Archived—A Brief History of Cellular and PCS Licensing

October 2004

Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Policy

This document summarizes the history of cellular and Personal Communications Services (PCS) in Canada and includes the following lists: Cellular Licensees for 2004, Telephone Service Areas for 2004 (i.e. TEL service areas), 1995 PCS Licensees, 2004 PCS Spectrum Blocks, 2001 PCS Auction Licensees, and 2004 PCS Licensees.

Table of Contents

A Brief History of Cellular and PCS Licensing (PDF, 85 KB, 18 pages)

Definitions

In the document: 

  • Cellular licensee — is a radiocommunication carrier who operates radio apparatus installed in a base station that communicates on the transmit and receive frequencies in the radio frequency band 869.040 MHz to 893.970 MHz and the transmit and receive frequencies in the radio frequency band 824.040 MHz to 848.970 MHz.
  • Incumbent PCS Licensee — is a PCS licensee authorized in the comparative selection and licensing process of 1995.
  • PCS licensee — is a radiocommunication carrier who operates radio apparatus installed in a base station that communicates on the transmit and receive frequencies in the radio frequency band 1850 MHz to 1990 MHz.

The Introduction of Cellular

On October 15, 1982 the Department of Communications (now the Department of Industry) issued Gazette Notice DGTN-006-82/DGTR-017-82, Cellular Mobile Radio Policy and Call for Licence Applications. This notice outlined the sub-allocation plan for the cellular spectrum in which: one 20 MHz block of cellular spectrum (sub-band B) was allocated to the local telephone companies in their operating areas; one 20 MHz block (sub-band A) was made available to other applicants; and two blocks of five (5) MHz of cellular spectrum were held in reserve for future use. Specifically the notice stated: 

Sub-Allocation - Telecommunications Common Carriers. The Department invites applications from regulated Canadian telecommunications common carriers to provide cellular mobile radio telephone services within the operating territories where they provide public switched telephone service. For this purpose, the Department will allocate two blocks of frequencies: 

835-845 MHz Mobile Transmit
880-890 MHz Base Transmit

Sub-Allocation - Other Applicants. The Department will accept proposals from other applicants to provide cellular mobile radio telephone services in areas also served by regulated Canadian telecommunications common carriers. For this purpose, the Department will allocate two blocks of frequencies: 

825-835 MHz Mobile Transmit
870-880 MHz Base Transmit

On December 14, 1983 the then Minister of the Department of Communications, Francis Fox, announced that CANTEL (now Rogers Wireless Inc.) was the successful applicant for cellular spectrum sub-band A. In the announcement the Minister also invited applications from the telephone companies to provide service in cellular spectrum sub-band B. All licensees were authorized to begin offering their cellular service on July 1, 1985. A list of all current cellular licensees is provided in Appendix A, and their service areas in Appendix B.

In 1989, the two five (5) MHz of cellular spectrum that had been reserved for future use were allotted to the two cellular sub-bands and assigned to the incumbent cellular licensees. The cellular sub-bands are now as follows: 

Sub-band B - Telecommunications Common Carriers

835-845 MHz paired with 880-890 MHz
846.5-849 MHz paired with 891.5-894 MHz

Sub-band A - Other Applicants

824-835 MHz paired with 869-880 MHz
845-846.5 MHz paired with 890-891.5 MHz

For complete technical details concerning the cellular bands, refer to Standard Radio System Plan 503, Technical Requirements for Cellular Radiotelephone Systems Operating in the Bands 824-849 MHz and 869-894 MHz (SRSP-503).

The Introduction of PCS

In December 1995, the then Minister of Industry, John Manley, awarded PCS licences to 14 companies: two national 30 MHz PCS licences were awarded to Clearnet PCS Inc. and Microcell Networks Inc.; a national 10 MHz PCS licence was awarded to Rogers Cantel Mobile Inc.; and a 10 MHz PCS licence was awarded to the 11 regional shareholders of Mobility Personacom Canada Ltd. for their operating territories. A complete list of the successful applicants is provided in Appendix C. In the decision, two licences were held in reserve: one 30 MHz licence (block C/C') and one 10 MHz licence (block E/E').

To ensure that a competitive environment would be maintained, at the time of this licensing process, the Department also placed a limit on the amount of spectrum that any one entity or its affiliates could hold. This spectrum aggregation limit, commonly referred to as the spectrum cap, was set at 40 MHz and consisted of frequency assignments for PCS at 2 GHz, cellular radiotelephony, and similar public high-mobility radiotelephony services in the 800 MHz range such as Enhanced Specialized Mobile Radio Services (ESMR). On November 5, 1999, the Minister of Industry announced that the spectrum aggregation limit applying to PCS would be raised from 40 MHz to 55 MHz, and that 40 MHz of additional spectrum for PCS would be licensed by auction. The 40 MHz of additional spectrum consisted of PCS spectrum blocks C/C' and E/E', which had been held in reserve in 1995. These actions were taken to ensure the availability of adequate spectrum resources to meet the needs of the expanding PCS market, and also to enable the implementation of new offerings such as Advanced Wireless Services (AWS). For complete details on the aggregation limits refer to Radio Systems Policy 021, Revision to the PCS Spectrum Cap and Timing for Licensing Additional PCS Spectrum (RP-021).

