Study of Future Demand for Radio Spectrum in Canada 2011-2015

A. Appendix A: The Stakeholders

Table A.1.1, below, lists the stakeholders that were approached to provide input. While most stakeholders provided highly beneficial information, some did not respond. In addition to the direct input from stakeholders, in some cases, some stakeholders were interviewed or asked more detailed questions. All stakeholder input has been treated as confidential, other than where we received permission from agencies to release their names (i.e. DND, RCMP, etc.), and, in some cases, the user is obvious. In developing the projections for service or spectrum demand, several sources of information were used and combined with stakeholder input to develop the specific input data needed for the modelling process.

Table A.6.1 — List of stakeholders approached for input; a large majority of stakeholders did provide their input

Stakeholder Organizations

  1. Astral Media
  2. Shaw Media (Canwest)
  3. CBC/Radio-Canada
  4. CTV Globemedia (Bell Media)
  5. CIEL Satellite Group
  6. OmniGlobe Networks
  7. SkyTerra (Canada) Inc.
  8. Telesat
  9. TeraGo Networks
  10. TerreStar Solutions
  11. Bell Canada
  12. Mobilicity
  13. MTS Allstream
  14. NorthWesTel
  15. Rogers Communications
  16. SaskTel
  17. TELUS Communications
  18. Videotron
  19. Wind Mobile
  20. Ericsson Canada
  21. Motorola
  22. Nokia
  23. Nokia Siemens Networks
  24. RIM
  25. Cisco Systems
  26. Barrett Xplore (Xplornet Communications)
  27. EastLink
  28. Radio Advisory Board of Canada (RABC)
  29. Bell Helicopter Textron Canada
  30. Bombardier
  31. Canadian Electricity Association
  32. Canadian Space Agency (CSA)
  33. Department of National Defence (DND)
  34. Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)
  35. Environment Canada (EC)
  36. Hydro One
  37. NAV CANADA
  38. Transport Canada (TC)
  39. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
  40. Railway Association of Canada
  41. Inukshuk Wireless
  42. Alcatel-Lucent
  43. Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA)
  44. Vecima Networks
  45. Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Canada
  46. Radio Amateurs of Canada
  47. Tbaytel

B. Appendix B: Table of Acronyms

Following is a list of terms and their accompanying acronyms.

