RIC-42 — Guide for Calculating Radio Licence Fees

Posted on Industry Canada website: June 26, 2014

Issue 9, June 2014

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Preface

The purpose of this Radiocommunication Information Circular (RIC) is to provide members of the general public with information on how to calculate their radio licence fees for radiocommunication systems operating in the public information, developmental, fixed, land mobile and radiodetermination services.

The Radiocommunication Regulations exempt mobile stations in the aeronautical and maritime services, as well as fixed and mobile stations in the amateur service, from the requirement of obtaining a radio licence. A radio apparatus is exempted provided that it complies with certain exemption criteria.

Additional details on exemption criteria for ship and aircraft stations are on Industry Canada’s website at: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/en/h_sf01775.html.

For the amateur service, details are on Industry Canada’s website at:

http://www.ic.gc.ca/epic/internet/insmt-gst.nsf/en/sf02088e.html.

For information on the calculation of licence fees for radiocommunication systems operating in fixed radio frequency bands (such as microwave systems, including space stations), please contact one of our district offices. A list of Industry Canada’s district offices can be found in Radiocommunication Information Circular RIC-66.

Client Procedure Circular CPC-2-1-25 “provides radiocommunication service provider licensees, and potential licensees, with information on system licensing and how it applies to radio licences issued to service providers and their subscribers,” with particular attention given to the concept of high, medium and low congestion zones. System licensing applies to both mobile dispatch systems (two-way radiocommunications) and to paging systems (one-way radiocommunications).

Contents

Introduction

Under the Radiocommunication Act, the Minister of Industry is responsible for the orderly development of radiocommunication in Canada. The Minister does this by ensuring orderly deployment and efficient operation of radio stations, while respecting the policy objectives set out in the Telecommunications Act.

The radio authorization process is one of the pillars of the spectrum management program and allows the Minister to manage the radio spectrum. Radio licensing ensures radio systems adhere to government policies and technical requirements. Licensing also helps to prevent harmful interference between stations.

Figure 1 — Reference Documents

References

Radiocommunication Act

Radiocommunication Regulations

Telecommunications Act

Department of Industry Act

Under the Radiocommunication Act, the Governor in Council may set fees for radio authorizationsFootnote 1 . Fees for radio licences are set out in the Radiocommunication Regulations. The applicable fee is determined by the type of station licensed and the type of service used. In certain cases, the amount of radio frequency spectrum required or the number of frequencies assigned and the location of operations are also taken into account.

This circular may be used to assist in calculating radio licence fees as prescribed in the Radiocommunication Regulations, Part VIII, entitled "Fees".

A Multipoint Communication System (MCS) consists of either a fixed or mobile master radio station communicating on a one- or two-way basis with associated remote stations. The master station controls, activates or interrogates two or more remote sites and receives communications from these remote sites, or both. An MCS can be operated by a radiocommunication user or a radiocommunication service provider.

Fixed Wireless Access systems, also known as Wireless Local Loop Systems, are systems that connect subscribers to the public switched telephone network (PSTN) using radio signals as a substitute for copper for all or part of the connection between the subscriber and the switch. Fixed wireless access generally refers to the use of radio to provide access to a public telecommunications network for telephone and/or data services serving residential and business communities.

Licensing Principles

A transmitter and its associated receiver are generally located at the same site; however, if they are located at different sites they shall be considered as separate stations for licence fee purposes, and licensed accordingly.

Different radio sites are defined as locations that are more than 30 metres apart. In cases where the applicant has two installations on or in the same building, separated by more than 30 metres, Industry Canada will determine, on a case-by-case basis, whether to issue one or two radio licences.

Duplicate facilities, when established at the same site for circuit protection purposes and which have the same frequency complement, shall not be subject to duplicate licences or fees. Facilities that are not duplicate for circuit protection but are considered to be on the same site will be charged the sum of the fees applicable to the complement of radio apparatus located at that site.

Definitions

The radio licence fee payable for new stations is the monthly fee and it is calculated from the month the licence is issued to March 31.

