Transfer of Spectrum Licences Held by WIND Mobile Corp. (WIND) to Saskatchewan Telecommunications (SaskTel)

Posted on Industry Canada website: July 31, 2015

Transfer Decision

Application

1. On July 16, 2015, WIND Mobile Corp. (WIND) and Saskatchewan Telecommunications (SaskTel)submitted an application to Industry Canada for the Transfer of six spectrum licences in the Advanced Wireless Services (AWS-1) band in Saskatchewan(the Licences) from WIND to SaskTel. The 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 Transfer of Licences 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 notes that competitors in the affected licence areas hold a mix of commercial mobile spectrum capable of supporting a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) ecosystem.

7. The Department also notes that the requested Licence Transfers involve spectrum that is not currently being used to provide services and will provide an opportunity for SaskTel to put such spectrum to use for the benefit of all Canadians.

8. The Licence Transfers will not significantly change the post-transfer concentration of commercial mobile spectrum in the affected licence areas.

9. The Department has determined that the requested Licence Transfers will not impact the ability of existing or future competitors to provide services in the affected licence areas.

Annex A

AWS-1 Licences to Be Transferred From WIND Mobile Corp. (WIND) to Saskatchewan Telecommunications (SaskTel)
Reference ID* Expiry Date Frequency Range
(MHz)
Geographic Area
* Licences have been migrated to Industry Canada’s new spectrum management software and legacy licence numbers are identified as Reference ID.
5079791 March 12, 2019 1740-1745
2140–2145
Tier 3-041
Regina
5079792 March 12, 2019 1740-1745
2140–2145
Tier 3-042
Moose Jaw
5079793 March 12, 2019 1740-1745
2140–2145
Tier 3-043
Saskatoon
5177826 September 1, 2019 1735-1740
2135–214
Tier 3-041
Regina
5177827 September 1, 2019 1735-1740
2135–2140
Tier 3-042
Moose Jaw
5177828 September 1, 2019 1735-1740
2135–2140
Tier 3-043
Saskatoon
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