For complete technical details concerning the PCS bands, refer to Standard Radio System Plan 510, Technical Requirements for Personal Communications Services in the Bands 1850-1910 MHz and 1930-1990 MHz (SRSP-510).

The Introduction of Third Party Cellular

In 1998 the Department released its policy on 'third party' cellular entitled Radio Systems Policy 019, Policy for the Provision of Cellular Services by New Parties (RP-019). The purpose of this policy is to effect changes the policies respecting the authorization of cellular service providers operating in the frequency bands 824-849 MHz and 869-894 MHz, so as to extend the provision of cellular services to unserved and underserved areas in a timely and orderly manner, by enabling entities, other than those which previously were or could have been authorized to offer such services, to proffer cellular services. Since the release the Department has issued a number of third party cellular authorizations for sub-block B and continues to receive applications.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Since the initial licensing processes a number of mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations have occurred among the licensees. To begin with, in 1998 AGT Mobility Inc. merged with BC TEL Services Inc. and Québec Téléphone to form TELUS Corporation. TELUS and Thunder Bay Telephone subsequently left the Mobility Canada Association, with the remaining members reforming under the Bell Wireless Alliance. This was followed by the acquisition of Clearnet by TELUS in late 2000. As part of the restructuring TELUS created a new corporate entity, TELE-MOBILE COMPANY, which is a partnership between 3817873 Canada Inc. and TELUS Communications Inc. This partnership holds all the wireless licences associated with the two partners.

As a consequence of the acquisition of Clearnet, TELUS had to return to the Department 20 MHz of spectrum in three areas of the country to come into compliance with the spectrum cap. To come into compliance TELUS choose to return certain PCS spectrum that was originally assigned to Clearnet PCS Inc. and Québec Téléphone in its telephone operating territories in British Columbia, Alberta, and Eastern Quebec. As Clearnet was originally authorized for 30 MHz (spectrum block B/B') and TELUS needed to return only a portion of this, the Department had to divide spectrum block B/B' into three 10 MHz blocks (B1/B1', B2/B2', B3/B3'). The table below lists the spectrum blocks and service areas returned in 2000. A list of the current PCS spectrum blocks is provided in Appendix D.

Table 1: Spectrum returned by TELUS to the Department in 2000
Frequency Block Service area Frequency
B2/B2' 2-12 Alberta 1875-1880/1955-1960 MHz
B3/B3' 2-12 Alberta 1880-1885/1960-1965 MHz
B2/B2' TEL-45 Southern B.C., Dawson Creek 1875-1880/1955-1960 MHz
B3/B3' TEL-45 Southern B.C., Dawson Creek 1880-1885/1960-1965 MHz
B3/B3' TEL-02 Sept-Îles and Gaspé 1880-1885/1960-1965 MHz
D/D' TEL-02 Sept-Îles and Gaspé 1865-1870/1945-1950 MHz

Over the period from 2001 to 2002, the four local telephone companies in the Atlantic provinces consolidated under one company -- Aliant Telecom Inc. Also, BCE reorganized and restructured two of its companies operating in Ontario and Quebec (NorthernTel L.P. and Telebec L.P.) under a trust fund called Bell Nordiq.

2001 PCS Auction

In January 2001 the Department held an auction for the 40 MHz of PCS spectrum that had been held in reserve by the Minister in his 1995 licensing decision (PCS blocks C and E) and the spectrum returned to the Department by TELUS in 2000. Five entities bid on 52 spectrum licences across the country with bids totalling $1.48 billion. A list of the successful bidders is provided in Appendix E. For the spectrum licences not assigned following the PCS spectrum auction the Department announced its intention to assign them on a First-come, First-served basis (FCFS) or, where demand exceeds supply, by auction. (Refer to Gazette Notice DGRB-004-03, Unassigned Personal Communications Services (PCS) Spectrum in the 2 GHz Frequency Range.) A list of PCS licensees and their detailed spectrum holdings and service areas are listed in Appendix F.

Conversion to Spectrum Licensing

In December 2002, the Department released Gazette Notice DGRB-004-02 entitled Consultation on a New Fee and Licensing Regime for Cellular and Incumbent Personal Communications Services (PCS) Licensees. The Department proposed a transition of the cellular and incumbent PCS licensees to new licensing and fee regimes based on spectrum licences and a common fee. Based on the comments and reply comments received, the Department defined the final policy for the transition of cellular and incumbent PCS licensees to the new licensing and fee regimes. The new fee regime was announced in Gazette Notice DGRB-005-03, Radio Authorization Fees for Wireless Telecommunication Systems that Operate in the Radio Frequency Bands 824.040 MHz to 848.970 MHz, 869.040 MHz to 893.970 MHz or 1850 MHz to 1990 MHz.

The new licensing regime was announced in Gazette Notice DGRB-006-03. This notice announced the release of the paper entitled Spectrum Licensing Policy for Cellular and Incumbent Personal Communications Services (PCS) which outlines Industry Canada's proposal for the transition of cellular and incumbent PCS licences to spectrum licences similar to those issued following the auction of additional PCS spectrum in the 2 GHz range.