1. A Radio Licence fee is the fee payable for the issuance, continuance in force or renewal of a radio licence and is composed of the following, as applicable:

Figure 2 — Radio Licence Fees

Definitions

  1. Radio Licence fee
    1. Monthly fee
    2. Annual fee
    3. Short-term fee
  2. Telephone Channel Equivalencies
  1. the monthly fee is payable for the continuance in force of a radio licence until the radio licence has expired as set out in column III of the applicable item of Parts I to VII of Schedule III of the Radiocommunication Regulations.
  2. the annual fee is the amount payable for the renewal of a radio licence, before the licence expires on March 31 of each year, and is set out in column IV of the applicable item of Parts I to VII of Schedule III of the Radiocommunication Regulations.
  3. the short-term fee is payable for the issuance and continuance in force of a radio licence for a term of not more than 30 days and is the monthly fee set out in column III of the applicable item of Parts I to VII of Schedule III of the Radiocommunication Regulations.

Fee charts based on these schedules can be found in Annex A of this document.

2. Telephone Channel Equivalencies: For the purpose of calculating the radio licence fees payable for a radio licence authorizing operation on certain frequencies, for radio apparatus installed in a fixed station or space station referred to in section 61 or 65 or 73 of the Radiocommunication Regulations, section 58(c) applies:

58(c) One digitally modulated channel is equivalent to the number of telephone channels calculated by dividing the modulation bit rate by 64 kilobits per second.

General Information

The following information applies to most types of radio licences:

  1. All radio apparatus must be licensed under the Radiocommunication Act unless it is only capable of receiving broadcasting or is exempted under the applicable standard of the Radiocommunication Regulations.
  2. There is a separate fee for each transmit and each receive frequency. The total licence fee is the sum of all of the individual fees for the station. This does not apply to mobile stations.
  3. Radio station licensees are to inform the Department of any changes they make to their radio station’s operating parameters, such as a change of location, frequency, power level, antenna height or pattern. They may also have to submit a revised application for further review by Industry Canada.
  4. There is no charge for a licence amendment if the location and type of service remain the same. If a licensee requests an amendment that results in a higher fee, the amendment fee is the difference between the original fee and the new fee.
  5. The date the Department authorizes the licence determines the monthly fee.
  6. Licence fees must be paid in full before the radio licence can be issued. Once issued, the licence is valid until its expiry date which, for all but short-term licences, is March 31. No portion of the licence fee is refundable.

Radiocommunication Services and Stations

Part 1, section 3 of the Radiocommunication Regulations outlines the radiocommunication services and stations for which radio licences can be issued.

Table 1 — Overview: Radiocommunication Services, Fee Schedules and Station Types
  Services Fee Schedules Type of Stations
(i) Aeronautical Schedule III, Part I, Item 2
mobile
Schedule III, Part III, Item 1 fixed
(ii) Amateur radio item repealed SOR/2000-78  
(iii) Public information Schedule III, Part I, Item 3
mobile
Schedule III, Part III, Item 2 fixed
(iv) Developmental Schedule III, Part I, Item 4
mobile
Schedule III, Part III, Item 1 fixed
(v) Fixed service Schedule III, Part II
fixed
Schedule III, Part III, Item 1 fixed
Schedule III, Part III, Item 2 fixed
(vi) Intersatellite Schedule III, Part VI
fixed
Schedule III, Part VII, Item 1 fixed
(vii) Land mobile Schedule III, Part IV, Item 1(a), 1(b)
fixed
Schedule III, Part V fixed
Schedule III, Part I, item 5 mobile
(viii) Maritime Schedule III, Part I, Item 2
mobile
Schedule III, Part III, Item 1 fixed
(ix) Radiodetermination service Schedule III, Part I, Item 4
mobile
Schedule III, Part III, Item 1 fixed

Example 1: Fixed Station Communicating with Mobiles Located in a Metropolitan Area

This example describes how to calculate your radio licence fee if the radio system you intend to use is made up of one fixed station communicating with six mobile stations. In this example, the stations are in the Land Mobile Service and not part of a radiocommunication service provider system. You intend to install your fixed station in downtown Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in April.

Figure 3 — Fixed to Mobile Stations (Metro Area)
Fixed station communicating with several mobiles on a simplex frequency

This is a drawing of a fixed station communicating with a truck, car and a Jeep.

Fixed Station

1. From Annex E, Saskatoon is a metropolitan area.

2. From Annex A under "Metropolitan Area", the radio licence fee for a fixed station communicating with a mobile station in a metropolitan area is the monthly fee, $9.70, times 12 months (April 1 to March 31) for each assigned transmit or receive frequency.

