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Ottawa, 5 August 2015

Our references: 8638-C12-201505661 - 8663-E17-201506792 - 8740-B38-201507849



RE: Follow-up to Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-177 associated proceedings

This letter is to inform you of Commission staff’s intended approach to dealing with certain files related to follow-up to Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-177 Regulatory framework for wholesale mobile wireless services. (‘TRP 2015-177).

Pursuant to TRP 2015-177, Bell Mobility, Rogers Communications Partnership, and TELUS Communications Company (collectively “the wireless carriers”) issued and filed with the Commission their respective interim tariff pages for GSM-based wholesale wireless roaming rates, effective 4 June 2015.

On 24 June 2015, the Commission received a Part 1 application from Bragg Communications Inc., carrying on business as “Eastlink”, Quebecor Media Inc., on behalf of its affiliate Videotron G.P., and WIND Mobile Corp. submitting that the terms and conditions included in the interim tariff pages filed by the wireless carrier do not respect the nature and the scope of the Commission’s rulings in TRP 2015-177. ("the Part 1")

In conjunction with its Answer to this application, on 27 July 2015, Bell Mobility submitted for the Commission’s approval Tariff Notice (TN) number 1 – Access Services Tariff (AST) – Item 100 – National Wireless Roaming Service. Bell Mobility requested interim approval of the proposed tariff pages which would replace the tariff pages issued on 4 June 2015.

In order to dispose of the above-noted matters in the most expeditious way possible, Commission staff considers it necessary to take the following steps:

1. The record for Tariff Notice 1 filed by Bell Mobility is combined with the record of the Part 1 application;

2. The deadline for comment on Tariff Notice 1 is suspended;

3. Commission staff will issue interrogatories with respect to both files in due course;

4. At that time, in addition to the deadline for responding to these interrogatories, Commission staff will set out deadlines for a round of comment and reply with respect to the Tariff Notice and Part 1.

Pursuant to section 26 of the Telecom Act, and given the necessity for additional process set out above, the Commission may not make a determination with respect to the Tariff Notice within 45 business days of its filing.  The Commission expects that a determination would be made within the standard service objective for Part 1 applications, that being within 4 months of the close of record.

The Commission also has a request before it from Vaxination Informatique (Vaxination) for disclosure of the interim maximum rates designated confidential in the interim tariff pages for the wireless carriers’ wholesale wireless roaming services, filed 3 July 2015. This request is currently being considered based on the submissions received.


Original signed by

Lyne Renaud
Director, Competitor Services and Costing Implementation
Telecommunication Sector

c. c.: Abderrahman El Fatihi, CRTC, (819) 953.3662,
William Lloyd, CRTC, (819) 997-4654,


Distribution list:
Bell Mobility Inc.,
Rogers Communications Partnership,
TELUS Communications Company,
Videotron G.P.,
Bragg Communications Incorporated (Eastlink),
Globalive Wireless Management Corp. (WIND),

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