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Ottawa, 29 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 10 November 2017, Ice Wireless Inc. (Ice Wireless), filed requests for disclosure of information that had been designated as confidential in parties’ responses to requests for information that were filed on 16 October 2017.

Bell Mobility 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 section 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. If the information does fall into such a category, 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, Commission staff has considered, among other relevant considerations, whether the information is otherwise available publicly, such as 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, no further disclosure is required by Bell Mobility or Shaw.


Original signed by

Philippe Kent
Director, Competition & Emergency Services Policy
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.:  Jeremy Lendvay, CRTC, 819-997-4946,
Adam Mills, CRTC, 919-997-4574,

Distribution List

Aaron Messer:
Anthony Humphreys:
Anthony Stadnyk:
Bell Mobility:
Brian Murrell:
Canadian Cable Systems Alliance Inc.:
Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association:
CNOC Regulatory:
Coalition pour le service 9-1-1 au Québec:
Cogeco Cable Inc.:
Darren Parberry:
Déry Télécom inc.:
Denver Gingerich:
Distributel Communications Limited:
Execulink Telecom Inc.:
Government of Saskatchewan:
Ice Wireless Inc.:
Internet Society Canada Chapter:
Jason Fohring:
Jordan Bowness:
Joseph Floyd:
Justin Cate:
Province of British Columbia:
Public Interest Advocacy Centre :
Quantum Republic Inc.:
Quebecor Media Inc. (Videotron): 
Rogers Communications Canada Inc.:
Shaw Communications Inc.:
Saskatchewan Telecommunications:
SSi Micro Ltd:
Stephen Weber:
TELUS Communications Company:
TNW Wireless Inc.:
Tucows Inc.:
Xplornet Communications Inc.:

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