Telecom - Commission letter addressed to Wen (Kevin) Gu (Gelenk Networks Inc.)
Ottawa, 28 April 2021
Our reference: 8160-G61-202102581
Registration Date: 28 April 2021
Expiry of Registration: 28 April 2022
Wen (Kevin) Gu
Gelenk Networks Inc.
3075 14th Ave. unit 217
Markham, ON L3R 0G9
RE: Registration of Gelenk Networks Inc.as a proposed full MVNO
Wen (Kevin) Gu,
On 21 April 2021, Gelenk Networks Inc. (GenVoice) requested to be registered as a proposed full Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). Based on the information provided, and in particular the statement by GenVoice’s that it intends to meet the eligibility requirement for a full MVNO within 12 months of the registration date, GenVoice has been placed on the list of proposed full MVNOs, in accordance with the Telecom Decision CRTC 2015-496.
GenVoice is reminded that, as per the Commission’s policy set out in Telecom Decision CRTC 2015‑496, within 12 months of the date of registration as a proposed full MVNO, GenVoice must clearly demonstrate to the CRTC that it meets the technical criteria of a full MVNO, as described in the Canadian International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) Guideline.
In addition, GenVoice must demonstrate that it has concluded a wholesale full MVNO access agreement with a Canadian wireless carrierNote de bas de page1. Failure to to clearly demonstrate to the Commission that it has met the criteria of a full MVNO, as per the IMSI Guideline by 28 April 2022, will result in removal of GenVoice from the CRTC’s proposed full MVNO registration list.
In order to ensure that Commission staff has sufficient time to review a request to be registered as a full MVNO and determine that the criteria have been met before this date, GenVoice is required to request this registration and file all the necessary information by 14 April 2022. Instructions on how to request to be registered as a full MVNO is attached in Appendix A.
GenVoice is reminded that, depending on the telecommunications services it intends to provide, it may be required to register on additional lists or obtain a BITS licence. In order to determine this, Commission staff will be in communication with GenVoice to provide the necessary advice and guidance.
GenVoice is reminded that in order to remain on any of the Commission’s telecommunications’ registration lists it must comply with the appropriate regulatory regime, and submit the required information via the Commission’s Data Collection System (DCS), on an annual basis. Failure to comply with the DCS requirements will result in the removal of GenVoice from all CRTC registration lists. As per Telecom Regulatory Policy 2019-354, entities removed from any registration list will be placed on the list of withdrawn telecommunications provider registrations published on the Commission’s website.
Original signed by
Senior Manager – Market Intelligence
c.c.: Garth Steele, Central Fund Administrator
J.R. Sarrazin, President of the Canadian LNP Consortium Inc.
Julia Kennedy, secrétaire du Consortium de gestion du Fonds central
Kelly T. Walsh, Canadian Numbering Administrator
Gary Jessop, Canadian Numbering Consortium Inc.
Registration requirements for a full MVNO
Within 12 months of being registered as a proposed full MVNO the entity must clearly demonstrate to the Commission that it has met the requirements to be registered as a full MVNO as per the International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) Guideline.
According to the IMSI Guideline, a full MVNO is an entity that meets these eligibility requirements:
- Clearly demonstrates in writing that it meets the technical criteria of a full MVNO. This includes providing a network diagram and description that demonstrates that it:
- owns and operates core network hardware separate from all wireless service providers (WSPs);
- has a service profile management system (SPMS) for end-user devices that can access WSP networks in Canada
- The descriptions should include how the entity’s network operates and how it accesses its host wireless carrier’s network.
- Identifies the wireless carrier with whom the entity has a wholesale full MVNO access agreement. The entity must provide a contact name of an individual at its host wireless carrier who can address questions regarding the technical nature of the wholesale full MVNO access agreement.
In order to ensure that Commission staff has sufficient time to review a request to be registered as a full MVNO and determine that the criteria have been met, entities should, two weeks before the registration expiry date, submit the above information and any information it deems relevant to its application, by a letter addressed to the Secretary General.
- Date modified: