Archived—Spectrum Licensing Policy for Cellular and Incumbent Personal Communications Services (PCS)

Appendix B

New Tier Service Areas

On the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site, the page entitled Service Areas for Competitive Licensing located at, provides the 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 created 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 Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia. Boundaries and population data of the new Tier service areas are based on the 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.

Graphical representations of the new Local Telephone Service Provider Tier service areas are available on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at:

Service Area Number Descriptive Name
TEL-01 BCE Quebec : Bell Mobilité
TEL-02 BCE Quebec: Bell Mobilité PCS B3 (auction licenced area 2-15G)
TEL-03 BCE Quebec: Télébec 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 Québec : SCP B3 (licensed area within 2-04)
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-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
TEL-45TELUS - Southern B.C.
TEL-46Northwestel - Northern B.C.
TEL-47City of Prince Rupert
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