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Telecom Order CRTC 2006-155

  Ottawa, 20 June 2006

Bell Canada

  Reference: Tariff Notices 867 and 867A (National Services Tariff)

Customer specific arrangement


The Commission received an application by Bell Canada, dated 27 October 2005 and amended 22 December 2005, requesting approval of National Services Tariff item 727.5, related to services provided under Customer Specific Arrangement (CSA) contract number P3-177. This application replaced Tariff Notice 831 (TN 831), which had been filed pursuant to Regulatory safeguards with respect to incumbent affiliates, bundling by Bell Canada and related matters, Telecom Decision CRTC 2002-76, 12 December 2002. The Commission denied TN 831 inBell  Canada - Customer specific arrangement, Telecom Order CRTC 2005-271, 20 July 2005 (Order 2005-271), because it failed the imputation test.


The CSA filed under the current application is a Type 2 CSA, consisting of a bundle of the following General Tariff services: Business Primary Exchange (Local), Centrex III, Megalink/Primary Rate Interface, Microlink/Basic Rate Interface, Digital Exchange Access, Directory Listings, Voice Grade Analog Channels, Digital Channel, Digital Network Access, Digital Private Line, Follow-me Phone Services, and Installation, Moves, Additions, Changes, and Discontinuations; and the following forborne services: Toll-Free Service Features and Access Arrangements, Digital Private Line, Packet, Equipment Rentals, Frame Relay, Large Capacity Digital Network, Business Internet Dedicated, Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network Enterprise, Ethernet Internetworking, Internet Data Centre, Virtual Private Network Secure Access, Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, Service Level Agreement, Infrastructure, Escort, Professional, Maintenance, Management, Ubiquity Software, Business Internet High Speed Enterprise, and Installations, Moves, Additions, Changes, and Discontinuations. Bell Canada proposed that the minimum contract period (MCP) for this CSA be seven years.


The Commission received no comments with respect to this application.

Commission's analysis and determinations


In Order 2005-271 the Commission directed Bell Canada to file an application for a new tariff for this CSA, accompanied by an imputation test that: (1) included all costs associated with preferential terms and conditions, and (2) demonstrated that the revised arrangement passed the imputation test.


The Commission notes that in its amended application, Bell Canada requested the removal of a preferential term: section 1.(f)(9), Special NSA Termination Option or Special NSA Reduction Option.1 The Commission notes, however, that a reference to this term remains in section 1.(i)(2)b. of the proposed tariff pages. The Commission considers that this remaining reference should be removed from the tariff pages.


The Commission notes that Bell Canada has included the costs associated with the remaining preferential terms and conditions in the imputation test filed with this application. The Commission is satisfied that these terms and conditions have been properly costed. The Commission finds that the CSA passes the imputation test.


With respect to the proposed tariff pages, the Commission notes that the MCP associated with this application should be 51 months, consistent with the length of the study period reflected in the imputation test filed with this application, and not seven years, as proposed by Bell Canada. The Commission considers that the change in the MCP should be reflected in the tariff pages associated with this application.


The Commission is satisfied that other than the changes noted above, the services, rates, terms, and conditions provided are properly identified in the proposed tariff pages and meet the requirements specified in Review of Bell Canada's customer-specific arrangements filed pursuant to Telecom Decision 2002-76, Telecom Decision CRTC 2003-63, 23 September 2003.


In light of the above, the Commission approves on a final basis the application by Bell Canada, with the tariff pages amended to:
  • remove all references to Special NSA Termination Option or Special NSA Reduction Option; and
  • iindicate that the MCP is 51 months.


Bell Canada is to issue tariff pages within 20 days of the date of this Order.

Secretary General
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1 NSA stands for Network Services Agreement.

Date Modified: 2006-06-20

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