National Holdings for Commercial Mobile Spectrum Licences

Current as of July 14, 2016

The following chart and table serve to demonstrate the distribution of major holdings for commercial mobile spectrum licences in the Cellular, Personal Communications Services (PCS) , Advanced Wireless Services (AWS), 700 MHz, 2500 MHz, 2300 MHz, AWS-3 and AWS-4 bands. In order to simplify this illustration, holdings are presented based on Tier 2 geographical service areas, and weighted by population using information from Statistics Canada's 2011 Census. The percentage of total holdings represents spectrum assigned to each entity in Canada and is regionally weighted by population of the assigned service areas.

This information is current as of July 14, 2016, and may be updated from time to time following major changes in spectrum holdings. However, if there is any discrepancy between this data and the data contained in the Spectrum Management System (SMS), the SMS data should be considered as valid up-to-date information.

Table 1 — Commercial Mobile Spectrum Licence Holdings in MHz
Tier # Service
Area
Bell* Rogers* TELUS Vidéotron TerreStar Wind Xplornet Eastlink SaskTel MTS Others Service
Area
Total
2-01 Newfoundland and Labrador 159 169 120 40 20 35 90 633
2-02 Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island 152 172 124 40 10 35 90 10 633
2-03 New Brunswick 166 176 106 40 10 35 90 0.03 623
2-04 Eastern Quebec 124 181 176 104 40 8 3 636
2-05 Southern Quebec 122 185 182 103 40 4 0.47 637
2-06 Eastern Ontario and Outaouais 121 183 178 73 40 20 14 0.03 6 634
2-07 Northern Quebec 185 122 102 120 40 10 35 9 624
2-08 Southern Ontario 177 198 128 30 40 51 4 2 3 633
2-09 Northern Ontario 159 161 112 40 15 35 76 0.02 23 620
2-10 Manitoba 51 158 213 40 35 135 2 633
2-11 Saskatchewan 31 158 181 40 10 190 24 633
2-12 Alberta 102 192 184 26 40 49 25 2 0.01 3 623
2-13 British Columbia 116 206 187 22 40 50 7 0.22 629
2-14 Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut 219 106 92 40 50 3 97 608
National total weighted by population 134 188 160 43 40 30 12 9 6 5 4 632

Figure 1 — Share of National Commercial Mobile Spectrum Licence Holdings by Percentage
Bell* (21%)   Rogers* (30%)   TELUS (25%)   Vidéotron (7%)   TerreStar (6%)   Wind (5%)   Xplornet (2%)   Eastlink (1%)   SaskTel (1%)   MTS (1%)   Others (1%)  
  21 % 30% 25% 7% 6% 5% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1%

* Includes the entity and its affiliates.

Note: "Others" include members of the Independent Telecommunications Providers Association (ITPA), the Canadian Independent Telecommunications Association (CITA), and the Association des compagnies de téléphone du Québec inc. (ACTQ), Blue Canada Wireless Inc., BroadPoint International Telecom Inc., Canadian Spectrum Holding Corporation, CCI Wireless, Feenix Wireless Inc., Ice Wireless, i-MobileCa Inc., Lynx Mobility Inc., SSI Micro, Telehop, and YourLink Inc.

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