Subordinate Licences for Spectrum Licences Held by Rogers Wireless Partnership and Saskatchewan Telecommunications

Posted on Industry Canada website: July 16, 2015

Decision Regarding the Subordinate Licences

Application

1. On February 6, 2015, Industry Canada received an application for the issuance of three subordinate licences in the Personal Communications Services (PCS) band in Tier 2-11. The first two relate to subordinate licences to Saskatchewan Telecommunications (SaskTel) for licences held by Rogers Wireless Partnership (Rogers). The third refers to a licence held by SaskTel for a subordinate licence to Rogers. These licences are described 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 defined in this decision have the meaning set out in CPC-2-1-23.

Decision

4. The subordinate licence application from Rogers and SaskTel described above is approved.

Rationale

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

6. Industry Canada has reviewed the agreement between Rogers and SaskTel and notes that, for each of the three subordinate licences requested, the primary licensee retains control of its spectrum licence.

7. Approval of these subordinate licences does not change the overall distribution of spectrum holdings in the relevant licence area, and allows both Rogers and SaskTel to align contiguous blocks of spectrum in the PCS band in Saskatchewan. The Department has determined that the subordinate licences would not impact the ability of existing or future competitors to provide services in the relevant area.

Annex A

Spectrum Licences Included in the Subordinate Licence Application From Rogers Wireless Partnership (Rogers) and Saskatchewan Telecommunications (SaskTel)
Licence Number Expiry Date Frequency Range
(MHz)
Geographique Area
5113319March 31, 20181890-1895
1970-1975
Tier 2-11
Saskatchewan
5113330March 31, 20181865-1870
1945-1950
Tier 2-11
Saskatchewan
5122487March 31, 20181895-1900
1975-1980
Tier 2-11
Saskatchewan
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