Radio Spectrum Inventory: A 2010 Snapshot — Canada

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Figure 1.2 - The technical evolution of cellular services from their introduction to present day

The evolution of cellular technology is illustrated through 4 arrows, each representing the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and present day. Each arrow indicates the generation and application associated with each decade.

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Commercial Mobile use from 52 MHz to 38 GHz (for additional information, refer to Annex 1)

Commercial Mobile use from 52 MHz to 38 GHz – This graphic provides a part of the spectrum allocation chart, and provides a graphic representation of Canadian electromagnetic spectrum allocations between 52 MHz and 38 GHz. Superimposed on the chart are boxes to indicate where the commercial mobile spectrum is as described in Table 1.1.

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Figure 1.3–The amount of spectrum (in the Cellular, AWS bands) licensed per service provider in Canada's nine largest cities

Le graphique illustre l’ensemble des licences de spectre par fournisseurs de services dans les neuf plus grandes villes canadiennes. Les valeurs du graphique sont fournis dans le tableau suivant:

Figure 1.3 - The Amount of Spectrum (in the Cellular, AWS bands) Licensed per Service Provider in Canada's Nine Largest Cities
Rogers Bell TELUS Globalive Videotron Shaw Mobilicity Public Mobile Sasktel Other
Ville de Québec 105 65 40 40 10 10
Montréal 105 55 60 40 10
Ottawa 105 55 60 10 20 10 10
Toronto 95 75 50 20 10 10 10
Winnipeg 105 60 10 20 75
Edmonton 105 50 65 10 20 10 10
Calgary 105 50 65 10 20 10 10
Vancouver 105 50 65 10 20 10 10
Regina 105 50 10 10 95

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Figure 1.7 – Technology Trends in Cellular Band

This figure shows technology trends in the cellular bands from 2007 to 2010. For HSPA, from 2007 to 2009 there was little change in the number of frequency records: 359, 395, 423. From 2009 to 2010, the amount of frequency records increases steadily from 423 to approximately 13,489. For CDMA, there were 6,810 frequency records in 2007, decreasing to 5,722 by 2008 and to 5,858 in 2009, and increasing to 8,328 by 2010. For GSM/GPRS/EDGE, the frequency records increase from 5,455 in 2007 to 6,329 in 2008, to 7,025 in 2009 and to 7,238 in 2010. The figure also shows the total for all three technologies: 12,624, 12,446, 13,306 from 2007 to 2009, and increasing steadily to 29,055 by 2010.

Figure 1.7 - Technology Trends in Cellular Band
2007 2008 2009 2010
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 5,455 6,329 7,025 7,238
CDMA 6,810 5,722 5,858 8,328
HSPA 359 395 423 13,489
TOTAL 12,624 12,446 13,306 29,055

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Figure 1.8 – Technology Trends in PCS Band

This figure shows technology trends in the PCS band from 2007 to 2010. For HSPA, there were 827 frequency records from 2007 to 2008, increasing slightly from 827 to 965 and to 2,000 frequency records between 2008 and 2009, and from 2009 to 2010, the amount of frequency records increases steadily from 2,000 to approximately 15,077. For CDMA, there were 10,696 frequency records in 2007, increasing to 14,665 by 2008, decreasing slightly to 13,699 in 2009, and to 12,733 by 2010. For GSM/GPRS/EDGE, the frequency records remain fairly stable at approximately 18,000 frequency records from 2007 to 2010 (17,554, 17,602, 17,722, 17,842 frequency records). The figure also shows the total for all three technologies: 29,077 in 2007, 33,232 in 2008, 33,421 in 2009 and 45,652 in 2010.

