Deemed Transfer of Spectrum Licences Held by WIND Mobile Corp. to 1503357 Alberta Ltd. Following a Change of Ownership

Posted on February 4, 2016

Deemed Transfer Decision

Application

1. On December 18, 2015, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada received an application for the Deemed Transfer of forty-six (46) spectrum licences held by WIND Mobile Corp. (WIND) to 1503357 Alberta Ltd. (Shaw). The Licences are in the Advanced Wireless Services (AWS-1 and AWS-3) and Personal Communications Service (PCS) bands located across Canada. 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 Deemed Transfer of the licences held by WIND to Shaw 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. Innovation, Science and Economic Development 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 Shaw will continue operating WIND’s mobile network and does not hold any commercial mobile spectrum; therefore the approval of the Deemed Transfer will not result in any change in spectrum concentration.

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


Annex A — Commercial Mobile Spectrum Licences Changing Control from WIND Mobile Corp. to 1503357 Alberta Ltd.

Deemed Transfer of AWS-1 Licences held by WIND Mobile Corp. to 1503357 Alberta Ltd.
Licence Number Expiry Date Frequency Range
(MHz)
Geographic Area
010282391-001 12-Mar-19 1730-1735
2130-2135
2-014
Yukon, North West Territories & Nunavut
010282393-001 12-Mar-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-023
Peterborough
010282397-001 01-Sep-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-054
Nanaimo
010282399-001 01-Sep-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-056
Thompson/Cariboo
010282401-001 10-Feb-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-053
Victoria
010282403-001 10-Feb-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-044
Edmonton
010282459-001 12-Mar-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-015
Ottawa
010282461-001 12-Mar-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-021
Belleville
010282463-001 12-Mar-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-059
Yukon, North West Territories & Nunavut
010282465-001 10-Feb-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-032
Windsor/Leamington
010282773-001 12-Mar-19 1720-1730
2120-2130
2-014
Yukon, North West Territories & Nunavut
010282775-001 12-Mar-19 1730-1735
2130-2135
2-003
New Brunswick
010282777-001 12-Mar-19 1730-1735
2130-2135
2-009
Northern Ontario
010282785-001 01-Sep-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-045
Medicine Hat/Brooks
010282787-001 01-Sep-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-055
Courtenay
010282789-001 01-Sep-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-057
Prince George
010282791-001 10-Feb-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-052
Vancouver
010282881-001 10-Feb-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-001
Newfoundland & Labrador
010282883-001 12-Mar-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-002
Prince Edward Island
010282885-001 12-Mar-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-022
Cobourg
010283001-001 12-Mar-19 1730-1735
2130-2135
2-012
Alberta
010283003-001 12-Mar-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-004
Cape Breton
010283005-001 12-Mar-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-020
Kingston
010283007-001 01-Sep-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-035
Sault Ste. Marie
010283015-001 10-Feb-19 1730-1735
2130-2135
2-006
Eastern Ontario & Outaouais
010283017-001 12-Mar-19 1720-1730
2120-2130
2-008
Southern Ontario
010283441-001 01-Sep-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-038
Thunder Bay
010283445-001 01-Sep-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-046
Lethbridge
010283447-001 01-Sep-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-050
Kootenays
010283481-001 12-Mar-19 1730-1735
2130-2135
2-013
British Columbia
010283483-001 12-Mar-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-003
Mainland Nova Scotia
010283485-001 12-Mar-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-016
Pembroke
010283487-001 12-Mar-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-019
Brockville
010283495-001 10-Feb-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-027
Guelph/Kitchener
010283497-001 10-Feb-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-029
Niagara-St. Catharines
010284017-001 12-Mar-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-018
Cornwall
010284023-001 01-Sep-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-051
Okanagan/Columbia
010284025-001 10-Feb-19 1730-1735
2130-2135
2-008
Southern Ontario
010284027-001 10-Feb-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-047
Calgary
010284029-001 10-Feb-19 1735-1740
2135-2140
3-048
Red Deer
Deemed Transfer of AWS-3 Licences held by WIND Mobile Corp. to 1503357 Alberta Ltd.
Licence Number Expiry Date Frequency Range (MHz) Geographic Area
010282629-001 April 20, 2035 1755-1770
2155-2170
2-008
Southern Ontario
010282631-001 April 20, 2035 1755-1770
2155-2170
2-012
Alberta
010283281-001 April 20, 2035 1755-1770
2155-2170
2-013
British Columbia

Deemed Transfer of PCS Licences held by WIND Mobile Corp. to 1503357 Alberta Ltd.
Licence Number Expiry Date Frequency Range (MHz) Geographic Area
010282783-001 March 12, 2019 1910-1915
1990-1995
2-007
Northern Quebec
010282889-001 March 12, 2019 1910-1915
1990-1995
2-001
Newfoundland & Labrador
010284021-001 March 12, 2019 1910-1915
1990-1995
2-014
Yukon, North West Territories & Nunavut
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