Deemed Transfer of Spectrum Licences Held by MTS Inc.

Deemed Transfer Decision

Application

1. On December 16, 2016, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) received an application for the deemed transfer of MTS Inc.’s (MTS) commercial mobile spectrum licences as a result of a proposed internal reorganization. The licences are throughout Manitoba 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 Deemed Transfer of the licences held by MTS 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. ISED notes that the Deemed Transfer will not result in any change in spectrum concentration.

7. 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

Licences held by MTS Inc. affected as a result of an internal reorganization.
Licence Expiry Date Area Area Description Lower Frequency Range Upper Frequency Range Service
010282761-001 14/12/2018 2-010 Manitoba 1720 1730 2120 2130 AWS
010282395-002 01/09/2019 2-010 Manitoba 1730 1735 2130 2140 AWS
010282779-002 12/03/2019 3-039 Winnipeg 1735 1740 2135 2140 AWS
010283011-002 01/09/2019 3-039 Winnipeg 1740 1745 2140 2145 AWS
010282781-002 12/03/2019 3-040 Brandon 1735 1740 2135 2140 AWS
010283013-002 01/09/2019 3-040 Brandon 1740 1745 2140 2145 AWS
010284005-001 14/12/2018 2-010 Manitoba 1670 1675 I-Block
010282389-001 23/06/2035 3-039 Winnipeg 2500 2510 2620 2630 BRS
010282879-001 23/06/2035 3-040 Brandon 2500 2510 2620 2630 BRS
010284003-001 02/04/2034 2-010 Manitoba 746 751 777 782 MBS
010282985-001 14/12/2018 2-010 Manitoba 1910 1915 1990 1995 PCS
010287381-001 31/03/2031 2-010 Manitoba 835 845 880 890 CELL
010287381-001 31/03/2031 2-010 Manitoba 846.5 849 891.5 894 CELL
010284123-001 31/03/2031 TEL-078 DeceptionBay 835 840 880 885 CELL
010284123-001 31/03/2031 TEL-078 DeceptionBay 840 842.5 885 887.5 CELL
010287045-001 31/03/2031 2-010 Manitoba 1865 1870 1945 1950 PCS
010284213-001 29/11/2031 2-010 Manitoba 1905 1910 1985 1990 PCS
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