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Telus Corp. and Rogers Communications Inc. are in a race to acquire Mobilicity and the federal government appears poised to approve a deal with one of the suitors.

At least one of the proposed transactions includes the transfer of cellular airwaves to new entrant wireless carrier Wind Mobile Corp.

The blessing of a sale to one of Canada’s largest wireless carriers would appear to be a dramatic change in policy for the government which has worked hard to spur competition in the wireless industry and support alternatives to the dominant carriers. However, the involvement of Wind is believed to be a key factor in Ottawa’s reasoning.

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