A Brief History of Cellular and PCS Licensing

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October 2004

Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Policy

This document summarizes the history of cellular and Personal Communications Services (PCS) in Canada and includes the following lists: Cellular Licensees for 2004, Telephone Service Areas for 2004 (i.e. TEL service areas), 1995 PCS Licensees, 2004 PCS Spectrum Blocks, 2001 PCS Auction Licensees, and 2004 PCS Licensees.

Table of Contents

  • The Introduction of Cellular
  • The Introduction of PCS
  • The Introduction of Third Party Cellular
  • Table 1: Spectrum returned by TELUS to the Department in 2000
  • Appendix A - Cellular Licensees - 2004
  • Appendix B - Telephone Service Areas - 2004
  • Appendix C - 1995 PCS Licensees
  • Appendix D - 2004 PCS Spectrum Blocks
  • Appendix E - 2001 PCS Auction Licensees
  • Appendix F - 2004 PCS Licensees
  • Appendix G - Cellular Licensees (April 2009)
  • Appendix H - PCS Licensees (April 2009)

A Brief History of Cellular and PCS Licensing (PDF, 85 KB, 18 pages)