Appendix A - Cellular Licensees - 2004

Licensee Cellular Block Tier Area
Aliant Telecom Inc. B 2-01
B 2-02
B 2-03
Amtelecom Inc. B TEL-18
Bell Mobility Inc. B TEL-01
B TEL-19
Brooke Telecom Co-Operative Ltd. B TEL-21
Bruce Municipal Telephone System B TEL-22
City of Prince Rupert B TEL-47
Corporation of the Town of Cochrane Municipal Telephone System B TEL-23
Coop Tel B TEL-04
La Corporation de Téléphone de La Baie (1983) B TEL-05
La Compagnie de Téléphone de Courcelles Inc. B TEL-06
La Compagnie de Téléphone de Lambton Inc. B TEL-07
La Compagnie de Téléphone Nantes Inc. B TEL-08
La Compagnie de Téléphone de St-Victor B TEL-09
La Compagnie de Téléphone de Warwick B TEL-10
La Compagnie de Téléphone Upton Inc. B TEL-11
Corporation of the City of Thunder Bay B TEL-24
B TEL-48
Corporation of the Town of Kenora B TEL-26
The City of Dryden B TEL-25
Execulink Telecom Inc. B TEL-27
Gosfield North Communications Co-operative Limited B TEL-28
Hay Communication Co-operative Limited B TEL-29
Huron Telecommunications Co-operative Limited B TEL-30
Le Téléphone de St-Ephrem Inc. B TEL-12
Le Téléphone de St-Liboire-de-Bagot Inc. B TEL-13
The Lansdowne Rural Telephone Company Ltd. B TEL-31
MTS Mobility Inc. B 2-10
Mornington Communications Co-operative Limited B TEL-32
Nexicom Telecommunications Inc. B TEL-33
Nexicom Telephones Inc. B TEL-34
North Frontenac Telephone Co.Ltd. B TEL-35
North Renfrew Telephone Co.Ltd. B TEL-36
NorthernTel L.P. B TEL-20
Northwestel Mobility Inc. B 2-14
B TEL-46
O.N.Tel Inc. B TEL-37
People's Telephone Company of Forest Inc. B TEL-38
Quadro Communications Co-operative Inc. B TEL-39
Rogers Wireless Inc. A 1-01
Roxborough Telephone Company Limited. B TEL-40
Saskatchewan Telecommunications B 2-11
SogeTel Mobilité Inc. B TEL-14
Superior Wireless Inc. B TEL-41
Télébec L.P. B TEL-03
TELE-MOBILE COMPANY B 2-12
B TEL-02
B TEL-45
Téléphone Guèvremont Inc. B TEL-15
Téléphone Milot Inc. B TEL-16
Tuckersmith Communications Co-operative Limited B TEL-42
Westport Telephone Company Limited B TEL-43
Wightman Telecom Limited B TEL-44

Appendix B - Telephone Service Areas - 2004

TEL-01 Southern and Eastern area of the province of Quebec
TEL-02 Donacona, Beauce, Bas St-Laurent, Gaspésie, Sept-Îles, Côte-Nord area
TEL-03 Abitibi, Chibougamau, Ferme-Neuve, Bécancour, Contrecoeur, Îles-de-la-Madeleine area
TEL-04 Valcourt, Roxton Falls, Lawrenceville area
TEL-05 Baie-du-Febvre area
TEL-06 Courcelles area
TEL-07 Lambton area
TEL-08 Nantes area
TEL-09 St-Victor area
TEL-10 Warwick, St-Albert de Warwick, Kingsey Falls area
TEL-11Upton area
TEL-12 St-Ephrem-de-Beauce area
TEL-13 St-Liboire-de-Bagot area
TEL-14 Nicolet, Risborough, Saint-Cyprien area
TEL-15 Sainte-Rosalie, Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil area
TEL-16 Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, Charette, Saint-Barnabé, Saint-Paulin area
TEL-17 City of Québec area (Part of 2-04 outside of 2-15)
TEL-18 Aylmer, Cambray, Coldwater, Tobermory area
TEL-19 Southern, Eastern and Northern Ontario area
TEL-20 Kapuskasing area
TEL-21 Watford area
TEL-22 Port Elgin area
TEL-23Cochrane area
TEL-24Thunder Bay area
TEL-25Dryden area
TEL-26Kenora area
TEL-27Woodstock, Port Franks area
TEL-28Cottom area
TEL-29Grand Bend area
TEL-30Goderich area
TEL-31Lansdowne area
TEL-32Mornington area
TEL-33Millbrook area
TEL-34Keen area
TEL-35North Frontenac area
TEL-36North Renfrew area
TEL-37 Temagami, Iroquois Falls, Moose Factory area
TEL-38Forest area
TEL-39 Kirkton area
TEL-40Moose Creek area
TEL-41 Dryden, Sioux Lookout, Geraldton, and Terrace Bay area
TEL-42Clinton area
TEL-43 Westport area
TEL-44 Mildmay area
TEL-45 Southern B.C., Dawson Creek area
TEL-46 Fort Nelson area
TEL-47 Prince Rupert area
TEL-48 Rainy River area

