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Telecom Public Notice

Ottawa, 23 May 1996
Telecom Public Notice CRTC 96-18
The Commission has received applications from Gregory John Bezusko, In Trust, dated 8 November 1995, as amended 29 November 1995 (Bezusko); AIReach Integrated Network Ltd. (AIReach), dated 4 December 1995, as amended 20 December 1995; and Sprint Canada Inc. (Sprint), dated 4 December 1995; for an Order requiring the federally regulated cellular providers, the newly licensed Personal Communications Services (PCS) providers and Clearnet Communications Inc. (Clearnet), in its capacity as a provider of enhanced specialized mobile radio (ESMR) services, to permit interconnection on an equal access basis to their networks.
In addition, AIReach requested an Order requiring (1) the carriers noted above to interconnect their telecommunications networks with that of AIReach; (2) the unbundling of wireless access from call processing, switching and transmission; (3) physical and virtual co-location of switching and other equipment; (4) local number portability; and (5) the termination of any exclusive agreements or arrangements between the federally regulated cellular and PCS providers and specific wireline carriers.
The Commission invites comment on the issues raised by the applications noted above, other than local number portability, which is being considered in the proceeding and working groups initiated by Implementation of Regulatory Framework - Local Number Portability and Related Issues, Telecom Public Notice CRTC 95-37, 26 July 1995.
1. The applications of AIReach, Bezusko and Sprint may be examined at the offices of the CRTC in the following locations:
Central Building
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage
Room 201
Hull, Quebec
Bank of Commerce Building
1809 Barrington Street
Suite 1007
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Place Montréal Trust
1800 McGill College Avenue
Suite 1920
Montréal, Quebec
275 Portage Avenue
Suite 1810
Winnipeg, Manitoba
800 Burrard Street
Suite 1380
Vancouver, British Columbia
2. The federally regulated providers of cellular services (cellular providers), the PCS licensees, Clearnet, AIReach, Bezusko and Sprint are made parties to this proceeding.
3. Other persons wishing to participate in this proceeding (interveners) must notify the Commission of their intention to do so by writing to Mr. Allan J. Darling, Secretary General, CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N2, fax: (819) 953-0795, by 13 June 1996. The Commission will issue a complete list of parties and their mailing addresses.
4. The cellular providers, PCS licensees, Clearnet and any interveners filing a notice of intention to participate pursuant to paragraph 3, above, may file comments on the issues raised by the AIReach, Bezusko and Sprint applications, serving copies on all other parties, by 15 July 1996.
5. All parties may file a reply to any comments filed pursuant to paragraph 4, above, serving copies on all other parties, by 29 July 1996.
6. In addition to hard copy filings, parties are encouraged to file with the Commission electronic versions of their submissions in accordance with the Commission's Interim Telecom Guidelines for the Handling of Machine-Readable Files, dated 30 November 1995. The Commission's Internet email address for electronically filed documents is Electronically filed documents can be accessed at the Commission's Internet site at
7. Where a document is to be filed or served by a specific date, the document must be actually received, not merely mailed, by that date.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General
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