3. Since the fee is based on the number of transmit and receive frequencies, and there is one transmit frequency and one receive frequency required, the total fee for the fixed station is $232.80:

(12 months × $9.70) × 2 (frequencies) = $232.80.

4. For a short-term licence (one month duration), the licence fee would be the monthly fee:

($9.70 × 2 (frequencies) = $19.40.

5. The annual fee for the following year would be: 2 (frequencies) × $116 = $232.

Table 2 — Example 1 — Fixed Station to Mobile Station (Metro Area) – Fee Summary
Frequency (MHz) Communicating
with
ChannelFootnote 2 Licence Fee Calculation
Transmit
(TX)
Receive
(RX)
TX RX Annual Monthly /
Short-term
160.0000 160.0000 mobile stations 1 1 $116+$116 $9.70 + $9.70

Mobile Stations

1. From Annex A under "Mobile", "All Other Mobile Stations", the radio licence fee for each mobile is the monthly fee, which is $3.40, times 12 months (April 1 to March 31), for a total of $40.80 per mobile station.

2.Multiply the licence fee per unit by the number of mobile stations involved (six) to give you the total licence fee for the mobile stations.

6 mobiles × $40.80 = $244.80

3. For a short-term licence (one month duration) the licence fee would be the monthly fee:

$3.40 = $3.40 for a single mobile station

The annual fee for the following year would be: 6 mobiles x $41 = $246.

Table 3 — Example 1 — Fixed Station to Mobile Stations – Fee Summary
Frequency (MHz) Communicating
with
Channel Licence Fee Calculation
Transmit
(TX)
Receive
(RX)
TX RX Renewal Monthly /
Short-term
160.0000 160.0000 fixed stations 1 1 $ 41 $ 3.40

Total System Fee Calculation:

Fixed Station 
$232.80
Mobile Stations
$244.80

Total Fee: 
$477.60 (initial radio licence)

The total annual fee for the following year would be:

Fixed Station
$232
Mobile Stations
$246

Total Fee:
$478 (renewal)

For a station located in a non-metropolitan area, refer to Annex A under "Other Region". The same calculations apply.

Example 2: Fixed Station Communicating with Mobile Stations via a Repeater

This example describes how to calculate your radio licence fee if the radio system that you intend to use is made up of a fixed station communicating with eight mobile stations via a repeater. In this example, the stations are in the Land Mobile Service and not part of a radiocommunication service provider system. You intend to install your fixed station in June in an area that is not considered metropolitan under Annex E.

Figure 4 — Fixed Station-Multiple Mobiles via Repeater
Figure 4 — Fixed Station-Multiple Mobiles

This is a drawing of a base communicating to a truck, car and Jeep via a repeater.

Fixed Station

1. From Annex B, the fee for a fixed station communicating with another fixed station is the monthly fee of $2.80 times 10 months, which covers the period from June to March the following year.

2. Since the fee is based on the number of assigned transmit and receive frequencies, and there is one transmit and one receive required, the total fee for the fixed station is:
($2.80 × 2) × 10 months = $56.00

Table 4 — Example 2 — Fixed Station to Fixed Station – Fee Summary
Frequency (MHz) Communicating
with
Channel Licence Fee Calculation
Transmit
(TX)
Receive
(RX)
TX RX Annual Monthly /
Short-term
160.0000 161.0000 mobile stations via repeater 1 1 $34 + $34 $2.80 + $2.80

3. For a short-term licence (one month duration) the licence fee would be the monthly fee:

($2.80) x 2 = $5.60

4. The annual fee for the following year would be $68.00.

Repeater Station

The repeater is made up of the following two components 1 and 2 below:

1. A fixed station communicating with another fixed station.

  1. From Annex B the fee for a fixed station communicating with another fixed station is the monthly fee of $2.80 times 10 months, which covers the period from June to March the following year.
  2. Since the fee is based on the number of assigned transmit and receive frequencies, and there is one transmit and one receive required, the total fee for the fixed station is:

    ($2.80 × 2) × 10 months = $56.00

2. A fixed station communicating with a mobile station.

  1. From Annex A under “Other Region”, the fee for a fixed station communicating with mobile stations, is the monthly fee of $4.40 times 10 months, which covers the period from June to March the following year.
  2. Since the fee is based on the number of assigned transmit and receive frequencies, and there is one transmit and one receive required, the total fee for the fixed station is:

    ($4.40 × 2) × 10 months = $88.00

The total licence fee for the repeater station is: $56.00 + $88.00 = $144.00

Mobile Station

1. From Annex A under the "Mobile", "All Other Mobile Stations", the licence fee for each mobile is the monthly fee which is $3.40 times 10 months, for a total of $34 per mobile station.