Figure 1.8 - Technology Trends in PCS Band
2007 2008 2009 2010
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 17,554 17,602 17,722 17,842
CDMA 10,696 14,665 13,699 12,733
HSPA 827 965 2000 15,077
TOTAL 29,077 33,232 33,421 45,652

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Figure 1.9 – Technologies used by top 3 Canadian service providers

These two figures show the technologies (GSM, CDMA, and HSPA) used in the cellular band and PCS band by Canada’s top three service providers (Rogers, Bell, and TELUS) in terms of number of sectors. Within the cellular band, Rogers has 7,244 sectors using GSM, 0 using CDMA and 9,294 with HSPA. Bell has 0 sectors using GSM, 4,159 using CDMA and 4,492 with HSPA. TELUS has 0 sectors using GSM, 2,797 using CDMA and 0 with HSPA.

Figure 1.9 - Technologies Used by the Top 3 Canadian Service Providers
GSM CDMA HSPA
Rogers 7,244 0 9,294
Bell 0 4,159 4,492
TELUS 0 2,797 0

For the PCS band, Rogers has Rogers has 17,824 sectors using GSM, 0 using CDMA and 14,796 with HSPA. Bell has 0 sectors using GSM, 8,585 using CDMA and 2,449 with HSPA. TELUS has 0 sectors using GSM, 6,814 using CDMA and 0 with HSPA

Figure 1.9 - Technologies Used by the Top 3 Canadian Service Providers
GSM CDMA HSPA
Rogers 17,824 0 14,796
Bell 0 8,585 2,449
TELUS 0 6,814 0

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Figure 1.10–Spectrum availability in 700 MHz band

This map shows that there is spectrum available in the 700 MHz band, across Canada.

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Figure 1.11–Spectrum availability in the 1670-1675 band

Description: This maps shows the Tier 3 areas where 5 MHz of spectrum is available within the 1670-1675 MHz band, as listed below:

Figure 1.11 - Tier 3 Spectrum Availability in 1670-1675 Band
Tier 3 Service Area Name Area km2 Tier 4 Service Areas
3-01 Newfoundland & Labrador 408 770 4-001, 4-0024-003, 4-004, 4-005
3-02 Prince Edward Island 5696 4-006, 4-007
3-03 Mainland Nova Scotia 44 427 4-008, 4-009, 4-010, 4-011, 4-012, 4-013
3-04 Cape Breton 11 793 4-014
3-11 Eastern Townships 19 648 4-032, 4-033, 4-034, 4-035, 4-039, 4-040, 4-041, 4-042, 4-043, 4-045
3-12 Trois-Rivières 59 457 4-036, 4-037, 4-038, 4-044, 4-047, 4-048, 4-049, 4-050
3-13 Montréal 10 845 4-046, 4-051
3-14 Upper Outaouais 13 592 4-052, 4-054
3-15 Ottawa/Outaouais 19 778 4-053, 4-055
3-16 Pembroke 33 165 4-056, 4-057
3-18 Cornwall 878 4-067
3-19 Brockville 2 666 4-068, 4-069
3-20 Kingston 6 751 4-070
3-21 Belleville 8 619 4-071, 4-072
3-22 Cobourg 1 470 4-073
3-23 Peterborough 6 661 4-074, 4-075
3-24 Huntsville 10 119 4-076, 4-096
3-25 Toronto 9 304 4-077
3-26 Barrie 16 990 4-078, 4-081, 4-094, 4-095
3-27 Guelph/Kitchener 3 288 4-079, 4-080
3-28 Listowel/Goderich/Stratford 5 207 4-082, 4-088
3-29 Niagara-St. Catharines 1 257 4-083, 4-084
3-30 London/Woodstock/St. Thomas 9 730 4-085, 4-086, 4-087
3-31 Chatham 2 637 4-089, 4-091
3-32 Windsor/Leamington 1 896 4-090
3-33 Strathroy 4 704 4-092, 4-093
3-41 Regina 87 917 4-119, 4-120, 4-123, 4-124
3-42 Moose Jaw 83 287 4-121, 4-122
3-43 Saskatoon 478 203 4-125, 4-126, 4-127, 4-128, 4-130
3-44 Edmonton 234 355 4-129, 4-140, 4-141, 4-142, 4-143, 4-144, 4-145, 4-146
3-45 Medicine Hat/Brooks 69 314 4-131, 4-133 4-139
3-46 Lethbridge 28 879 4-132
3-47 Calgary 44 280 4-134, 4-135, 4-136
3-48 Red Deer 32 736 4-137, 4-138
3-49 Grande Prairie 250 696 4-147, 4-148
3-50 Kootenays 51 942 4-149, 4-150
3-51 Okanagan/Columbia 64 753 4-151, 4-159, 4-162, 4-163
3-52 Vancouver 92 070 4-152, 4-153, 4-157, 4-158
3-53 Victoria 3 549 4-154
3-54 Nanaimo 11 314 4-155
3-55 Courtenay 18 700 4-156
3-56 Thompson/Cariboo 121 709 4-160, 4-161, 4-164, 4-165
3-57 Prince George 377 473 4-166, 4-167, 4-168
3-58 Dawson Creek 204 951 4-169

