Archived — Consultation on a New Fee and Licensing Regime for Cellular and Incumbent Personal Communications Services (PCS) Licensees

The information and service areas of Appendix E were proposed as part of the 2002 consultation.

The current Local Telephone Service Areas can be found at: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/en/sf08288.html.


Appendix E

New Tier Service Areas

On the Department's Web site, the Web page entitled Service Areas for Competitive Licensing located at http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/en/h_sf01627.html was developed to provide descriptions of Tiers 1, 2, 3 and 4 and their associated service areas that the Department uses for all competitive licensing processes. These processes include spectrum auctions and comparative review processes.

The Department proposes to create the following additional Local Telephone Service Provider Tier service areas to accommodate the transition of non-auctioned Cellular and Personal Communications Services (PCS) licences from apparatus-based licences to spectrum licences.

The new Tier is comprised of 47 local telephone service provider areas which generally correspond to the wireline services areas of the telephone companies operating in Québec, Ontario and British-Columbia. Boundaries and population data of the new Tier service areas are based on best available information. The service areas of telephone companies operating in those provinces other than Quebec, Ontario and British-Columbia fall well within Tier 2 and Tier 4 service areas. Those companies will therefore be issued Tier 2 or Tier 4 spectrum licences for the purpose of the transition process.

A graphical representation of the new Local Telephone Service Provider Tier service areas is available on the Department's Web site.

Comments are invited to correct any inaccuracies associated with the new Tier service areas. The Local Telephone Service Provider Tier Service Area Numbers are used by the Department in this licensing process to officially reference a service area in our licensing database. The Descriptive Names of the new Tier service areas are for ease of reference only and open to suggestion during this consultation. The names could be changed to reflect new circumstances.

Service Area Number Descriptive Name
QUEBEC
TEL-01 BCE Québec : Bell Mobilité
TEL-02 BCE Québec: Bell Mobilité PCS B3 (auction licenced area 2-15G)
TEL-03 BCE Québec: Telebec Mobilité
TEL-04 CoopTel
TEL-05 La Corporation de Téléphone de La Baie (1983)
TEL-06 La Compagnie de Téléphone de Courcelles Inc.
TEL-07 La Compagnie de Téléphone de Lambton Inc.
TEL-08 La Compagnie de Téléphone Nantes Inc.
TEL-09 La Compagnie de Téléphone de St-Victor
TEL-10 La Compagnie de Téléphone de Warwick
TEL-11 La Compagnie de Téléphone Upton Inc.
TEL-12 Le Téléphone de St-Ephrem Inc.
TEL-13 Le Téléphone de St-Liboire de Bagot Inc.
TEL-14 Sogetel Mobilité Inc.
TEL-15 Téléphone Guèvremont Inc.
TEL-16 Téléphone Milot Inc.
TEL-17 TELUS Quebec: SCP B3 (licensed area within 2-04)
ONTARIO
TEL-18 Amtelecom Inc.
TEL-19 BCE Ontario : Bell Mobility
TEL-20 BCE Ontario : NorTel Mobility Inc.
TEL-21 Brooke Telecom Co-Operative Ltd.
TEL-22 Bruce Municipal Telephone System
TEL-23 Cochrane Cellular Mobility
TEL-24 Corporation of the City of Thunder Bay
TEL-25 Dryden Mobility
TEL-26 Corporation of the Town of Kenora
TEL-27 Execulink Telecom Inc.
TEL-28 Gosfield North Communications Co-operative Limited
TEL-29 Hay Communication Co-operative Limited
TEL-30 Huron Telecommunications
TEL-31 Lansdowne Rural Telephone Co.Ltd.
TEL-32 Mornington Communications Co-operative Limited
TEL-33 Nexicom Telecommunications Inc.
TEL-34 Nexicom Telephones Inc.
TEL-35 North Frontenac Telephone Co.Ltd.
TEL-36 North Renfrew Telephone Co.Ltd.
TEL-37 O.N.Tel Inc.
TEL-38 People's Communications Inc.
TEL-39 Quadro Communications Co-operative
TEL-40 Roxborough Telephone Co.Ltd.
TEL-41 Superior Wireless Inc.
TEL-42 Tuckersmith Communications Co-operative Limited
TEL-43 Westport Telephone Company Limited
TEL-44 Wightman Telecom Limited
BRITISH COLUMBIA
TEL-45 TELUS - Southern B.C.
TEL-46 Northwestel – Northern B.C.
TEL-47 City of Prince Rupert

