Radio Spectrum Inventory: A 2010 Snapshot — Canada

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Amateur 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 amateur service is, as described in Table 4.1. Where the amateur service has a secondary, is marked with an "S".

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Figure 4.1 – Fiscal year total of amateur certificates

This figure depicts the total number of amateur certificates that are active in Canada by fiscal year, from 1997 to 2009. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 4.1 - Fiscal year total of amateur certificates
YearNumber of Amateur Certificates
199738,427
199840,548
199942,766
200045,033
200146,781
200248,526
200350,496
200452,248
200553,690
200654,974
200756,240
200857,895
200959,555

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Figure 4.2 – Fiscal year total of new amateur certificates

This figure depicts the total number of new amateur certificates that have been issued in Canada from 1997 to 2009.. This figure shows that, even though the total number of amateur certificates has increased over the last 10 years, the number of new amateur certificates awarded has decreased by 50%. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 4.2 - Fiscal year total of new amateur certificates
YearNumber of New Amateur Certificates
19973,723
19983,211
19993,340
20003,288
20012,509
20022,486
20032,663
20042,271
20051,780
20061,600
20071,490
20081,860
20091,862

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Figure 5.1 – Bands Heavily Used by Public Safety Entities

This is a figure showing the bands heavily used by public safety entities. Within the entire spectrum range from VLF to EHF, the following bands are heavily used by public safety: 138-144 MHz and 148 – 174 MHz, 220-222 MHz, 406.1-430 MHz and 450-470 MHz and 764-776 MHz and 794-806 MHz (a portion of which is under consultation), 806-824 MHz and 851-869 MHz, and from 4940-4990 MHz.

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Public Safety 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 public safety use as described in Table 5.1. There is a total of 80.15 MHz designated for public safety use.

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Figure 5.2 – 800 MHz PS Band Regional Distribution

This figure depicts the distribution of licences and frequency assignments by Region for the 800 MHz Public Safety band. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 5.2 - 800 MHz PS Band regional distribution
RegionsNumber of LicencesNumber of Frequency Assignments
Pacific 4301230
Prairies and Northern7722,544
Ontario1,57315,858
Quebec8313,947
Atlantic120377

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Figure 5.3 – 800 MHz PS Band Major Metropolitan Distribution

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

Figure 5.3 - 800 MHz PS band major metropolitain distribution
Metropolitan AreasNumber of LicencesNumber of Frequency Assignments
Calgary52394
Edmonton3401,150
Halifax55
Montreal242877
Ottawa1671,779
Quebec City42154
Regina66
Saint John24
Toronto3883,316
Vancouver3381,031
Victoria66
Winnipeg1468

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Figure 5.4 – 800 MHz PS Band Trends

This figure depicts the trends in number of clients, licences and frequency assignments in the 800 MHz public safety band from 1998 to 2010, in two year increments. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 5.4 - 800 MHz PS band trends
YearNumber of ClientsNumber of LicencesNumber of Frequency Assignments
19982781,74411,320
20003442,07614,193
20024132,42517,058
20044242,95320,636
20064263,11122,651
20084173,30322,594
20105273,72623,956

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Broadcast Service use from 52 MHz to 38GHz

Broadcast service 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 broadcast service is as described in section 6.2.1.

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Figure 6.1

Description: This figure depicts the Regional distribution of regular power and low power AM stations, as well as total number of stations by Region. The approximate values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 6.1 - regional distribution of regular power and low power AM stations as well as total number of stations by region
RegionsAll StationsRegularLow-Power
Pacific1054560
Prairie and Northern Region876324
Ontario774532
Quebec371522
Atlantic45369

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Figure 6.2

This figure depicts the Regional distribution of regular power and low power FM stations, as well as total number of stations by Region. The approximate values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 6.2 - Regional distribution of regular power and low power FM stations, as well as total number of stations by region
RegionsAll StationsRegularLow-Power
Pacific550255295
Prairie and Northern Region600340260
Ontario465325140
Quebec450340110
Atlantic30021585

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Figure 6.3

This figure depicts the Regional distribution of regular power and low power television stations, as well as total number of stations by Region. The approximate values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 6.3 - Regional distribution of regular power and low power television stations, as well as total number of stations by region
RegionsAll StationsRegularLow-Power
Pacific600100500
Prairie and Northern Region480200280
Ontario475195280
Quebec250150100
Atlantic31021595

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Figure 6.4

This figure depicts the Regional distribution of MDS stations. The values in the chart are provided in the following table

Figure 6.4 - Regional distribution of MDS stations
RegionsNumber of Stations
Pacific3
Prairie and Northern Region11
Ontario18
Quebec15
Atlantic0

