Proposed Spectrum Utilization Policy, Technical and Licensing Requirements for Wireless Broadband Services (WBS) in the Band 3650–3700 MHz

Appendix A - Proposed Conditions of Licence

The following conditions of licence apply to licensees of radio frequency spectrum in the band 3650-3700 MHz. It should be noted that the licence is subject to relevant provisions in the Radiocommunication Act and the Radiocommunication Regulations. For example, the Minister continues to have the power to amend the terms and conditions of spectrum licences (paragraph 5(1)(b) of the Radiocommunication Act).

A1. Licence Fees

Licensees must pay the annual licence fee before March 31st of each year for the subsequent year (April 1st to March 31st).

A2. Eligibility Criteria

Licensees acting as radiocommunication carriers must comply on an ongoing basis with the eligibility criteria in sections 9 and 10 of the Radiocommunication Regulations. Licensees must notify the Minister and obtain approval prior to making any changes that would have a material effect on their eligibility. Such notification must be made in advance of any proposed transactions of which licensees have knowledge. For more information, refer to Client Procedures Circular 2-0-15, Canadian Ownership and Control (CPC-2-0-15), as amended from time to time.

A3. Radio Station Installations

For each radio station, licensees must ensure that:

  • radio stations are installed and operated in a manner that complies with Health Canada's Limits of Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields in the Frequency Range from 3 kHz to 300 GHz - Safety Code 6 including the consideration of existing radiocommunication installations within the local environment;
  • where applicable, antenna structures are marked in accordance with the recommendations of Transport Canada with respect to any potential hazard to air navigation;
  • prior to the installation of antenna structures, meaningful consultation has taken place with all local municipalities or land-use authorities with the aim of developing consensus solutions. Installation of any 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; and
  • all requirements prescribed in the Client Procedures Circular 2-0-03, Environmental Process, Radiofrequency Fields and Land-Use Consultation (CPC-2-0-03), as amended from time to time, are respected; and
  • radio installations are installed and operated in a manner that complies with technical boundary and out-of-band emission conditions as specified by the Department.

A4. Provision of Technical Information

When the Department requests technical information on a particular station or on a network, the information must be provided by licensees to the Department according to the definitions and criteria specified by the Department. Refer to Client Circular Procedure 2-1-23, Licensing Procedure for Spectrum Licences for Terrestrial Services, Appendix B - Site Data Elements, for a list of minimal radiocommunication installation data elements required for the Department's database.

A5. Laws, Regulations, and Other Obligations

Licensees are subject to, and must comply with, the Radiocommunication Act , the Radiocommunication Regulations , the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radio Regulations and the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations pertaining to their licensed radio frequency bands. Licences are issued on the condition that the certifications made in the application materials are all true and complete in every respect.

A6. International and Domestic Coordination

Canada currently does not have an agreement with the U.S. government for the sharing of the band 3650-3700 MHz along the border regions. However, the Department notes that licensees will be subject to future agreements between Canada and the U.S. for use in the border regions.

A7. Lawful Interception

The lawful interception of telecommunications is an important and well-established technique used by law enforcement and national security agencies in Canada to conduct investigations. To this end, certain radiocommunication carrier licensees are required to provide for and maintain lawful interception capabilities in accordance with requirements or standards set by Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC). These capabilities address both technical and operational matters related to the lawful interception of telecommunications.

Licensees resulting from this licensing process must, from the inception of service, provide for and maintain lawful interception capabilities. The requirements for lawful access capabilities for circuit-switched voice telephony systems are provided in the Enforcement Standards for Lawful Interception of Telecommunications (Rev. Nov. 95) developed by PSEPC (Solicitor General Canada). These standards may be amended from time to time.

The Department may require that the licensee implement any lawful interception solution available to the licensee. Licensees may request that the Minister of Industry forbear from enforcing certain lawful interception capability requirements for a limited period of time. The Minister of Industry, following consultation with the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, may exercise the power to forbear from enforcing a requirement or requirements where, in the opinion of the Minister of Industry, the requirement(s) is (are) not reasonably achievable. Forbearance requests must include specific details and dates when compliance to requirement(s) can be expected.

Building on recent public consultation involving industry, police, privacy advocates and others on the subject of lawful interception requirements, government officials are examining how best to respond to current and future challenges in this area. Applicants should be aware that the requirement to provide lawful interception capability may be imposed via other future legislative provisions and the Department will provide licensees with appropriate guidance until such time as any new legislation may be enacted.

