Telecom Commission Letter Addressed to Iristel Technologies Inc. and Telus Communications Inc.

Ottawa, 7 March 2019

Our references: 8663-J64-201806019 and 8663-T66-201805722

BY EMAIL

Mr. Jean-Francois Dumoulin
Vice-President Regulatory and Government Affairs
Iristel Technologies Inc.
675 Cochrane Drive
East Tower, 6th floor
Markham, Ontario, L3R 0B8
regulatory@iristel.com

Mr. Stephen Schmidt
Vice-President – Telecom Policy & Chief Regulatory Legal Counsel
Telecom Policy and Regulatory Affairs 
TELUS Communications Inc.
Floor 8, 215 Slater St.
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 0A6
regulatory.affairs@telus.com 

RE:Iris Technologies Inc. and TELUS Communications Inc. – Applications for relief regarding the termination of traffic to certain 867 numbering plan area telephone numbers

Dear Sirs,

On 29 January 2019, Commission staff established the following process for the review of the final relief requests made in the context of the above applications by Iris Technologies Inc. (Iristel), on behalf of itself and its affiliate Ice Wireless Inc., as well as by TELUS Communications Inc. (TCI).

  1. Iristel and TCI are to file responses to the relevant requests for information, listed in Appendix 1 of the 29 January 2019 Commission staff letter, with the Commission by 19 February 2019.
  2. Any interested parties may file submissions with the Commission commenting on the responses filed by Iristel and TCI or any other relevant issues raised in this proceeding by 12 March 2019.
  3. Any interested party that filed comments may address questions to Iristel, TCI, any other interested party that filed comments, or to telecom service providers that use Iristel’s 867 NPA telephone numbers. Such interrogatories must be filed with the Commission and served on the interested parties to which the interrogatories are addressed by 2 April 2019.
  4. Any party being requested for information in step 3 above is required to file its response with the Commission by 23 April 2019.

On 19 February 2019, the Commission received submissions from Iristel and TCI pursuant to the above process. Specifically, the Commission received responses to the requests for information contained in the 29 January 2019 Commission staff letter.

On 27 February 2019, the Commission received a request from TCI regarding Iristel’s submissions of 19 February 2019. TCI requested that Iristel disclose certain information that was filed as confidential.
Staff notes that, in accordance with the CRTC Rules of Practice and Procedure, Iristel may file a reply to TCI’s request with the Commission by 11 March 2019. Once a determination has been made regarding the status of the information filed by Iristel, the process originally set out in the letter of 29 January 2019 will have to be amended. 

In light of the above, the process that was set in the 29 January 2019 Commission staff letter is suspended. Commission staff will establish an amended process when responding to TCI’s request.

Sincerely,

Original signed by Valerie Plaskacz for

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution and Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications Sector
c.c.: Jill Schatz, Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc., regulatory@cnoc.ca
John Lawford, Public Interest Advocacy Centre, jlawford@piac.ca
Howard Slawner, Rogers Communications Canada Inc., rwi_gr@rci.rogers.com
Marc Lange, marc8lange@gmail.com
Martin Brazeau, CRTC, martin.brazeau@crtc.gc.ca

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