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Figure 1.12–Spectrum availability in the PCS band

This map shows that there is spectrum available for licensing in the PCS band in particular Tier 3 areas of Canada, as listed:

Figure 1.12 - Tier 3 Spectrum Availability in the PCS Band
Tier 3 Service Area Name Area km2 Tier 4 Service Areas
3-01 Newfoundland & Labrador 408,770 4-001, 4-0024-003, 4-004, 4-005
3-05 New BrunswickSouth 8,880 4-015, 4-016
3-06 New Brunswick West 28,379 4-017, 4-020, 4-021
3-07 New Brunswick East 35,859 4-018, 4-019, 4-022
3-08 Bas du fleuve/Gaspésie 51,231 4-023, 4-024, 4-025, 4-026
3-09 Québec 32,889 4-027, 4-029, 4-030, 4-031
3-10 Chicoutimi-Jonquière 323,397 4-028, 4-063, 4-064, 4-065
3-17 Abitibi 959,518 4-058, 4-059, 4-060, 4-061, 4-062, 4-066
3-34 North Bay 30,064 4-097, 4-098
3-35 Sault Ste. Marie 56,855 4-099, 4-105, 4-106
3-36 Sudbury 45,500 4-100
3-37 Kirkland Lake 159,505 4-101, 4-102, 4-103
3-38 Thunder Bay 582,290 4-104, 4-107, 4-108, 4-109

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Figure 1.13–Spectrum availability in the BRS band

This map shows that there is spectrum available across Canada in the BRS band. However, only 60 MHz of spectrum is available in the following Tier 3 areas:

Figure 1.13 - Tier 3 Spectrum Availability in the BRS band
Tier 3 Service Area Name Area km2 Tier 4 Service Areas
3-08 Bas du fleuve/Gaspésie 51 231 4-023, 4-024, 4-025, 4-026
3-09 Québec 32 889 4-027, 4-029, 4-030, 4-031
3-12 Trois-Rivières 59 457 4-036, 4-037, 4-038, 4-044, 4-047, 4-048, 4-049, 4-050
3-13 Montréal 10 845 4-046, 4-051
3-15 Ottawa/Outaouais 19 778 4-053, 4-055
3-25 Toronto 9 304 4-077
3-26 Barrie 16 990 4-078, 4-081, 4-094, 4-095
3-27 Guelph/Kitchener 3 288 4-079, 4-080
3-30 London/Woodstock/St. Thomas 9 730 4-085, 4-086, 4-087
3-41 Regina 87 917 4-119, 4-120, 4-123, 4-124
3-42 Moose Jaw 83 287 4-121, 4-122
3-43 Saskatoon 478 203 4-125, 4-126, 4-127, 4-128, 4-130
3-51 Okanagan/Columbia 64 753 4-151, 4-159, 4-162, 4-163
3-52 Vancouver 92 070 4-152, 4-153, 4-157, 4-158
3-53 Victoria 3 549 4-154

