Subordinate Spectrum Licences Held by Vidéotron S.E.N.C. to Kativik Regional Government

Posted on January 19, 2017

Transfer decision

Application

On July 21, 2016, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) received an application for two subdivided subordinate spectrum licences in the broadband radio service (BRS) band from Vidéotron S.E.N.C. (Vidéotron) to Kativik Regional Government (KRG). The licences are located in tier 3-017 (Abitibi) 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. Terms not defined in this decision have the meaning set out in CPC‑2‑1‑23.

Decision

4. The subdivided subordinate licences from Vidéotron to KRG are 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. ISED has reviewed the agreement between Vidéotron and KRG and notes that the nature of the agreement is such that Vidéotron retains control of their existing licences.

7. Approval of these subordinate licences does not change the overall distribution of spectrum holdings in the relevant licence areas, and allows KRG, a small rural internet service provider, access to commercial mobile spectrum. The Department has determined that the subordinate licences would not impact the ability of existing and future competitors to provide services in the relevant areas.


Annex A

Subordinate Licences to be issued from Vidéotron s.e.n.c. to Kativik Regional Government
Licence number Expiry date Frequency range (MHz) Geographic area
010282755-001 March 31, 2017 2520 – 2530
2640 – 2650
Tier 3-017 Abitibi
north of the 55th parallel
010283221-001 March 31, 2017 2530 – 2540
2650 – 2660
Tier 3-017 Abitibi
north of the 55th parallel
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