Appendix C - 1995 PCS Licensees

Licensee PCS Block * Telephone Operating Territory Tier Area
Microcell Networks Inc. A/A'  1-01
Clearnet PCS Inc. B/B'  1-01
Rogers Cantel Mobile Inc. F/F'  1-01
AGT Mobility Inc. D/D' Alberta2-12
BCE Mobile Communications Inc. D/D' Quebec TEL-01
D/D' Ontario TEL-19
BC TEL Services Inc. D/D' British Columbia TEL-45
Island Tel D/D' PEI2-02
MTS Mobility Inc. D/D' Manitoba2-10
MT&T Mobility Inc. D/D' Nova Scotia2-02
New Brunswick Telephone Co. Inc. D/D' New Brunswick2-03
NewTel Mobility Ltd. D/D' Newfoundland2-01
Québec Té1éphone D/D' Eastern Quebec areaTEL-02
Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation D/D' Saskatchewan 2-11
Corporation of the City of Thunder Bay D/D' Thunder BayTEL-24

* Block A/A' - 1850-1865 /1930-1945 MHz
Block B/B' - 1870-1885 / 1950-1965 MHz
Block D/D' -1865-1870 / 1945-1950 MHz
Block F/F' - 1890-1895 / 1970-1975 MHz


Appendix D - 2004 PCS Spectrum Blocks

Spectrum Block Lower Frequency MHz Upper Frequency MHz
A/A'30 MHz 1850-1865 1930-1945
B1/B1' 10 MHz 1870-1875 1950-1955
B2/B2' 10 MHz 1875-1880 1955-1960
B3/B3' 10 MHz 1880-1885 1960-1965
C1/C1' 10 MHz 1895-1900 1975-1980
C2/C2' 10 MHz 1900-1905 1980-1985
C3/C3' 10 MHz 1905-1910 1985-1990
D/D' 10 MHz 1865-1870 1945-1950
E/E' 10 MHz 1885-1890 1965-1970
F/F' 10 MHz 1890-1895 1970-1975

Appendix E - 2001 PCS Auction Licensees

Provisional Licence Winner Sum of Total High Bids Number of Licences
Rogers Wireless Alberta Inc. $ 393,520,000 23
Bell Mobility Inc. $ 720,490,000 16
Tele-Mobile Company$ 355,920,000 5
TBay Tel$ 600,000 1
Saskatchewan Telecommunications Inc. - 1
Aliant Telecommunications Inc. - 5
MTS Communications - 1

Appendix F - 2004 PCS Licensees

Licensee Block Area Licensing process
Microcell Networks Inc. A/A' 2-01 1995 Comp. Review
Microcell Networks Inc. A/A' 2-02 1995 Comp. Review
Microcell Networks Inc. A/A' 2-03 1995 Comp. Review
Microcell Networks Inc. A/A' 2-04 1995 Comp. Review
Microcell Networks Inc. A/A' 2-05 1995 Comp. Review
Microcell Networks Inc. A/A' 2-06 1995 Comp. Review
Microcell Networks Inc. A/A' 2-07 1995 Comp. Review
Microcell Networks Inc. A/A' 2-08 1995 Comp. Review
Microcell Networks Inc. A/A' 2-09 1995 Comp. Review
Microcell Networks Inc. A/A' 2-10 1995 Comp. Review
Microcell Networks Inc. A/A' 2-11 1995 Comp. Review
Microcell Networks Inc. A/A' 2-12 1995 Comp. Review
Microcell Networks Inc. A/A' 2-13 1995 Comp. Review
Microcell Networks Inc. A/A' 2-14 1995 Comp. Review

Licensee Block Area Licensing process
Tele-Mobile Company B1/B1'2-01 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B1/B1' 2-02 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B1/B1'2-03 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B1/B1'2-04 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B1/B1'2-05 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B1/B1' 2-06 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B1/B1'2-07 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B1/B1' 2-08 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B1/B1'2-09 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B1/B1'2-10 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B1/B1'2-11 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B1/B1'2-12 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B1/B1'2-13 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B1/B1' 2-14 1995 Comp. Review

Licensee Block Area Licensing process
Tele-Mobile Company B2/B2'2-01 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B2/B2'2-02 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B2/B2'2-03 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B2/B2'2-04 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B2/B2' 2-05 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B2/B2'2-06 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B2/B2' 2-07 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B2/B2'2-08 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B2/B2'2-09 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B2/B2'2-10 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B2/B2'2-11 1995 Comp. Review
Bell Mobility Inc. B2/B2' 2-12 2001 Auction
W 2N B2/B2'TEL-45 [subset of 2-13] 2001 Auction
Tele-Mobile Company B2/B2' TEL-46 [subset of 2-13] 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B2/B2'TEL-47 [subset of 2-13] 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B2/B2' 2-14 1995 Comp. Review

Licensee Block Area Licensing process
Tele-Mobile Company B3/B3' 2-01 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B3/B3' 2-02 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B3/B3' 2-03 1995 Comp. Review
Industry Canada B3/B3' TEL-02 [subset of 2-04] Unassigned
Tele-Mobile Company B3/B3' TEL-17 [subset of 2-04] 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B3/B3' 2-05 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B3/B3' 2-06 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B3/B3' 2-07 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B3/B3' 2-08 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B3/B3' 2-09 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B3/B3' 2-10 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B3/B3' 2-11 1995 Comp. Review
W 2N B3/B3' 2-12 2001 Auction
Bell Mobility Inc. B3/B3' TEL-45 [subset of 2-13] 2001 Auction
Tele-Mobile Company B3/B3' TEL-46 [subset of 2-13] 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B3/B3' TEL-47 [subset of 2-13] 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company B3/B3' 2-14 1995 Comp. Review

