Transfer of Spectrum Licences Held by Xplornet Broadband Inc. to Xplornet Communications Inc.

Transfer Decision

Application

1. On November 12, 2014, Xplornet Broadband Inc. (XBI) and Xplornet Communications Inc. (XCI) jointly submitted an application to Industry Canada for approval of the transfer of spectrum licences currently held by XBI (the Licences) to a new entity to be created after the amalgamation of XBI and XCI. The amalgamated company will also be called Xplornet Communications Inc. (Xplornet). The Licences are set out in Annex A.

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

3. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined in this Decision have the meaning set out in CPC-2-1-23.

Decision

4. The Transfer of Licences from XBI 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 XCI does not hold or control any commercial mobile spectrum in the areas under consideration.

7. After amalgamation, all Licences currently held by XBI will be transferred to Xplornet, which will not hold or control any other commercial mobile spectrum in the area of consideration at such time.

8. The Department has determined that the transfer of these Licences will not impact the ability of existing and future competitors to provide services given that there will be no change in the post-transfer concentration of commercial mobile spectrum in the affected licence areas.

Annex A – Spectrum Licences to be Transferred from XBI to Xplornet

Wireless Communication Services (WCS)Footnote 1
Licence Number Tier Service Area Frequency Block
5170452 4-001 St. John's W
5170453 4-002 Placentia W
5170454 4-003 Gander/Grand Falls/Windsor W
5170455 4-004 Corner Brook/Stephenville W
5170456 4-005 Labrador W
5170457 4-006 Charlottetown W
5170458 4-007 Summerside W
5170459 4-011 Truro W
5170460 4-012 Amherst W
5170461 4-013 Antigonish/New Glasgow W
5170462 4-014 Sydney W
5170463 4-017 Fredericton W
5170464 4-019 Miramichi/Bathurst W
5170465 4-020 Grand Falls W
5170466 4-022 Campbellton W
5170467 4-023 Matane W
5170468 4-024 Mont-Joli W
5170469 4-026 Rivière-du-Loup W
5170470 4-027 La Malbaie W
5170471 4-028 Chicoutimi-Jonquière W
5170472 4-029 Montmagny W
5170473 4-031 Sainte-Marie W
5170474 4-032 Saint-Georges W
5170475 4-033 Lac Mégantic W
5170476 4-034 Thetford Mines W
5170477 4-035 Plessisville W
5170478 4-036 La Tuque W
5170479 4-037 Trois-Rivières W
5170480 4-038 Louiseville W
5170481 4-040 Victoriaville W
5170483 4-041 Coaticook W
5170482 4-042 Sherbrooke W
5170484 4-043 Windsor W
5170485 4-046 Farnham W
5170486 4-050 Joliette W
5170487 4-052 Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts W
5170488 4-053 Hawkesbury W
5170489 4-055 Ottawa W
5170490 4-056 Pembroke W
5170491 4-057 Arnprior/Renfrew W
5170492 4-058 Rouyn-Noranda W
5170493 4-059 Notre-Dame-du-Nord W
5170494 4-060 La Sarre W
5170495 4-063 Roberval/Saint-Félicien W
5170496 4-067 Cornwall W
5170497 4-069 Gananoque W
5170498 4-070 Kingston W
5170499 4-071 Napanee W
5170500 4-078 Alliston W
5170501 4-079 Guelph/Kitchener W
5170502 4-083 Fort Erie W
5170503 4-084 Niagara-St. Catharines W
5170504 4-086 London/Woodstock/St. Thomas W
5170505 4-090 Windsor/Leamington W
5166591 4-093 Strathroy W
5170506 4-095 Midland W
5170507 4-100 Sudbury W
5170508 4-101 Kirkland Lake W
5170509 4-102 Timmins W
5170510 4-103 Kapuskasing W
5170511 4-104 Kenora/Sioux Lookout W
5170512 4-105 Iron Bridge W
5170513 4-106 Sault Ste. Marie W
5170514 4-108 Thunder Bay W
5170515 4-110 Steinbach W
5170516 4-111 Winnipeg W
5170517 4-113 Morden/Winkler W
5170518 4-114 Brandon W
5170519 4-115 Portage La Prairie W
5170520 4-117 Creighton/Flin Flon W
5170521 4-118 Thompson W
5170522 4-128 Prince Albert W
5170523 4-130 Northern Saskatchewan W
5170524 4-138 Wetaskiwin/Ponoka W
5170525 4-141 Edmonton W
5170550 4-145 Barrhead W
5170551 4-150 West Kootenay W
5170552 4-157 Powell River W
5170553 4-159 Merritt W
5170554 4-160 Kamloops W
5170555 4-161 Ashcroft W
5170556 4-164 Williams Lake W
Broadband Radio Services (BRS) 2500 MHz
Licence Number Tier Service Area Frequency (MHz) Expiry Date
5168699 3-001 Newfoundland and Labrador 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168700 3-002 Prince Edward Island 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168701 3-003 Mainland Nova Scotia 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168702 3-004 Cape Breton 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168703 3-005 Southern New Brunswick 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168704 3-006 Western New Brunswick 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168705 3-007 Eastern New Brunswick 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168706 3-010 Chicoutimi-Jonquiere 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168707 3-011 Eastern Townships 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168708 3-014 Upper Outaouais 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168709 3-016 Pembroke 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168710 3-017 Abitibi 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168711 3-018 Cornwall 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168712 3-019 Brockville 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168713 3-020 Kingston 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168714 3-021 Belleville 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168715 3-022 Cobourg 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168716 3-023 Peterborough 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168717 3-024 Huntsville 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168718 3-028 Listowel/Goderich/Stratford 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168719 3-031 Chatham 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168720 3-032 Windsor/Leamington 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168721 3-033 Strathroy 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168722 3-034 North Bay 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168723 3-035 Sault Ste. Marie 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168724 3-036 Sudbury 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168725 3-037 Kirkland Lake 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168726 3-038 Thunder Bay 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168727 3-039 Winnipeg 2595-2605 March 31, 2021
5168728 3-040 Brandon 2595-2605 March 31, 2021
5168729 3-041 Regina 2595-2605 March 31, 2021
5168730 3-042 Moose Jaw 2595-2605 March 31, 2021
5168731 3-043 Subdivision - 3-043 Saskatoon 2595-2605 March 31, 2021
5168732 3-043 Saskatoon 2595-2605 March 31, 2021
5168733 3-044 Subdivision - 3-044 Edmonton 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168734 3-045 Medicine Hat/Brooks 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168735 3-046 Lethbridge 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168736 3-047 Calgary 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168737 3-048 Red Deer 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168738 3-049 Grande Prairie 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168739 3-050 Kootenays 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168740 3-054 Nanaimo 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168741 3-055 Courtenay 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168742 3-056 Thompson/Cariboo 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168743 3-057 Prince George 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168744 3-058 Dawson Creek 2575-2585 March 31, 2021
5168745 3-059 Yukon 2575-2585 March 31, 2021

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Certain licences in these tables are currently being processed for renewal and new licence numbers will apply upon completion.

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