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Deemed transfer of spectrum licences held by iTéract Inc. to Cogeco Connexion Inc.

Deemed transfer decision

Application

  1. On December 20, 2019, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) received a joint application for the deemed transfer of 15 licences in the 3500 MHz band from iTéract Inc. (iTéract) to Cogeco Connexion Inc. (Cogeco). 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 in accordance with SLPB-001-19, Decision on Revisions to the 3500 MHz Band to Accommodate Flexible Use and Preliminary Decisions on Changes to the 3800 MHz Band.
  3. Capitalized terms not defined in this decision have the meaning set out in CPC‑2‑1‑23.

Decision

  1. The Deemed Transfer of licences from iTéract to Cogeco described above is approved.

Rationale

  1. The application was assessed against the policy objectives and criteria set out in section 5.6 of CPC‑2‑1‑23.
  2. ISED has determined that the requested Deemed Transfer will not impact the ability of existing and future competitors to provide services given that the transfers will not result in a significant change in spectrum concentration in the affected geographic areas.
  3. Furthermore, the Deemed Transfer will allow Cogeco to improve its service offering with the deployment of fixed and mobile services for the benefit of subscribers in the licensed areas.

Annex A

Fixed Wireless Access 3500 MHz licences held by iTéract to be transferred to Cogeco
Licence number Expiry date Frequency range (MHz) Geographic area
010307462-003 March 31, 2021 3475-3500 Tier 4-031
Sainte-Marie
010307463-003 March 31, 2021 3575-3600 Tier 4-031
Sainte-Marie
010307459-003 March 31, 2021 3575-3600 Tier 4-032
Saint-Georges
010307457-004 March 31, 2021 3475-3500 Tier 4-032
Saint-Georges
010282641-007 November 29, 2020 3525-3550
3625-3650
Tier 4-039
Asbestos
010283597-007 November 29, 2020 3475-3500
3575-3600
Tier 4-040
Victoriaville
010283595-007 November 29, 2020 3500-3525
3600-3625
Tier 4-041
Coaticook
010282643-007 November 29, 2020 3500-3525
3600-3625
Tier 4-042
Sherbrooke
010283097-007 November 29, 2020 3500-3525
3600-3625
Tier 4-043
Windsor
010283859-007 November 29, 2020 3500-3525
3600-3625
Tier 4-044
Drummondville
010283289-007 November 29, 2020 3500-3525
3600-3625
Tier 4-045
Cowansville
010282639-007 November 29, 2020 3500-3525
3600-3625
Tier 4-046
Farnham
010282481-007 November 29, 2020 3500-3525
3600-3625
Tier 4-047
Granby
010283599-007 November 29, 2020 3600-3625 Tier 4-048
Saint-Hyacinthe
010282267-007 November 29, 2020 3600-3625 Tier 4-049
Sorel
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