120 MHz of spectrum is available in all other Tier 3 areas.

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Fixed service (backhaul and FWA) use from 52 MHz to 38 GHz – This graphic provides a part of the spectrum allocation chart, and provides a graphic representation of Canadian electromagnetic spectrum allocations between 52 MHz and 38 GHz. Superimposed on the chart are boxes to indicate where the fixed service is as described in Tables 2.2 and 2.4

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Figure 2.1–Total Number of Fixed Land Station Frequencies Assigned

This chart shows the number of fixed land assignments in various frequency bands. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 2.1 - Total Number of Fixed Land Station Frequencies Assigned
Frequency (MHz) Total Fixed Land Assignments
953 – 960 1,314
1,700 – 1,710 1,477
1,780 – 1,850 477
2,025 – 2,110 2,474
2,200 – 2,285 896
3,700 – 4,200 133
5,925 – 6,425 3,973
6,425 – 6,930 3,420
6,930 – 7,125 2,295
7,125 – 7,725 2,945
7,725 – 8,275 1,051
8,275 – 8,500 473
10,550 – 10,595 991
10,615 – 10,660 991
10,700 – 11,700 3,617
12,700 – 13,250 2,618
14,500 – 14,875 3,597
14,875 – 14,975 212
14,975 – 15,350 3,605
17,800 – 18,300 4,671
19,300 – 19,700 4,672
21,800 – 22,400 3,609
23,000 – 23,600 3,611

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Figure 2.2–Frequency Band Usage by Region

This chart shows the percentage distribution of fixed frequency assignments across Canada (by Industry Canada Region: Pacific, Prairie and Northern, Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic, and Headquarters) in the various frequency bands. The approximate values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 2.2 - Frequency Band Usage by Region
Frequency (MHz) Pacific Region (%) Prairie and Northern Region (%) Ontario Region (%) Quebec Region (%) Atlantic Region (%) Headquarters (%)
953 – 960 20.6 21.2 41.5 13.7 3.0 0.0
1,700 – 1,710 20.6 21.3 41.2 13.9 3.0 0.0
1,780 – 1,850 15.8 24.0 44.4 10.7 5.0 0.0
2,025 – 2,110 15.8 24.0 44.4 10.7 4.9 0.0
2,200 – 2,285 12.1 15.4 46.9 20.4 5.2 0.0
3,700 – 4,200 17.0 1.9 29.2 50.9 0.9 0.0
5,925 – 6,425 12.1 15.4 47.0 20.3 5.2 0.0
6,425 – 6,930 26.9 1.1 57.6 11.6 2.7 0.0
6,930 -7,125 17.4 14.7 45.9 18.3 3.7 0.0
7,125 – 7,725 8.6 7.3 51.5 28.1 4.6 0.0
7,725 – 8,275 8.6 7.3 51.5 28.1 4.6 0.0
8,275 – 8,500 12.3 23.7 56.7 4.4 3.0 0.0
10,550-10,595 13.1 17.4 42.6 25.1 1.7 0.0
10,615-10,660 19.8 33.6 8.9 24.3 13.5 0.0
10,700-11,700 4.1 20.6 19.2 55.2 1.0 0.0
12,700-13,250 17.6 31.2 27.0 13.4 10.8 0.0
14,500-14,875 26.4 28.4 11.5 19.6 14.2 0.0
14,875-14,975 24.1 0.8 59.4 2.3 13.5 0.0
14,975-15,350 9.2 24.4 45.1 7.1 14.2 0.0
17,800-18,300 4.3 13.1 17.1 58.0 5.2 2.4
19,300-19,700 15.7 13.2 35.0 7.5 25.6 2.9
21,800-22,400 0.9 1.4 1.5 91.3 0.8 4.0
23,000-23,600 18.9 28.3 26.5 15.1 11.3 0.0

