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

Annex 2 - Population, Points and Opening Bids for 1670-1675 MHz Spectrum in Tier 2

Population, Points and Opening Bids for 1670-1675 MHz Spectrum in Tier 2
Service Area # Service Area Name Pop $/MHz/pop Points* 5 MHz Licence Opening Bids ($)**

* Note: one point for every 10,000 pop and 5 MHz. Derived from Tier 2 figures rather than aggregated from Tier 4 service areas. Based on $0.01/MHz/pop, one point, which covers 5 MHz of spectrum and 10,000 pop., will cost $500.

** Note: calculated as $500 x points.

2-01 Newfoundland & Labrador 513283 0.010 51 25500
2-02 Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island 1043231 0.010 104 52000
2-03 New Brunswick 728996 0.010 73 36500
2-04 Eastern Quebec 1590736 0.010 159 79500
2-05 Southern Quebec 5151222 0.010 515 257500
2-06 Eastern Ontario and Outaouais 2147161 0.010 215 107500
2-07 Northern Quebec 162098 0.010 16 8000
2-08 Southern Ontario 8811118 0.010 881 440500
2-09 Northern Ontario 785480 0.010 79 39500
2-10 Manitoba 1118283 0.010 112 56000
2-11 Saskatchewan 975717 0.010 98 49000
2-12 Alberta 2979438 0.010 298 149000
2-13 British Columbia 3907624 0.010 391 195500
2-14 Yukon, Northwest Territories & Nunavut 92707 0.010 9 4500
    30007094 0.010 3001 1500500

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Annex 3 - Changes to Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations (MHz)

1 710 - 1 755

FIXED
MOBILE

5.341 5.384A 5.385 5.386

1 755 - 1 850

FIXED
Mobile C5

5.384A 5.386 C33 C37

1 850 - 1 970

FIXED
MOBILE

5.384A 5.388 5.388A C35

1 970 - 1 990

FIXED
MOBILE

5.388 5.388A 5.389A 5.389B C35

1 990 - 2 000

FIXED
MOBILE

5.388 5.389A

2 000 - 2 020

FIXED
MOBILE
MOBILE SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.351A

5.388 5.389A 5.389C 5.389E 5.390 C36

2 020 - 2 025

FIXED
MOBILE

5.388 5.389C 5.389E 5.390 C37

(No change to the band 2025 - 2110 MHz)

2 110 - 2 120

FIXED
MOBILE
SPACE RESEARCH (deep space) (Earth-to-space)

5.388 5.388A

2 120 - 2 155

FIXED
MOBILE

5.388 5.388A

2 155 - 2 180

FIXED
MOBILE

5.388 5.388A 5.389A 5.389C 5.389E 5.390 C37

2 180 - 2 200

FIXED
MOBILE
MOBILE-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) 5.351A

5.388 5.389A C36

5.341

In the bands 1 400-1 727 MHz, 101-120 GHz and 197-220 GHz, passive research is being conducted by some countries in a programme for the search for intentional emissions of extraterrestrial origin.

5.351A

For the use of the bands 1 525-1 544 MHz, 1 545-1 559 MHz, 1 610-1 626.5 MHz, 1 626.5-1 645.5 MHz, 1 646.5-1 660.5 MHz, 1 980-2 010 MHz, 2 170-2 200 MHz, 2 483.5-2 500 MHz, 2 500-2 520 MHz and 2 670-2 690 MHz by the mobile-satellite service, see Resolutions 212 (Rev. WRC-97) and 225 (WRC-2000). (WRC-2000)

5.384A

The bands, or portions of the bands, 1 710-1 885 MHz and 2 500-2 690 MHz, are identified for use by administrations wishing to implement International Mobile Telecommunications-2000 (IMT-2000) in accordance with Resolution 223 (WRC 2000). This identification does not preclude the use of these bands by any application of the services to which they are allocated and does not establish priority in the Radio Regulations. (WRC-2000)

5.385

Additional allocation: the band 1 718.8-1 722.2 MHz is also allocated to the radio astronomy service on a secondary basis for spectral line observations. (WRC-2000)

5.386

Additional allocation: the band 1 750-1 850 MHz is also allocated to the space operation (Earth-to-space) and space research (Earth-to-space) services in Region 2, in Australia, Guam, India, Indonesia and Japan on a primary basis, subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21, having particular regard to troposcatter systems. (WRC-03)

