Transfer of Spectrum Licences Held by TELUS Communications Inc. (TCI) to TELUS Communications Company (TCC)

Posted on Industry Canada website: January 22, 2015

Transfer Decision


1. On December 24, 2014, TELUS Communications Inc. (TCI) and TELUS Communications Company (TCC) jointly submitted an application to Industry Canada for approval of the ultimate transfer of spectrum licences (the Licences) currently held by TCI to TCC, through a three-step transaction involving Emergis Inc., TELE-MOBILE and TCC. 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.


4. The three-step transaction to ultimately Transfer the Licences from TCI to TCC is approved.


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 all companies involved in this transaction are wholly owned by TELUS Corporation. As the Licences would continue to be controlled by TELUS Corporation, the transfer will not result in any change in spectrum concentration.

7. The Department has determined that the transfer of these Licences will not impact the ability of existing or 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 TELUS Communications Inc. (TCI) to TELUS Communications Company (TCC)

Personal Communications Service (PCS) — 1900 MHz (Block G)
Licence Number Tier Service Area Frequency (MHz)
5162550 2-004 Eastern Quebec 1910-1915 / 1990-1995
5162551 2-005 Southern Quebec 1910-1915 / 1990-1995
5162552 2-006 Eastern Ontario & Outaouais 1910-1915 / 1990-1995
5162553 2-008 Southern Ontario 1910-1915 / 1990-1995

Wireless Communications Service (WCS) — 2300 MHz
Licence Number Tier Service Area Frequency (MHz)
5169482 4-051 Montréal 2305-2320 / 2345-2360
5170387 4-030 Québec 2305-2320 / 2345-2360
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