Transfer of spectrum licences held by Kian Telecom Inc. to Cogeco Connexion Inc.

June 2018

Transfer decision

Application

1. On April 9, 2018, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) received an application for the transfer of 10 spectrum licences in the Broadband Radio Service (BRS) band in Eastern and Southern Ontario from Kian Telecom Inc. (Kian Telecom) to Cogeco Connexion Inc. (Cogeco). 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 the licences from Kian Telecom to Cogeco 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 areas.

Annex A

Licences to be transferred from Kian Telecom Inc. to Cogeco Connexion Inc.
Licence number Expiry date Frequency range (MHz) Geographic area
010282287-002 June 23, 2035 2560 - 2570
2680 - 2690
3-018
Cornwall
010283129-002 June 23, 2035 2560 - 2570
2680 - 2690
3-019
Brockville
010283131-002 June 23, 2035 2560 - 2570
2680 - 2690
3-021
Belleville
010283617-002 June 23, 2035 2560 - 2570
2680 - 2690
3-022
Cobourg
010283337-002 June 23, 2035 2560 - 2570
2680 - 2690
3-023
Peterborough
010282671-002 June 23, 2035 2560 - 2570
2680 - 2690
3-024
Huntsville
010283133-002 June 23, 2035 2560 - 2570
2680 - 2690
3-028
Listowel/Goderich/Stratford
010283899-002 June 23, 2035 2560 - 2570
2680 - 2690
3-031
Chatham
010282673-002 June 23, 2035 2560 - 2570
2680 - 2690
3-032
Windsor/Leamington
010282289-002 June 23, 2035 2560 - 2570
2680 - 2690
3-033
Strathroy
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