Subordinate Spectrum Licences Held by Bell Mobility Inc. and TELUS Communications Company

Posted on the ISED website: April 6, 2017

Decision Regarding Subordinate Licences

Application:

1. On July 12, 2016, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) received an application for the issuance of subordinate licences between Bell Mobility Inc. (Bell) and TELUS Communications Company (TELUS) in the Broadband Radio Service (BRS) band in various parts of Canada, one Advanced Wireless Service (AWS-1) licence in Trois‑Rivières and one Mobile Broadband Service (MBS) licence in Southern Quebec. These licences are described in Annex A. The parties made the application further to a network sharing agreement (the Agreement).

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 subordinate licence application from Bell and TELUS described above is approved.

Rationale

5. The application was assessed against the policy objectives and the criteria set out in Section 5.6 of CPC-2-1-23.

6. ISED has reviewed the Agreement between Bell and TELUS and notes that for the subordinate licences requested, the primary licensee retains control of its spectrum licences.

7. Bell and TELUS already have extensive networks throughout Canada including a joint Long Term Evolution (LTE) network operating in other spectrum bands in certain parts of the country. Approving this subordinate licensing application will have no impact on either company's overall spectrum holdings or distribution, but will enable Bell and TELUS to, enhance spectrum efficiency of the joint network and maximizes the benefits that Canadians derive from the use of this spectrum.

8. The Department has determined that the subordinate licences would not impact the ability of existing or future competitors to provide services in the relevant areas.

Annex A

Subordinate Licences From TELUS Communications Company (TELUS) to Bell Mobility Inc. (Bell)
Licence NumberExpiry DateFrequency Range (MHz)Geographic Area
010283753-00123-Jun-352530-2540
2650-2660
Tier 3-001
Newfoundland & Labrador
010282121-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-001
Newfoundland & Labrador
010283755-00123-Jun-352530-2540
2650-2660
Tier 3-002
Prince Edward Island
010282827-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-002
Prince Edward Island
010282591-00123-Jun-352530-2540
2650-2660
Tier 3-003
Mainland Nova Scotia
010283557-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-003
Mainland Nova Scotia
010283059-00123-Jun-352530-2540
2650-2660
Tier 3-004
Cape Breton
010283819-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-004
Cape Breton
010283559-00123-Jun-352530-2540
2650-2660
Tier 3-005
Southern New Brunswick
010283243-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-005
Southern New Brunswick
010282829-00123-Jun-352530-2540
2650-2660
Tier 3-006
Western New Brunswick
010283061-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-006
Western New Brunswick
010283063-00123-Jun-352530-2540
2650-2660
Tier 3-007
Eastern New Brunswick
010283757-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-007
Eastern New Brunswick
010282831-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-008
Bas du fleuve/Gaspesie
010282593-00123-Jun-352560-2570
2680-2690
Tier 3-008
Bas du fleuve/Gaspesie
010282595-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-009
Quebec
010283759-00123-Jun-352560-2570
2680-2690
Tier 3-009
Quebec
010282597-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-010
Chicoutimi-Jonquiere
010282599-00123-Jun-352560-2570
2680-2690
Tier 3-010
Chicoutimi-Jonquiere
010283561-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-011
Eastern Townships
010282123-00123-Jun-352560-2570
2680-2690
Tier 3-011
Eastern Townships
010282833-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-012
Trois-Rivieres
010283761-00123-Jun-352560-2570
2680-2690
Tier 3-012
Trois-Rivieres
010282601-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-013
Montreal
010283763-00123-Jun-352560-2570
2680-2690
Tier 3-013
Montreal
010283563-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-014
Upper Outaouais
010282125-00123-Jun-352560-2570
2680-2690
Tier 3-014
Upper Outaouais
010283245-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-015
Ottawa
010283565-00123-Jun-352560-2570
2680-2690
Tier 3-015
Ottawa
010283765-00123-Jun-352530-2540
2650-2660
Tier 3-016
Pembroke
010282835-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-016
Pembroke
010283821-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-017
Abitibi
010282837-00123-Jun-352560-2570
2680-2690
Tier 3-017
Abitibi
010282839-00123-Jun-352530-2540
2650-2660
Tier 3-018
Cornwall
010282127-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-018
Cornwall
010283823-00123-Jun-352530-2540
2650-2660
Tier 3-019
Brockville
010283065-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-019
Brockville
010283767-00123-Jun-352530-2540
2650-2660
Tier 3-020
Kingston
010282603-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-020
Kingston
010282605-00123-Jun-352530-2540
2650-2660
Tier 3-021
Belleville
010283247-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-021
Belleville
010282129-00123-Jun-352530-2540
2650-2660
Tier 3-022
Cobourg
010282841-00123-Jun-352540-2550
Tier 3-022
Cobourg
010283825-00123-Jun-352530-2540
2650-2660
Tier 3-023
Peterborough
010282843-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-023
Peterborough
010282845-00123-Jun-352530-2540
2650-2660
Tier 3-024
Huntsville
010282607-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-024
Huntsville
010283067-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-025
Toronto
010283827-00123-Jun-352560-2570
2680-2690
Tier 3-025
Toronto
010283769-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-026
Barrie
010282131-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-026
Barrie
010283829-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-027
Guelph/Kitchener
010283069-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-027
Guelph/Kitchener
010282133-00123-Jun-352530-2540
2650-2660
Tier 3-028
Listowel/Goderich/Stratford
010283831-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-028
Listowel/Goderich/Stratford
010283249-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-029
Niagara-St. Catharines
010283071-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-029
Niagara-St. Catharines
010283251-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-030
London/Woodstock/St. Thomas
010283833-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-030
London/Woodstock/St. Thomas
010282847-00123-Jun-352530-2540
2650-2660
Tier 3-031
Chatham
010282135-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-031
Chatham
010283835-00123-Jun-352530-2540
2650-2660
Tier 3-032
Windsor/Leamington
010282849-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-032
Windsor/Leamington
010283771-00123-Jun-352530-2540
2650-2660
Tier 3-033
Strathroy
010282609-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-033
Strathroy
010282611-00123-Jun-352530-2540
2650-2660
Tier 3-034
North Bay
010283837-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-034
North Bay
010283073-00123-Jun-352530-2540
2650-2660
Tier 3-035
Sault Ste. Marie
010282137-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-035
Sault Ste. Marie
010282139-00123-Jun-352530-2540
2650-2660
Tier 3-036
Sudbury
010282851-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-036
Sudbury
010283253-00123-Jun-352530-2540
2650-2660
Tier 3-037
Kirkland Lake
010283839-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-037
Kirkland Lake
010282853-00123-Jun-352530-2540
2650-2660
Tier 3-038
Thunder Bay
010282855-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-038
Thunder Bay
010283787-00123-Jun-352530-2540
2650-2660
Tier 3-057
Prince George
010283085-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-057
Prince George
010282865-00123-Jun-352530-2540
2650-2660
Tier 3-058
Dawson Creek
010282621-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-058
Dawson Creek
010282153-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 4-170
Yukon
010283265-00123-Jun-352560-2570
2680-2690
Tier 4-170
Yukon
010283267-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 4-171
Nunavut
010283571-00123-Jun-352560-2570
2680-2690
Tier 4-171
Nunavut
010282867-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 4-172
Northwest Territories
010283269-00123-Jun-352560-2570
2680-2690
Tier 4-172
Northwest Territories

