Consultation on a Framework to Auction Spectrum in the 2 GHz Range including Advanced Wireless Services

7. Consultation Process

Instructions for submitting comments and reply comments can be found in Canada Gazette notice DGTP-014-06 (page ii of this document). After having reviewed all the input received, the Minister of Industry will make final policy decisions. A notice will be published in the Canada Gazette announcing the availability of the final policy paper.

8. Submitting Comments

8.1 Instructions for Filing

The instructions for filing comments are provided in the Canada Gazette notice reference number DGTP-014-06 (page ii of this document).

8.2 Public Access

All submissions received in response to this consultation paper will be made available for viewing on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website at the following address: http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

9. Further Information

All spectrum related documents referred to this paper are available on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website.

For further information concerning the process outlined in this document or related matters, contact:

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Annex 1 - Population, Points and Opening Bids for PCS Expansion and AWS Spectrum in Tiers 2, 3 and 4

Notes for Tables 1, 2, 3 and 4:

  1. The population data in the tables in Annex 1 and 2 are from Statistics Canada 2001 census estimates presented in Service Areas for Competitive Licensing, December 2006, Issue 3.
  2. One point equals 10 MHz of spectrum and 10,000 population in a service area rounded up to the nearest 10,000 population. Therefore, points per service area in Table 4 are estimated for a 10 MHz licence, while those in Tables 1, 2 and 3 are estimated for licences of 10 MHz, 30 MHz and 20 MHz respectively. This explains why 51 points are associated with the 10 MHz licence available for Service Area 2-01, Newfoundland and Labrador in Table 1 while 153 points are associated with the 30 MHz licence available for the same Service Area in Table 2.
  3. In Table 4, $/MHz/pop are set at $0.04, $0.06 and $0.12 respectively, for population sizes as follows: less than or equal to 200,000; between 200,000 and 2M; and greater than 2,000,000. These values are applied to the Tier 4 service area population figures to calculate opening bids as the product of Points x $/MHz/pop x 10 MHz x 10,000 pop.
  4. To produce consistent results for points and opening bids in Tables 1, 2, and 3, the Table 4 results were "rolled up" for Service Areas 3 and 2 and adjusted for licence size as noted in paragraph 2 above. The $/MHz/pop figures in Tables 1, 2, and 3 are then calculated as weighted averages of the underlying population zones by dividing opening bids by points, licence size (10, 20 or 30 MHz), and 10,000 (population adjustment) and rounded to three decimal points.
Table 1: Tier 2 - PCS Expansion Spectrum 10 MHz licence @ 1910-1915 MHz and 1990-1995 MHz
Service Area # Service Area Name Pop $/MHz/pop Points 10 MHz Licence Opening Bids ($)
2-01 Newfoundland & Labrador 513283 0.049 51 248000
2-02 Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island 1043231 0.047 106 502000
2-03 New Brunswick 728996 0.040 73 292000
2-04 Eastern Quebec 1590736 0.053 160 840000
2-05 Southern Quebec 5151222 0.100 517 5170000
2-06 Eastern Ontario and Outaouais 2147161 0.051 212 1088000
2-07 Northern Quebec 162098 0.044 18 72000
2-08 Southern Ontario 8811118 0.096 880 8466000
2-09 Northern Ontario 785480 0.040 76 304000