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Figure 6.5

This graphic depicts the trends in broadcasting, with respect to AM (regular and low power), FM (regular and low power), TV (analogue, digital and low power), as well as MDS from 2004 to 2010. The approximate values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 6.5 - Trends in broadcasting
Year Number of Stations / Systems
AM
(reg)
AM
(LP)
FM
(reg)
FM
(LP)
TV
(analogue)
TV
(digital)
TV
(LP)
MDS
2004 240 180 1150 750 720 0 1480 40
2005 240 180 1180 780 720 0 1480 40
2006 240 180 1250 800 740 0 1460 40
2007 240 170 1300 810 740 0 1440 40
2008 240 170 1350 830 750 10 1380 50
2009 210 160 1400 870 750 20 1350 50
2010 200 160 1420 900 750 20 1350 50

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Figure 6.6 – AM Broadcasting in Canada (525-1705 kHz)

This is a map of all regular power AM broadcasting stations (525- 1705 kHz) across Canada

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Figure 6.7 – FM Broadcasting in Canada (88-108 MHz)

This is a map of all regular power television broadcasting stations (54-72 MHz, 76-88 MHz, 174-216 MHz and 470-806 MHz) across Canada

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Figure 6.8 – Television Broadcasting in Canada (54-72 MHz, 76-88 MHz, 174-216 MHz, 470-806 MHz)

This is a map of all regular power television broadcasting stations (54-72 MHz, 76-88 MHz, 174-216 MHz and 470-806 MHz) across Canada

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Figure 7.1

This figure depicts the generic satellite communications service. Information flows from the service provider through the satellite to the user (forward communications link) as well as from the user through the satellite to the service provider (reverse communications link).

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Satellite service 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 satellite service is as described in Table 7.1.

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Figure 7.2

Description: This figure depicts the trends in the overall use and the use of the top five users of the C-Band frequency range from 1998 to 2010, in two year increments. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 7.2 - Trends in the overall use and the use of the top 5 users of the C-band frequency range from 1998-2010, in 2 year increments
Year Number of Licensed Frequencies for the tops 5 users of the C-Band
Telesat Canada Tata Communications (Canada) ULC Government of Canada Northwestel Inc. Saskatchewan Communications Network
1998 366 325 343 208 0
2000 682 26 339 208 0
2002 326 551 372 208 0
2004 348 608 387 194 0
2006 317 482 381 186 0
2008 300 422 310 182 0
2010 485 422 329 182 130

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Figure 7.3

This figure depicts the trends in the overall use and the use of the top five users of the Ku-Band frequency range from 1998 to 2010, in two year increments. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 7.3 - Trends in the overall use and the use of the top 5 users of the Ku-band frequency range from 1998-2010, in 2 year increments
Year Number of Licensed Frequencies in the Ku-Band
Telesat Canada Galaxy Broadband Communications Inc. Barrett Xplore Inc. Shopper's Drug Mart Infosat Communications Inc
1998 6,945 0 0 1,198 126
2000 8,014 0 0 1,298 126
2002 7,977 0 0 1,298 306
2004 12,856 350 0 1,648 314
2006 9,990 2,850 9,056 1,812 314
2008 11,838 6,242 6,020 1,812 1,759
2010 10,602 10,206 6,020 2,092 1,433

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Figure 7.4

This figure depicts the trends in the overall utilization of extended Ku-Band frequency range from 1998 to 2010, in two year increments. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 7.4 - Trends in the overall utilization of extended KU-band frequency range from 1998-2010, in two year increments
Year Number of Licensed Frequencies in the extended Ku-Band
Tata Communications (Canada) ULC Telesat Canada Terrestar Canada Pathcom Wireless Inc. Air Canada
1998 17 0 0 0 1
2000 0 13 0 0 1
2002 16 16 0 0 1
2004 16 17 0 0 1
2006 11 8 0 0 1
2008 11 8 0 2 1
2010 11 7 4 2 1

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Figure 7.5

This figure depicts the trends in the overall utilization of the Ka-Band frequency range from 1998 to 2010, in two year increments. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 7.5 - trends in the overall utilization of the Ka-band frquency range from 1998-2010, in 2 year increments
Year Number of Licensed Frequencies in the Ka-Band
Telesat Canada Wildblue Communications Canada Corp. Barrett Xplore Inc. Infosat Communications LP.
1998 64 0 0 0
2000 64 0 0 0
2002 66 0 0 0
2004 78 0 0 0
2006 99 40 0 0
2008 104 40 0 0
2010 96 40 12 2

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Figure 7.6

This pie chart depicts the portion of total number of frequency assignments in each FSS band in 2010. The majority of frequency assignments were in the Ku band. The Ku band had 93% of all frequency assignments, followed by the C band, 6%, and Ka band with 1%.

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Figure 7.7

This pie chart depicts the portion of total number of implemented Canadian satellites in each FSS band in 2010. Both the Ka and Ku bands had 35.71% of all implemented Canadian satellites and the C band had 28.57%.

