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Telecom Order CRTC 2006-240

  Ottawa, 13 September 2006

Saskatchewan Telecommunications

  Reference: Tariff Notices 118 and 118A

Introduction of OC-12 central office channelization feature for competitors


The Commission received an application from Saskatchewan Telecommunications (SaskTel), dated 4 August 2006, and amended on 30 August 2006, to revise its Competitor Access Tariff (CRTC 21414) item 650.28, Competitor Digital Network (CDN) Services, to introduce OC-12 to DS-3 and OC-12 to OC-3 central office channelization features.


The OC-12 to DS-3 channelization feature allows for up to 12 separate DS-3 channels to be carried on a single OC-12 CDN access. While OC-12 to OC-3 channelization feature allows for up to four separate OC-3 channels to be carried on a single OC-12 CDN access.


The OC-12 CDN channelization feature can be used only by non co-located competitors in conjunction with the OC-12 CDN access service.


In support of its application, SaskTel filed a cost study in confidence with the Commission which contained demand, revenue and cost information specific to the service.


In Competitor Digital Network Services, Telecom Decision CRTC 2005-6, 3 February 2005, as amended by Telecom Decision CRTC 2005-6-1, 28 April 2006, the Commission capped the maintenance expenses for fibre-based accesses to 4% of the corresponding present worth of annualized capital costs. Consistent with that decision, the Commission considers it appropriate in this Order to apply the 4% cap on maintenance expenses for the OC-12 to DS-3 and OC-12 to OC-3 channelization services, and accordingly directs SaskTel to adjust the rates for these services as specified below.


The Commission approves on an interim basis the tariff pages filed by SaskTel with the following amendments to the monthly rates: $1,993.23 for OC-12 to DS-3 channelization service, all bands; and $313.35 for OC-12 to OC-3 channelization service, all bands.


SaskTel is directed to issue amended tariff pages within 10 days of the date of this Order.
  Secretary General
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