Notice of Request Received from Bell Mobility to Exchange Seven Licences in the 2500 MHz Band for Similar Unassigned Licences

Intent

The intent of this notice is to seek comments regarding a request received from Bell Mobility to exchange seven licences in the 2500 MHz band. Specifically, Bell Mobility is requesting an exchange of seven Block A licences it currently holds, for the corresponding Block G licences which remain unassigned following the recent auction. The request is for licences in the following seven areas: Kingston (3‑20), Kootenays (3‑50), Nanaimo (3‑54), Courtenay (3‑55), Thompson Cariboo (3‑56), Prince George (3‑57) and Dawson Creek (3‑58).

Whether or not this request is granted, any available 2500 MHz licences would be made available for licensing in a future process.

Respondents should indicate whether they support or oppose the exchange of licences and the rationale for the position being presented. The original request from Bell Mobility is available on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Submitting comments

To ensure consideration, parties should submit their comments no later than February 26, 2016. Respondents are encouraged to submit their comments in electronic format (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) to the following email address: ic.spectrumauctions-encheresduspectre.ic@canada.ca. All submissions should cite the publication date and the title of this notice. Soon after the close of the comment period, all comments received will be posted on the Department's Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

All comments will be published. Therefore, those making submissions are asked not to provide confidential or private information in their submissions.

All comments will be reviewed and considered by the Department in order to arrive at a decision regarding the above-mentioned request. The decision will be posted at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.


FIONA GILFILLAN
Director General
Spectrum Licensing Policy Branch

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