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Figure 7.8

This pie chart depicts the portion of total number of implemented or authorized in principle Canadian satellites in each FSS band in 2010. Both the Ka and Ku bands had 40% of all implemented or authorized in principle Canadian satellites and the C band had 20%.

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Figure 7.9

This pie chart depicts the portion of total number of approved foreign satellites in each FSS band in 2010. The Ku band had 48% of all approved foreign satellites, followed by the Ka band, 47%, and the C band with 5%.

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Figure 7.10

This figure depicts the trends in the overall utilization of the 12 GHz BSS frequency range from 2000 to 2010, in two year increments. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 7.10 - trends in the overall utilization of the 12 GHz BSS frequency range from 2000-2010, in 2 year increments
Year Number of Licensed Frequencies in the12 GHz BSS frequency range
Telesat Canada Bell ExpressVu LP Ciel Satellite LP Alberta Sustainable Development SED Systems
2000 0 26 0 0 0
2002 14 26 0 0 0
2004 13 64 0 8 0
2006 52 64 31 9 0
2008 53 64 43 7 0
2010 83 64 63 7 6

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Figure 7.11

This figure depicts the trends in the overall utilization of the L-band frequency range from 1998 to 2010, in two year increments (noting that TMI Communications Inc. and Canadian Marconi Company in Figure 6.11 are no longer licensed to use the MSS L-Band). The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 7.11 - trends in the overall utilization of the L-band frequency range from 1998-2010, in 2 year increments
Year Number of Licensed Frequencies in the L-Band frequency range
Skyterra Corp. Government of Canada Stratos Wireless Inc. Teleglobe TMI Communications Inc.
1998 0 10 0 25 22
2000 0 10 26 0 0
2002 0 7 4 0 0
2004 2 7 4 0 0
2006 26 7 4 0 0
2008 26 7 4 0 0
2010 34 7 4 0 0

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Figure 7.12

This figure depicts, as of March 31, 2010, the MSS utilization of L-Band frequency range. There are 12 spectrum licences authorized, as per table 6.9 in the uplink which spans 1525 MHz to 1559 MHz. There are 12 spectrum licences authorized, as per table 6.9, in the downlink which spans 1626.5 MHz to 1660 MHz.

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Figure 7.13

This figure depicts, as of March 31, 2010, the MSS utilization of S-Band frequency range. Terrestar (Canada) is authorized use the 2005 MHz to 2010 MHz uplink portion of the band which spans from 2000 MHz to 2020 MHz. Terrestar (Canada) is authorized use the 2195 MHz to 2200 MHz downlink portion of the band which spans from 2180 MHz to 2200 MHz.

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Figure 7.14

This figure depicts, as of March 31, 2010, the MSS utilization of Big LEO band frequency range. Globalstar Canada Satellite Corp. is authorized to use the 1610 MHz to 1618.5 MHz portion of the band which spans from 1610 MHz to 1626.5 MHz, for uplink. Iridium Satellite Canada is authorized to use the same band but from 1621.35 MHz to 1626.5 MHz for both uplink and downlink purposes. Globalstar Canada Satellite Corp. is also authorized to use the entire 2483.5 MHz to 2500 MHz band for its downlink.

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Space science 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 space science is allocated is as described in the list of allocated bands, Table 8.2.1. Those boxes marked with an S indicate that the space service is a secondary allocation.

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Figure 8.1

This figure depicts the regional distribution of licensed frequencies for space science applications in 2010. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 8.1 - regional distribution of licensed frequencies for space science applications in 2010
Regions Number of Licensed Frequency Assignments
Pacific 344
Prairies and Northern 1,359
Ontario 16
Quebec 66
Atlantic 153
National 30

Note: The National region includes assignments for all of Canada, more than one province, but not all Canada, and space station assignments.

