Transfer of Spectrum Licences Held by Vecima Networks Inc. to Xplornet Communications Inc.

Posted on July 6, 2017

Transfer decision

Application

1. On January 5, 2017, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) received an application for the transfer of nine spectrum licences in the Wireless Communication Services (WCS) band between Vecima Networks Inc. (Vecima) and Xplornet Communications Inc. (Xplornet) in parts of Saskatchewan and Dauphin, Manitoba. The licences 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 transfer of commercial mobile spectrum licences from Vecima to Xplornet described above 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 licence transfer will not result in a significant change in spectrum concentration in the licence areas.

7. The Department has determined that the requested licence transfer will not impact the ability of existing or future competitors to provide services given that the transfer will not significantly change the post‑transfer concentration of commercial mobile spectrum in the affected licence area.

Annex A

Licences to be transferred From Vecima Networks Inc. to Xplornet Communications Inc.
Licence number Expiry date Frequency range (MHz) Geographic area
010284899-001 December 23, 2024 2305-2320
2345-2360
Tier 4-116
Dauphin
010286235-001 May 6, 2024 2305-2320
2345-2360
Tier 4-120
Weyburn
010284897-001 December 23, 2024 2305-2320
2345-2360
Tier 4-121
Moose Jaw
010284265-001 December 23, 2024 2305-2320
2345-2360
Tier 4-122
Swift Current
010284261-001 May 6, 2024 2305-2320
2345-2360
Tier 4-123
Yorkton
010286393-001 April 7, 2025 2305-2320
2345-2360
Tier 4-124
Regina
010284263-001 May 6, 2024 2305-2320
2345-2360
Tier 4-125
Saskatoon
010284143-001 May 6, 2024 2305-2320
2345-2360
Tier 4-126
Watrous
010287411-001 December 23, 2024 2305-2320
2345-2360
Tier 4-127
Battleford
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