5.388

The bands 1 885-2 025 MHz and 2 110-2 200 MHz are intended for use, on a worldwide basis, by administrations wishing to implement International Mobile Telecommunications-2000 (IMT-2000). Such use does not preclude the use of these bands by other services to which they are allocated. The bands should be made available for IMT-2000 in accordance with Resolution 212 (Rev. WRC-97). (See also Resolution 223 (WRC-2000)). (WRC-2000)

5.388A

In Regions 1 and 3, the bands 1 885-1 980 MHz, 2 010-2 025 MHz and 2 110-2 170 MHz and, in Region 2, the bands 1 885-1 980 MHz and 2 110-2 160 MHz may be used by high altitude platform stations as base stations to provide International Mobile Telecommunications-2000 (IMT-2000), in accordance with Resolution 221 (Rev. WRC 03). Their use by IMT-2000 applications using high altitude platform stations as base stations does not preclude the use of these bands by any station in the services to which they are allocated and does not establish priority in the Radio Regulations. (WRC-03)

5.389A

The use of the bands 1 980-2 010 MHz and 2 170-2 200 MHz by the mobile-satellite service is subject to coordination under No. 9.11A and to the provisions of Resolution 716 (WRC-95). The use of these bands shall not commence before 1 January 2000; however the use of the band 1 980-1 990 MHz in Region 2 shall not commence before 1 January 2005.

5.389B

The use of the band 1 980-1 990 MHz by the mobile-satellite service shall not cause harmful interference to or constrain the development of the fixed and mobile services in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, the United States, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela.

5.389C

The use of the bands 2 010-2 025 MHz and 2 160-2 170 MHz in Region 2 by the mobile satellite service shall not commence before 1 January 2002 and is subject to coordination under No. 9.11A and to the provisions of Resolution 716 (WRC-95). (WRC-97)

5.389E

The use of the bands 2 010-2 025 MHz and 2 160-2 170 MHz by the mobile-satellite service in Region 2 shall not cause harmful interference to or constrain the development of the fixed and mobile services in Regions 1 and 3.

5.390

In Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Suriname and Uruguay, the use of the bands 2 010-2 025 MHz and 2 160-2 170 MHz by the mobile-satellite services shall not cause harmful interference to stations in the fixed and mobile services before 1 January 2005. After this date, the use of these bands is subject to coordination under No. 9.11A and to the provisions of Resolution 716 (WRC-95). (WRC-2000)

C5

For the exclusive use of the Government of Canada.

C33

In the band 1 670-1 675 MHz and 1 800-1 805 MHz, the use of aeronautical public correspondence in accordance with international footnote 5.380 may be the subject of a subject of a future policy review.

C35

In the band 1 850-1 990 MHz, stations of the mobile service have priority over those of the fixed service with displacement of fixed assignments governed by the appropriate spectrum utilization policy.

C36 (CAN-06)

In the bands 2 000-2 020 MHz and 2 180-2 200 MHz, the mobile-satellite service has priority over the fixed service. A moratorium is placed on the licensing of new systems in the fixed service. Specific fixed service stations will be displaced, according to the transition policy, to enable the implementation of mobile-satellite service systems in certain sub-bands.

C37 (CAN-06)

The designation of the bands 1 755-1 780 MHz, 2 020-2 025 MHz and 2 155-2 180 MHz for Advanced Wireless Services may be the subject of a future public consultation.

Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations for the 1 670-1 675 MHz band (MHz)

1 670 - 1 675

FIXED
METEOROLOGICAL AIDS
METEOROLOGICAL-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
MOBILE (except aeronautical mobile)
MOBILE-SATELLITE (Earth-to-Space) 5.348C 5.379B C31

5.341 5.379D 5.379E 5.380A C33

5.341

In the bands 1 400-1 727 MHz, 101-120 GHz and 197-220 GHz, passive research is being conducted by some countries in a programme for the search for intentional emissions of extraterrestrial origin.