Appendix F

Spectrum Allotments

Licensee Area Spectrum Block Frequency (MHz)
Microcell Telecommunications Inc. 1-01 PCS A/A' 1850 - 1865 / 1930 - 1945
TELUS Inc. 1-01 PCS B1/B1' 1870 - 1875 / 1950 - 1955
2-01 PCS B2/B2' 1875 - 1880 / 1955 - 1960
2-01 PCS B3/B3' 1880 - 1885 / 1960 - 1965
2-02 PCS B2/B2' 1875 - 1880 / 1955 - 1960
2-02 PCS B3/B3' 1880 - 1885 / 1960 - 1965
2-03 PCS B2/B2' 1875 - 1880 / 1955 - 1960
2-03 PCS B3/B3' 1880 - 1885 / 1960 - 1965
2-04 PCS B2/B2' 1875 - 1880 / 1955 - 1960
2-05 PCS B2/B2' 1875 - 1880 / 1955 - 1960
2-05 PCS B3/B3' 1880 - 1885 / 1960 - 1965
2-06 PCS B2/B2' 1875 - 1880 / 1955 - 1960
2-06 PCS B3/B3' 1880 - 1885 / 1960 - 1965
2-07 PCS B2/B2' 1875 - 1880 / 1955 - 1960
2-07 PCS B3/B3' 1880 - 1885 / 1960 - 1965
2-08 PCS B2/B2' 1875 - 1880 / 1955 - 1960
2-08 PCS B3/B3' 1880 - 1885 / 1960 - 1965
2-09 PCS B2/B2' 1875 - 1880 / 1955 - 1960
2-09 PCS B3/B3' 1880 - 1885 / 1960 - 1965
2-10 PCS B2/B2' 1875 - 1880 / 1955 - 1960
2-10 PCS B3/B3' 1880 - 1885 / 1960 - 1965
2-11 PCS B2/B2' 1875 - 1880 / 1955 - 1960
2-11 PCS B3/B3' 1880 - 1885 / 1960 - 1965
2-12 PCS D1/D1' 1865 - 1870 / 1945 - 1950
2-12 Cellular Block B 835 - 845 /880 - 890
2-12 Cellular Block B 846.5 - 849 / 891.5 - 894
2-14 PCS B2/B2' 1875 - 1880 / 1955 - 1960
2-14 PCS B3/B3' 1880 - 1885 / 1960 - 1965
TEL-02 Cellular Block B 835 - 845 / 880 - 890
TEL-02 Cellular Block B 846.5 - 849 / 891.5 - 894
TEL-17 PCS B3/B3' 1880 - 1885 / 1960 - 1965
TEL-45* PCS D1/D1' 1865 - 1870 / 1945 - 1950
TEL-45* Cellular Block B 835 - 845 / 880 - 890
TEL-45* Cellular Block B 846.5 - 849 / 891.5 - 894
Rogers Wireless Inc. 1-01 PCS F/F' 1890 - 1895 / 1970 - 1975
1-01 Cellular Block A 824 - 835 / 869 - 880
1-01 Cellular Block A 845 - 846.5 / 890 - 891.5
Saskatchewan Telecommunications 2-11 PCS D1/D1' 1865 - 1870 / 1945 - 1950
Holding Corp. 2-11 Cellular Block B 835 - 845 / 880 - 890
2-11 Cellular Block B 846.5 - 849 / 891.5 - 894
MTS Communications Inc. 2-10 PCS D1/D1' 1865 - 1870 / 1945 - 1950
2-10 Cellular Block B 835 - 845 / 880 - 890
2-10 Cellular Block B 846.5 - 849 / 891.5 - 894
Aliant Telecommunications Inc. 2-01 PCS D1/D1' 1865 - 1870 / 1945 - 1950
2-01 Cellular Block B 835 - 845 / 880 - 890
2-01 Cellular Block B 846.5 - 849 / 891.5 - 894
2-02 PCS D1/D1' 1865 - 1870 / 1945 - 1950
2-02 Cellular Block B 835 - 845 / 880 - 890
2-02 Cellular Block B 846.5 - 849 / 891.5 - 894
2-03 PCS D1/D1' 1865 - 1870 / 1945 - 1950
2-03 Cellular Block B 835 - 845 / 880 - 890
2-03 Cellular Block B 846.5 - 849 / 891.5 - 894
Bell Mobility 2-04 PCS D1/D1' 1865 - 1870 / 1945 - 1950
2-05 PCS D1/D1' 1865 - 1870 / 1945 - 1950
2-06 PCS D1/D1' 1865 - 1870 / 1945 - 1950
2-07 PCS D1/D1' 1865 - 1870 / 1945 - 1950
2-08 PCS D1/D1' 1865 - 1870 / 1945 - 1950
2-09 PCS D1/D1' 1865 - 1870 / 1945 - 1950
TEL-01 Cellular Block B 835 - 845 / 880 - 890
TEL-01 Cellular Block B 846.5 - 849 / 891.5 - 894
TEL-02** PCS D1/D1' 1865 - 1870 / 1945 - 1950
TEL-03 Cellular Block B 835 - 845 / 880 - 890
TEL-03 Cellular Block B 846.5 - 849 / 891.5 - 894
TEL-19 Cellular Block B 835 - 845 / 880 - 890
TEL-19 Cellular Block B 846.5 - 849 / 891.5 - 894
TEL-20 Cellular Block B 835 - 845 / 880 - 890
TEL-20 Cellular Block B 846.5 - 849 / 891.5 - 894

Footnotes

* Area TEL-45 is previously known as PCS Auction Licence area 2-16.

** Area TEL-02 is previously known as PCS Auction Licence area 2-15G.

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