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Figure 8.2

This figure depicts the percentage change in radio spectrum sharing with space science across various frequency bands, compared to 1998 levels. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 8.2 - percentage change in radio spectrum sharing with space science across various frequency bands, compared to 1998 levels
Frequency Band (GHz) Percentage Change (%)
0.073 – 0.0746 -20.78
0.156838 - 0.174 -26.91
0.40015 - 0.401 1,180.85
0.401 – 0.402 186.90
0.402 - 0.403 401.83
0.403 - 0.406 361.85
0.4061 - 0.41 -55.47
0.46 - 0.47 -13.73
0.608 - 0.614 1,051.22
0.902 - 0.928 -12.09
1.164 - 1.215 -37.30
1.215 - 1.24 -21.14
1.24 - 1.3 -10.36
1.3 - 1.35 -11.33
1.35 - 1.39 -15.49
1.39 - 1.4 -36.21
1.4 - 1.427 -64.91
1.559 - 1.61 -59.09
1.6106 - 1.6138 -83.59
1.66 - 1.6605 -72.19
1.6605 - 1.668 -83.08
1.668 - 1.6684 -83.85
1.6684 - 1.67 -80.77
1.67 - 1.675 -76.92
1.675 - 1.7 -61.49
1.7 - 1.71 -69.72
2.025 - 2.11 65.40
2.11 - 2.12 -19.31
2.2 - 2.29 12.28
2.29 - 2.3 -47.33
2.3 - 2.45 -2.72
2.655 - 2.686 -73.28
2.686 - 2.69 -20.65
2.69 - 2.7 54.55
2.7 - 2.9 -73.47
4.2 - 4.4 6.67
4.8 - 4.825 -85.96
4.825 - 4.835 -72.73
4.835 - 4.95 194.90
4.95 - 4.99 257.14
4.99 - 5 325.00
5.25 - 5.255 300.00
5.255 - 5.35 150.00
5.35 - 5.46 -14.58
5.46 - 5.47 178.57
5.57 - 5.65 23.88
5.925 - 6.7 7.23
6.7 - 7.075 74.33
7.145 - 7.235 -10.31
7.75 - 7.85 -24.64
8.025 - 8.175 -32.72
8.175 - 8.215 -88.60
9.3 - 9.5 -37.62
9.5 - 9.8 20.82
10.6 - 10.68 25.66
10.68 - 10.7 -83.33
13.25 - 13.4 15.38
13.4 - 13.75 3,546.15
13.75 - 14 1,511.76
14.47 - 14.5 5,950.00
15.35 - 15.4 36.36
17.2 - 17.3 200.00
18.6 - 18.8 -33.76
19.3 - 19.7 855.56
21.2 - 21.4 37.50
22.21 - 22.5 247.57
23.6 - 24 433.33
25.5 - 27 0.00
31.3 - 31.8 -66.67
33.4 - 34.2 109.52
34.7 - 35.2 133.33
35.5 - 36 680.00
36 - 37 -25.00

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Figure 8.3a

The chart shows the 12 year trend of spectrum sharing between EESS and other radio services. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 8.3a - 12 year trend of spectrum sharing between EESS and other radio services
Year Number of Licensed Frequencies
1998 9,326
2000 9,854
2002 10,126
2004 10,469
2006 11,141
2008 12,332
2010 13,332

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Figure 8.3b

The chart shows the regional distribution of frequencies for EESS in 2010. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 8.3b - regional distribution of frequencies for EESS in 2010
Regions Number of Licensed Frequencies
Pacific 3
Prairies and Northern 2
Ontario 0
Quebec 2
Atlantic 0
National 10

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Figure 8.4a

The chart shows the 12 year trend of spectrum sharing between space research service and other radio services. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 8.4a - 12 trend of spectrum sharing between space research service and other radio services
Year Number of Licensed Frequencies
1998 7,121
2000 7,364
2002 7,568
2004 7,889
2006 8,388
2008 9,328
2010 9,698

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Figure 8.4b

The chart shows the regional distribution of frequencies for space research applications in 2010. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 84b - regional distribution of frequencies for space research applications in 2010
Regions Number of Licensed Frequencies
Pacific 0
Prairies and Northern 0
Ontario 0
Quebec 0
Atlantic 0
National 4

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Figure 8.5a

The chart shows the 12 year trend of spectrum shared by the meteorological satellite service and other radio services. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 8.5a - 12 year trend of spectrum shared by the meteorological service and other radio services
Year Number of Licensed Frequencies
1998 4,257
2000 5,320
2002 5,266
2004 5,320
2006 5,239
2008 5,630
2010 6,779

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Figure 8.5b

The chart shows the regional distribution of frequencies for MetSat applications in 2010. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Figure 8.5b - regional distribution of frequencies for MetSAt applications in 2010
Regions Number of Licensed Frequencies
Pacific 304
Prairies and Northern 1,330
Ontario 9
Quebec 50
Atlantic 143
National 12

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Figure 8.6a

The chart shows the 12 year trend of spectrum sharing between MetAids and other radio services. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

figure 8.6a - 12 year trend of spectrum sharing between MetAids and other radio services
Year Number of Licensed Frequencies
1998 2,086
2000 4,526
2002 4,865
2004 5,435
2006 5,411
2008 5,804
2010 7,092

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Figure 8.6b

The chart shows the regional distribution of frequencies for MetAids applications in 2010. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

figure 8.6b - regional distribution of frequencies for MetAids applications in 2010
Regions Number of Licensed Frequencies
Pacific 2
Prairies and Northern 9
Ontario 0
Quebec 3
Atlantic 3
National 0

