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Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2006-2

  Ottawa, 19 January 2006

Revocation of basic international telecommunications services licences

  Reference: 8190-C12-200600371
  In this Public Notice, the Commission revokes the basic international telecommunications licences of 39 companies that have failed to comply with the conditions of licence. Appendix A identifies the companies that have had their licence revoked.


All entities that provide basic international telecommunications services (BITS) to Canadians are required, pursuant to subsection 16.1(1) of the Telecommunications Act (the Act),to be licensed by the Commission. In Regulatory regime for the provision of international telecommunications services, Telecom Decision CRTC 98-17, 1 October 1998, the Commission established classes and conditions of licence.


Licensees are subject to annual reporting requirements pursuant to the following condition of licence:

The licensee shall file with the Commission any information required to be filed, in such form as may be prescribed by the Commission. For example, the licensee shall comply with the telecommunications industry data collection process requirements set out in Telecom Circular CRTC 2003-1 and Telecom Circular CRTC 2005-4, as amended from time to time by the Commission.


Despite numerous Commission requests that licensees comply with these filing requirements, there remained a number of licensees who failed to comply. Consequently, on 19 December 2005, the Commission, in accordance with subsection 16.4(1) of the Act, sent by registered mail a notice of intent to revoke the BITS licences of those licensees that had failed to comply with their conditions of licence. The licensees were given until 12 January 2006 to file the required information with the Commission or make representation by the same date as to why they should not be required to comply with the conditions of licence.


Thirty-ninecompanies have failed to file the required information or make representation. The Commission, pursuant to subsection 16.4(1) of the Act, is therefore revokingthe licences of the companies listed in Appendix A.


The Commission notes that any person providing BITS in Canada without a licence from the Commission may be found guilty of an offence punishable on a summary conviction under subsection 73(1) of the Act, which provides as follows:

73. (1) Every person who contravenes subsection 16(4) or 16.1(1) or (2) or section 17 is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable


(a) in the case of an individual, to a fine not exceeding fifty thousand dollars for a first offence, or one hundred thousand dollars for a subsequent offence; or


(b) in the case of a corporation, to a fine not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars for a first offence, or one million dollars for a subsequent offence.

  Secretary General
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Appendix A


Basic International Telecommunications Services - Class A

  Asia Telecom Inc.
  Asiana Telecom Inc.
  Canadian International Telecom Corp. (CITC)
  Cyber Star Telecom Corp.
  Global Wireless Satellite Networks Inc.
  Maritime International Investment Group Ltd.
  NAA Telecom Inc.
  Net2Phone Global, Serviçõs de Comunicações, S.A.
  Nextel Communications Limited
  North American Gateway Inc.
  NorthStar Universal Inc.
  Talafone Communications Inc.
  Trisun Communications Corporation Inc.
  TUN International Networks Limited
  Uniglobe Telecom Inc.
  Universal Access Canada Inc.
  Universalynx (4196929 Canada Inc.)
  Vytron Communications Inc.
  Xetricom Networks Inc.

Basic International Telecommunications Services - Class B

  1389064 Ontario Inc.
  1631459 Ontario Inc.
  Alliance Group Services, Inc.
  Arrow Broadband Technologies Inc.
  Cabtel Corporation
  Callathon Inc.
  Canada LD, Incorporated
  Cognigen Networks Inc.
  Durham Telecom
  Elite Communications Inc.
  Global Engineering Services Ltd.
  Global Tel Canada Inc.
  Market Networks Inc.
  NEF Canada Inc.
  ProntoCom Marketing, Inc.
  Symmetric Broadband Inc.
  TeleFund Canada Ltd.
  Telstar International, Inc.
  Viasat Télécommunications Inc.
  WDT World Discount Telecommunications Co.

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