Licensing Framework for Mobile Broadband Services (MBS) — 700 MHz Band

Posted on Industry Canada website: March 7, 2012
Updated: November 8, 2013
Table of Key Dates
EventTime Frames*
* Items and time frames may be updated from time to time. Refer to Industry Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website at http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.
Publication of DGSA-001-13, Licensing Framework for Mobile Broadband Services (MBS)—700 MHz BandMarch 7, 2013
Deadline for receipt of clarification questionsMarch 27, 2013
Publication of responses to clarification questionsMay 20, 2013
Deadline for receipt of applications to participate in the auction and 5% of the pre-auction financial depositsBy 12:00 noon on September 17, 2013
Publication of the list of applicants, beneficial ownership and associated entities informationSeptember 23, 2013
Publication of the list of provisionally qualified biddersOctober 22, 2013
Deadline for receipt of the remaining 95% of pre-auction financial depositsBy 12:00 noon on October 29, 2013
Publication of final list of qualified bidders
Mail-out packages sent to qualified biddersNovember 8-14, 2013
Information session for qualified biddersNovember 21, 2013
Qualified bidders are given access to a stand-alone winner and price determination toolNovember 21, 2013
Mock auctions for qualified bidders (up to three separate sessions)Start November 27, 2013
Auction start — opening of biddingJanuary 14, 2014
Cessation of biddingUnknown
Announcement and publication of provisional licence winnerswithin five business days following cessation of bidding
Submission of ownership and control documentation (where applicable)10 business days following the publication of provisional licence winners
Initial payment (20% of total final payment)10 business days following the publication of provisional licence winners
Final payment (80% of total final payment)30 business days following the publication of provisional licence winners
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