Application form for obtaining a developmental licence — Letter of Intent

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Notes for applicants

  1. This Letter of Intent sets out the standard information that is required for obtaining authorization to test/trial wireless technology/services in Canada. ISED may seek further information or clarification from the applicant at any point throughout the application process or authorization period.
  2. Once you have completed the form, click Submit at the bottom of the page. The form will be directed to the appropriate district office based on the applicant’s address.
  3. To submit a complete application, it is necessary to complete all sections of the form relevant to your application.
  4. The fee for a developmental radio licence is $41.00 for 12 months or $3.40 for 30 days per apparatus within your system to be tested.
  5. The fee for a developmental spectrum licence will not be applied until it has been established through a future fee review process. In order to obtain a developmental spectrum licence, the applicant must demonstrate that the nature of the testing concerns high-density, low-powered systems across a specified area.
  6. For applicants seeking traditional site-specific developmental licences (e.g. point-to-point, radiodetermination, etc.) rather than area-based licensing (e.g. small cell, high-density devices, a wide area or capacity trial using multiple apparatus), please use the Spectrum Management System’s Radiocommunication Licensing Services to submit your developmental licence application.
  7. For developmental licence requests related to earth/space stations, please complete annex B found in the Guidelines for the Submission of Applications to Provide Mobile Satellite Services in Canada.
  8. For general inquiries related to the process for obtaining a developmental radio or spectrum licence in Canada, please email us.

Section 1: Contact details

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5. By checking the box below, you certify that you are eligible to hold a licence under section 9 of the Radiocommunication Regulations (required)

Representative for the applicant (If applicant is a corporate entity or simliar)

e. By checking the box below, you certify that you are the duly authorized representative of the applicant named in this application.

Section 2: The nature of your test

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6.3 Testing of your system/apparatus may not involve a commercial trial of services or be used to collect revenue. By checking the box below, you acknowledge this condition. (required)
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Section 3: Technical details

Complete all applicable fields. If there is more than one station, include information in the same field on separate lines.

Station information

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Apparatus information

If there is more than one type of apparatus, include information in the same field on separate lines.

Other technical details

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29. By checking the box below you acknowledge that your test will meet the safety standards concerning radiofrequency exposure as stated in Referenced standards and guidelines. (required)

Referenced standards and guidelines:

Towers

30. If your test requires the construction of a tower, complete form ISED-ISDE2430, Radiocommunication and Broadcasting Antenna Systems Attestation. Email the completed form to ic.spectrumoperations-operationsduspectre.ic@canada.ca, including the applicant’s name and “developmental licence” in the subject line.

Submitting your Letter of Intent

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31. I understand that any developmental licence issued will be subject to such terms and conditions as may be set by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development under the Radiocommunication Act.

I understand that any such developmental licence will be of a temporary nature only and will not convey the issuance of a full authorization, an entitlement to its renewal, or the continued use of radio spectrum.

I certify, to the best of my knowledge, that the information provided in this application is true and that it gives a complete and accurate account of the circumstances for which this application is made.

By checking the box below, you are electronically signing and confirming all information presented above.
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