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Radiocommunication Regulations (SOR/96-484)

Regulations are current to 2021-05-04 and last amended on 2020-12-16. Previous Versions

AMENDMENTS NOT IN FORCE

  • — SOR/2021-40, s. 1

  • — SOR/2021-40, s. 2

    • 2 Section 1 of the Regulations and the heading before it are repealed.

  • — SOR/2021-40, s. 3

      • 3 (1) The definition Minister in section 2 of the Regulations is repealed.

      • (2) Section 2 of the Regulations is amended by adding the following in alphabetical order:

        fixed point-to-point service

        fixed point-to-point service means a radiocommunication service that provides for communications on radio frequencies above 30 MHz between two fixed stations that are each authorized to operate at a specific point, other than fixed stations that also operate within the land mobile service on the same radio frequency as the one assigned to the land mobile service. (service point à point fixe)

        renewable radio licence

        renewable radio licence means a radio licence that is issued for a period of one year or less, that expires on March 31 and that can be renewed for a period of one year. (licence radio renouvelable)

        temporary radio licence

        temporary radio licence means a radio licence that is issued for a period of 11 months or less and that cannot be renewed. (licence radio temporaire)

  • — SOR/2021-40, s. 4

    • 4 Paragraph 3(a) of the Regulations is amended by striking out “and” at the end of subparagraph (viii), by adding “and” at the end of subparagraph (ix) and by adding the following after subparagraph (ix):

      • (x) fixed point-to-point service; and

  • — SOR/2021-40, s. 5

      • 5 (1) The definitions broadband personal communications services radio frequencies and cellular mobile radio frequencies in section 55 of the Regulations are repealed.

      • (2) Section 55 of the Regulations is amended by adding the following in alphabetical order:

        link

        link means the spectrum dedicated to an assigned radio frequency that is used to communicate between two stations. (liaison)

        remote area

        remote area means any area not identified as an “Urban area” or “Rural area” on the Map of Radiocommunication Areas, published by the Department of Industry in February, 2021. (région éloignée)

        rural area

        rural area means any area identified as a “Rural area” on the Map of Radiocommunication Areas, published by the Department of Industry in February, 2021. (région rurale)

        urban area

        urban area means any area identified as an “Urban area” on the Map of Radiocommunication Areas, published by the Department of Industry in February, 2021. (région urbaine)

  • — SOR/2021-40, s. 6

    • 6 Section 56 of the Regulations is replaced by the following:

      • 56 The radio licence fee payable in respect of a radio licence that is issued in respect of radio apparatus installed in a station and that authorizes the use of certain frequencies is

        • (a) in the case of a renewable radio licence, the annual fee for the period from April 1 to March 31 of the following year, that is payable in advance on March 31 of each year and that is the fee set out in section 61.1 or 65.1 or in column IV of Parts I to IV, V and VI of Schedule III;

        • (b) in the case of either a renewable radio licence or a temporary radio licence that is valid for a period of more than 30 days, the monthly fee set out in section 61.1 or 65.1 or in column III of Parts I to IV, V and VI of Schedule III multiplied by the number of months for which the licence is valid; or

        • (c) in the case of either a renewable radio licence or a temporary radio licence that is valid for a period of 30 days or less, the monthly fee set out in section 61.1 or 65.1 or in column III of Parts I to IV, V and VI of Schedule III.

  • — SOR/2021-40, s. 7

      • 7 (1) Subsection 61(1) of the Regulations is replaced by the following:

          • 61 (1) Subject to subsection (2), the radio licence fee payable by a radiocommunication user in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station, other than a fixed station that operates in the land mobile service or a fixed station described in section 61.1 or 62, is for each transmitter and each receiver installed at the station the sum of the applicable fees set out in Part II of Schedule III that corresponds to the number of telephone channels per radio frequency assigned to that transmitter or receiver.