2. Multiply the fee by the number of mobile stations involved (8) to get the fee for the mobiles:

8 mobiles × ($3.40 × 10) = $272.

3. For a short-term licence (one month duration) the licence fee would be the monthly fee: $3.40.

The annual fee for the following year would be: 8 mobiles × $41 = $328.

Table 5 — Example 2 — Fixed Station to Mobiles via a Repeater – Fee Summary
Frequency (MHz) Communicating
with
Channel Licence Fee Calculation
Transmit
(TX)
Receive
(RX)
TX RX Annual Monthly /
Short-term
160.0000 161.0000 fixed station via repeater 1 1 $41 $3.40

Total System Licence Fee Calculation:

1. Fixed Station
$ 56

2. Repeater Station
Fixed to fixed (transmit and receive)
Fixed to mobile (transmit and receive)

$ 56
$ 88

3. Mobile Stations: 8
$272

Total Fee:
$472

Note:   When there are no fixed stations communicating via the repeater (i.e., mobiles only), the “fixed station communicating with another fixed station” component does not apply.

Example 3: In-Plant Paging System

This example describes how to calculate your licence fees if you intend to install an in-plant paging system for your business. Your business is located in downtown Saint John, New Brunswick and you would like an authorization starting in April.

Figure 5 — In-Plant Paging System
In-Plant Paging System

This is a diagram showing an in-plant paging system.

Fixed Station

1. From Annex E, Saint John is a metropolitan area.

2. From Annex A, the licence fee for a fixed station communicating with a mobile station in a metropolitan area is the monthly fee, which is $9.70, times 12 months (April 1 to March 31) for each assigned transmit or receive frequency.

3. Since there is no receive frequency, the total fee for the paging transmitter is:

$9.70 × 12 months = $116.40

4. For a short-term licence (one month duration) the licence fee would be the monthly fee: $9.70.

5. The annual fee for the following year would be $116.

Table 6 — In-Plant Paging System – Fee Summary
Frequency (MHz) Communicating
with
Channel Licence Fee Calculation
Transmit
(TX)
Receive
(RX)
TX RX Annual Monthly /
Short-term
149.0000 - paging receiver 1 - $116 $9.70

Total System Fee Calculation:

1. Fixed Station
$116.40

2. Paging Receivers
exempt*

Total Fee:
$116.40

*Note: Paging receivers, under the Radiocommunication Regulations, are exempt from licensing, so there is no licence fee.

The radio licence fee applicable to radiocommunication service providers providing paging services is outlined in Annex D.

Example 4: Repeater System for a Radiocommunication Service Provider

This example describes how to calculate your radio licence fee for a repeater system if you are a radiocommunication service provider in the Land Mobile Service. You intend to put the system in operation in April. The station is located in downtown Ottawa, Ontario.

Figure 6 – Repeater System for Service Provider, Land Mobile Service
This is a diagram of a subscriber base station communicating with their truck, car and Jeep via a Service Provider’s repeater

This is a diagram of a subscriber base station communicating with their truck, car and Jeep via a Service Provider’s repeater.

Repeater Station

1. From Annex G, Ottawa is considered as a medium congested zone.

2. From Annex D under Dispatch, the licence fee for a fixed station in the Land Mobile Service that is installed in a medium congested zone is the monthly fee for one year, $43.80, for each assigned transmit or receive frequency.

Total Fee Calculation:

(($43.80 × 2) × 12) = $1051.20

3. The annual fee for the following year would be $1052.00:

$526.00 × 2 = $1052.00

4. For a short-term licence (one month duration) the licence fee would be the monthly fee:

($43.80 × 2) = $87.60

Total Fee: $87.60

Table 7 — Repeater System, Land Mobile Service (Medium Congested Zone) – Fee Summary
Frequency (MHz) Communicating
with
Channel Licence Fee Calculation
Transmit (TX) Receive (RX) TX RX Annual Monthly / Short-term
460.0375 465.0375 subscribers 1 1 $526 + $526 $43.80 + $43.80

In the case where a radiocommunication service provider would be using radio links between stations, Annex B would apply since the function of the links is not for dispatch purposes but for point‑to‑point communications between fixed stations.


