Archived — MCS Spectrum Licence

The licence and licence conditions have been reproduced in the language requested by the licensee.

Issued under the authority of the Minister of Industry in accordance with the Radiocommunication Act and Regulations made thereunder

Effective Date: July 8, 2004

Expiry Date: March 31, 2011

Account Number: 07-090003183

Licence Number: 707-4925405

Radiocommunication Carrier

SASKTEL
2121 Saskatchewan Drive
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 3Y2

This Licence Authorizes the Operation of the Station Listed Below

Number/Type: 4925405/Fixed

Service Area: Sasktachewan

System: MCS 2.5 GHz

Licence Conditions

This licence authorizes the use of specified radio frequencies as listed below and defined within a geographic area as specified in the document entitled Multipoint Communications Systems in the 2500 MHz Range, Policy and Licensing Procedures.

Transmitting Frequencies:

2500.00000 MHz To 2596.00000 MHz

2686.00000 MHz To 2688.00000 MHz

Receiving Frequencies:

2500.00000 MHz To 2596.00000 MHz

2686.00000 MHz To 2688.00000 MHz

Services: F - Fixed

Appendix A8 - Licence Conditions

Part 1 - Licence Conditions for 2500 MHz Multipoint Communications Systems Licensees

These conditions are established in consideration of the policy framework for Multipoint Communications Systems (MCS) in the Policy and Licensing Procedures document, (hereafter referred to as the “MCS policy”) issued by the Department in June 1999. Licensees should consult this document for any additional guidelines.

You must:

  1. substantially adhere to the MCS system rollout plans made in your detailed submission to the Department as amended in your letter to the Department dated May 11, 2004;
  2. adhere to the Learning Plan delivered with your detailed submission;
  3. comply on an ongoing basis with applicable Canadian ownership and control eligibility criteria (currently as set out in section 10 of the Radiocommunication Regulations). Licensees must notify the Minister of any change which would have a material effect on their ownership or control in fact. Such notification must be made in advance for any of the proposed transactions within the licensee's knowledge;
  4. use the assigned spectrum in accordance with the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations and the spectrum policy outlined in section 4 of the MCS Policy; and limited to Fixed service as indicated on the face of this licence;
  5. ensure that radio apparatus is installed and operated in a manner that complies with Health Canada's limits of exposure to radio fields;
  6. mark antenna structures, where applicable, in accordance with the recommendations of Transport Canada;
  7. consult with the appropriate land-use authorities prior to installation of significant antenna structures. Installation of any significant antenna structure must be delayed for a period of time sufficient for departmental review where, after considering reasonable alternatives and consultation options, land-use consultation negotiations remain at an impasse;
  8. comply with the terms and conditions of any approval given by the Minister under paragraph 5(1) (f) of the Radiocommunication Act;
  9. ensure that radio apparatus is installed and operated in a manner that complies with technical standards as specified by the Department, including applicable Radio Specification Standards (RSS) and Standard Radio Systems Specifications (SRSP);
  10. comply with existing and future international coordination or notification requirements and procedures. This includes coordination/notification, as appropriate and applicable, with the United States as new or amended requirements are introduced;
  11. comply with the transition policy and relocation procedure for the relocation of incumbent stations as outlined in section 4.6.3 of the MCS policy;
  12. make available to the Department, upon request, required technical details of hub stations in the format prescribed by the Department;
  13. obtain Ministerial approval, following a full review of the application by the Department, to transfer, or assign the licence. For clarification, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, "transfer" includes any leasing, subleasing or other disposition of the rights and obligations of the licence, and also includes any change which would have a material effect on the ownership or control in fact of the licensee;
  14. pay the annual licence fee before March 31 of each year for the subsequent year (April 1 to March 31); and
  15. file detailed annual reports outlining overall progress until March 31,  2008;
    • MCS system deployment status;
    • Learning Plan implementation status;
    • audited statements of any Learning Plan fund contributions and disbursements;
    • an identification of all notices to displace incumbent licensees, confirming the scheduled implementation of MCS in the subject area(s);
    • an update on the number of subscribers and their distribution across your service area;
    • a description of direct investments undertaken with respect to MCS;
    • an update on any other commitments made in your detailed submission; and
    • a copy of any existing corporate annual report for each fiscal year with respect to this authorization.

These annual reports are to be augmented with semi-annual interim reports indicating system implementation and Learning Plan progress until March 31, 2006.

The reports are to be submitted, in writing within 120 days of your fiscal year end, to the local Regional Director, Spectrum in each service area.

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