Licensee Block Area Licensing process
Rogers Wireless Inc. C1/C1' 2-012001 Auction
Rogers Wireless Inc. C1/C1' 2-02 2001 Auction
Rogers Wireless Inc. C1/C1' 2-032001 Auction
Rogers Wireless Inc. C1/C1' 2-04 2001 Auction
Rogers Wireless Inc. C1/C1' 2-052001 Auction
Rogers Wireless Inc. C1/C1' 2-062001 Auction
Industry Canada C1/C1' 2-07 Unassigned
Rogers Wireless Inc. C1/C1' 2-082001 Auction
Rogers Wireless Inc. C1/C1' 2-092001 Auction
Rogers Wireless Inc. C1/C1' 2-102001 Auction
Rogers Wireless Inc. C1/C1' 2-112001 Auction
Rogers Wireless Inc. C1/C1' 2-122001 Auction
Rogers Wireless Inc. C1/C1' 2-132001 Auction
Industry Canada C1/C1' 2-14 Unassigned

Licensee Block Area Licensing process
Aliant C2/C2' 2-012001 Auction
Rogers Wireless Inc. C2/C2' 2-02 2001 Auction
Aliant C2/C2' 2-03 2001 Auction
W 2N C2/C2' 2-04 2001 Auction
Rogers Wireless Inc. C2/C2' 2-05 2001 Auction
Rogers Wireless Inc. C2/C2' 2-062001 Auction
Industry Canada C2/C2' 2-07Unassigned
Bell Mobility Inc. C2/C2' 2-082001 Auction
Rogers Wireless Inc. C2/C2' 2-092001 Auction
Rogers Wireless Inc. C2/C2' 2-102001 Auction
Industry Canada C2/C2' 2-11Unassigned
Bell Mobility Inc. C2/C2' 2-122001 Auction
Bell Mobility Inc. C2/C2' 2-132001 Auction
Industry Canada C2/C2' 2-14Unassigned

Licensee Block Area Licensing process
Aliant C3/C3' 2-01 2001 Auction
Aliant C3/C3'2-02 2001 Auction
Aliant C3/C3' 2-03 2001 Auction
Bell Mobility Inc. C3/C3' 2-04 2001 Auction
Bell Mobility Inc. C3/C3' 2-05 2001 Auction
Bell Mobility Inc. C3/C3'2-06 2001 Auction
Industry Canada C3/C3' 2-07 Unassigned
Bell Mobility Inc. C3/C3' 2-08 2001 Auction
Bell Mobility Inc. C3/C3' 2-09 2001 Auction
MTS Mobility Inc. C3/C3'2-10 2001 Auction
Saskatchewan C3/C3' 2-112001 Auction
Rogers Wireless Inc. C3/C3'2-12 2001 Auction
Bell Mobility Inc. C3/C3'2-13 2001 Auction
Industry Canada C3/C3'2-14 Unassigned

Licensee Block Area Licensing process
Aliant D/D' 2-01 1995 Comp. Review
Aliant D/D' 2-02 1995 Comp. Review
Aliant D/D' 2-03 1995 Comp. Review
Bell Mobility Inc. D/D' TEL-01 [subset of 2-4,5,7] 1995 Comp. Review
Bell Mobility Inc. D/D' TEL-02 [subset of 2-4] 2001 Auction
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-03 [subset of 2-5,7] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-04 [subset of 2-5] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-05 [subset of 2-5] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-06 [subset of 2-5] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-07 [subset of 2-5] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-08 [subset of 2-5] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-09 [subset of 2-5] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-10 [subset of 2-5] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-11 [subset of 2-5] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-12 [subset of 2-5] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-13 [subset of 2-5] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-14 [subset of 2-5] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-15 [subset of 2-5] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-16 [subset of 2-5] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-18 [subset of 2-8] Unassigned
Bell Mobility Inc. D/D' TEL-19 [subset of 2-6,8,9] 1995 Comp. Review
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-20 [subset of 2-8] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-21 [subset of 2-8] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-22 [subset of 2-8] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-23 [subset of 2-8] Unassigned
Corporation of the
City of Thunder Bay
D/D' TEL-24 [subset of 2-9] 1995 Comp. Review
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-25 [subset of 2-9] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-26 [subset of 2-9] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-27 [subset of 2-8] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-28 [subset of 2-8] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-29 [subset of 2-8] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-30 [subset of 2-8] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-31 [subset of 2-8] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-32 [subset of 2-8] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-33 [subset of 2-8] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-35 [subset of 2-6] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-36 [subset of 2-6] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-37 [subset of 2-9] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-38 [subset of 2-8] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-39 [subset of 2-8] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-40 [subset of 2-8] Unassigned
Bell Mobility Inc. D/D' TEL-41 [subset of 2-9] 1995 Comp. Review
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-42 [subset of 2-8] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-43 [subset of 2-6] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-44 [subset of 2-8] Unassigned
Bell Mobility Inc. D/D' TEL-48 [subset of 2-9] 1995 Comp. Review
MTS Mobility Inc. D/D'2-10 1995 Comp. Review
Saskatchewan D/D'2-11 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company D/D' 2-12 1995 Comp. Review
Tele-Mobile Company D/D' TEL-45 [subset of 2-13] 1995 Comp. Review
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-46 [subset of 2-13] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' TEL-47 [subset of 2-13] Unassigned
Industry Canada D/D' 2-14 Unassigned

