Transfer of Spectrum Licences held by Bell Mobility Inc. to Xplornet Broadband Inc.

Transfer Decision

Application

1. On March 3, 2014, Industry Canada received an application for a Licence Transfer of forty-seven (47) 2500 MHz spectrum licences from Bell Mobility Inc. (Bell) to Xplornet Broadband Inc. (Xplornet) in various regions across the country. These licences are described in Annex A.

2. The application was reviewed under the relevant provisions of CPC-2-1-23, Licensing Procedure for Spectrum Licences for Terrestrial Services.

3. The capitalized terms not defined in this decision have the meaning set out in CPC-2-1-23.

Decision

4. The Transfer of the Licences from Bell to Xplornet is approved.

Rationale

5. The application was assessed against the policy objectives and the criteria set out in Section 5.6 of CPC-2-1-23.

6. Industry Canada notes that Xplornet does not hold any commercial mobile spectrum in the areas under consideration, with the exception of a small amount in one of the areas.

7. Accordingly, this Transfer does not have a significant impact on the overall spectrum concentration. The Department has determined that the Transfer of the Licences would not impact the ability of existing and future competitors to provide service in the relevant areas.


Annex A

Spectrum Licences to be Transferred from Bell Mobility Inc. to Xplornet Broadband Inc.
Tier Service Area Name Province Licence Number Expiry Date
3-001 Newfoundland & Labrador NL 5141046 March 31, 2021
3-002 Prince Edward Island PE 5141048 March 31, 2021
3-003 Mainland Nova Scotia NS 5141050 March 31, 2021
3-004 Cape Breton NS 5141090 March 31, 2021
3-005 Southern New Brunswick NB 5141092 March 31, 2021
3-006 Western New Brunswick NB 5141094 March 31, 2021
3-007 Eastern New Brunswick NB 5141096 March 31, 2021
3-010 Chicoutimi-Jonquiere QC 5141100 March 31, 2021
3-011 Eastern Townships QC 5141102 March 31, 2021
3-014 Upper Outaouais QC 5141108 March 31, 2021
3-016 Pembroke ON 5141112 March 31, 2021
3-017 Abitibi QC 5141114 March 31, 2021
3-018 Cornwall ON 5141116 March 31, 2021
3-019 Brockville ON 5141118 March 31, 2021
3-020 Kingston ON 5141120 March 31, 2021
3-021 Belleville ON 5141122 March 31, 2021
3-022 Cobourg ON 5141142 March 31, 2021
3-023 Peterborough ON 5141144 March 31, 2021
3-024 Huntsville ON 5141146 March 31, 2021
3-028 Listowel/Goderich/Stratford ON 5141154 March 31, 2021
3-031 Chatham ON 5141160 March 31, 2021
3-032 Windsor/Leamington ON 5141162 March 31, 2021
3-033 Strathroy ON 5141164 March 31, 2021
3-034 North Bay ON 5141166 March 31, 2021
3-035 Sault Ste. Marie ON 5141168 March 31, 2021
3-036 Sudbury ON 5141170 March 31, 2021
3-037 Kirkland Lake ON 5141172 March 31, 2021
3-038 Thunder Bay ON 5141174 March 31, 2021
3-039 Winnipeg MB 5141176 March 31, 2021
3-040 Brandon MB 5141178 March 31, 2021
3-041 Regina SK 5141180 March 31, 2021
3-042 Moose Jaw SK 5141182 March 31, 2021
3-043* Saskatoon SK 5141185 March 31, 2021
3-043 Saskatoon SK 5141186 March 31, 2021
3-044* Edmonton AB 5141188 March 31, 2021
3-045 Medicine Hat/Brooks AB 5141190 March 31, 2021
3-046 Lethbridge AB 5141192 March 31, 2021
3-047 Calgary AB 5141194 March 31, 2021
3-048 Red Deer AB 5141196 March 31, 2021
3-049 Grande Prairie AB 5141198 March 31, 2021
3-050 Kootenays BC 5141200 March 31, 2021
3-054 Nanaimo BC 5141208 March 31, 2021
3-055 Courtnay BC 5141210 March 31, 2021
3-056 Thompson/Cariboo BC 5141212 March 31, 2021
3-057 Prince George BC 5141214 March 31, 2021
3-058 Dawson Creek BC 5141216 March 31, 2021
4-170 Yukon YT 5141218 March 31, 2021

* Indicates a subdivided tier created to follow the provincial border of the service area as opposed to following the tier border when licences were converted from Multipoint Communications Systems (MCS) to Broadband Radio Service (BRS) spectrum licences.

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