Annex A – Licence Fee Chart

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Licence Fee Chart
Effective Date: April 1, 2014
TYPE OF INSTALLATION ANNUAL FEE SHORT-TERM / MONTHLY FEE PRO-RATED MONTHLY FEES
APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR
LAND FIXED STATIONS Metropolitan Area
TX or RX
116.00 9.70 116.40 106.70 97.00 87.30 77.60 67.90 58.20 48.50 38.80 29.10 19.40 9.70
Other Region
TX or RX
53.00 4.40 52.80 48.40 44.00 39.60 35.20 30.80 26.40 22.00 17.60 13.20 8.80 4.40
Public Information Service 36.00 3.00 36.00 33.00 30.00 27.00 24.00 21.00 18.00 15.00 12.00 9.00 6.00 3.00
Other Fixed Stations Not Otherwise described 41.00 3.40 40.80 37.40 34.00 30.60 27.20 23.80 20.40 17.00 13.60 10.20 6.80 3.40
User HF 1.7 - 30 MHz 41.00 3.40 40.80 37.40 34.00 30.60 27.20 23.80 20.40 17.00 13.60 10.20 6.80 3.40
Non-Exempted subscriber to a service provider 41.00 3.40 40.80 37.40 34.00 30.60 27.20 23.80 20.40 17.00 13.60 10.20 6.80 3.40
Aeronautical Developmental Maritime Radio determination 41.00 3.40 40.80 37.40 34.00 30.60 27.20 23.80 20.40 17.00 13.60 10.20 6.80 3.40
MOBILE Aircraft / Ship 36.00 3.00 36.00 33.00 30.00 27.00 24.00 21.00 18.00 15.00 12.00 9.00 6.00 3.00
Public Information Service 36.00 3.00 36.00 33.00 30.00 27.00 24.00 21.00 18.00 15.00 12.00 9.00 6.00 3.00
All Other Mobile Stations 41.00 3.40 40.80 37.40 34.00 30.60 27.20 23.80 20.40 17.00 13.60 10.20 6.80 3.40

 


Annex B — Radio Licence Fees For A Fixed Station That Communicates With Another Fixed Station Or A Space Station

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Radio Licence Fees For A Fixed Station That Communicates With Another Fixed Station Or A Space Station
Effective Date: April 1, 2014
Item Number of telephone Channels per Radio Frequency Assigned to each Transmitter or Receiver CHANNEL CAPACITY ANNUAL FEE SHORT TERM / MONTHLY FEE PRO-RATED MONTHLY FEES
APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR
1 From 1 to 24 channels A 34.00 2.80 33.60 30.80 28.00 25.20 22.40 19.60 16.80 14.00 11.20 8.40 5.60 2.80
2 From 25 to 60 channels B 42.00 3.50 42.00 38.50 35.00 31.50 28.00 24.50 21.00 17.50 14.00 10.50 7.00 3.50
3 From 61 to 120 channels C 50.00 4.20 50.40 46.20 42.00 37.80 33.60 29.40 25.20 21.00 16.80 12.60 8.40 4.20
4 From 121 to 300 channels D 91.00 7.60 91.20 83.60 76.00 68.40 60.80 53.20 45.60 38.00 30.40 22.80 15.20 7.60
5 From 301 to 600 channels E 151.00 12.60 151.20 138.60 126.00 113.40 100.80 88.20 75.60 63.00 50.40 37.80 25.20 12.60
6 From 601 to 960 channels F 213.00 17.80 213.60 195.80 178.00 160.20 142.40 124.60 106.80 89.00 71.20 53.40 35.60 17.80
7 From 961 to 1200 channels G 277.00 23.10 277.20 254.10 231.00 207.90 184.80 161.70 138.60 115.50 92.40 69.30 46.20 23.10
8 From 1201 or more channels * 63.00 5.30 63.60 58.30 53.00 47.70 42.40 37.10 31.80 26.50 21.20 15.90 10.60 5.30
*1201 Channels or more: The appropriate fee for the item 7 plus the appropriate fee in the item 8 per 300 additional telephone channels or portion thereof in excess of 1200.