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Figure 8.7a

The chart shows the 12 year trend of spectrum sharing between space operations and other radio services. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

figure 8.7a - 12 year trend of spectrum sharing between space operations and other radio services
Year Number of Licensed Frequencies
1998 2,449
2000 3,297
2002 3,591
2004 3,975
2006 4,475
2008 5,076
2010 5,770

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Figure 8.7b

The chart shows the regional distribution of frequencies for space operation applications in 2010. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

figure 8.7b - regional distribution of frequencies for space operation applications in 2010
Regions Number of Licensed Frequencies
Pacific 0
Prairies and Northern 2
Ontario 0
Quebec 0
Atlantic 0
National 6

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Figure 8.8a

The chart shows the 12 year trend of spectrum sharing between radio astronomy and other radio services. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

figure8.8a - 12 year trend of spectrum sharing between radio astronomy and other radio services
Year Number of Licensed Frequencies
1998 27,885
2000 22,957
2002 18,284
2004 17,809
2006 23,805
2008 22,532
2010 25,423

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Figure 8.8b

The chart shows the regional distribution of frequencies for radio astronomy in 2010. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

figure 8.8b - regional distribution of frequencies fro radio astronomy in 2010
Regions Number of Licensed Frequencies
Pacific 24
Prairies and Northern 0
Ontario 0
Quebec 0
Atlantic 0
National 0

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Aeronautical service 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 aeronautical service is allocated is as described in the list of allocated bands, Section 9.2.1.

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Figure 9.1

This map shows the location of all airports in Canada.

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Figure 9.2

This map shows the geographical distribution of frequency assignments in the 108-117 MHz band across Canada.

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Figure 9.3

This map shows the geographical distribution of frequency assignments in the 108-117 MHz band, in relation to the airport locations.

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Figure 9.4

This map shows the geographical distribution of frequency assignments in the 117 - 137 MHz band across Canada.

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Figure 9.5

This map shows the geographical distribution of frequency assignments in the 117 - 137 MHz band, in relation to the airport locations.

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Figure 9.6

This map shows the geographical distribution of frequency assignments in the 960 - 1164 MHz band across Canada.

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Figure 9.7

This map shows the geographical distribution of frequency assignments in the 960 - 1164 MHz band, in relation to the airport locations.

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Maritime 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 maritime is allocated, as described in Table 10.1.

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Figure 10.1

This map of Canada depicts the geographical locations of stations that are authorized for maritime communications (maritime mobile service).

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Radiodetermination 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 indicating the spectrum where radiodetermination use is allocated, as described in the list of allocated bands in section 11.2.1.

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Figure 1 (Section 11)

This is a map of Canada depicting the locations and coverage of radiolocation stations along the north and east coasts of Canada operated by the North Warning System in the band 1215-1390 MHz as well as aeronautical radionavigation stations.

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Figure 2 (Section 11)

This is map of Canada with locations of radar sites in the band 5250-5850 MHz.

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Chart 1 (Section 11)

This chart depicts the trends in the number of assignments in the radionavigation and radiolocation services by frequency band from 1998 to 2010, in two year increments. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

Chart 1 - Section 11 - trends in the number of assignments in the radionavigation and radiolocation services by frequency band from 1998-2010, in 2 year increments
Year Number of Licensed Frequency Assignments
1,215 - 1,400 MHz 2,900 – 3,100 MHz 8,500 – 10,000 GHz 10,000 – 10,450 GHz 15,700 – 17,300 GHz 33,400 – 36,000 GHz
1998 2,558 281 1,779 1,215 688 85
2000 2,540 230 1,718 1,128 684 61
2002 2,238 188 1,459 1,151 687 78
2004 2,234 187 1,433 1,015 669 74
2006 1,966 159 1,335 1,439 652 87
2008 2,087 181 1,544 1,427 737 196
2010 2,158 194 1,659 1,394 496 208

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Licence-exempt 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 indicating the ISM bands and the 5 GHz LE-LAN bands. There is also a note indicating that licence-exempt consumer radio apparatus has secondary allocated spectrum in the majority of frequency Bands.

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Figure 12.1

The graph depicts the number of ISM models in the frequency band 902 – 928 MHz and the year that the models were available in Canada. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

figure 12.1 - number of ISM models in the frequency band 902-928 MHz and the year that the models were available in Canada
Year of Availability in Canada Number of ISM models in 902 – 928 MHz
2004 3,495
2005 224
2006 765
2007 551
2008 544
2009 514
2010 (prior to Sept.3, 2010) 356

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Figure 12.2

The graph depicts the number of ISM models in the frequency band 2400 – 2500 MHz and the year that the models were available in Canada. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

figure 12.2 - number of ISM models in the frequency band 2400-2500 MHz and the year that the models were available in Canada
Year of Availability in Canada Number of ISM models in 2400 – 2500 MHz
2004 5,727
2005 179
2006 5,442
2007 2,788
2008 3,592
2009 4,298
2010 (prior to Sept.3, 2010) 3,040