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Figure 2.3–Percentage of Metropolitan versus Non-metropolitan Use

This chart shows the percentage of metropolitan and non-metropolitan stations. The number of assignments in metropolitan areas tends to be greater in bands above 14 GHz. The approximate values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 2.3 - Percentage of Metropolitain Versus Non-metropolitain Use
Frequency (MHz) Metropolitan stations (%) Non-metropolitan stations (%)
Average Band Distribution 34.84 65.16
953 – 960 25.57 74.43
1,700 – 1,710 29.71 70.29
1,780 – 1,850 15.09 84.91
2,025 – 2,110 17.18 82.82
2,200 – 2,285 4.35 95.65
3,700 – 4,200 15.04 84.96
5,925 – 6,425 2.27 97.73
6,425 – 6,930 8.04 91.96
6,930 – 7,125 79.35 20.65
7,125 – 7,725 7.27 92.73
7,725 – 8,275 9.80 90.20
8,275 – 8,500 14.80 85.20
10,550 – 10,595 21.19 78.81
10,615 – 10,660 21.19 78.81
10,700 – 11,700 23.00 77.00
12,700 – 13,250 8.17 91.83
14,500 – 14,875 33.31 66.69
14,875 – 14,975 93.87 6.13
14,975 – 15,350 33.40 66.60
17,800 – 18,300 52.09 47.91
19,300 – 19,700 52.12 47.88
21,800 – 22,400 74.31 25.69
23,000 – 23,600 74.25 25.75

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Figure 2.4–5 925-6 425 MHz Trend Chart

This chart shows the trend in the usage of the 5925 – 6425 MHz band between 1998 and 2010. Although it depicts an overall decrease in number of frequencies, there has been a gradual increase year over year beginning in 2004 until 2010. The approximate values are provided in the following table:

Figure 2.4 - 5 925-6 425 MHz Trend Chart
Year Number of Frequencies
1998 5,591
2000 5,329
2002 3,268
2004 3,168
2006 3,678
2008 4,130
2010 5,163

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Figure 2.5–10.7-11.7 GHz Trend 1998–2010

This chart shows the trend in the usage of the 10.7 to 11.7 GHz band between 1998 and 2010. The number of frequencies remains fairly constant from 1998 to 2006, roughly doubles in 2008 and dramatically increases in 2010. The approximate values are provided in the following table:

Figure 2.5 - 10.7-11.7 GHz Trend 1998–2010
Year Number of Frequencies
1998 457
2000 507
2002 511
2004 529
2006 558
2008 1,270
2010 7,738

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Figure 2.6–17.8-18.3/19.3-19.7 GHz Trend Chart

This chart shows the trend in the usage of the 17.8 to 18.3 GHz and 19.3 to 19.7 GHz bands between 1998 and 2010. Although there is a dramatic increase in the number of frequency assignments over this 12 year period, the number of frequencies remains fairly constant from 1998 to 2002, and steadily increases onward from 2004 to 2010. The approximate values are provided in the following table:

Figure 2.6 - 17.8-18.3/19.3-19.7 GHz Trend Chart
Year Number of Frequencies
1998 934
2000 879
2002 1,007
2004 1,681
2006 2,930
2008 5,189
2010 9,420

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Land Mobile use from 52 MHz to 38 GHz

Land mobile use from 52 MHz to 38 GHz – This graphic provides a part of the spectrum allocation chart, and provides a graphic representation of Canadian electromagnetic spectrum allocations between 52 MHz and 38 GHz. Superimposed on the chart are boxes to indicate where the land mobile service is as described in Table 3.1 (reproduced below).