AMR
Automatic Meter Reading
AMS(R)S
Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services
AMT
Aeronautical Mobile Telemetry
ANS
Air Navigation System
APCO
Associations of Public Safety Communications Officials
ARPU
Average Revenue Per User
ATC
Ancillary Terrestrial Component
ATCS
Air Traffic Control Services
ATSC
Advanced Television Systems Committee
AWS
Advanced Wireless Service
BDU
Broadcasting Distribution Undertaking
BH
Busy Hour
BRS
Broadband Radio Service
BSS
Broadcasting Satellite Service (DTH Broadcasting Satellite in Report)
BWA
Broadband Wireless Access
CAGR
Compound Annual Growth Rate
CARE
Centre for Atmospheric Research Experiments
CATV
Originally Community Antenna Television; now Cable TV
CCG
Canadian Coast Guard
CCRS
Canada Centre for Remote Sensing
CDMA
Code Division Multiple Access
CIS
Canadian Ice Service
CMR
Communications Monitoring Report
CNR
Combat Net Radio
CPE
Consumer Premise Equipment
CRTC
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
CSA
Canadian Space Agency
CTFA
Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations
CWTA
Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association
DAB
Digital Audio Broadcasting
DECT
Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications
DFO
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
DL
Downlink
DMB
Digital Multimedia Broadcasting
DME
Distance-Measuring Equipment
DND
Department of National Defence
DOCSIS
Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification
DRB
Digital Radio Broadcasting
DSL
Digital Subscriber Line
DTH
Direct-to-Home
DTV
Digital Television
EC
Environment Canada
E-COMM
Emergency Communications (Metro Vancouver and parts of B.C.)
EDACS
Enhanced Digital Access Communications System
EDGE
Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution
EESS
Earth Exploration Satellite Service
ESMR
Enhanced Specialized Mobile Radio Services
EV-DO
Evolution-Data Optimized
FA
Frequency Assignment
FCC
Federal Communications Commission
FDD
Frequency-Division Duplex
FRS
Family Radio Service
FSS
Fixed Satellite Service
FWA
Fixed Wireless Access
GB
Gigabyte
Gbps
Gigabits per second
GHz
Gigahertz
GLONASS
Global Navigation Satellite Systems
GMDSS
Global Maritime Distress and Safety System
GMRS
General Mobile Radio Services
GNSS
Global Navigation Satellite Systems
GOC
Government of Canada
GOS
Geostationary orbital slot
GPRS
General Packet Radio Service
GPS
Global Positioning System
GSM
Global System for Mobile Communications
GSMA
Global System for Mobile Communications Association
HDTV
High-definition Television
HF
High Frequency
HH
Household
HSPA
High-Speed Packet Access
IALA
International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities
IBOC
In-Band On-Channel
ICAO
International Civil Aviation Organization
iDEN
Integrated Digital Enhanced Network
ILS
Instrument Landing System
IM
Instant Message
IMO
International Maritime Organization
IP
Internet Protocol
ISM
Industrial, Scientific and Medical
ITU
International Telecommunication Union
kB
Kilobyte
kbps
kilobits per second
km
Kilometre
km/s
Kilometre per second
LEO
Low-Earth Orbits
LM
Land Mobile
LMCS
Local Multipoint Communication Systems
LTE
Long Term Evolution
M
Million
M2M
Machine-to-Machine
MATS
Mobile Aeronautical Telemetry Services
Mb
Megabit
MB
Megabyte
mbps
Megabits per second
MCS
Multipoint Communication Systems
MDS
Multipoint Distribution Service
MF
Medium Frequency
MHz
Megahertz
mi
Mile
MICS
Medical Implant Communication Service
MLS
Microwave Landing System
MMS
Multimedia Message Service
MoU
Minutes of Use
MSC
Meteorological Service of Canada
MSS
Mobile Satellite Service
MURS
Multi-Use Radio Service
MW
Microwave
NATO
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NBP
National Broadband Plan
NMHS
National Meteorological and Hydrological Services
NORAD
North American Aerospace Defense Command
NRC
National Research Council (Canada)
NTIA
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
OCAS
Obstacle Collision Avoidance System
OECD
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
OFCOM
Office of Communications (in the UK)
OFDM
Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing
O-QNET
Ontario-Quebec Network
OTA
Over-the-air
PB
Petabyte
PCS
Personal Communications Service
PDA
Personal Digital Assistant
POP
Point of Presence
PPDN
Public Packet Data Network
PS
Public Safety
PSTN
Public Switched Telecom Network
PTM
Point-to-Multipoint
PTP
Point-to-Point
PTT
Push-to-Talk
QAM
Quadrature Amplitude Modulation
QoS
Quality of Service
RCMP
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
RDS
Radio Data System
R-LAN
Radio Local Area Network
RPM
Remote Patient Monitoring
RRBS
Rural Remote Broadband System
RSS
Radio Standards Specification
RTT
Radio Transmission Technology
SAR
Synthetic Aperture Radar
SATCOM
Satellite Communications
SCADA
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
SDR
Software Defined Radio
SDTV
Standard-Definition Television
SLAR
Side-Looking Airborne Radar
SME
Small and Mid-sized Enterprise
SMS
Short Message Service
SNG
Satellite News Gathering
SOLAS
Safety of Life at Sea
SONET
Synchronous Optical Networking
TB
Terabyte (equal to 1,000 GB)
TC
Transport Canada
TDD
Time-Division
TDMA
Time Division Multiple Access
UAV
Unpiloted Aerial Vehicle
UHF
Ultra High Frequency
UL
Uplink
UMTS
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System
UWB
Ultra-Wideband
VHF
Very High Frequency
VOR
Very High Frequency (VHF) Omnidirectional Range
VSAT
Very Small Aperture Terminal
WCDMA
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access
WCS
Wireless Communication Services
WiMAX
Worldwide Interoperablity for Microwave Access
WLAN
Wireless Local Area Network
WMTS
Wireless Medical Telemetry Systems
WRC
World Radio Conference
YE
Year-end
YoY
Year over year
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