2-10 Manitoba 1118283 0.053 111 588000
2-11 Saskatchewan 975717 0.049 98 484000
2-12 Alberta 2979438 0.053 297 1574000
2-13 British Columbia 3907624 0.088 393 3470000
2-14 Yukon, Northwest Territories & Nunavut 92707 0.040 10 40000
    30007094 0.077 3002 23138000
Table 2: Tier 2 - AWS band - 30 MHz licence @ 1740-1755 MHz and 2140-2155 MHz
Service Area # Service Area Name Pop $/MHz/pop Points 30 MHz Licence Opening Bids ($)
2-01 Newfoundland & Labrador 513283 0.049 153 744000
2-02 Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island 1043231 0.047 318 1506000
2-03 New Brunswick 728996 0.040 219 876000
2-04 Eastern Quebec 1590736 0.053 480 2520000
2-05 Southern Quebec 5151222 0.100 1551 15510000
2-06 Eastern Ontario and Outaouais 2147161 0.051 636 3264000
2-07 Northern Quebec 162098 0.044 54 216000
2-08 Southern Ontario 8811118 0.096 2640 25398000
2-09 Northern Ontario 785480 0.040 228 912000
2-10 Manitoba 1118283 0.053 333 1764000
2-11 Saskatchewan 975717 0.049 294 1452000
2-12 Alberta 2979438 0.053 891 4722000
2-13 British Columbia 3907624 0.088 1179 10410000
2-14 Yukon, Northwest Territories & Nunavut 92707 0.040 30 120000
    30007094 0.077 9006 69414000
Table 3: Tier 3 - AWS band - 20 MHz licence @ 1720-1730 MHz and 2120-2130 MHz or 1730-1740 MHz and 2130-2140 MHz
Service Area # Service Area Name Pop $/MHz/pop Points 20 MHz Licence Opening Bids ($)
3-01 Newfoundland & Labrador 513283 0.049 102 496000
3-02 Prince Edward Island 135294 0.040 28 112000
3-03 Mainland Nova Scotia 760893 0.050 154 772000
3-04 Cape Breton 147044 0.040 30 120000
3-05 Southern New Brunswick 167343 0.040 34 136000
3-06 Western New Brunswick 209226 0.040 42 168000
3-07 Eastern New Brunswick 352427 0.040 70 280000
3-08 Bas-du-Fleuve 298272 0.040 60 240000
3-09 Québec 917873 0.057 184 1048000
3-10 Chicoutimi-Jonquière 374591 0.052 76 392000
3-11 Eastern Townships 509716 0.049 102 496000
3-12 Trois Rivières 749813 0.047 152 708000
3-13 Montréal 3784569 0.119 758 9048000
3-14 Upper Outaouais 107125 0.040 22 88000
3-15 Ottawa/Outaouais 1265237 0.059 252 1488000
3-16 Pembroke 108155 0.040 22 88000
3-17 Abitibi 187081 0.040 36 144000
3-18 Cornwall 65921 0.040 14 56000
3-19 Brockville 82868 0.040 16 64000
3-20 Kingston 162711 0.040 32 128000
3-21 Belleville 184595 0.040 38 152000
3-22 Cobourg 59699 0.040 12 48000
3-23 Peterborough 192992 0.040 38 152000
3-24 Huntsville 72323 0.040 14 56000
3-25 Toronto 5635828 0.120 1128 13536000
3-26 Barrie 591338 0.049 116 572000
3-27 Guelph/Kitchener 607034 0.059 122 720000
3-28 Listowel/Goderich/Stratford 133987 0.040 26 104000
3-29 Niagara-St.Catharines 354971 0.058 72 420000
3-30 London/Woodstock/St. Thomas 765656 0.056 154 860000
3-31 Chatham 107029 0.040 20 80000
3-32 Windsor/Leamington 376213 0.060 76 456000
3-33 Strathroy 166739 0.040 32 128000
3-34 North Bay 122253 0.040 24 96000
3-35 Sault Ste. Marie 135482 0.040 26 104000
3-36 Sudbury 172605 0.040 34 136000
3-37 Kirkland Lake 120308 0.040 22 88000
3-38 Thunder Bay 234832 0.040 46 184000
3-39 Winnipeg 945818 0.055 188 1040000
3-40 Brandon 172466 0.040 34 136000
3-41 Regina 349538 0.053 70 368000
3-42 Moose Jaw 104297 0.040 22 88000
3-43 Saskatoon 521881 0.049 104 512000
3-44 Edmonton 1199125 0.056 238 1328000
3-45 Medicine Hat/Brooks 175719 0.040 34 136000
3-46 Lethbridge 156171 0.040 32 128000
3-47 Calgary 1091674 0.058 218 1268000
3-48 Red Deer 198479 0.040 40 160000
3-49 Grande Prairie 158271 0.040 32 128000
3-50 Kootenays 132915 0.040 28 112000
3-51 Okanagan/Columbia 368648 0.056 76 424000
3-52 Vancouver 2310047 0.116 462 5368000
