H9 — Broadband Radio Service Subordinate Spectrum Licences

This licence is subordinate to the primary licence listed under Licence Conditions, and as such is conditional on that licence remaining in effect. This licence would normally be subject to any non-renewal, suspension or revocation of the primary licence. However, in the event of suspension, non-renewal or revocation of the primary licence, the subordinate licensee could make representations to the Minister, consistent with the Radiocommunication Act, as to why they should be permitted to continue operating.

1. Licence Term

This licence will expire on the date indicated above.

2. Licence Transferability and Divisibility

This licence is not transferable or divisible.

3. Eligibility Criteria

The licensee must be eligible to operate as a radiocommunication carrier and must comply on an ongoing basis with the eligibility criteria in section 10(2) of the Radiocommunication Regulations. The licensee must notify the Minister of Industry of any change that would have a material effect on its eligibility. Such notification must be made in advance for any proposed transactions within its knowledge.

For more information, refer to Client Procedures Circular CPC-2-0-15, Canadian Ownership and Control, as amended from time to time.

4. Displacement of Incumbents

The licensee must comply with transition policies related to the displacement of fixed systems as may be issued.

5. Radio Station Installations

The licensee must comply with Client Procedures Circular CPC-2-0-03, Radiocommunication and Broadcasting Antenna Systems, as amended from time to time.

6. Provision of Technical Information

When Industry Canada requests technical information on a particular station or network, the information must be provided by the licensee according to the definitions, criteria, frequency, and timelines specified by the Department. For more information, refer to Client Procedures Circular CPC-2-1-23, Licensing Procedure for Spectrum Licences for Terrestrial Services, as amended from time to time.

7. Compliance with Legislation, Regulations and other Obligations

The licensee is subject to, and must comply with, the Radiocommunication Act, the Radiocommunication Regulations and the International Telecommunication Union's Radio Regulations pertaining to its licensed radio frequency bands. This licence is issued on condition that the certifications made in relation to the licence are all true and complete in every respect. The licensee must use the assigned spectrum in accordance with the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations and the spectrum policy applicable to this band.

8. Technical Considerations

The licensee must comply on an ongoing basis with all relevant Radio Standards Specifications and Standard Radio System Plans, as amended from time to time.

9. International and Domestic Coordination

The licensee must comply with the current and future agreements established with other countries. Although frequency assignments are not subject to site licensing, the licensee may be required to furnish all necessary technical data for each relevant site.

The licensee must use its best efforts to enter into mutually acceptable sharing agreements with other parties , which will facilitate the reasonable and timely development of their respective systems, where applicable, and to coordinate with other licensed users in Canada and internationally where applicable.

10. Lawful Interception

Licensees using spectrum for circuit-switched voice telephony systems must, from the inception of service, provide for and maintain lawful interception capabilities as authorized by law. The requirements for lawful interception capabilities are provided in the Solicitor General's Enforcement Standards for Lawful Interception of Telecommunications (Rev. Nov. 95). These standards may be amended from time to time. The licensee may request the Minister of Industry to forbear from enforcing certain assistance capability requirements for a limited period. The Minister, following consultation with Public Safety Canada, may exercise the power to forbear from enforcing a requirement or requirements where, in the opinion of the Minister, the requirement is not reasonably achievable. Requests for forbearance must include specific details and dates indicating when compliance to the requirement can be expected.

11. Research and Development (R&D)

The requirement related to investment in R&D is set out in the Subordinate Licensing Section of Client Procedures Circular CPC-2-1-23 Licensing Procedure for Spectrum Licences for Terrestrial Service, as amended from time to time.

12. Implementation of Spectrum Usage

The Department will take into account implementation in considering eventual renewal of BRS licences.

13. Mandatory Antenna Tower and Site Sharing

A licensee operating as a radiocommunication carrier must comply with the mandatory antenna tower and site sharing requirements set out in Client Procedures Circular CPC-2-0-17, Conditions of Licence for Mandatory Roaming and Antenna Tower and Site Sharing and to Prohibit Exclusive Site Arrangements, as amended from time to time. To facilitate compliance with this condition of licence, the licensee should consult the Department's Guidelines for Compliance with the Conditions of Licence Relating to Antenna Tower and Site Sharing and to Prohibit Exclusive Site Arrangements (GL-06).

14. Annual Reporting

The licensee must submit an annual report for each year of the licence term, including the following information:

  • a statement indicating continued compliance with all conditions of licence;
  • an update on The implementation and spectrum usage within The area covered by the licence;
  • existing audited financial statements with an accompanying auditor's report;
  • a copy of any existing corporate annual report for the licensee's fiscal year with respect to the authorization.

All reports and statements are to be certified by an officer of the company and submitted, in writing, within 120 days of the licensee's fiscal year end, to the address below. Where a licensee holds multiple licences, the reports should be broken down by service area. Confidential information provided will be treated in accordance with section 20(1) of the Access to Information Act.

Industry Canada
Manager, Emerging Networks
Spectrum Management and Operations Branch
235 Queen Street (JETN, 15th floor)
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0H5

Last revision date: December 1, 2010

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