Subordinate Licences Held by Fido Solutions Inc. (Rogers) to Lynx Mobility Inc.

Posted on the ISED website: April 13, 2017

Decision regarding the subordinate licences

Application

1. On October 14, 2016, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) received an application for the issuance of three subordinate licences in the Personal Communications Services (PCS) band for several communities in Labrador, Northern Quebec and Nunavut between Fido Solutions Inc. a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Canada Inc. (Rogers) to Lynx Mobility Inc. (Lynx). 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 subordinate licence application from Rogers to Lynx 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 has reviewed the agreement between Rogers and Lynx and notes that for the subordinate licences requested, the primary licensee retains control of its spectrum licences.

7. Approval of these subordinate licences does not change the overall distribution of spectrum holdings in the relevant licence areas, and allows Lynx, a wireless service provider in remote areas of Northern Canada, access to additional commercial mobile spectrum. 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

Spectrum licences to be issued from Fido Solutions Inc. (Rogers) to Lynx Mobility Inc.
Licence number Expiry date Frequency range (MHz) Geographic area
010287237-001 March 31, 2031 1850-1855
1930-1935
Zone 2-001
Newfoundland and Labrador
010284395-001 March 31, 2031 1850-1855
1930-1935
Zone 2-007
Northern Québec
010285511-001 March 31, 2031 1850-1855
1930-1935
Zone 2-014
Yukon, North West Territories and Nunavut
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