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Figure 12.3

The graph depicts the number of ISM models in the frequency band 5725 – 5875 MHz and the year that the models were available in Canada. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

figure 12.3 - number of ISM models in the frequency band 5725-5875 and the year that the models were available in Canada
Year of Availability in Canada Number of ISM models in 5725 - 5875 MHz
2004 1,280
2005 88
2006 1,504
2007 763
2008 651
2009 615
2010 (prior to Sept.3, 2010) 443

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Figure 12.4

The graph depicts the total number of ISM models for all frequency bands and the year that the models were available in Canada. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

figure 12.4 - number of ISM models for all frequency bands, and the year that the models were available in Canada
Year of Availability in Canada Total Number of ISM models for all frequency bands
2004 12,071
2005 616
2006 7,995
2007 4,389
2008 5,267
2009 5,987
2010 (prior to Sept.3, 2010) 4,240
Total (2004-2010) 40,565

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Figure 12.5

The graph depicts the number of consumer device models for the 2400-2483.5 MHz frequency band and the year that the models were available in Canada. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

figure 12.5 - number of consumer device models for the 2400-2483.5 MHz frequency band and the year that the models were available in Canada
Year of Availability in Canada Number of Consumer Devices in 2400 – 2483.5 MHz
2004 5,727
2005 179
2006 5,442
2007 2,788
2008 3,592
2009 4,298
2010 (prior to Sept.3, 2010) 3,040
Total (2004-2010) 25,066

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Figure 12.6

The graph depicts the number of medical telemetry consumer device models in the frequency band 174 - 216 MHz and the year that the models were available in Canada. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

figure 12.6 - number of medical telemetry consumer device models in the frequency band 174-216 MHz, and the year that the models were available in Canada
Year of Availability in Ca nada Number of Medical Telemetry Consumer Devices in 174 – 216 MHz
2004 450
2005 3
2006 12
2007 20
2008 3
2009 11
2010 (prior to Sept.3, 2010) 3
Total (2004-2010) 502

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Figure 12.7

The graph depicts the number of medical telemetry consumer device models in the frequency band 608 - 614 MHz and the year that the models were available in Canada. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

figure 12.7 - number of medical telemetry consumer device models in the frequency band 608-614 MHz and the year that the models were available in Canada
Year of Availability in Canada Number of Medical Telemetry Consumer Devices in 608 - 614 MHz
2004 107
2005 3
2006 4
2007 4
2008 0
2009 7
2010 (prior to Sept.3, 2010) 4
Total (2004-2010) 129

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Figure 12.8

The graph depicts the number of family radio service and general mobile radio service consumer device models in the frequency band 462 - 467 MHz and the year that the models were available in Canada. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

figure 12.8 - number of family radio service and general mobile radio service consumer device models in the frequency band 462-467 and the year that the models were available in Canada
Year of Availability in Canada Number of FRS and GMRS consumer devices in 462 – 467 MHz
2004 685
2005 2
2006 389
2007 188
2008 141
2009 151
2010 (prior to Sept.3, 2010) 61
Total (2004-2010) 1,617

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Figure 12.9

The graph depicts the number of field disturbance sensor consumer device models in the frequency band 5785 - 5815 MHz and the year that the models were available in Canada. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

figure 12.9 -number of field disturbance sensor consumer device models in the frequency band 5785-5815 MHz and the year that the models were available in Canada
Year of Availability in Canada Number of Field Disturbance Sensor Consumer Devices in 5785 - 5815 MHz
2004 1,251
2005 58
2006 1,443
2007 617
2008 615
2009 585
2010 (prior to Sept.3, 2010) 435
Total (2004-2010) 5,004

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Figure 12.10

The graph depicts the number of local area network consumer device models in the frequency band 5150 - 5350 MHz and the year that the models were available in Canada. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

figure 12.10 - number of local area network consumer device models in the frequency band 5150-5350 MHz and the year that the models were available in Canada
Year of Availability in Canada Number of Local Area Network Consumer Devices in 5150 – 5350 MHz
2004 490
2005 24
2006 836
2007 686
2008 708
2009 779
2010 (prior to Sept.3, 2010) 490
Total (2004-2010) 4,013

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Figure 12.11

The graph depicts the number of local area network consumer device models in the frequency band 5470 - 5825 MHz and the year that the models were available in Canada. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

figure 12.11 - number of local area network consumer device models in the frequency band 5470-5825 MHz and the year that the models were available in Canada
Year of Availability in Canada Number of Local Area Network Consumer Devices in 5470 - 5825 MHz
2004 1,268
2005 67
2006 1,476
2007 975
2008 1,007
2009 949
2010 (prior to Sept.3, 2010) 691
Total (2004-2010) 6,433

