Telecom Procedural Letter Addressed to Samer Bishay and Ed Antecol (Iristel Inc. and Freedom Mobile Inc.)

Ottawa, 30 January 2018

Our reference:  8622-J64-201705501

BY E-MAIL

Mr. Samer Bishay
President & CEO Iristel Inc.
675 Cochrane Drive, 6th Floor, East Tower
Markham, Ontario   L3R 0B8
regulatory@iristel.com

Mr. Ed Antecol
VP, Regulatory and Carrier Relations, Freedom Mobile Inc.
207 Queen's Quay West, Suite 710
Toronto Ontario M5J 1A7
Regulatory@sjrb.ca

RE: Iristel Application for Relief Regarding the Master Agreement for Interconnection between Iristel Inc. and Freedom Mobile Inc. – Closing of file

Dear Sirs:

On 28 June 2017, the Commission received the above-referenced Part 1 application from Iristel Inc. (Iristel). 

In its response dated 31 July 2017, Freedom Mobile Inc. (Freedom Mobile) indicated that the parties were not in a position to resolve the disputed charges at the heart of the Part 1 application until such time as final decisions were rendered in two other applications.  The first was an application filed by Rogers Communications Canada Inc. on 16 November 2016 alleging that Iris Technologies Inc. and Iristel were engaging in traffic stimulation.  The second was an application filed by Bell Canada and Northwestel Inc. on 31 January 2017 proposing that the Commission implement a traffic stimulation regulatory framework for local network interconnection. 

On December 20, 2017, following the Commission’s issuance of its final decisions with respect to the above-mentioned 16 November 2016 application (can be found here) and 31 January 2017 application (can be found here),  Iristel and Freedom Mobile were asked to try to negotiate a resolution to their dispute and advise the Commission of the results of these negotiations by 31 January 2018. 

On 26 January 2018, Iristel informed the Commission, and Freedom Mobile confirmed, that the matters addressed in the Part 1 application have been resolved.  Accordingly, Iristel indicated that it was withdrawing its complaint against Freedom Mobile and requested that the Commission close the file.
In light of the above, the 28 June 2017 Part 1 application from Iristel Inc. will now be closed.

Sincerely,

Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution and Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.:   Danny Moreau, CRTC, danny.moreau@crtc.gc.ca
Chris Copeland, regulatory@tacitlaw.com
Rogers Communications Canada Inc., rwi_gr@rci.rogers.com
TELUS Communications Company, regulatory.affairs@telus.com

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