Land Mobile Use from 52 MHz to 38 GHz
Bands Utilization
27.41-28 MHz: Land mobile
29.7-50 MHz: Land mobile
72-76 MHz: Land mobile
138-144 MHz: Land mobile
148-174 MHz: Land mobile, maritime mobile
216-222 MHz: Land mobile, 15 pairs of 5 kHz channels are designated for public safety
406.1-430 MHz: Land mobile
450-470 MHz: Land mobile
768-776 MHz: Land mobile band designated to public safety
798-806 MHz: Land mobile band designated to public safety
806-824 MHz: Land mobile, 821-824 MHz is designated for public safety
851-869 MHz: Land mobile, 866-869 MHz is designated for public safety
896-901 MHz: Land mobile
901-902 MHz: Narrowband PCS (SP 1.7 GHz made changes to this band to make it land mobile. Not yet been implemented.)
929-930 MHz: Paging
930-931 MHz: Narrowband PCS
931-932 MHz: Paging
935-940 MHz: Land mobile
940-941 MHz: Narrowband PCS (SP 1.7 GHz made changes to this band to make it land mobile. Not yet been implemented.)

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Figure 3.1–VHF Band Plan

This figure shows the band plan for 150 MHz VHF for the land mobile service. The mobile designations are from 138 MHz to 144 MHz, 148 MHz to 149.08 MHz, 150.5 MHz to 156 MHz, 157.45 MHz to 160.17 MHz, and 162.05 MHz to 174 MHz. Other parts of the band: Amateur service from 144 MHz to 148 MHz; SARIAN-F at 149.08 MHz; MSS from 149.8-150.5 MHz; maritime from 156-157.45 MHz and 161.58-162.05 MHz; and railway from 160.17-161.58 MHz.

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Figure 3.2–UHF Band Plan

This figure shows the band plan for 450 MHz UHF Land Mobile service. Two separate blocks are shown from 406.1 to 430 MHz and from 450 to 470 MHz. These blocks are designated for mobile, with the exception of the following slivers of spectrum: 414-415 MHz – Fixed; 419-421 MHz – Fixed; 450-451 MHz – STL Aux; 455.025-456 MHz – STL Aux.

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Figure 3.3–700 MHz Public Safety Band Plan

This figure shows the band plan for 700 MHz Public Safety. Two separate blocks are shown from 768 to 776 MHz and from 798 to 806 MHz. Public Safety Base transmit from 768-775 MHz is paired with public safety mobile transmit from 798-805MHz. The remaining two blocks of spectrum, 775-776 MHz and 805-806 MHz, are unpaired.

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Figure 3.4–800 MHz Band Plan

This figure shows the band plan for 800 MHz for Land Mobile service. Two separate blocks are shown from 806 to 824 MHz and from 851 to 869 MHz. Base transmit from 851-866 MHz is paired with mobile transmit from 806 to 821 MHz. The remaining two blocks of spectrum, 821-824 MHz and 866-869 MHz, are designated for public safety.

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Figure 3.5–900 MHz Band Plan

This figure shows the band plan for 900 MHz for Land Mobile service. The parts of the band plan are:

  • LM Base TX from 935-940 MHz paired with LM Mobile TX from 896-901 MHz
  • Narrowband PCS from 901-902 MHz, 930-931 MHz, and 940-941 MHz.
  • License Exempt from 902-928 MHz.
  • Fixed from 928-929 MHz and 932-935 MHz.
  • Paging from 929-930 MHz and 931-932 MHz.

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Figure 3.6–VHF Band Licensees

This figure is a pie chart representing the licensee distribution for the VHF band. There are 179368 frequency assignments made to Commercial licensees, 22375 frequency assignments made to Federal Government licensees, 44755 frequency assignments made to Municipal Government licensees, 34211 frequency assignments made to Provincial Government licensees, 741 frequency assignments made to Miscellaneous licensees, and 20132 frequency assignments made to Foreign Government licensees.

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Figure 3.7–UHF Band Licensees

This figure is a pie chart representing the licensee distribution for the UHF band. There are 90825 frequency assignments made to Commercial licensees, 8274 frequency assignments made to Federal Government licensees, 12927 frequency assignments made to Municipal Government licensees, 7666 frequency assignments made to Provincial Government licensees, 542 frequency assignments made to Miscellaneous licensees, and 1096 frequency assignments made to Foreign Government licensees.