3-53 Victoria 389247 0.060 78 468000
3-54 Nanaimo 165741 0.040 34 136000
3-55 Courtenay 106015 0.040 22 88000
3-56 Thompson/Cariboo 174288 0.040 34 136000
3-57 Prince George 200006 0.040 40 160000
3-58 Dawson Creek 60717 0.040 12 48000
3-59 Yukon, Northwest Territories & Nunavut 92707 0.040 20 80000
    30007094 0.077 6004 46276000
Table 4: Tier 4 - AWS band - 10 MHz licence @ 1710-1715 MHz and 2110-2115 MHz or 1715-1720 MHz and 2115-2120 MHz
Service Area # Service Area Name Pop $/MHz/pop Points 10 MHz Licence Opening Bids ($)
4-001 St. John's 223381 0.06 22 132000
4-002 Placentia 19464 0.04 2 8000
4-003 Gander/Grand Falls/Windsor 159526 0.04 16 64000
4-004 Corner Brook/Stephenville 82694 0.04 8 32000
4-005 Labrador 28217 0.04 3 12000
4-006 Charlottetown 86793 0.04 9 36000
4-007 Summerside 48501 0.04 5 20000
4-008 Yarmouth 62591 0.04 6 24000
4-009 Bridgewater/Kentville 140124 0.04 14 56000
4-010 Halifax 389094 0.06 39 234000
4-011 Truro 56095 0.04 6 24000
4-012 Amherst 36091 0.04 4 16000
4-013 Antigonish/New Glasgow 76898 0.04 8 32000
4-014 Sydney 147044 0.04 15 60000
4-015 Saint John 140331 0.04 14 56000
4-016 St. Stephen 27012 0.04 3 12000
4-017 Fredericton 152323 0.04 15 60000
4-018 Moncton 151240 0.04 15 60000
4-019 Miramichi/Bathurst 169181 0.04 17 68000
4-020 Grand Falls 28528 0.04 3 12000
4-021 Edmundston 28374 0.04 3 12000
4-022 Campbellton 32006 0.04 3 12000
4-023 Matane 118114 0.04 12 48000
4-024 Mont-Joli 41770 0.04 4 16000
4-025 Rimouski 52049 0.04 5 20000
4-026 Rivière-du-Loup 86340 0.04 9 36000
4-027 La Malbaie 29403 0.04 3 12000
4-028 Chicoutimi-Jonquiere 217187 0.06 22 132000
4-029 Montmagny 59520 0.04 6 24000
4-030 Québec 780745 0.06 78 468000
4-031 Sainte-Marie 48205 0.04 5 20000
4-032 Saint-Georges 67337 0.04 7 28000
4-033 Lac Megantic 24923 0.04 2 8000
4-034 Thetford Mines 42871 0.04 4 16000
4-035 Plessisville 21894 0.04 2 8000
4-036 La Tuque 16300 0.04 2 8000
4-037 Trois-Rivières 252368 0.06 25 150000
4-038 Louiseville 22226 0.04 2 8000
4-039 Asbestos 30204 0.04 3 12000
4-040 Victoriaville 49457 0.04 5 20000
4-041 Coaticook 13362 0.04 1 4000
4-042 Sherbrooke 216182 0.06 22 132000
4-043 Windsor 16443 0.04 2 8000
4-044 Drummondville 96533 0.04 10 40000
4-045 Cowansville 27044 0.04 3 12000
4-046 Farnham 27861 0.04 3 12000
4-047 Granby 86541 0.04 9 36000
4-048 Saint-Hyacinthe 83957 0.04 8 32000
4-049 Sorel 55994 0.04 6 24000
4-050 Joliette 135893 0.04 14 56000
4-051 Montréal 3756709 0.12 376 4512000
4-052 Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts 61197 0.04 6 24000
4-053 Hawkesbury 62398 0.04 6 24000
4-054 Mont-Laurier/Maniwaki 45928 0.04 5 20000
4-055 Ottawa 1202839 0.06 120 720000
4-056 Pembroke 77757 0.04 8 32000
4-057 Arnprior/Renfrew 30397 0.04 3 12000
4-058 Rouyn-Noranda 40512 0.04 4 16000
4-059 Notre-Dame-du-Nord 17427 0.04 2 8000
4-060 La Sarre 20272 0.04 2 8000
4-061 Amos 24982 0.04 2 8000
4-062 Val D'Or 43487 0.04 4 16000
4-063 Roberval/Saint-Felicien 61573 0.04 6 24000
4-064 Baie-Comeau 48423 0.04 5 20000
4-065 Port-Cartier/Sept-Iles 47407 0.04 5 20000
4-066 Chibougamau 40400 0.04 4 16000
4-067 Cornwall 65921 0.04 7 28000
4-068 Brockville 69968 0.04 7 28000
4-069 Gananoque 12901 0.04 1 4000
4-070 Kingston 162711 0.04 16 64000
4-071 Napanee 39509 0.04 4 16000
4-072 Belleville 145085 0.04 15 60000
4-073 Cobourg 59699 0.04 6 24000
4-074 Peterborough 151081 0.04 15 60000
4-075 Lindsay 41911 0.04 4 16000
4-076 Minden 17819 0.04 2 8000
4-077 Toronto 5635828 0.12 564 6768000
4-078 Alliston 99207 0.04 10 40000
4-079 Guelph/Kitchener 580963 0.06 58 348000
