplace and lowering prices as a result. That is why this auction will reserve 50 MHz for small and regional telecom companies, encouraging more competition in the wireless market and ensuring they are on a more equal footing with the three big national carriers. The 3500 MHz bands are recognized around the world as one of the key spectrum bands for 5G technologies. This spectrum will support higher speeds, increased data usage and new applications.

Quotes

“Canada is at an exciting turning point in the future of connectivity. Wireless services are no longer a luxury. They are a critical necessity—for working, for learning at school and for engaging in modern society. We heard Canadians when they asked for more affordable options for their wireless services, and we have delivered. Canadians shouldn’t have to choose between having a cellphone or heating their home. These new tools build on a number of initiatives we already set in place to help lower prices, improve access and ensure affordable, high-quality wireless services in every corner of our country.”
– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

Quick facts

The 2019 Price Comparison Study also shows that Canadians have been paying more overall compared to consumers in other G7 countries and Australia.

The Government’s priority is to enhance competition as it contributes to more choices at affordable prices for consumers. To enhance competition, the Government has taken these steps:

Set out pro-competition rules for the 600 MHz band spectrum auction that led to regional providers more than doubling their share of spectrum, creating more competition in the marketplace;

Issued in June 2019 a policy direction to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to encourage all forms of competition and to foster affordability and lower  prices in all telecom decisions;

Engaged the CRTC to explore lower cost wireless offerings, resulting in its mandating the three big national carriers offer low-cost data-only plans; and

Reserved 50 MHz in the upcoming 3500 MHz spectrum auction for small and regional telecom companies to enhance competition in the market.

The CRTC’s ongoing Wireless Framework Review is looking at three broad areas: competition in the retail market, mandating wholesale access for mobile virtual network operators (MVNO), and the future of mobile services in 5G. The Government is following this proceeding closely.

Associated links

Mobile Plans: More affordable  wireless choices

Backgrounder – 3500 MHz Spectrum Auction

What is Spectrum?

文章来源:贾斯廷特鲁多公众号JustinTrudeau 2020年3月6日


 

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