Annex A: Site-licensed fixed service operations in the 3700-4200 MHz band
Table A1 lists the site-licensed fixed service licences in the 3700-4200 MHz band. It is based on data from ISED’s Spectrum Management System (SMS) database as of August 2020.
|Licence number||Location of fixed systems by Tier 4 service area|
|010038451||Tier 4-104 (Kenora/Sioux Lookout, Ontario)|
|010677429||Tier 4-131 (Medicine Hat/Brooks, Alberta)|
Annex B: Proposed changes to the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations
Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations — MHz
|3 500 - 3 650
|3 650 - 3 700
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile
|3 700 -
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) CZZ
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile
ADD CZZ: As of [Transition deadline], FSS earth station operations in the band 3700-4000 MHz will operate on a no-protection basis, except for in satellite-dependent areas, as per [future decision paper].
|4 000 - 4 200 MHz
Annex C: List of FSS earth stations proposed to be grandfathered in the 3500-3650 MHz frequency band
Table C1 provides the licence and location information of the fixed satellite services (FSS) earth stations operating in the 3500-3650 MHz band. These earth stations are proposed to be grandfathered, as detailed in section 7.4. If this proposal is adopted, new fixed or mobile stations in the 3500-3650 MHz band will be required to coordinate with these FSS earth stations as specified in SRSP-520, Technical Requirements for Fixed and/or Mobile Systems, Including Flexible Use Broadband Systems, in the Band 3450-3650 MHz.
|Licence number||Licensee information||Station location||Latitude||Longitude|
|010001485||INMARSAT SOLUTIONS (CANADA) INC.||Weir, Quebec||45°56'40"||74°31'58"|
|010001493||INMARSAT SOLUTIONS (CANADA) INC.||Weir, Quebec||45°56'39.44"||74°31'57.9"|
Annex D: Proposed urban Tier 4 service areas for WBS displacement
Table D1 lists the 24 Tier 4 service areas that contain at least one large population centre, as defined by the 2016 Census of Population from Statistics Canada. These are proposed to be defined as urban Tier 4 areas for the wireless broadband service (WBS) displacement.
|Tier 4||Service area name||Large population centre||Population of large population centre|
|4-084||Niagara-St. Catharines||St. Catharines-Niagara Falls||229,246|
|4-001||St. John's||St. John's||178,427|
Annex E: Tier 4 service areas identified for exemption from certain provisions in GL-10 for mmWave
Table E1 lists the preliminary Tier 4 service areas that were exempted from certain provisions in GL-10, Interim Guideline for Licensing of Earth Stations in the Fixed-Satellite, Earth Exploration-Satellite and Space Research Services in the Frequency Bands 26.5-28.35 GHz and 37.5-40.0 GHz, for mmWave.
|Tier||Service area name|
|4-112||Lac du Bonnet|
|4-115||Portage la Prairie|
Annex F: C-band satellites
Tables F1 and F2 list C-band Canadian satellites and C-band foreign satellites operating in the 3700-4200 MHz band approved to provide service in Canada.
|Authorization holder||Satellite name||Orbital position||Frequencies (MHz)|
|Telesat Canada||Anik G1||107.3W||3700-4200|
|Telesat Canada||Anik F1||107.3W||3700-4200|
|Telesat Canada||Anik F1R||107.3W||3700-4200|
|Telesat Canada||Anik F2||111.1W||3700-4200|
|Telesat Canada||Anik F3||118.7W||3700-4200|
|Telesat Canada||Anik G2V
(not yet in operation)
|Satellite operator||Satellite name||Orbital position||Frequencies (MHz)|
|Intelsat||Galaxy 13 / Horizons I||127W||3700-4200|
Annex G: Proposed conditions for interim authorizations for licence-exempt FSS earth stations in the 3700-4200 MHz band and new receive-only FSS earth stations in the 4000-4200 MHz portion of the band
G1. Term: This authorization will expire on the date indicated on the authorization. This authorization is also subject to renewal and termination in accordance with the transition plan and decisions as set out in [future decision paper].
G2. Future consultation and amendments: This authorization may be amended by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry at any time and is subject to the decisions, licensing requirements and fees that will follow Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s (ISED) consultation on the licensing and fee regime for fixed earth stations.
G3. Fees: This authorization will be subject to fees once they are established through ISED’s consultation on the licensing and fee regime for fixed earth stations or through any other applicable process.
G4. Operation of earth stations: The holder of this authorization may install, operate or possess systems of identical earth stations as follows:
- Earth stations in existence as of the date of initial application: All earth stations operating as part of a system of identical earth stations for which technical information was provided at the time of initial application for authorization immediately following [future decision paper] are authorized under this authorization provided that earth stations operating in the portion of the band 3700-4000 MHz in non-satellite-dependent areas will be no longer authorized under this authorization after the transition deadline as set out in [future decision paper].
- Earth stations established after the date of initial application: The holder of this authorization may install earth stations authorized under this authorization after the date of initial application set out above provided that the earth stations operate only in the 4000-4200 MHz portion of the band and that technical information for each earth station is provided to and approved by ISED prior to the installation or operation of the earth station.
"Identical earth stations" has the meaning as set out in CPC-2-6-01, Procedure for the Submission of Applications to License Fixed Earth Stations and to Approve the Use of Foreign Satellites in Canada, for the licensing of significant numbers of identical earth stations. This authorization authorizes "receive-only" earth stations.
G5. Protection: Earth stations authorized in accord with paragraph (a) above are afforded co-channel protection from 3700-3980 MHz flexible use stations before the transition deadline in all areas, and after the transition deadline in satellite-dependent areas as set out in [future decision paper]. However, earth stations may not claim protection from licensees in adjacent band(s). Earth stations authorized in accord with paragraph (b) above are afforded adjacent band protection from flexible use stations operating in the 3700-3980 MHz band.
G6. Technical acceptability: All earth station equipment must comply with the applicable Canadian technical requirements as specified in ISED’s SRSP-101, Technical Requirements for Fixed Earth Stations Operating Above 1 GHz in Space Radiocommunication Services and Earth Stations on board Vessels (ESVs) Operating in the Fixed-Satellite Service.
G7. Radio station installations: The holder of this authorization must comply with the procedures, as outlined in CPC-2-0-03, Radiocommunication and Broadcasting Antenna Systems, as amended from time to time.
G8. Provision of technical information: The holder of this authorization must provide, and maintain, up-to-date technical information on each earth station in accordance with the definitions, criteria, frequency and timelines specified by ISED.
G9. Compliance with legislation, regulations and other obligations: The holder of this authorization is subject to, and must comply with, the Radiocommunication Act and the Radiocommunication Regulations, as amended from time to time. The holder of this authorization must use the assigned spectrum in accordance with the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations and the spectrum policies applicable to this band, as amended from time to time. The authorization is issued on condition that all representations made in relation to obtaining this authorization are all true and complete in every respect.
Annex H: Telesat proposal
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Telesat proposal (July 5, 2020)
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