Subordination of spectrum licences held by TerreStar Solutions Inc. to TELUS Communications Inc.

Decision regarding the subordinate licences

Application

1. On July 3, 2019, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) received a joint application to subordinate licences in the Advanced Wireless Spectrum (AWS-4) band from TerreStar Solutions Inc. (TerreStar) and TELUS Communications Inc. (TELUS).

2. The subordinate licences are described in annex A.

3. Terms not defined in this decision have the meaning set out in Client Procedures Circular CPC-2-1-23, Licensing Procedure for Spectrum Licences for Terrestrial Services.

Decision

4. The application to subordinate licences from TerreStar to TELUS 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 has reviewed the agreement between TerreStar and TELUS and notes that, for the subordinate licences requested, the primary licensee retains control of its spectrum licences.

7. Approval of these subordinate licences raises no concern towards spectrum concentration in the relevant licence areas, and allows TELUS, a wireless service provider throughout Canada, access to additional commercial mobile spectrum. ISED has determined that the subordinate licences would not impact the ability of existing or future competitors to provide services in the relevant areas.

Annex A

Subordination of spectrum licences held by TerreStar Solutions Inc. to TELUS Communications Inc.
Licence Expiry date Frequency range (MHz) Geographic zone
010284247-001 March 31, 2035 2180 – 2200
Subdivision of (2000 – 2020 & 2180 – 2200)
4-029 - Montmagny
Subdivision of Tier 1-001 - Canada
010284247-001 March 31, 2035 2180 – 2200
Subdivision of (2000 – 2020 & 2180 – 2200)
4-030 - Quebec
Subdivision of Tier 1-001 - Canada
010284247-001 March 31, 2035 2180 – 2200
Subdivision of (2000 – 2020 & 2180 – 2200)
4-031 - Sainte-Marie
Subdivision of Tier 1-001 - Canada
010284247-001 March 31, 2035 2180 – 2200
Subdivision of (2000 – 2020 & 2180 – 2200)
4-044 - Drummondville
Subdivision of Tier 1-001 - Canada
010284247-001 March 31, 2035 2180 – 2200
Subdivision of (2000 – 2020 & 2180 – 2200)
4-048 - St-Hyacinthe
Subdivision of Tier 1-001 - Canada
010284247-001 March 31, 2035 2180 – 2200
Subdivision of (2000 – 2020 & 2180 – 2200)
4-050 - Joliette
Subdivision of Tier 1-001 - Canada
010284247-001 March 31, 2035 2180 – 2200
Subdivision of (2000 – 2020 & 2180 – 2200)
4-051 - Montreal
Subdivision of Tier 1-001 - Canada
010284247-001 March 31, 2035 2180 – 2200
Subdivision of (2000 – 2020 & 2180 – 2200)
4-055 - Ottawa
Subdivision of Tier 1-001 - Canada
010284247-001 March 31, 2035 2180 – 2200
Subdivision of (2000 – 2020 & 2180 – 2200)
4-141 - Edmonton
Subdivision of Tier 1-001 - Canada
010284247-001 March 31, 2035 2180 – 2200
Subdivision of (2000 – 2020 & 2180 – 2200)
4-134 - High River
Subdivision of Tier 1-001 - Canada
010284247-001 March 31, 2035 2180 – 2200
Subdivision of (2000 – 2020 & 2180 – 2200)
4-136 - Calgary
Subdivision of Tier 1-001 - Canada
010284247-001 March 31, 2035 2180 – 2190
Subdivision of (2000 – 2020 & 2180 – 2200)
4-152 - Vancouver
Subdivision of Tier 1-001 - Canada
010284247-001 March 31, 2035 2180 – 2190
Subdivision of (2000 – 2020 & 2180 – 2200)
4-153 - Hope
Subdivision of Tier 1-001 - Canada
010284247-001 March 31, 2035 2180 – 2190
Subdivision of (2000 – 2020 & 2180 – 2200)
4-154 - Victoria
Subdivision of Tier 1-001 - Canada
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