Updated on November 19, 2021
|Publication of SLPB-001-20, Policy and Licensing Framework for Spectrum in the 3500 MHz Band||March 5, 2020|
|Deadline for receipt of clarification questions||October 6, 2020|
|Deadline for receipt of applications to transfer licences in the 3500 MHz band, or to return licences to ISED**||October 6, 2020|
|Publication of responses to clarification questions||December 8, 2020|
|Publication of 3500 MHz Transition Manual||By February 26, 2021|
|Publication of updates to the list of spectrum holdings and licences to be auctioned as a result of transfer requests or as a result of returned spectrum (as required)||As required, until mid February 2021|
|Deadline for receipt of applications to participate in the auction and 100% pre-auction financial deposit||By 12:00 noon EDT on April 6, 2021|
|Deadline for existing licensees to provide contact information to facilitate coordination of the transition process***||April 6, 2021|
|Publication of the list of applicants, beneficial ownership and associated entities information||Within four business days following the application deadline|
|Publication of final list of qualified bidders||April 22, 2021|
|Auction documentation sent to qualified bidders||April 23, 2021|
|Information session for qualified bidders||May 20, 2021|
|Mock auctions for qualified bidders (up to two separate sessions)||Start May 25, 2021|
|Auction start – opening of bidding||June 15, 2021|
|Cessation of bidding||Unknown|
|Announcement and publication of provisional licence winners||Within five days following cessation of bidding|
|Submission of ownership and control documentation (where applicable)||10 business days following the publication of provisional licence winners|
|Initial payment (20% of total final payment)||10 business days following the publication of provisional licence winners|
|Final payment (80% of total final payment)||By 12:00 noon EST on December 17, 2021|
- * Items and time frames may be updated from time to time.
- ** Licences returned to ISED after the deadline will not be made available as part of this auction process.
- *** Contact information is to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.