Telecom Commission Letter addressed to Rick Wadsworth (Sandvine)

Ottawa, 7 November 2016

Our reference:  1011-NOC2016-0192


Mr. Rick Wadsworth
Director, Corporate Communications
408 Albert Street
Waterloo, Ontario  N2L 3V3

Re:  Examination of differential practices related to Internet data plans, Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2016-192, 18 May 2016 – Request for Information

Dear Sir:

Pursuant to paragraph 37 of Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2016-192, attached are requests for information from the Commission. Responses to the questions set out in the attachment are to be filed by 14 November 2016. These submissions must be received, not merely sent by that date.


Original signed by
Suneil Kanjeekal for

Andrew Falcone
Senior Manager
Strategic Planning & Research
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.:  Suneil Kanjeekal, CRTC, (613) 668-6561,
Jeremy Lendvay, CRTC, (819) 997-4946,
Josiane Lord, CRTC, (819) 576-2568,
Eric Macfarlane, CRTC (819) 997-4389,


  1. For wireless and wireline networks, explain in detail at what level of the network (how close to the customer) an ISP is capable of using technical ITMPs to manage congestion as it occurs for the duration of the congestion? For example on an individual subscriber basis, a wireless sector basis or some other local area?
  2. Explain in detail how such ITMPs would function and what are the considerations for their introduction.
  3. Describe in detail the constraints that an ISP would face in limiting the impact of the technical ITMP to a smaller area than that provided in your response to the first question.
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