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Figure 12.12

The graph depicts the number of unlicensed fixed point-to-point models in the frequency band 24.05 – 24.25 GHz and the year that the models were available in Canada. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

figure 12.12 - number of fixed point-to-point models in the frequency band 24.05-24.25 MHz and the year that the models were available in Canada
Year of Availability in Canada Number of Unlicensed Fixed Point-to-Point Models in 24.05 – 24.25 GHz
2004 63
2005 6
2006 24
2007 14
2008 14
2009 11
2010 (prior to Sept.3, 2010) 15
Total (2004-2010) 147

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Figure 12.13

The graph depicts the number of digital enhanced cordless telecommunication phone models and the year that the models were available in Canada. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

figure 12.13 - number of digital enhanced cordless telecommunication phone models and the year that the models were available in Canada
Year of Availability in Canada Number of Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunication Phone Consumer Devices
2004 34
2005 0
2006 200
2007 374
2008 597
2009 571
2010 (prior to Sept.3, 2010) 407
Total (2004-2010) 2,183

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Figure 12.14

The graph depicts the number of ultra-wideband device models and the year that the models were available in Canada. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

figure 12.14 - number of ultra-wideband device models and the year that the models were available in Canada
Year of Availability in Canada Number of Ultra-Wideband Devices (UWB) Consumer Devices
2004 0
2005 0
2006 0
2007 0
2008 0
2009 38
2010 (prior to Sept.3, 2010) 14
Total (2004-2010) 52

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Figure 12.15

The graph depicts the number of consumer medical devices and the year that the models were available in Canada. The values in the chart are provided in the following table:

figure 12.15 - number of consumer medical devices and the year that the models were available in Canada
Year of Availability in Canada Number of Medical Devices (Consumer Devices)
2004 0
2005 0
2006 74
2007 14
2008 20
2009 20
2010 (prior to Sept.3, 2010) 26
Total (2004-2010) 154

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Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations

This graphic is the spectrum allocation chart, and provides a graphic representation of Canadian electromagnetic spectrum allocations between 3 kHz and 300 GHz

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Figure A 1.1

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 A 1.2

Fixed service (backahul 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 A 1.3

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

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Figure A 1.4

Amateur 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 amateur service is, as described in Table 4.1. Where the amateur service has a secondary, is marked with an "S".

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Figure A 1.5

Public Safety 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 public safety use as described in Table 5.1.

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Figure A 1.6

Broadcast service 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 broadcast service is as described in section 6.2.1.

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Figure A 1.7

Satellite service 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 satellite service is as described in Table 7.1.

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Figure A 1.8

Space science 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 space science is allocated is as described in the list of allocated bands, Table 8.2.1. Those boxes marked with an S indicate that the space service is a secondary allocation.

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Figure A 1.9

Aeronautical service 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 aeronautical service is allocated is as described in the list of allocated bands, Section 9.2.1.

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Figure A 1.10

Maritime 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 maritime is allocated, as described in Table 10.1.

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Figure A 1.11

Radiodetermination 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 indicating the spectrum where radiodetermination use is allocated, as described in the list of allocated bands in section 11.2.1.

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Figure A 1.12

Licence-exempt 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 indicating the ISM bands and the 5 GHz LE-LAN bands. There is also a note indicating that licence-exempt consumer radio apparatus has secondary allocated spectrum in the majority of frequency bands.

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Figure A 3.16

This is a map of Southern and Eastern Ontario showing Mobilicity’s and Globalive’s sites that use HSPA+ technology in the AWS band. The locations for each are centered around the Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa and their surroundings.

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Figure A 3.17

This is a map of the Greater Toronto Area showing Mobilicity’s and Globalive’s sites that use HSPA+ technology in the AWS band. Mobilicity’s sites are more focused around Toronto, while Globalive’s sites spread out throughout the greater area.

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Figure A4_1

This is a map of Canada showing the size of Tier 1 areas. This is only a single area covering the entire country, national.

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Figure A4_2

This is a map of Canada showing the size of Tier 2 areas. These are 14 large areas predominantly following provincial boundaries. These areas are smaller than the Tier 1.

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Figure A4_3

This is a map of Canada showing the size of Tier 3 areas. These represent the 59 regional areas across Canada. These areas are generally smaller than Tier 2 areas.

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Figure A4_4

This is a map of Canada showing the size of Tier 4 areas. These represent 172 localized areas across Canada. These areas are generally smaller than Tier 3 areas.

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Figure A5_1

This is a map of the United States showing the Regional PCS Areas (RPC), with insets of Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.

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Figure A5_2

This is a map of the United States showing the Major Trading Areas (MTA), with insets of Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. These areas are generally smaller in size than the RPCs.

