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Consultation on the Technical and Policy Framework for the 3650-4200 MHz Band and Changes to the Frequency Allocation of the 3500-3650 MHz Band — Annexes

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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.

Table A1: Site-licensed fixed service licences in the 3700-4200 MHz band
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

FIXED
FIXED SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
MOBILE

SUP C20: In the frequency band 3 500-3 650 MHz, the fixed-satellite earth-stations will be located in areas so as not to constrain the implementation of fixed wireless access and mobile systems.
3 650 - 3 700

FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile

SUP C33: As of June 11, 2009, in the frequency band 3650-3700 MHz, new fixed-satellite service earth stations are only authorized to operate on a secondary basis so as not to constrain the implementation of wireless broadband services.
3 700 - 4 200 4 000

FIXED
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

FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)

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.

Table C1: FSS earth stations in the frequency band 3500-3650 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.

Table D1: Tiers with large population centres
Tier 4 Service area name Large population centre Population of large population centre
4-077 Toronto Toronto 5,429,524
4-077 Toronto Hamilton 693,645
4-077 Toronto Oshawa 308,875
4-077 Toronto Milton 101,715
4-051 Montréal Montréal 3,519,595
4-152 Vancouver Vancouver 2,264,823
4-152 Vancouver Abbotsford 121,279
4-136 Calgary Calgary 1,237,656
4-141 Edmonton Edmonton 1,062,643
4-055 Ottawa/Outaouais Ottawa-Gatineau 989,567
4-055 Ottawa/Outaouais Kanata 117,304
4-111 Winnipeg Winnipeg 711,925
4-030 Québec Québec 705,103
4-079 Guelph/Kitchener Kitchener 470,015
4-079 Guelph/Kitchener Guelph 132,397
4-086 London/Woodstock/St. Thomas London 383,437
4-154 Victoria Victoria 335,696
4-010 Halifax Halifax 316,701
4-090 Windsor/Leamington Windsor 287,069
4-125 Saskatoon Saskatoon 245,181
4-084 Niagara-St. Catharines St. Catharines-Niagara Falls 229,246
4-124 Regina Regina 214,631
4-001 St. John's St. John's 178,427
4-151 Kelowna Kelowna 151,957
4-094 Barrie Barrie 145,614
4-042 Sherbrooke Sherbrooke 139,565
4-070 Kingston Kingston 117,660
4-037 Trois-Rivières Trois-Rivières 114,203
4-018 Moncton Moncton 108,620
4-028 Chicoutimi-Jonquière Chicoutimi-Jonquière 104,222

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.

Table E1: Preliminary Tier 4 service areas exempted from certain provisions in GL-10 for mmWave
Tier Service area name
4-005 Labrador
4-062 Val-d'Or
4-066 Chibougamau
4-103 Kapuskasing
4-104 Kenora/Sioux Lookout
4-105 Iron Bridge
4-107 Marathon
4-109 Fort Frances
4-112 Lac du Bonnet
4-115 Portage la Prairie
4-117 Creighton/Flin Flon
4-118 Thompson
4-130 Northern Saskatchewan
4-147 Peace River
4-157 Powell River
4-161 Ashcroft
4-164 Williams Lake
4-165 Quesnel/Red Bluff
4-166 Skeena
4-168 Smithers
4-169 Dawson Creek
4-170 Yukon
4-171 Nunavut
4-172 Northwest Territories

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.

Table F1: C-band Canadian satellites (3700-4200 MHz)
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)
109.2W 3700-4200

Table F2: C-band foreign satellites (3700-4200 MHz)
Satellite operator Satellite name Orbital position Frequencies (MHz)
ABS ABS3A 3W 3745-4065
SES AMC-1 103W 3700-4200
SES AMC-6 83W 3700-4200
SES AMC-7 137W 3700-4200
SES AMC-8 139W 3700-4200
SES AMC-11 131W 3700-4200
SES AMC-12 37.5W 3700-4200
SES AMC-18 104.95W 3700-4200
SES NSS-7 20W 3625-4200
SES NSS-9 177W 3625-4200
SES SES-1 101W 3700-4200
SES SES-2 87W 3700-4200
SES SES-3 103W 3700-3701
SES SES-3 103W 3702-4198
SES SES-3 103W 4199-4200
SES SES-4 22W 3700-4200
SES SES-6 40.5W 3700-4200
SES SES-11 104.95W 3702-4198
SES SES-14 47.5W 3700-4200
ARSAT ARSAT-2 81W 3700-4200
Eutelsat E115WB 114.9W 3700-4200
Eutelsat EUTELSAT 8WB 8W 3700-4200
Eutelsat EUTELSAT 172B 188W 3700-4200
Eutelsat EUTELSAT 174A 186W 3700-4200
Eutelsat SATMEX 5 116.8W 3700-4200
Eutelsat E113WA 113W 3700-4200
Eutelsat E117WA 116.8W 3700-4200
Intelsat Galaxy 3C 95W 3700-4200
Intelsat Galaxy-11 93.1W 3700-4200
Intelsat Galaxy 13 / Horizons I 127W 3700-4200
Intelsat Galaxy 14 125W 3700-4200
Intelsat Galaxy 15 133W 3700-4200
Intelsat Galaxy 16 99W 3700-4200
Intelsat Galaxy 17 91W 3700-4200
Intelsat Galaxy 18 123W 3700-4200
Intelsat Galaxy 19 97W 3700-4200
Intelsat Galaxy 23 121W 3700-4200
Intelsat Galaxy 25 93.1W 3700-4200
Intelsat Galaxy 28 89W 3700-4200
Intelsat Intelsat 1-R 50W 3700-4200
Intelsat Intelsat 11 43.1W 3700-4200
Intelsat Intelsat 14 45W 3700-4200
Intelsat Intelsat 19 194W 3700-4200
Intelsat Intelsat 21 58.1W 3700-4200
Intelsat Intelsat 23 53W 3700-4200
Intelsat Intelsat 25 31.5W 3500-4200
Intelsat Intelsat 35e 34.5W 3625-4200
Intelsat INTELSAT 901 27.5W 3700-4200
Intelsat INTELSAT 903 34.5W 3700-4200
Intelsat INTELSAT 905 24.5W 3700-4200
Intelsat INTELSAT 907 27.5W 3700-4200
Intelsat IS-18 180W 3700-4200
Intelsat IS-34 55.5W 3700-4200
Intelsat IS-37e 18W 3875.05-4085.95
Intelsat IS-37e 18W 4106.25-4189.65
Intelsat IS-904 29.5W 3704-3945
Intelsat IS-904 29.5W 3955-4200
Intelsat IS-1002 1W 3625-3650
Intelsat IS-1002 1W 3650-3700
Intelsat IS-1002 1W 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:

  1. 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].
  2. 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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