 


Annex C — Radio Licence Fees For A Space Station That Communicates With A Fixed Or A Space Station

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Radio Licence Fees For A Space Station That Communicates With A Fixed Or A Space Station
Effective Date: April 1, 2014
Item Number of telephone Channels per Radio Frequency Assigned for each Transmitter or Receiver CHANNEL CAPACITY ANNUAL FEE SHORT TERM / MONTHLY FEE PRO-RATED MONTHLY FEES
APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR
1 From 1 to 24 channels A 1,177.00 98.10 1,177.20 1,079.10 981.00 882.90 784.80 686.70 588.60 490.50 392.40 294.30 196.20 98.10
2 From 25 to 60 channels B 1,471.00 122.60 1,471.20 1,348.60 1,226.00 1,103.40 980.80 858.20 735.60 613.00 490.40 367.80 245.20 122.60
3 From 61 to 120 channels C 1,765.00 147.10 1,765.20 1,618.10 1,471.00 1,323.90 1,176.80 1,029.70 882.60 735.50 588.40 441.30 294.20 147.10
4 From 121 to 300 channels D 3,152.00 262.70 3,152.40 2,889.70 2,627.00 2,364.30 2,101.60 1,838.90 1,576.20 1,313.50 1,050.80 788.10 525.40 262.70
5 From 301 to 600 channels E 5,359.00 446.60 5,359.20 4,912.60 4,466.00 4,019.40 3,572.80 3,126.20 2,679.60 2,233.00 1,786.40 1,339.80 893.20 446.60
6 From 601 to 960 channels F 7,564.00 630.30 7,563.60 6,933.30 6,303.00 5,672.70 5,042.40 4,412.10 3,781.80 3,151.50 2,521.20 1,890.90 1,260.60 630.30
7 From 961 to 1200 channels G 9,771.00 814.30 9,771.60 8,957.30 8,143.00 7,328.70 6,514.40 5,700.10 4,885.80 4,071.50 3,257.20 2,442.90 1,628.60 814.30
8 From 1201 or more channels * 2,207.00 183.90 2,206.80 2,022.90 1,839.00 1,655.10 1,471.20 1,287.30 1,103.40 919.50 735.60 551.70 367.80 183.90
*1201 Channels or more: The appropriate fee for the item 7 plus the appropriate fee in the item 8 per 300 additional telephone channels or portion thereof in excess of 1200.

 


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Provider Radio Stations
Effective Date: April 1, 2014
TYPE OF INSTALLATION ANNUAL FEE SHORT-TERM / MONTHLY FEE PRO-RATED MONTHLY FEES
APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR
DISPATCH RCC / Trunking SP Zone A (Intensive) 1,051.00 87.60 1,051.20 963.60 876.00 788.40 700.80 613.20 525.60 438.00 350.40 262.80 175.20 87.60
Zone B (Moderate) 526.00 43.80 525.60 481.80 438.00 394.20 350.40 306.60 262.80 219.00 175.20 131.40 87.60 43.80
Zone C (Low) 262.00 21.80 261.60 239.80 218.00 196.20 174.40 152.60 130.80 109.00 87.20 65.40 43.60 21.80
PAGING Service Provider Zone A (Intensive) 368.00 30.70 368.40 337.70 307.00 276.30 245.60 214.90 184.20 153.50 122.80 92.10 61.40 30.70
Zone B (Moderate) 316.00 26.30 315.60 289.30 263.00 236.70 210.40 184.10 157.80 131.50 105.20 78.90 52.60 26.30
Zone C (Low) 262.00 21.80 261.60 239.80 218.00 196.20 174.40 152.60 130.80 109.00 87.20 65.40 43.60 21.80
OTHER Metropolitan Area
TX or RX
116.00 9.70 116.40 106.70 97.00 87.30 77.60 67.90 58.20 48.50 38.80 29.10 19.40 9.70
Other Region
TX or RX
53.00 4.40 52.80 48.40 44.00 39.60 35.20 30.80 26.40 22.00 17.60 13.20 8.80 4.40
Narrowband PCS
(For Each 12.5 KHz Assigned Block)
525.00 43.80 525.60 481.80 438.00 394.20 350.40 306.60 262.80 219.00 175.20 131.40 87.60 43.80

 


