Decision regarding the subordinate licences
1. On August 15, 2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) received a joint application for the issuance of four subordinate licences in the cellular band for several communities in Southern and Eastern Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador and Nunavut from Rogers Communications Canada Inc. (Rogers) to Ecotel Inc. The primary 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.
4. The subordinate licence application from Rogers to Ecotel described above is approved.
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 Ecotel 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 Ecotel access to additional commercial mobile spectrum to provide wireless services to rural areas of Canada. ISED has determined that the subordinate licences would not impact the ability of existing or future competitors to provide services in the relevant areas.
|Licence number||Expiry date||Frequency range (MHz)||Tier||Geographic area|
|010286707-001||April 30, 2027||824-834 MHz
|010284347-001||April 30, 2027||824-834 MHz
|010286711-001||April 30, 2027||824-834 MHz
|2-014||Yukon, North West Territories and Nunavut|
|010286703-001||April 30, 2027||824-834 MHz
|2-001||Newfoundland and Labrador|