Appendix B – Proposed Spectrum Licence Fees for Wireless Broadband Services in the Band 3650-3700 MHz – Tier 4 (Estimated)

Appendix B – Proposed Spectrum Licence Fees for Wireless Broadband Services in the Band 3650-3700 MHz – Tier 4 (Estimated)
Service Area Number Service Area Name PopulationFootnote * Non-exclusive 50 MHz Minimum FeeFootnote **

Footnotes

  1. back to table footnote reference * The population associated with these areas is based on Statistics Canada's 1996 census data. Actual fees will be based on the most current Statistics Canada data.
  2. back to table footnote reference ** A minimum spectrum licence fee of $250 applies.
4-001 St. John's 228824 $961.06  
4-002 Placentia 22699 $95.34 $250.00
4-003 Gander/Grand Falls/Windsor 179081 $752.14  
4-004 Corner Brook/Stephenville 91998 $386.39  
4-005 Labrador 29190 $122.60 $250.00
4-006 Charlottetown 85846 $360.55  
4-007 Summerside 48711 $204.59 $250.00
4-008 Yarmouth 64812 $272.21  
4-009 Bridgewater/Kentville 141495 $594.28  
4-010 Halifax 372001 $1,562.40  
4-011 Truro 55955 $235.01 $250.00
4-012 Amherst 37559 $157.75 $250.00
4-013 Antigonish/New Glasgow 79189 $332.59  
4-014 Sydney 158271 $664.74  
4-015 Saint John 144026 $604.91  
4-016 St. Stephen 27335 $114.81 $250.00
4-017 Fredericton 150457 $631.92  
4-018 Moncton 147023 $617.50  
4-019 Miramichi/Bathurst 175530 $737.23  
4-020 Grand Falls 29665 $124.59 $250.00
4-021 Edmundston 29078 $122.13 $250.00
4-022 Campbellton 35019 $147.08 $250.00
4-023 Matane 126219 $530.12  
4-024 Mont-Joli 43984 $184.73 $250.00
4-025 Rimouski 52677 $221.24 $250.00
4-026 Rivière-du-Loup 88621 $372.21  
4-027 La Malbaie 29918 $125.66 $250.00
4-028 Chicoutimi-Jonquière 223248 $937.64  
4-029 Montmagny 60714 $255.00  
4-030 Québec 770868 $3,237.65  
4-031 Sainte-Marie 47756 $200.58 $250.00
4-032 Saint-Georges 66540 $279.47  
4-033 Lac Mégantic 23614 $99.18 $250.00
4-034 Thetford Mines 45272 $190.14 $250.00
4-035 Plessisville 21317 $89.53 $250.00
4-036 La Tuque 16517 $69.37 $250.00
4-037 Trois-Rivières 257201 $1,080.24  
4-038 Louiseville 22595 $94.90 $250.00
4-039 Asbestos 30455 $127.91 $250.00
4-040 Victoriaville 49830 $209.29 $250.00
4-041 Coaticook 13085 $54.96 $250.00
4-042 Sherbrooke 208974 $877.69  
4-043 Windsor 16362 $68.72 $250.00
4-044 Drummondville 94035 $394.95  
4-045 Cowansville 28299 $118.86 $250.00
4-046 Farnham 29567 $124.18 $250.00
4-047 Granby 84058 $353.04  
4-048 Saint-Hyacinthe 79713 $334.79  
4-049 Sorel 65845 $276.55  
4-050 Joliette 123212 $517.49  
4-051 Montréal 3652817 $15,341.83  
4-052 Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts 58730 $246.67 $250.00
4-053 Hawkesbury 61651 $258.93  
4-054 Mont-Laurier/Maniwaki 47789 $200.71 $250.00
4-055 Ottawa 1131838 $4,753.72  
4-056 Pembroke 81064 $340.47  
4-057 Arnprior/Renfrew 31884 $133.91 $250.00
4-058 Rouyn-Noranda 43623 $183.22 $250.00
4-059 Notre-Dame-du-Nord 18027 $75.71 $250.00
4-060 La Sarre 22586 $94.86 $250.00
4-061 Amos 25565 $107.37 $250.00
4-062 Val-d'Or 45402 $190.69 $250.00
4-063 Roberval/Saint-Félicien 63861 $268.22  
4-064 Baie-Comeau 52298 $219.65 $250.00
4-065 Port-Cartier/Sept-Îles 49526 $208.01 $250.00
4-066 Chibougamau 39607 $166.35 $250.00
4-067 Cornwall 66849 $280.77  
4-068 Brockville 70974 $298.09  
4-069 Gananoque 13011 $54.65 $250.00
4-070 Kingston 160574 $674.41  
4-071 Napanee 39829 $167.28 $250.00
4-072 Belleville 143421 $602.37  
4-073 Cobourg 57326 $240.77 $250.00
4-074 Peterborough 147737 $620.50  
4-075 Lindsay 41194 $173.01 $250.00
4-076 Minden 17764 $74.61 $250.00
4-077 Toronto 5146581 $21,615.64  
4-078 Alliston 98133 $412.16  
