Responsibilities and Regulatory Obligations
Non-Facilities-Based Providers

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…


Non-facilities-based providers also have additional regulatory obligations, including (but not limited to):

Administrative obligations

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:
  • It is registered with the CRTC
  • It owns and operates core network hardware (e.g., switches or routers) separate from all Wire Service Providers.
  • It has a service profile management system (e.g., Home Location Register; Home Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting; or Home Subscriber System) for end-user devices that can access Wire Service Provider networks in Canada.
Other information for full MVNOs
List of full MVNOs
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