Deemed Transfer of Spectrum Licences Held by North Frontenac Telephone Corporation Following a Change of Ownership

Posted on Industry Canada website: July 30, 2015

Deemed Transfer Decision

Application

1. On June 5, 2015, Industry Canada received an application for the Deemed Transfer of two spectrum licences held by North Frontenac Telephone Corporation (North Frontenac) following a change of ownership of the company. The licences are in the Cellular and Personal Communications Services (PCS) bands in the TEL-35 service area and 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 Deemed Transfer of the licences held by North Frontenac 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 notes that the Deemed Transfer Request was made in the context of a change in ownership. The new owners (229385 Ontario Limited, Ivest Corporation Inc. and London Publishing Corp.) have indicated that they intend to carry on managing the business as it is currently run and therefore approval of the Deemed Transfer will not result in any change in spectrum concentration.

7. The Department has determined that the requested Deemed Transfer 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 area.

Annex A

Deemed Transfer of Spectrum Licences Held by North Frontenac Telephone Corporation Following a Change of Ownership
Licence Number Expiry Date Frequency Range
(MHz)
Geographic Area
5113346March 31, 2031835-845
880-890
and
846.5-849
891.5-894
TEL-35
North Frontenac,
Eastern Ontario
5162910March 31, 20311865-1870
1945-1950
TEL-35
North Frontenac,
Eastern Ontario
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