Responsibilities and Regulatory Obligations
Non-facilities-based providers are entities that do not own or operate transmission facilities1. Non-Facilities Based Providers offer telecommunications services including services provided by exempt transmission apparatus.
Responsibilities for all non-facilities-based providers…
- You must register with the CRTC
- You must comply with 9-1-1 obligations
- You must obtain a BITS license if you carry telecommunications traffic between Canada and another country.
- You are required to file data on a regular basis with the CRTC’s Data Collection System (DCS).
- You are not subject to ownership and control regulations.
Non-facilities-based providers also have additional regulatory obligations, including (but not limited to):
- The consumer safeguard obligations that are included in, but not limited to, the following regulatory policies:
- Application of the 9-1-1 regulatory obligations directly to non-carriers offering and providing telecommunications services (Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2016-12)
- Review of the structure and mandate of the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services Inc. (Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2016-102)
- Application of certain consumer safeguards for payphones directly to competitive payphone service providers (Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2016-295)
- Application of regulatory obligations directly to non-carriers offering and providing telecommunications services (Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2017-11 and 2017-11-1)
- Local Pay Telephone Competition (Telecom Decision CRTC 98-8)
- Changes to the contribution regime (Telecom Decision CRTC 2000-745)
- Application concerning access by Internet service providers to incumbent cable carriers' telecommunications facilities (Telecom Decision CRTC 99-11)
- Competition in the provision of public long distance voice telephone services and related resale and sharing issues (Telecom Decision CRTC 92-12)
|Types of Non-Facilities-Based Providers||List of Providers|
|Resellers of Telecommunications Services (RTS): This type of reseller sells or leases a telecommunications service provided by a Canadian carrier to the reseller on a wholesale basis.||List of Telecommunications Services Resellers|
|Resellers of High Speed Retail Internet Service (RHSRIS): are entities engaged in the resale of internet services to retail customers.||List of High Speed Resellers|
|Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Providers: This type of provider provides DSL service. They do not provide the telephone line over which the service is delivered. Digital subscriber line (DSL) service provides high-speed access to digital networks via the same copper telephone lines that are used for common voice telephone services.||List of DSL Providers|
|Competitive Pay Telephone Service Providers (CPTSP): This type of provider installs and maintains pay telephones in commercial and/or in public spaces||List of CPTSPs|
|Proposed full MVNO: A proposed full MVNO is a company that intends to meet the eligibility requirements of a full MVNO within 12 months. The proposed full MVNO must notify the Commission in writing of its intention to become a full MVNO. Based on this notification, the company will be registered as a proposed full MVNO.
Other information for Proposed full MVNOs
|List of Proposed full MVNOs|
|Full Mobile Virtual Network Operators (full MVNO): A full mobile virtual network operator is an full MVNO that meets these criteria:
||List of full MVNOs|
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