Policy and Licensing Framework for Spectrum in the 3800 MHz Band — Table of Key Dates

SPB-002-22
June 2022

Updated on November 03, 2022
Main Annexes
3800 MHz Auction – Table of Key Dates
Events Time frames*
Publication of Policy and Licensing Framework for Spectrum in the 3800 MHz Band June 30, 2022
Deadline for receipt of clarification questions October 18, 2022
Publication of responses to clarification questions December 13, 2022
Deadline for receipt of applications to transfer licences in the 3500 MHz band February 24, 2023
Publication of updates to the list of Tier 4 service areas categorized as encumbered End of April, 2023
Deadline for the return of 3500 MHz licences to update eligibility** May 26, 2023
Publication of updates to the list of 3500 MHz spectrum holdings as a result of transfer requests or as a result of returned spectrum (as required) June 30, 2023
Deadline for receipt of applications to participate in the auction and 100% pre-auction financial deposit By 12:00 noon EDT on July 25, 2023
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 August 16, 2023
Auction documentation sent to qualified bidders August 17, 2023
Information session for qualified bidders September 14, 2023
Mock auctions for qualified bidders (up to three separate sessions) Start September 19, 2023
Auction start – opening of bidding October 24, 2023
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) 30 business days following the publication of provisional licence winners
Final payment (80% of total final payment) and issuance of licences 120 business days following the publication of provisional licence winners

* Items and time frames may be updated from time to time.

** Licences returned to ISED will not be made available as part of this auction process.