Transfer of spectrum licences held by Compagnie de téléphone de Lambton and Cie de téléphone de Courcelles to 9315-1884 Québec Inc.

Transfer decision

Application

1.  On February 5, 2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) received an application for the transfer of spectrum licences in the cellular band from Compagnie de téléphone de Lambton and Cie de téléphone de Courcelles to 9315-1884 Québec Inc. as a result of the merger of Compagnie de téléphone de Lambton and Cie de téléphone de Courcelles. The licences are in the TEL-006 Courcelles and TEL-007 Lambton areas. 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.  Capitalized terms not defined in this decision have the meaning set out in CPC-2-1-23.

Decision

4.  The Transfer of licences held by Compagnie de téléphone de Lambton and Cie de téléphone de Courcelles to 9315-1884 Québec Inc. 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 Transfers will not result in any change in spectrum concentration in the affected licence areas.

7.  ISED has determined that the requested Licence Transfers would 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 Compagnie de téléphone de Lambton and Cie de téléphone de Courcelles to 9315-1884 Québec Inc.

Licences to be transferred from Compagnie de téléphone de Lambton
Licence number Expiry date Frequency range Geographic area
010285883-001 March 31, 2031 835-845 MHzTel-007
Lambton
846.5-849 MHz
880-890 MHz
891.5-894 MHz
Licences to be transferred from Cie de téléphone de Courcelles
Licence number Expiry date Frequency range Geographic area
010285063-001 March 31, 2031 835-845 MHz Tel-006
Courcelles
846.5-849 MHz
880-890 MHz
891.5-894 MHz
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