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Rogers Communications Inc. (NYSE:RCI) investors are breathing easier now that Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s [MBT/TSX] consortium bid for wireless spectrum has collapsed.

Rogers shares were up almost 7% or C$2.82 to C$44.81 in early afternoon trading Thursday, representing the biggest gain in the stock since the early days of April.

The stock's fortunes have been largely bound by the threat of a new national wireless carrier ever since the federal government announced in November that new wireless spectrum would be auctioned off.

Source: Rogers Up After MTS Consortium Drops Wireless Spectrum Bid