Telecom Procedural Letter Addressed to Christopher Hickey (CNOC) and Philippe Gauvin (Bell Canada)

Ottawa, 13 July 2018

Our reference:  8740-B2-201803180

BY EMAIL

Christopher Hickey
Director of Industry Affairs
Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc.
20 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 1105,
Toronto, ON, M4R 1K8
regulatory@cnoc.ca

Philippe Gauvin
Assistant General Counsel
Bell Canada
Floor 19, 160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON, K2P 2C4
bell.regulatory@bell.ca

RE:  Procedure Letter - Bell Canada Tariff Notice (TN) 7567 – Gateway Access Service – Clarification of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) Aggregated High-Speed Service Provider Interface (AHSSPI)

The Commission received an application, Tariff Notice (TN) Competitor 7567, from Bell Canada, dated 11 May 2018 in which the company proposed to modify tariff page notes related to Gateway Access Service – 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) Aggregated High-Speed Service Provider Interface (AHSSPI) to clarify that the 100 GE interface port is only available on the IP Edge router, and not on an Ethernet switch.

On 11 June 2018, the Commission received an intervention from Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc. (CNOC) stating that Bell Canada’s application should be denied since the company has not provided evidence concerning any constraint that would justify the change sought in TN 7567. CNOC also requested an opportunity to file further submissions in responses to any further evidence filed by Bell Canada in support of its application.

In response to CNOC’s intervention, on 21 June 2018, Bell Canada provided rationale justifying its position that the 100 GE interface port would only be available on the edge router and submitted that that CNOC's Intervention should be disregarded.

In light of the above, Commission staff establishes further process as follows:

CNOC is requested to provide any further comments it may have on Bell Canada’s application by 24 July 2018, and Bell Canada may provide its reply comments on any further issued raised by CNOC by 3 August 2018.

Where a document is to be filed or served by a specific date, the document must be actually received by the Commission, not merely sent, by that date.
Sincerely,

Original signed by

Lyne Renaud
Director, Competitor Services & Costing Implementation
Telecommunication sector

c.c.: El Fatihi, Abderrahman, abderrahman.elfatihi@crtc.gc.ca

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