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Ottawa, 23 March 2018

Our reference: 8620-R63-201705675


Mr. Lawry Trevor-Deutsch
President, TNW Wireless Inc.
468 Pleasant Park Road
Ottawa, Ontario  K1H 5N1

RE: Part 1 application by TNW Wireless Inc. relating to wholesale roaming agreements required under Telecom Regulatory Policy 2015-177 – Procedural Letter

Mr. Trevor-Deutsch:

On 3 July 2017, TNW Wireless Inc. (TNW) filed an application requesting that the Commission compel Bell Mobility Inc. (Bell) and TELUS Communications Company (TELUS) to provide wholesale roaming for TNW’s wireless customers and rule on whether customers using TNW’s iPCS technology outside of TNW’s licensed areas are to be considered to be roaming. In the application, TNW requested interim and final relief.

On 20 July 2017, the Commission launched Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-259 (TNC 2017-259), following the issuance of Order in Council (OIC) P.C. 2017-0557 by the Governor in Council. The OIC referred Telecom Decision CRTC 2017-56 back to the Commission for reconsideration by 31 March 2018. Specifically, the OIC directed the Commission to reconsider whether, for the purposes of the final terms and conditions for wholesale mobile wireless roaming service, the definition of “home network” should be broadened to include other forms of connectivity besides licensed wireless spectrum provisioned through a radio access network, such as “Wi-Fi first” applications.

On 23 October 2017, the Commission issued a decision letter where it suspended consideration of TNW’s 3 July 2017 application for final relief until the completion of the TNC 2017-259 proceeding, and denied the application for interim relief.

On 22 March 2018, the Commission issued its decision with respect to TNC 2017-259 (Telecom Decision CRTC 2018-97, which can be found here).

In light of the above, should TNW still want the Commission to address the 3 July 2017 application, it must advise the Commission by 27 March 2018.

Furthermore, if TNW wants the Commission to proceed with the application, TNW will have until 13 April 2018 to supplement as appropriate, in light of Telecom Decision CRTC 2018-97, its application.  Bell, TELUS, as well as any interveners in the 3 July 2017 application, will have until 3 May 2018 to supplement, in light of Telecom Decision CRTC 2018-97, their original submissions. TNW will then have until 14 May 2018 to file a final reply.  


Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution and Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications Sector
c.c.:    Danny Moreau, CRTC,
Chris Copeland,
Bell Mobility Inc.,
Rogers Communications Canada Inc.,
TELUS Communications Company,
Ice Wireless Inc.,
Shaw Communications Inc.,
Québecor Média inc.
Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC),

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