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Figure 3.8–800 MHz Band Licensees

This figure is a pie chart representing the licensee distribution for the 800 MHz band. There are 62161 frequency assignments made to Commercial licensees, 1750 frequency assignments made to Federal Government licensees, 31269 frequency assignments made to Municipal Government licensees, 3413 frequency assignments made to Provincial Government licensees, 85 frequency assignments made to Miscellaneous licensees, and 209 frequency assignments made to Foreign Government licensees.

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Figure 3.9–900 MHz Band Licensees

This figure is a pie chart representing the licensee distribution for the 900 MHz band. There are 6955 frequency assignments made to Commercial licensees, 163 frequency assignments made to Federal Government licensees, 1084 frequency assignments made to Municipal Government licensees, 72 frequency assignments made to Provincial Government licensees, and 2841 frequency assignments made to Foreign Government licensees.

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Figure 3.10–VHF Regional Distribution

This figure is a graph that depicts the distribution of VHF licences and frequency assignments by Region. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 3.10 - VHF Licence Distribution and Frequency Assignments by Region
Regions Number of Licences Number of Frequency Assignments
Pacific 38,208 70,788
Prairies and Northern 53,681 101,446
Ontario 21,485 38,276
Quebec 31,974 66,393
Atlantic 12,050 24,137

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Figure 3.11–VHF Major Metropolitan Distribution

This figure is a graph that depicts the distribution of VHF licences and frequency assignments in various metropolitan areas. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 3.11 - VHF Licence Distribution and Frequency Assignments in Various Metropolitain Areas
Metropolitan Areas Number of Licences Number of Frequency Assignments
Calgary 256 676
Edmonton 383 596
Halifax 149 203
Montreal 761 1,598
Ottawa 238 384
Quebec City 267 507
Regina 110 193
Saint John 68 100
Saint John’s 156 403
Toronto 567 950
Vancouver 829 1,529
Victoria 353 1,223
Winnipeg 299 548

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Figure 3.12–UHF Regional Distribution

This figure is a graph that depicts the distribution of UHF licences and frequency assignments by Region. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 3.12 - UHF Regional Distribution
RegionsNumber of LicencesNumber of Frequency Assignments
Pacific 11,66917,028
Prairies and Northern33,86146,890
Ontario11,27523,410
Quebec15,64625,908
Atlantic4,3838,094

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Figure 3.13–UHF Major Metropolitan Distribution

This figure is a graph that depicts the distribution of UHF licences and frequency assignments in various metropolitan areas. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 3.13 - UHF Major Metropolitain Distribution
Metropolitan AreasNumber of LicencesNumber of Frequency Assignments
Calgary461640
Edmonton6631,362
Halifax336564
Montreal1,7263527
Ottawa413742
Quebec City414655
Regina174290
Saint John5577
Saint John’s137287
Toronto1,3023,002
Vancouver8961,537
Victoria163217
Winnipeg347552

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Figure 3.14–800 MHz Regional Distribution

This figure is a graph that depicts the distribution of 800 MHz band licences and frequency assignments by Region. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 3.14 - 800 MHz Regional Distribution
RegionsNumber of LicencesNumber of Frequency Assignments
Pacific 1,7527,745
Prairies and Northern4,96421,780
Ontario5,41549,608
Quebec3,28019,492
Atlantic7823,262

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Figure 3.15–800 MHz Major Metropolitan Distribution

This figure is a graph that depicts the distribution of 800 MHz band licences and frequency assignments in various metropolitan areas. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 3.15 - 800 MHz Major Metropolitain distribution
Metropolitan AreasNumber of LicencesNumber of Frequency Assignments
Calgary3522,508
Edmonton7932,995
Halifax50194
Montreal1,0608,175
Ottawa3713,781
Quebec City156932
Regina125219
Saint John1426
Saint John’s1258
Toronto1,54416,773
Vancouver1,1374,877
Victoria52368
Winnipeg69448