Licensee Block Area Licensing process
Rogers Wireless Inc. E/E' 2-012001 Auction
Tele-Mobile Company E/E'2-02 2001 Auction
Rogers Wireless Inc. E/E'2-03 2001 Auction
Rogers Wireless Inc. E/E' 2-042001 Auction
Tele-Mobile Company E/E'2-05 2001 Auction
Tele-Mobile Company E/E'2-06 2001 Auction
Industry Canada E/E' 2-07Unassigned
Tele-Mobile Company E/E' 2-082001 Auction
Corporation of the City of E/E'2-09 2001 Auction
Tele-Mobile Company E/E' 2-102001 Auction
Rogers Wireless Inc. E/E' 2-112001 Auction
Bell Mobility Inc. E/E' 2-122001 Auction
Rogers Wireless Inc. E/E' 2-132001 Auction
Industry Canada E/E' 2-14Unassigned

Licensee Block Area Licensing process
Rogers Wireless Inc. F/F' 2-01 1995 Comp. Review
Rogers Wireless Inc. F/F' 2-02 1995 Comp. Review
Rogers Wireless Inc. F/F' 2-03 1995 Comp. Review
Rogers Wireless Inc. F/F' 2-04 1995 Comp. Review
Rogers Wireless Inc. F/F' 2-05 1995 Comp. Review
Rogers Wireless Inc. F/F' 2-061995 Comp. Review
Rogers Wireless Inc. F/F' 2-07 1995 Comp. Review
Rogers Wireless Inc. F/F' 2-08 1995 Comp. Review
Rogers Wireless Inc. F/F' 2-09 1995 Comp. Review
Rogers Wireless Inc. F/F' 2-10 1995 Comp. Review
Rogers Wireless Inc. F/F' 2-111995 Comp. Review
Rogers Wireless Inc. F/F' 2-121995 Comp. Review
Rogers Wireless Inc. F/F' 2-13 1995 Comp. Review
Rogers Wireless Inc. F/F' 2-14 1995 Comp. Review

Appendix G - Cellular Licensees (April 2009)

Licensee Service Area Frequency
Block
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-001 A
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-002 A
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-003 A
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-004 A
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-005 A
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-006 A
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-007 A
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-008 A
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-009 A
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-010 A
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-011 A
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-012 A
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-013 A
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-014 A
     
BELL MOBILITY INC 2-001 B
BELL MOBILITY INC 2-002 B
BELL MOBILITY INC 2-003 B
MTS Allstream Inc. 2-010 B
SASKTEL MOBILITY-CELLULAR/PCS 2-011 B
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-012 B
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE TEL-002 B
COOPTEL TEL-004 B
TELEPHONE MILOT INC TEL-005 B
LA CIE DE TELEPHONE DE COURCELLES TEL-006 B
COMPAGNIE DE TELEPHONE DE LAMBTON TEL-007 B
TELEPHONE MILOT INC TEL-008 B
COMPAGNIE DE TELEPHONE DE ST-VICTOR TEL-009 B
COMPAGNIE DE TELEPHONE DE WARWICK TEL-010 B
COMPAGNIE DE TELEPHONE UPTON INC TEL-011 B
LE TELEPHONE DE ST-EPHREM INC TEL-012 B
SOGETEL MOBILITE INC TEL-013 B
SOGETEL MOBILITE INC TEL-014 B
TELEPHONE GUEVREMONT INC TEL-015 B
TELEPHONE MILOT INC TEL-016 B
Amtelecom Limited Partnership TEL-018 B
TBayTel TEL-024 B
The Corp. of the City of Dryden TEL-025 B
Bell Aliant Regional TEL-026 B
EXECULINK TELECOM INC TEL-027 B
GOSFIELD NORTH COMMUNICATIONS TEL-028 B
LANSDOWNE RURAL TELEPHONE CO TEL-031 B
NEXICOM MOBILITY INC. TEL-033 B
NEXICOM MOBILITY INC. TEL-034 B
NORTH FRONTENAC TELEPHONE CO TEL-035 B
NORTH RENFREW TELEPHONE CO LTD TEL-036 B
ONTEL INC. o/a ONTERA TEL-037 B
Peoples Tel Limited Partnership TEL-038 B
ROXBOROUGH TELEPHONE CO LTD TEL-040 B
WTC COMMUNICATIONS TEL-043 B
WIGHTMAN TELECOM LTD TEL-044 B
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE TEL-045 B
BELL MOBILITY INC TEL-046 B
CITY OF PRINCE RUPERT (SPEC LIC.) TEL-047 B
TBayTel TEL-048 B
Bell Aliant Regional TEL-055 B
Cochrane Telecom Services of the TEL-062 B
NorthernTel L.P. (Vendor: 20027589) TEL-063 B
TBayTel TEL-064 B
The Corp. of the City of Dryden TEL-066 B
TBayTel TEL-068 B
Latitude Wireless Inc. TEL-072 B
BELL MOBILITY INC TEL-073 B
BELL MOBILITY INC TEL-074 B
TBayTel TEL-076 B
MTS Allstream Inc. TEL-078 B
BELL MOBILITY INC TEL-079 B
BELL MOBILITY INC TEL-079 B
BELL MOBILITY INC TEL-080 B
Telebec L.P. (Vendor: 0020027589) TEL-081 B
     
