Telecom Commission Letter Addressed to the Distribution List
Ottawa, 6 November 2017
Our reference: 1011-NOC2017-0259
RE: Reconsideration of Telecom Decision 2017-56 regarding final terms and conditions for wholesale mobile wireless roaming service, Telecom Notice of Consultation 2017-259 – Requests for disclosure of information designated as confidential
Dear Madam, Sir
This letter addresses requests for disclosure of information designated as confidential made in the proceeding initiated by Telecom Notice of Consultation 2017-259, as amended.
On 28 September 2017, Ice Wireless Inc. (Ice Wireless), the Canadian Network Operators Consortium (CNOC), the Public Interest Advocacy Agency (PIAC) and OpenMedia Engagement Network (OpenMedia) filed requests for disclosure of information for which confidentiality had been claimed pursuant to the parties’ responses to requests for information that were filed on 8 September 2017.
Bell Mobility, TELUS Communications Inc. (TELUS), Rogers Communications Canada (Rogers), Bragg Communications Inc. (Eastlink), Ice Wireless, Quebecor Media Inc. (Videotron), Saskatchewan Telecommunications (SaskTel) and Shaw Communications Inc. (Shaw) responded to the above requests.
Requests for disclosure of information designated as confidential are addressed in light of sections 38 and 39 of the Telecommunications Act (the Act) and sections 30 and following of the CRTC Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Rules of Procedure). In evaluating a request, an assessment is made as to whether the information falls into a category of information that can be designated confidential pursuant to section 39 of the Act. An assessment is then made as to whether there is any specific direct harm likely to result from the disclosure of the information in question and whether any such harm outweighs the public interest in disclosure. In making this evaluation, a number of factors are taken into consideration, including the degree of competition and the importance of the information for the purpose of obtaining a fuller record. The factors considered are discussed in more detail in Procedures for filing confidential information and requesting its disclosure in Commission proceedings, Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-961, 23 December 2010, as amended by Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-961-1, 26 October 2012.
In the circumstances of this case, Commission staff considered, among other relevant considerations, whether the information is available publicly in corporate financial reports, whether disclosure of the information would meaningfully benefit public participation, the degree to which the information had been aggregated, and the competitive sensitivity of the information itself.
Having regard to the above, parties are to disclose on the public record the information identified in the appendix no later than 14 November 2017.
Original signed by
Director, Competition & Emergency Services Policy
c.c.: Jeremy Lendvay, CRTC, 819-997-4946, firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Mills, CRTC, 919-997-4574, email@example.com
Aaron Messer: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Anthony Humphreys: email@example.com;
Anthony Stadnyk: Tony.firstname.lastname@example.org
Bell Mobility: email@example.com;
Brian Murrell: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Canadian Cable Systems Alliance Inc.: email@example.com;
Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association: firstname.lastname@example.org;
CNOC Regulatory: email@example.com
Coalition pour le service 9-1-1 au Québec: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Cogeco Cable Inc.: email@example.com;
Darren Parberry: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Déry Télécom inc.: email@example.com;
Denver Gingerich: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Distributel Communications Limited: email@example.com; Eastlink: Regulatory.Matters@corp.eastlink.ca;
Execulink Telecom Inc.: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Government of Saskatchewan: Michael.email@example.com;
Ice Wireless Inc.: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Internet Society Canada Chapter: email@example.com;
Jason Fohring: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Jordan Bowness: email@example.com;
Joseph Floyd: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Justin Cate: email@example.com;
Province of British Columbia: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Public Interest Advocacy Centre : email@example.com;
Quantum Republic Inc.: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Quebecor Media Inc. (Videotron): email@example.com;
Rogers Communications Canada Inc.: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Shaw Communications Inc.: email@example.com;
Saskatchewan Telecommunications: firstname.lastname@example.org;
SSi Micro Ltd: email@example.com
Stephen Weber: firstname.lastname@example.org;
TELUS Communications Company: email@example.com;
TNW Wireless Inc.: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Tucows Inc.: email@example.com
Xplornet Communications Inc.: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bell Mobility (CRTC)25Jul17-1
Bell Mobility, TELUS and Videotron are to disclose on the public record the total number of mobile virtual network operators that have requested access to their wireless networks over the past 2 years, and include on the public record a short summary of how many of these proposals were accepted, rejected or are in ongoing negotiations. See Rogers(CRTC)25Jul17-1 (as revised in its 6 October 2017 letter) as an example.
TELUS is to disclose on the public record the total number of mobile virtual network operators that are currently using its network to provide mobile wireless services to its end-users.
Bell Mobility (CRTC)25Jul17-4
Bell Mobility, Videotron and SaskTel are to disclose total historical wireless capital expenditures by year to the extent this information is publicly available in annual or quarterly financial reports.
Videotron, SaskTel and Shaw are to disclose total historical wireless revenues and expenses by year to the extent such information is available publicly in annual or quarterly financial reports.
Videotron and Shaw are to disclose historical wireless annual revenue per user (ARPU) by year to the extent such information is publicly available in annual or quarterly financial reports.
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