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Figure 3.16–900 MHz Regional Distribution

This figure is a graph that depicts the distribution of 900 MHz band licences and frequency assignments by Region. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 3.16 - 900 MHz Regional Distribution
RegionsNumber of LicencesNumber of Frequency Assignments
Pacific 422 698
Prairies and Northern400549
Ontario1,4995,293
Quebec3,4024,145
Atlantic201266

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Figure 3.17–900 MHz Major Metropolitan Distribution

This figure is a graph that depicts the distribution of 900 MHz band licences and frequency assignments in various metropolitan areas. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 3.17 -Distribution of 900 MHz band licences and frequency assignments in various metropolitain areas
Metropolitan AreasNumber of LicencesNumber of Frequency Assignments
Calgary77102
Edmonton5864
Halifax1519
Montreal299638
Ottawa5980
Quebec City2638
Regina2223
Saint John46
Saint John’s24
Toronto6263,364
Vancouver214361
Victoria4459
Winnipeg116119

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Figure 3.18–VHF Trends

This figure depicts the total annual number of clients, licences and frequency assignments from 1998 to 2010 for the VHF band. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 3.18 - Total number of clients, licences and frequency assignments from 1998 to 2010 - VHF band
YearNumber of ClientsNumber of LicencesNumber of Frequency Assignments
199899,551247,681444,152
200092,286221,498385,888
200284,670203,768348,500
200475,511186,385325,281
200670,112175,105318,906
200866,268167,900309,588
201062,015160,655304,755

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Figure 3.19–UHF Trends

This figure depicts the total annual number of clients, licences and frequency assignments from 1998 to 2010 for the UHF band. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 3.19 - Ttotal annual number of clients, licences and frequency assignments from 1998 to 2010 for the UHF band
YearNumber of ClientsNumber of LicencesNumber of Frequency Assignments
199821,77377,124123,464
200020,53672,685115,583
200219,28672,139113,731
200418,00371,709113,233
200616,96472,091112,699
200816,93275,575117,596
201017,15976,834121,330

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Figure 3.20–800 MHz Trends

This figure depicts the total annual number of clients, licences and frequency assignments from 1998 to 2010 for the 800 MHz band. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 3.20 - Ttotal annual number of clients, licences and frequency assignments from 1998 to 2010 for the 800 MHz band
YearNumber of ClientsNumber of LicencesNumber of Frequency Assignments
19981,2258,55340,366
20001,37210,34054,672
20021,48111,97571,179
20041,48014,17084,748
20061,43914,50194,748
20081,38015,568100,964
20101,54516,19398,887

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Figure 3.21–900 MHz Trends

This figure depicts the total annual number of clients, licences and frequency assignments from 1998 to 2010 for the 900 MHz band. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 3.21 - Ttotal annual number of clients, licences and frequency assignments for the 900 MHz band
YearNumber of ClientsNumber of LicencesNumber of Frequency Assignments
19982383,2886,129
20002344,6897,571
20022305,4378,470
20042175,6338,794
20062025,45910,423
20081875,55110,597
20101786,02111,059

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Figure 3.22–Compiled VHF, UHF, 800 MHz and 900 MHz Trends

This figure depicts the total annual number of clients, licences and frequency assignments from 1998 to 2010 for the VHF, UHF, 800 MHz and 900 MHz bands combined. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 3.22 - total annual number of clients, licences and frequency assignments from 1998 to 2010 for the VHF, UHF, 800 MHz and 900 MHz bands combined
YearNumber of ClientsNumber of LicencesNumber of Frequency Assignments
1998122,787336,646614,111
2000114,428309,212563,714
2002105,667293,319541,880
200495,211277,897532,056
200688,717267,156536,776
200884,767264,594538,745
201080,897259,703536,031

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