4-079 Guelph/Kitchener 535736 $2,250.09  
4-080 Fergus 24946 $104.77 $250.00
4-081 Kincardine 175390 $736.64  
4-082 Listowel/Goderich 80982 $340.12  
4-083 Fort Erie 27183 $114.17 $250.00
4-084 Niagara-St. Catharines 326422 $1,370.97  
4-085 Haldimand/Dunnville 34599 $145.32 $250.00
4-086 London/Woodstock/St. Thomas 593670 $2,493.41  
4-087 Brantford 114564 $481.17  
4-088 Stratford 46441 $195.05 $250.00
4-089 Chatham 78128 $328.14  
4-090 Windsor/Leamington 351986 $1,478.34  
4-091 Wallaceburg 31390 $131.84 $250.00
4-092 Sarnia 126423 $530.98  
4-093 Strathroy 40223 $168.94 $250.00
4-094 Barrie 234902 $986.59  
4-095 Midland 42487 $178.45 $250.00
4-096 Gravenhurst/Bracebridge 51937 $218.14 $250.00
4-097 North Bay 105484 $443.03  
4-098 Parry Sound 19466 $81.76 $250.00
4-099 Elliot Lake 30205 $126.86 $250.00
4-100 Sudbury 184488 $774.85  
4-101 Kirkland Lake 37807 $158.79 $250.00
4-102 Timmins 47499 $199.50 $250.00
4-103 Kapuskasing 45344 $190.44 $250.00
4-104 Kenora/Sioux Lookout 63732 $267.67 $250.00
4-105 Iron Bridge 23403 $98.29 $250.00
4-106 Sault Ste. Marie 86787 $364.51  
4-107 Marathon 31862 $133.82 $250.00
4-108 Thunder Bay 125562 $527.36  
4-109 Fort Frances 23163 $97.28 $250.00
4-110 Steinbach 44334 $186.20 $250.00
4-111 Winnipeg 715944 $3,006.96  
4-112 Lac du Bonnet 51205 $215.06 $250.00
4-113 Morden/Winkler 36530 $153.43 $250.00
4-114 Brandon 93350 $392.07  
4-115 Portage la Prairie 20385 $85.62 $250.00
4-116 Dauphin 83738 $351.70  
4-117 Creighton/Flin Flon 25152 $105.64 $250.00
4-118 Thompson 45262 $190.10 $250.00
4-119 Estevan 47616 $199.99 $250.00
4-120 Weyburn 23121 $97.11 $250.00
4-121 Moose Jaw 60784 $255.29  
4-122 Swift Current 48938 $205.54 $250.00
4-123 Yorkton 71002 $298.21  
4-124 Regina 217845 $914.95  
4-125 Saskatoon 230243 $967.02  
4-126 Watrous 29107 $122.25 $250.00
4-127 Battleford 89351 $375.27  
4-128 Prince Albert 133661 $561.38  
4-129 Lloydminster 31668 $133.01 $250.00
4-130 Northern Saskatchewan 29102 $122.23 $250.00
4-131 Medicine Hat/Brooks 81509 $342.34  
4-132 Lethbridge 150228 $630.96  
4-133 Stettler/Oyen/Wainwright 53215 $223.50 $250.00
4-134 High River 44070 $185.09 $250.00
4-135 Strathmore 34451 $144.69 $250.00
4-136 Calgary 865861 $3,636.62  
4-137 Red Deer 134729 $565.86  
4-138 Wetaskiwin/Ponoka 41647 $174.92 $250.00
4-139 Camrose 33071 $138.90 $250.00
4-140 Vegreville 14461 $60.74 $250.00
4-141 Edmonton 870340 $3,655.43  
4-142 Edson/Hinton 44083 $185.15 $250.00
4-143 Bonnyville 71270 $299.33  
4-144 Whitecourt 25493 $107.07 $250.00
4-145 Barrhead 22305 $93.68 $250.00
4-146 Fort McMurray 36494 $153.27 $250.00
4-147 Peace River 80807 $339.39  
4-148 Grande Prairie 68589 $288.07  
4-149 East Kootenay 56366 $236.74 $250.00
4-150 West Kootenay 78607 $330.15  
4-151 Kelowna 284221 $1,193.73  
4-152 Vancouver 2023697 $8,499.53  
4-153 Hope 30365 $127.53 $250.00
4-154 Victoria 382745 $1,607.53  
4-155 Nanaimo 159657 $670.56  
4-156 Courtenay 105968 $445.07  
4-157 Powell River 30156 $126.66 $250.00
4-158 Squamish/Whistler 54315 $228.12 $250.00
4-159 Merritt 19699 $82.74 $250.00
4-160 Kamloops 90473 $379.99  
4-161 Ashcroft 17019 $71.48 $250.00
4-162 Salmon Arm 44711 $187.79 $250.00
4-163 Golden 7273 $30.55 $250.00
4-164 Williams Lake 41196 $173.02 $250.00
4-165 Quesnel/Red Bluff 25279 $106.17 $250.00
4-166 Skeena 69804 $293.18  
4-167 Prince George 98974 $415.69  
4-168 Smithers 41642 $174.90 $250.00
4-169 Dawson Creek 62333 $261.80  
4-170 Yukon 30766 $129.22 $250.00
4-171 Nunavut 24730 $103.87 $250.00
4-172 Northwest Territories 39672 $166.62 $250.00


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