Annex E — Metropolitan Areas

Metropolitan Areas
Column I Column II Column III Column IV Column V 
Item Metropolitan Area North Latitude West Longitude
1. Calgary, Alta. 50° 51' 51° 13' 113° 50' 114° 18'
2. Chicoutimi-Jonquière, Que. 48° 22' 48° 27' 70° 55' 71° 12'
3. Edmonton, Alta. 53° 19' 53° 45' 113° 10' 113° 45'
4. Halifax, N.S. 44° 35' 44° 43' 63° 19' 63° 40'
5. Hamilton, Ont. 43° 09' 43° 24' 79° 43' 80° 00'
6. Kitchener, Ont. 43° 20' 43° 32' 80° 16' 80° 36'
7. London, Ont. 42° 54' 43° 03' 81° 08' 81° 21'
8. Montréal, Que. 45° 21' 45° 45' 73° 18' 74° 00'
9. Oshawa, Ont. 43° 50' 43° 57' 78° 45' 78° 55'
10. Ottawa-Hull, Ont., Que. 45° 17' 45° 30' 75° 30' 75° 55'
11. Québec, Que. 46° 41' 46° 52' 71° 06' 71° 25'
12. Regina, Sask. 50° 22' 50° 33' 104° 29' 104° 43'
13. Saint John, N.B. 45° 13' 45° 18' 66° 00' 66° 10'
14. Saskatoon, Sask. 52° 04' 52° 15' 106° 23' 106° 47'
15. St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. 43° 03' 43° 17' 79° 02' 79° 20'
16. St. John’s, Nfld. 47° 30' 57° 38' 52° 32' 52° 48'
17. Sudbury, Ont. 46° 25' 46° 34' 80° 46' 81° 02'
18. Thunder Bay, Ont. 48° 18' 48° 29' 89° 09' 89° 20'
19. Toronto, Ont. 43° 24' 43° 55' 78° 55' 79° 43'
20. Vancouver, B.C. 49° 00' 49° 23' 122° 31' 123° 17'
21. Victoria, B.C. 48° 24'. 48° 45' 123° 15' 123° 32'
22. Windsor, Ont. 42° 13' 42° 21' 82° 50' 83° 07'
23. Winnipeg, Man. 49° 42' 50° 00' 96° 57' 97° 30'

 


Annex F — High Congestion Zones

High Congestion Zones
Column I Column II Column III Column IV Column V Column VI Column VII Column VIII Column IX Column X
Geographical Coordinates Geographical Coordinates Geographical Coordinates Geographical Coordinates Geographical Coordinates Geographical Coordinates Geographical Coordinates Geographical Coordinates Geographical Coordinates
Item Regional Area North Lat. West Long. North Lat. West Long. North Lat. West Long.< /th> North Lat. West Long. North Lat. West Long. North Lat. West Long. North Lat. West Long. North Lat. West Long. North Lat. West Long.
1. Calgary, Alta. 51° 06' 114° 13' 51° 06' 113° 58' 50° 57' 113° 58' 50° 57' 114° 13' - - - - - - - - - -
2. Edmonton, Alta. 53° 36' 113° 37' 53° 36' 113° 23' 53° 28' 113° 23' 53° 28' 113° 37' - - - - - - - - - -
3. Montréal, Que. 45° 24' 74° 00' 45° 41' 73° 44' 45° 42' 73° 27' 45° 31' 73° 24' 45° 24' 73° 27' - - - - - - - -
4. Toronto, Ont. 44° 08' 79° 40' 44° 00' 78° 45' 43° 02' 78° 45' 43° 02' 79° 30' 43° 10' 80° 00' 43° 40' 80° 00' - - - - - -
5. Vancouver, B.C. 49° 23' 123° 25' 49° 23' 122° 08' 49° 00' 122° 08' 49° 00' 123° 20' 49° 19' 123° 25' - - - - - - - -
6. Victoria, B.C. 49° 20' 124° 30' 49° 20' 124° 00' 48° 50' 123° 00' 48° 18' 123° 15' 48° 18' 123° 45' 48° 35' 123° 45' - - - - - -

 