5.348C

For the use of the bands 1 518-1 525 MHz and 1 668-1 675 MHz by the mobile satellite service, see Resolution 225 (Rev. WRC-03). (WRC-03)

5.379B

The use of the band 1 668-1 675 MHz by the mobile-satellite service is subject to coordination under No. 9.11A. (WRC-03)

5.379D

For sharing of the band 1 668-1 675 MHz between the mobile-satellite service and the fixed, mobile and space research (passive) services, Resolution 744 (WRC-03) shall apply. (WRC-03)

5.379E

In the band 1 668.4-1 675 MHz, stations in the mobile-satellite service shall not cause harmful interference to stations in the meteorological aids service in China, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Japan and Uzbekistan. In the band 1 668.4-1 675 MHz, administrations are urged not to implement new systems in the meteorological aids service and are encouraged to migrate existing meteorological aids service operations to other bands as soon as practicable. (WRC-03)

5.380A

In the band 1 670-1 675 MHz, stations in the mobile-satellite service shall not cause harmful interference to, nor constrain the development of, existing earth stations in the meteorological-satellite service notified in accordance with Resolution 670 (WRC-03). (WRC-03)

C31 (CAN-04)

In the bands 1 518-1 525 MHz and 1 668-1 675 MHz, the mobile-satellite service is withheld.

C33

In the bands 1 670-1 675 MHz and 1 800-1 805 MHz, the use of aeronautical public correspondence in accordance with international footnote 5.380 may be the subject of a future policy review.

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Footnotes

  1. back to footnote reference 1 DGTP-010-04, released August 2004.
  2. back to footnote reference 2 DGTP-006-05, released July 2004
  3. back to footnote reference 3SAB-001-05, Policy Provisions to Support Licence-exempt Personal Communications Services (LE-PCS) in the Band 1920-1930 MHz and a Moratorium Imposed on the Band 1910-1920 MHz
  4. back to footnote reference 4 Urban areas are defined in Statistics Canada Census Dictionary and in A National Overview - Population and Dwelling Counts (Data Products: 1996 Census of Population), Catalogue number 93-357-XPB.
  5. back to footnote reference 5 See Backgrounder - Personal Communications Services at http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01782.html.
  6. back to footnote reference 6Status of Competition in Canadian Telecommunications Markets can be found on the CRTC website at: http://www.crtc.gc.ca/Eng/publications/reports/PolicyMonitoring/2006/tmr2006.pdf.
  7. back to footnote reference 7 Ibid., iv.
  8. back to footnote reference 8 Ibid., 21.
  9. back to footnote reference 9 Ibid., 23.
  10. back to footnote reference 10 Ibid., 82.
  11. back to footnote reference 11 Ibid., 85.
  12. back to footnote reference 12 The document Draft Information Bulletin on the abuse of Dominance Provisions as applied to the Telecommunications Industry is available on the Competition Bureau's website at: http://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/internet/index.cfm?itemID=2180&lg=e.
  13. back to footnote reference 13 Commission guidelines on market analysis and the assessment of significant market power under the Community regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services can be found on the EUR-Lex website at: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/site/en/oj/2002/c_165/c_16520020711en00060031.pdf
  14. back to footnote reference 14 See Canada Gazette notice DGTP-010-04 - Decision to Rescind the Mobile Spectrum Cap Policy at http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf05645.html.
  15. back to footnote reference 15 See the 2.3/3.5 GHz Two Phase Residual Licence Auction web page at : http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf06076.html.
  16. back to footnote reference 16 DGTP-007-03, Consultation on the Spectrum for Advanced Wireless Services and Review of the Mobile Spectrum Cap Policy can be found at: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf08084.html.
  17. back to footnote reference 17 TDD is a technology which permits transmission and reception of signals on the same frequency by alternating time slots for transmission and reception.
  18. back to footnote reference 18 FDD is a technology which permits transmission and reception of signals on two different frequencies separated in the frequency spectrum by a predetermined value (400 MHz in this case).
  19. back to footnote reference 19 SRSP-510, Technical Requirements for Personal Communications Services in the Bands 1850-1910 MHz and 1930-1990 MHz.
  20. back to footnote reference 20 RSS-133, 2 GHz Personal Communications Services.
  21. back to footnote reference 21 SRSP-503, Technical Requirements for Cellular Radiotelephone Systems Operating in the Bands 824-849 MHz and 869-894 MHz.
  22. back to footnote reference 22SRSP-510.
  23. back to footnote reference 23 The document Framework for Spectrum Auctions in Canada is available on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website at: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01626.html.
  24. back to footnote reference 24 Spectrum grid cells are defined in Service Areas for Competitive Licensing.

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