The Corp. of the City of Dryden Subdivision of 2-009 Subdivision of block A
FIRST NETWORKS OPERATIONS INC. Subdivision of 2-010 Subdivision of block A
BELL MOBILITY INC TEL-021 Subdivision of block B
BROOKE TELECOM CO-OP LTD TEL-021 Subdivision of block B
BELL MOBILITY INC TEL-022 Subdivision of block B
BRUCE TELECOM TEL-022 Subdivision of block B
BELL MOBILITY INC TEL-029 Subdivision of block B
HAY COMMUNICATIONS CO-OPERATIVE TEL-029 Subdivision of block B
BELL MOBILITY INC TEL-030 Subdivision of block B
HURON TELECOMMUNICATIONS TEL-030 Subdivision of block B
BELL MOBILITY INC TEL-032 Subdivision of block B
MORNINGTON COMMUNICATIONS TEL-032 Subdivision of block B
BELL MOBILITY INC TEL-039 Subdivision of block B
QUADRO COMMUNICATIONS CO-OPERATIVE TEL-039 Subdivision of block B
BELL MOBILITY INC TEL-042 Subdivision of block B
TUCKERSMITH COMMUNICATIONS TEL-042 Subdivision of block B

Appendix H - PCS Licensees (April 2009)

Licensee Service Area Frequency Block
FIDO SOLUTIONS INC 2-01 A/A'
FIDO SOLUTIONS INC 2-02 A/A'
FIDO SOLUTIONS INC 2-03 A/A'
FIDO SOLUTIONS INC 2-04 A/A'
FIDO SOLUTIONS INC 2-05 A/A'
FIDO SOLUTIONS INC 2-06 A/A'
FIDO SOLUTIONS INC 2-07 A/A'
FIDO SOLUTIONS INC 2-08 A/A'
FIDO SOLUTIONS INC 2-09 A/A'
FIDO SOLUTIONS INC 2-10 A/A'
FIDO SOLUTIONS INC 2-11 A/A'
FIDO SOLUTIONS INC 2-12 A/A'
FIDO SOLUTIONS INC 2-13 A/A'
FIDO SOLUTIONS INC 2-14 A/A'
     
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-01 B1/B1'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-02 B1/B1'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-03 B1/B1'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-04 B1/B1'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-05 B1/B1'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-06 B1/B1'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-07 B1/B1'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-08 B1/B1'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-09 B1/B1'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-10 B1/B1'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-11 B1/B1'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-12 B1/B1'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-13 B1/B1'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-14 B1/B1'
     
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-01 B2/B2'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-02 B2/B2'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-03 B2/B2'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-04 B2/B2'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-05 B2/B2'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-06 B2/B2'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-07 B2/B2'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-08 B2/B2'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-09 B2/B2'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-10 B2/B2'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-11 B2/B2'
BELL MOBILITY INC. 2-12 B2/B2'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-14 B2/B2'
BELL MOBILITY INC. TEL-045 B2/B2'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE TEL-046 B2/B2'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE TEL-047 B2/B2'
     
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-01 B3/B3'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-02 B3/B3'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-03 B3/B3'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-05 B3/B3'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-06 B3/B3'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-07 B3/B3'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-08 B3/B3'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-09 B3/B3'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-10 B3/B3'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-11 B3/B3'
BELL MOBILITY INC. 2-12 B3/B3'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-14 B3/B3'
BELL MOBILITY INC. TEL-045 B3/B3'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE TEL-017 B3/B3'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE TEL-046 B3/B3'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE TEL-047 B3/B3'
     
ROGERS WIRELESS ALBERTA INC. 2-01 C1/C1'
ROGERS WIRELESS ALBERTA INC. 2-02 C1/C1'
ROGERS WIRELESS ALBERTA INC. 2-03 C1/C1'
ROGERS WIRELESS ALBERTA INC. 2-04 C1/C1'
ROGERS WIRELESS ALBERTA INC. 2-05 C1/C1'
ROGERS WIRELESS ALBERTA INC. 2-06 C1/C1'
ROGERS WIRELESS ALBERTA INC. 2-08 C1/C1'
ROGERS WIRELESS ALBERTA INC. 2-09 C1/C1'
ROGERS WIRELESS ALBERTA INC. 2-10 C1/C1'
ROGERS WIRELESS ALBERTA INC. 2-11 C1/C1'
ROGERS WIRELESS ALBERTA INC. 2-12 C1/C1'
ROGERS WIRELESS ALBERTA INC. 2-13 C1/C1'
     