4-080 Fergus 26072 0.04 3 12000
4-081 Kincardine 173663 0.04 17 68000
4-082 Listowel/Goderich 84491 0.04 8 32000
4-083 Fort Erie 28451 0.04 3 12000
4-084 Niagara-St. Catharines 326520 0.06 33 198000
4-085 Haldimand/Dunnville 35936 0.04 4 16000
4-086 London/Woodstock/St. Thomas 607564 0.06 61 366000
4-087 Brantford 122156 0.04 12 48000
4-088 Stratford 49496 0.04 5 20000
4-089 Chatham 74209 0.04 7 28000
4-090 Windsor/Leamington 376213 0.06 38 228000
4-091 Wallaceburg 32820 0.04 3 12000
4-092 Sarnia 124825 0.04 12 48000
4-093 Strathroy 41914 0.04 4 16000
4-094 Barrie 274354 0.06 27 162000
4-095 Midland 44114 0.04 4 16000
4-096 Gravenhurst/Bracebridge 54503 0.04 5 20000
4-097 North Bay 102831 0.04 10 40000
4-098 Parry Sound 19422 0.04 2 8000
4-099 Elliot Lake 31261 0.04 3 12000
4-100 Sudbury 172605 0.04 17 68000
4-101 Kirkland Lake 34740 0.04 3 12000
4-102 Timmins 43906 0.04 4 16000
4-103 Kapuskasing 41662 0.04 4 16000
4-104 Kenora/Sioux Lookout 61920 0.04 6 24000
4-105 Iron Bridge 22567 0.04 2 8000
4-106 Sault Ste. Marie 81654 0.04 8 32000
4-107 Marathon 29468 0.04 3 12000
4-108 Thunder Bay 121372 0.04 12 48000
4-109 Fort Frances 22072 0.04 2 8000
4-110 Steinbach 45879 0.04 5 20000
4-111 Winnipeg 722206 0.06 72 432000
4-112 Lac du Bonnet 53537 0.04 5 20000
4-113 Morden/Winkler 38697 0.04 4 16000
4-114 Brandon 92736 0.04 9 36000
4-115 Portage la Prairie 20073 0.04 2 8000
4-116 Dauphin 79729 0.04 8 32000
4-117 Creighton/Flin Flon 21360 0.04 2 8000
4-118 Thompson 44066 0.04 4 16000
4-119 Estevan 44562 0.04 4 16000
4-120 Weyburn 21658 0.04 2 8000
4-121 Moose Jaw 56844 0.04 6 24000
4-122 Swift Current 47453 0.04 5 20000
4-123 Yorkton 66760 0.04 7 28000
4-124 Regina 216558 0.06 22 132000
4-125 Saskatoon 237314 0.06 24 144000
4-126 Watrous 29426 0.04 3 12000
4-127 Battleford 91099 0.04 9 36000
4-128 Prince Albert 130757 0.04 13 52000
4-129 Lloydminster 30719 0.04 3 12000
4-130 Northern Saskatchewan 33286 0.04 3 12000
4-131 Medicine Hat/Brooks 89056 0.04 9 36000
4-132 Lethbridge 156171 0.04 16 64000
4-133 Stettler/Oyen/Wainwright 52089 0.04 5 20000
4-134 High River 58713 0.04 6 24000
4-135 Strathmore 38332 0.04 4 16000
4-136 Calgary 994628 0.06 99 594000
4-137 Red Deer 151548 0.04 15 60000
4-138 Wetaskiwin/Ponoka 46931 0.04 5 20000
4-139 Camrose 34573 0.04 3 12000
4-140 Vegreville 14407 0.04 1 4000
4-141 Edmonton 943011 0.06 94 564000
4-142 Edson/Hinton 45052 0.04 5 20000
4-143 Bonnyville 73729 0.04 7 28000
4-144 Whitecourt 27135 0.04 3 12000
4-145 Barrhead 22025 0.04 2 8000
4-146 Fort McMurray 43046 0.04 4 16000
4-147 Peace River 82673 0.04 8 32000
4-148 Grande Prairie 75598 0.04 8 32000
4-149 East Kootenay 56284 0.04 6 24000
4-150 West Kootenay 76630 0.04 8 32000
4-151 Kelowna 299947 0.06 30 180000
4-152 Vancouver 2201446 0.12 220 2640000
4-153 Hope 21930 0.04 2 8000
4-154 Victoria 389247 0.06 39 234000
4-155 Nanaimo 165741 0.04 17 68000
4-156 Courtenay 106015 0.04 11 44000
4-157 Powell River 26889 0.04 3 12000
4-158 Squamish/Whistler 59781 0.04 6 24000
4-159 Merritt 15362 0.04 2 8000
4-160 Kamloops 92024 0.04 9 36000
4-161 Ashcroft 16503 0.04 2 8000
4-162 Salmon Arm 46184 0.04 5 20000
4-163 Golden 7154 0.04 1 4000
4-164 Williams Lake 41149 0.04 4 16000
4-165 Quesnel/Red Bluff 24613 0.04 2 8000
4-166 Skeena 63902 0.04 6 24000
4-167 Prince George 95334 0.04 10 40000
4-168 Smithers 40770 0.04 4 16000
4-169 Dawson Creek 60717 0.04 6 24000
4-170 Yukon 28674 0.04 3 12000
4-171 Nunavut 26745 0.04 3 12000
4-172 Northwest Territories 37288 0.04 4 16000
    30007094 0.077 3002 23138000

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