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Auction of Spectrum Licences in the 3500 MHz Band

NOTE: The auction process is postponed by six months due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This will allow the telecommunications industry to maintain its focus on providing critical services to Canadians in response to the pandemic. A revised Table of Key Dates is outlined below.

Auction Results

Provisional Results Published on July 29, 2021

Backgrounder — 3500 MHz Spectrum Auction - Process and Results

Auction Summary
Start Date June 15, 2021
Completed Date July 23, 2021
Total number of licences 3440 Tier 4
Licences available at auction 1504
Transitioned licences being kept 1936
Spectrum Block A - 10 MHz
Block B - 10 MHz
Block C - 10 MHz
Block D - 10 MHz
Block E - 10 MHz
Block F - 10 MHz
Block G - 10 MHz
Block H - 10 MHz
Block J - 10 MHz
Block K - 10 MHz
Block L - 10 MHz
Block M - 10 MHz
Block N - 10 MHz
Block P - 10 MHz
Block Q - 10 MHz
Block R - 10 MHz
Block S - 10 MHz
Block T - 10 MHz
Block U - 10 MHz
Block V - 10 MHz
Applicants 23
Number of Rounds 103
Licences assigned 3431
Licences won 1495
Transitioned licences 1936
Final Price ($) 8,911,563,543

Applicants

Applicants — Auction of Spectrum Licences in the 3500 MHz Band Revised on May 28, 2021

Policy and Licensing

Policy and Licensing Framework for Spectrum in the 3500 MHz Band Updated on April 26, 2021

3500 MHz Transition Manual Updated on February 26, 2021

Backgrounder — 3500 MHz band spectrum auction

Consultation on a Policy and Licensing Framework for Spectrum in the 3500 MHz Band (June 2019)

Decision on Revisions to the 3500 MHz Band to Accommodate Flexible Use and Preliminary Decisions on Changes to the 3800 MHz Band (June 2019)

Consultation on Revisions to the 3500 MHz Band to Accommodate Flexible Use and Preliminary Consultation on Changes to the 3800 MHz Band (June 2018)

Decisions Regarding Policy Changes in the 3500 MHz Band (3475–3650 MHz) and a New Licensing Process (December 2014)

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