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Figure A5_3

This is a map of the United States showing the Basic Trading Areas (BTA), with insets of Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. These areas are generally smaller in size than the MTAs.

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Figure A5_4

This is a map of the United States showing the Cellular Market Areas (CMA), with insets of Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. These areas are smaller in size than the BTAs.

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Figure A5_5

This is a map of the United States showing the Economic Area Groupings (EAG), with insets of Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. These areas are smaller in size than the BTAs.

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Figure A5_6

This is a map of the United States showing the Regional Economic Areas (REA), with insets of Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.

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Figure A5_7

This is a map of the United States showing the Major Economic Areas (MEA), with insets of Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. These areas are generally smaller in size than the REAs.

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Figure A5_8

This is a map of the United States showing the Economic Areas (BEA), with insets of Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. These areas are generally smaller in size than the MEAs.

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Figure A6_1

This is a map showing the Tier areas that Rogers has licences for in the Cellular, PCS and ASW bands. Rogers has licences covering the entire nation, as demonstrated by all Tiers highlighted in red.

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Figure A6_2

This is a map showing the Tier areas that Bell has licences for in the Cellular band. Bell has licences for the following Tier areas:

figure A6.2 - Bell has licences for the following Tier areas
Service Area Number Service Area Name
2-01 Newfoundland & Labrador
2-02 Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island
2-03 New Brunswick
2-04 Eastern Quebec
2-05 Southern Quebec
2-06 Eastern Ontario & Outaouais
2-07 Northern Quebec
2-08 Southern Ontario
2-09 Northern Ontario
2-14 Yukon, Northwest Territories & Nunavut
3-057 Prince George
3-058 Dawson Creek

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Figure A6_3

This is a map showing the Tier areas that Bell has licences for in the PCS band. Bell has licences for the following Tier areas:

figure a6.3 - Tier areas that Bell has licences for in the PCS band
Service Area Number Service Area Name
2-01 Newfoundland & Labrador
2-02 Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island
2-03 New Brunswick
2-04 Eastern Quebec
2-05 Southern Quebec
2-06 Eastern Ontario & Outaouais
2-07 Northern Quebec
2-08 Southern Ontario
2-09 Northern Ontario
2-12 Alberta

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Figure A6_4

This is a map showing the Tier areas that Bell has licences for in the AWS band. Bell has licences for the following Tier areas:

figure A6.4 - Tier areas that Bell has licences for in the AWS band
Service Area Number Service Area Name
2-01 Newfoundland & Labrador
2-02 Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island
2-03 New Brunswick
2-04 Eastern Quebec
2-06 Eastern Ontario & Outaouais
2-07 Northern Quebec
2-08 Southern Ontario
2-09 Northern Ontario
2-13 British Columbia
2-14 Yukon, Northwest Territories & Nunavut
3-12 Trois-Rivières
3-13 Montréal
3-14 Upper Outaouais
3-44 Edmonton
3-45 Medicine Hat/Brooks
3-46 Lethbridge
3-47 Calgary
3-48 Red Deer

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Figure A6_5

This is a map showing the Tier areas that TELUS has licences for in the Cellular band. TELUS has licences for the following Tier areas:

figure A6.5 -Tier areas that TELUS has licences for in the cellular band
Service Area Number Service Area Name
2-04 Eastern Quebec
2-12 Alberta
3-50 Kootenays
3-51 Okanagan/Columbia
3-52 Vancouver
3-53 Victoria
3-54 Nanaimo
3-55 Courtenay
3-56 Thompson/Cariboo

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Figure A6_6

This is a map showing the Tier areas that TELUS has licences for in the PCS band. TELUS has licences for the following Tier areas:

figure A6.6 - TELUS has licences for the following Tier areas
Service Area Number Service Area Name
2-01 Newfoundland & Labrador
2-02 Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island
2-03 New Brunswick
2-04 Eastern Quebec
2-05 Southern Quebec
2-06 Eastern Ontario & Outaouais
2-07 Northern Quebec
2-08 Southern Ontario
2-09 Northern Ontario
2-10 Manitoba
2-11 Saskatchewan
2-12 Alberta
2-13 British Colombia
2-14 Yukon, Northwest Territories & Nunavut

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Figure A6_7

This is a map showing the Tier areas that TELUS has licences for in the AWS band. TELUS has licences for the following Tier areas:

figure A6.7 - TELUS has licences for the following Tier areas
Service Area Number Service Area Name
2-01 Newfoundland & Labrador
2-02 Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island
2-03 New Brunswick
2-04 Eastern Quebec
2-05 Southern Quebec
2-06 Eastern Ontario & Outaouais
2-07 Northern Quebec
2-08 Southern Ontario
2-09 Northern Ontario
2-10 Manitoba
2-11 Saskatchewan
2-12 Alberta
2-13 British Colombia
2-14 Yukon, Northwest Territories & Nunavut

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