      • (2) The portion of subsection 61(2) of the Regulations before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:

        • (2) If a fixed station, other than a fixed station described in section 61.1, 62 or 63, communicates solely on one transmit radio frequency and one receive radio frequency that are not manually selected with another fixed station, other than a fixed station in the land mobile service, operated for the automatic reception and retransmission of radiocommunications within a communication system that does not accept traffic from or deliver traffic to external points by means other than radio, the radio licence fee payable is the sum of

  • — SOR/2021-40, s. 8

    • 8 The Regulations are amended by adding the following after section 61:

      Fixed Point-to-Point Service
        • 61.1 (1) The radio licence fee payable by a radiocommunication user in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station that is part of the fixed point-to-point service consisting of two stations located in an urban area or one station located in an urban area and another in a rural area is, for each link authorized by the licence, the applicable base rate set out in item 1 of Part IV.1 of Schedule III multiplied by the assigned spectrum, in MHz, that is set out in the licence.

        • (2) The radio licence fee payable by a radiocommunication user in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station that is part of the fixed point-to-point service consisting of two stations located in a rural area is, for each link authorized by the licence, the applicable base rate set out in item 2 of Part IV.1 of Schedule III multiplied by the assigned spectrum, in MHz, that is set out in the licence.

        • (3) The radio licence fee payable by a radiocommunication user in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station that is part of the fixed point-to-point service consisting of at least one station located in a remote area is, for each link authorized by the licence, the applicable base rate set out in item 3 of Part IV.1 of Schedule III multiplied by the assigned spectrum, in MHz, that is set out in the licence.

        • (4) The minimum radio licence fee payable by a radiocommunication user in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station that is part of the fixed point-to-point service is, for each link authorized by the licence,

          • (a) if the two stations are located in an urban area or one station is located in an urban area and the other is located in a rural area, the applicable fee set out in item 1 of Part IV.2 of Schedule III;

          • (b) if the two stations are located in a rural area, the applicable fee set out in item 2 of Part IV.2 of Schedule III; and

          • (c) if at least one station is located in a remote area, the applicable fee set out in item 3 of Part IV.2 of Schedule III.

  • — SOR/2021-40, s. 9

    • 9 Paragraphs 62(1)(b) and (c) of the Regulations are replaced by the following:

      • (b) communicate on radio frequencies at or below 30 MHz; or

      • (c) communicate on radio frequencies assigned to a radiocommunication service provider and for which the radiocommunication user does not come under the authority of the radiocommunication service provider’s licence as a subscriber.

  • — SOR/2021-40, s. 10

    • 10 Section 65 of the Regulations is replaced by the following:

      • 65 The radio licence fee payable by a radiocommunication service provider in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station, other than a fixed station referred to in any of sections 65.1 to 71, is for each transmitter and each receiver installed at the station the sum of the applicable fees set out in Part II of Schedule III that corresponds to the number of telephone channels per radio frequency assigned to that transmitter or receiver.

      Fixed Point-to-Point Service
        • 65.1 (1) The radio licence fee payable by a radiocommunication service provider in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station that is part of the fixed point-to-point service consisting of two stations located in an urban area or one station located in an urban area and another in a rural area is, for each link authorized by the licence, the applicable base rate set out in item 1 of Part IV.1 of Schedule III multiplied by the assigned spectrum, in MHz, that is set out in the licence.

        • (2) The radio licence fee payable by a radiocommunication service provider in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station that is part of the fixed point-to-point service consisting of two stations located in a rural area is, for each link authorized by the licence, the applicable base rate set out in item 2 of Part IV.1 of Schedule III multiplied by the assigned spectrum, in MHz, that is set out in the licence.

        • (3) The radio licence fee payable by a radiocommunication service provider in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station that is part of the fixed point-to-point service consisting of at least one station located in a remote area is, for each link authorized by the licence, the applicable base rate set out in item 3 of Part IV.1 of Schedule III multiplied by the assigned spectrum, in MHz, that is set out in the licence.

