Subordinate Licence Application for Spectrum Licences Held by Rogers Communications Partnership to Tbaytel

Posted on Industry Canada website: June 4, 2015

Decision Regarding the Subordinate Licences

Application

1. On January 23, 2015, Industry Canada received an application for the issuance of Subordinate Licences in the Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) band, from Rogers Communications Partnership (Rogers) to Tbaytel, for subdivisions of licence numbers 5122537, 5122538, 5122539 and 5122540. 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 Subordinate Licence application received from Rogers and Tbaytel described above 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 has reviewed the agreement between Rogers and Tbaytel, and notes that Rogers retains control of the spectrum licences.

7. Approval of these Subordinate Licences does not change the overall distribution of spectrum holdings in the relevant licence areas and allows Rogers and Tbaytel to provide Long-Term Evolution (LTE) services in these rural areas. The Department has determined that the Subordinate Licences would not impact the ability of existing and future competitors to provide services in the relevant areas.



Annex A — Spectrum Licences Included in the Subordinate Licence Application From Rogers Communications Partnership to Tbaytel

Primary Licence Number Subordinate Licence Expiry Date Subordinate Licence Frequency Range (MHz) Subordinate Licence Geographic Area
5122537 December 21, 2018 1710.0 to 1720.0
2110.0 to 2120.0
TEL-064
5122538 December 21,2018 1710.0 to 1720.0
2110.0 to 2120.0
TEL-064
5122539 December 21,2018 1710.0 to 1720.0
2110.0 to 2120.0
30-km radius subdivision (Town of Hearst)
5122540 December 21,2018 1710.0 to 1720.0
2110.0 to 2120.0
TEL-024
TEL-025
TEL-026
TEL-048
TEL-055
TEL-066
TEL-068
TEL-076
TEL-078
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