Annex G — Medium Congestion Zone

Medium Congestion Zone
Column I Column II Column III Column IV Column V Column VI Column VII Column VIII Column IX Column X Column XI
Geographical Coordinates Geographical Coordinates Geographical Coordinates Geographical Coordinates Geographical Coordinates Geographical Coordinates Geographical Coordinates Geographical Coordinates Geographical Coordinates Geographical Coordinates
Item Regional Area North Lat. West Long. North Lat. West Long. North Lat. West Long. North Lat. West Long. North Lat. West Long. North Lat. West Long. North Lat. West Long. North Lat. West Long. North Lat. West Long. North Lat. West Long.
1 Calgary, Alta. 51° 13' 114° 18' 51° 13' 113° 50' 50° 51' 113° 50' 50° 51' 114° 18' - - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Chicoutimi, Que. 48° 23' 71° 18' 48° 28' 71° 18' 48° 38' 70° 48' 48° 33' 70° 48' 48° 23' 71° 00' - - - - - - - - - -
3 Chilliwack, B.C. 49° 23' 122° 08' 49° 23' 121° 30' 49° 00' 121° 30' 49° 00' 122° 08' - - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Edmonton, Alta. 53° 45' 113° 45' 53° 45' 113° 10' 53° 19' 113° 10' 53° 19' 113° 45' - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Halifax, N.S. 44° 48' 63° 46' 44° 48' 63° 25' 44° 33' 63° 25' 44° 33' 63° 46' - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 London, Ont. 43° 08' 81° 26' 43° 08' 81° 03' 42° 54' 81° 03' 42° 54' 81° 26' - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Montréal, Que 45° 36' 74° 31' 46° 03' 73° 28' 46° 03' 73° 04' 45° 32' 72° 52' 45° 21' 72° 10' 45° 30' 71° 45' 45° 20' 71° 45' 45° 12' 72° 10' 45° 12' 74° 07' - -
8 Ottawa, Ont. 45° 35' 76° 00' 45° 35' 75° 25' 45° 12' 75° 25' 45° 12' 76° 00' - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Québec, Que 46° 49' 71° 32' 46° 40' 71° 22' 46° 40' 71° 13' 46° 49' 71° 06' 46° 55' 71° 10' 46° 55' 71° 20' - - - - - - - -
10 Regina, Sask. 50° 33' 104° 43' 50° 33' 104° 29' 50° 22' 104° 29' 50° 22' 104° 43' - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Saint John, N.B. 45° 18' 66° 12' 45° 24' 66° 00' 45° 10' 66° 00' 45° 10' 66° 12' - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Saskatoon, Sask. 52° 12' 106° 45' 52° 12' 106° 23' 52° 05' 106° 23' 52° 05' 106° 45' - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 St. John's, Nfld. 47° 38' 52° 50' 47° 38' 52° 36' 47° 29' 52° 36' 47° 29' 52° 50' - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Sudbury, Ont. 46° 36' 81° 07' 46° 36' 80° 46' 46° 25' 80° 46' 46° 25' 81° 07' - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Thunder Bay, Ont. 48° 29' 89° 20' 48° 29' 89° 09' 48° 18' 89° 09' 48° 18' 89° 20' - - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Toronto, Ont. 44° 16' 79° 20' 44° 07' 78° 30' 42° 53' 78° 30' 42° 53' 80° 00' 43° 20' 80° 45' 43° 40' 80° 45' 43° 40' 80° 22' 44° 02' 80° 00' 44° 40' 80° 00' 44° 40' 79° 20'
17 Trois-Rivières, Que. 46° 32' 72° 42' 46° 32' 72° 35' 46° 23' 72° 27' 46° 18' 72° 35' - - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Vancouver, B.C. 49° 50' 124° 50' 50° 00' 124° 30' 49° 23' 123° 10' 49° 23' 123° 25' 49° 19' 123° 25' 49° 00' 123° 20' 49° 20' 124° 00' - - - - - -
19 Victoria, B.C. 49° 50' 125° 20' 49° 50' 124° 50' 49° 20' 124° 00' 49° 20' 124° 30' 48° 35' 123° 45' 48° 18' 123° 45' 49° 20' 125° 20' - - - - - -
20 Windsor, Ont. 42° 21' 83° 07' 42° 21' 82° 45' 42° 05' 82° 45' 42° 05' 83° 07' - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Winnipeg, Man. 50° 02' 97° 22' 50° 02' 96° 51' 49° 44' 96° 51' 49° 44' 97° 22' - - - - - - - - - - - -

Footnotes

Footnote 1

"(R)adio authorization" means a licence, certificate or authorization issued by the Minister under paragraph 5(1)(a) of the Radiocommunication Act.

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Footnote 2

Channel means the number of transmit and/or receive frequencies assigned.

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