Subordinate Licences From Bell Mobility Inc. (Bell) to TELUS Communications Company (TELUS)
Licence NumberExpiry DateFrequency Range (MHz)Geographic Area
010284781-00131-Mar-212500-2520
2620-2640
Bas du fleuve/Gaspesie
010285311-00131-Mar-212500-2520
2620-2640
Tier 3-009
Quebec
010284757-00131-Mar-212500-2510
2620-2630
Tier 3-010
Chicoutimi-Jonquiere
010282565-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-010
Chicoutimi-Jonquiere
010285993-00131-Mar-212500-2510
2620-2630
Tier 3-011
Eastern Townships
010283519-00123-Jun-352540-2550
2660-2670
Tier 3-011
Eastern Townships
010284483-00131-Mar-212500-2520
2620-2640
Tier 3-012
Trois-Rivieres
010284759-00131-Mar-212500-2520
2620-2640
Tier 3-013
Montreal
010286865-00131-Mar-212500-2520
2620-2640
Tier 3-015
Ottawa
010286879-00131-Mar-212500-2510
2620-2630
Tier 3-032
Windsor/Leamington
010283807-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-032
Windsor/Leamington
010282097-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-044
Edmonton
010286887-00131-Mar-212500-2510
2620-2630
Tier 3-044-005
Outside of Lloydminster SK
010284775-00131-Mar-212500-2510
2620-2630
Tier 3-045
Medicine Hat/Brooks
010282919-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-045
Medicine Hat/Brooks
010287729-00131-Mar-212500-2510
2620-2630
Tier 3-046
Lethbridge
010284049-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-046
Lethbridge
010284777-00131-Mar-212500-2510
2620-2630
Tier 3-047
Calgary
010282573-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-047
Calgary
010286623-00131-Mar-212500-2510
2620-2630
Tier 3-048
Red Deer
010282575-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-048
Red Deer
010284779-00131-Mar-212500-2510
2620-2630
Tier 3-049
Grande Prairie
010282577-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-049
Grande Prairie
010283731-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-050
Kootenays
010675040-00131-Mar-212560-2570
2680-2690
Tier 3-050
Kootenays
010284491-00131-Mar-212500-2520
2620-2640
Tier 3-051
Okanagan/Columbia
010287731-00131-Mar-212500-2520
2620-2640
Tier 3-052
Vancouver
010285607-00131-Mar-212500-2520
2620-2640
Tier 3-053
Victoria
010282099-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-054
Nanaimo
010674331-00131-Mar-212560-2570
2680-2690
Tier 3-054
Nanaimo
010283049-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-055
Courtenay
010674332-00131-Mar-212560-2570
2680-2690
Tier 3-055
Courtenay
010282809-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-056
Thompson/Cariboo
010674333-00131-Mar-212560-2570
2680-2690
Tier 3-056
Thompson/Cariboo
010283733-00123-Jun-35 2550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-057
Prince George
010674334-00131-Mar-212560-2570
2680-2690
Tier 3-057
Prince George
010283529-00123-Jun-352550-2560
2670-2680
Tier 3-058
Dawson Creek
010674335-00131-Mar-212560-2570
2680-2690
Tier 3-058
Dawson Creek
010283863-00116-Dec-182140-2145
1740-1745
Tier 3-012
Trois-Riviéres
010283727-00102-Apr-34751-756
782-787
Tier 2-005
Southern Quebec
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