Basic International Telecommunications Services (BITS) Licensees
Transmitting Traffic Internationally

BITS licensees are entities that the CRTC has authorized to carry telecommunications traffic between Canada and any other country. Only telecommunications providers that have a BITS licence may carry traffic internationally.

Responsibilities and obligations

View BITS applications filed with the Commission

For applications filed before 2020, select the year

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

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Complete the BITS Licence Cover Sheet to apply for a BITS licence

Template of the BITS affidavit [Sample]

Copies of the completed BITS application, and any correspondence related to the BITS application are placed in the CRTC's public examination rooms for a period of 30 days. They are available for inspection by the public before the licence is issued.

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