BELL MOBILITY INC. 2-01 C2/C2'
ROGERS WIRELESS ALBERTA INC. 2-02 C2/C2'
BELL MOBILITY INC. 2-03 C2/C2'
BELL MOBILITY INC. 2-04 C2/C2'
ROGERS WIRELESS ALBERTA INC. 2-05 C2/C2'
ROGERS WIRELESS ALBERTA INC. 2-06 C2/C2'
BELL MOBILITY INC. 2-08 C2/C2'
ROGERS WIRELESS ALBERTA INC. 2-09 C2/C2'
ROGERS WIRELESS ALBERTA INC. 2-10 C2/C2'
SASKTEL MOBILITY-CELLULAR/PCS 2-11 C2/C2'
BELL MOBILITY INC. 2-13 C2/C2'
     
BELL MOBILITY INC. 2-01 C3/C3'
BELL MOBILITY INC. 2-02 C3/C3'
BELL MOBILITY INC. 2-03 C3/C3'
BELL MOBILITY INC. 2-04 C3/C3'
BELL MOBILITY INC. 2-05 C3/C3'
BELL MOBILITY INC. 2-06 C3/C3'
BELL MOBILITY INC. 2-08 C3/C3'
BELL MOBILITY INC. 2-09 C3/C3'
MTS Allstream Inc. 2-10 C3/C3'
SASKATCHEWAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS 2-11 C3/C3'
ROGERS WIRELESS ALBERTA INC. 2-12 C3/C3'
BELL MOBILITY INC. 2-13 C3/C3'
     
BELL MOBILITY INC 2-02 D/D'
Yamatech Group Incorporated 2-03 D/D'
MTS Allstream Inc. 2-10 D/D'
SASKTEL MOBILITY-CELLULAR/PCS 2-11 D/D'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE 2-12 D/D'
BELL MOBILITY INC. TEL-002 D/D'
Amtelecom Limited Partnership TEL-018 D/D'
BROOKE TELECOM CO-OP LTD TEL-021 D/D'
BELL MOBILITY INC TEL-022 D/D'
TBayTel TEL-024 D/D'
TBayTel TEL-025 D/D'
EXECULINK TELECOM INC TEL-027 D/D'
GOSFIELD NORTH COMMUNICATIONS TEL-028 D/D'
HURON TELECOMMUNICATIONS TEL-030 D/D'
LANSDOWNE RURAL TELEPHONE CO TEL-031 D/D'
MORNINGTON COMMUNICATIONS TEL-032 D/D'
NEXICOM MOBILITY INC. TEL-033 D/D'
NEXICOM MOBILITY INC. TEL-034 D/D'
NORTH FRONTENAC TELEPHONE CO TEL-035 D/D'
NORTH RENFREW TELEPHONE CO LTD TEL-036 D/D'
Peoples Tel Limited Partnership TEL-038 D/D'
QUADRO COMMUNICATIONS CO-OPERATIVE TEL-039 D/D'
ROXBOROUGH TELEPHONE CO LTD TEL-040 D/D'
TUCKERSMITH COMMUNICATIONS TEL-042 D/D'
WTC COMMUNICATIONS TEL-043 D/D'
WIGHTMAN TELECOM LTD TEL-044 D/D'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE TEL-045 D/D'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE TEL-046 D/D'
TELUS MOBILITY/ TELE-MOBILE TEL-047 D/D'
BELL MOBILITY INC TEL-048 D/D'
BELL MOBILITY INC TEL-068 D/D'
BELL MOBILITY INC TEL-069 D/D'
HAY COMMUNICATIONS CO-OPERATIVE TEL-070 D/D'
BELL MOBILITY INC TEL-080 D/D'
     
ROGERS WIRELESS ALBERTA INC. 2-01 E/E'
TELUS COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY 2-02 E/E'
ROGERS WIRELESS ALBERTA INC. 2-03 E/E'
ROGERS WIRELESS ALBERTA INC. 2-04 E/E'
TELUS COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY 2-05 E/E'
TELUS COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY 2-06 E/E'
TELUS COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY 2-08 E/E'
TBayTel 2-09 E/E'
TELUS COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY 2-10 E/E'
ROGERS WIRELESS ALBERTA INC. 2-11 E/E'
BELL MOBILITY INC. 2-12 E/E'
ROGERS WIRELESS ALBERTA INC. 2-13 E/E'
     
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-01 F/F'
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-02 F/F'
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-03 F/F'
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-04 F/F'
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-05 F/F'
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-06 F/F'
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-07 F/F'
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-08 F/F'
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-09 F/F'
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-10 F/F'
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-11 F/F'
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-12 F/F'
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-13 F/F'
Rogers Wireless Partnership 2-14 F/F'
     
ICE WIRELESS INC. 2-14 Subdivision of C1/1'
Lynx Mobility Inc. Subdivision of 2-07 C2/C2'
Lynx Mobility Inc. Subdivision of 2-07 C2/C2'
BELL MOBILITY INC. Subdivision of 2-12 C2/C2'
SASKATCHEWAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS Subdivision of 2-12 C2/C2'
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