        • (4) The minimum radio licence fee payable by a radiocommunication service provider in respect of radio apparatus installed in a fixed station that is part of the fixed point-to-point service is, for each link authorized by the licence,

          • (a) if the two stations are located in an urban area or one station is located in an urban area and the other is located in a rural area, the applicable fee set out in item 1 of Part IV.2 of Schedule III;

          • (b) if the two stations are located in a rural area, the applicable fee set out in item 2 of Part IV.2 of Schedule III; and

          • (c) if at least one station is located in a remote area, the applicable fee set out in item 3 of Part IV.2 of Schedule III.

  • — SOR/2021-40, s. 11

    • 11 The heading before section 69 and sections 69 to 70 of the Regulations are repealed.

  • — SOR/2021-40, s. 12

    • 12 Section 74 of the Regulations is repealed.

  • — SOR/2021-40, s. 13

    • 13 The heading of Part II of Schedule III to the Regulations is replaced by the following:

      Fee Schedule Applicable for Fixed Stations that Communicate with other Fixed Stations or Space Stations

  • — SOR/2021-40, s. 14

    • 14 Schedule III to the Regulations is amended by adding the following after Part IV:

      PART IV.1(Subsections 61.1(1) to (3) and 65.1(1) to (3))

      Fee Schedule Applicable for Stations in the Fixed Point-to-Point Service

      Column IColumn IIColumn III
      ItemArea and Assigned Radio FrequencyMonthly Base Rate ($/MHz)Annual Base Rate ($/MHz)
      1Urban Area
      (a) ≤ 890 MHz229.172,750.00
      (b) > 890 and ≤ 960 MHz11.50138.00
      (c) > 960 and ≤ 4200 MHz3.7545.00
      (d) > 4.2 and ≤ 8.5 GHz2.8334.00
      (e) > 8.5 and ≤ 15.35 GHz2.0024.00
      (f) > 15.35 and ≤ 24.25 GHz1.3316.00
      (g) > 24.25 and ≤ 52.6 GHz0.8310.00
      (h) > 52.6 GHz0.040.50
      2Rural Area
      (a) ≤ 890 MHz183.332,200.00
      (b) > 890 and ≤ 960 MHz9.20110.40
      (c) > 960 and ≤ 4200 MHz3.0036.00
      (d) > 4.2 and ≤ 8.5 GHz2.2727.20
      (e) > 8.5 and ≤ 15.35 GHz1.6019.20
      (f) > 15.35 and ≤ 24.25 GHz1.0712.80
      (g) > 24.25 and ≤ 52.6 GHz0.678.00
      (h) > 52.6 GHz0.030.40
      3Remote Area
      (a) ≤ 890 MHz114.581,375.00
      (b) > 890 and ≤ 960 MHz5.7569.00
      (c) > 960 and ≤ 4200 MHz1.8822.50
      (d) > 4.2 and ≤ 8.5 GHz1.4217.00
      (e) > 8.5 and ≤ 15.35 GHz1.0012.00
      (f) > 15.35 and ≤ 24.25 GHz0.678.00
      (g) > 24.25 and ≤ 52.6 GHz0.425.00
      (h) > 52.6 GHz0.020.25

      PART IV.2(Subsections 61.1(4) and 65.1(4))

      Minimum Fee Schedule Applicable for Stations in the Fixed Point-to-Point Service

      Column IColumn IIColumn III
      ItemAreaMinimum Monthly Fee ($)Minimum Annual Fee ($)
      1Urban Area5.8370.00
      2Rural Area4.6756.00
      3Remote Area2.9235.00
  • — SOR/2021-40, s. 15

    • 15 Items 4 and 5 of Part V of Schedule III to the Regulations are repealed.

  • — SOR/2021-40, s. 16

    • 16 Part VII of Schedule III to the Regulations is repealed.

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