Mobile Carrier Spectrum Ownership Analysis Tool (CAN)


The Spectrum Ownership Analysis Tool is an Excel based product which allows users to visualize and analyze the current spectrum ownership for all of the mobile carrier frequency band for Canada.  (Click through the images to the left to see each of the analysis module formats). Spectrum Ownership is detailed to Canada's Tier 4 Service areas which are detailed subsets of each Province.  The Spectrum Ownership Analysis Tool provides analysis for over 75 licensees.  

 The tool includes a graphical view of the spectrum ownership within a county (Spectrum Grid), a tabular summary of the spectrum holders within each service by spectrum band (Service Area Analysis),  a tabular summary of an individual carriers spectrum holdings by band (Carrier Analysis),a tabular summary of an individual carrier's spectrum holdings broken down by LTE band class (LTE Band Class), a tabular summary of an individual carrier's spectrum holdings by channel (Channel Block) and a calculation of the number of LTE channels that a carrier's contiguous spectrum would enable them to offer (LTE Channel Analysis).

You can use the (UL/DL Spectrum) analysis module to evaluate each carriers uplink and downlink spectrum depth.  If you are interested in market level analysis, the Spectrum Ownership Analysis Tool includes Tier 2 Market Area (Tier 2 Market Analysis), Tier 3 Market Area (Tier 3 Market Analysis), and Tier 4 Market Area (Tier 4 Market Analysis) modules. Each of these modules provide spectrum depth analysis for 8 user selected carriers.

The Market Analysis modules apply a population weighted average to the county-level spectrum ownership data to arrive at a market average.  To evaluate wireless carrier spectrum ownership for an individual province or the entire nation, our (Province & Country) module is also included.

We also have two analysis modules focused on MHz-POPs quantities.  (MHz-POPs Detailed) provides a MHz-POP quantity for a carrier's total spectrum holdings, holdings by band, and holdings by frequency block; all at a county-level.  (MHz-POPs - Summary) provides national MHz-POPs quantity for 8 selected carriers organized for side-by-side comparison.

The Spectrum Ownership Analysis Tool is provided with 4 sources of analysis data;  FCC Holdings, Lease Holdings,  Current Holdings, and Future Holdings.  The  Licensee Holdings data represents the current licensee for each block of spectrum.  Subordinate Holdings reflect the operator that is leasing a block of spectrum including the Lease Identifier.  Current Holdings data represent the current operator of each spectrum block including spectrum leases.  The Future Holdings data includes the proposed ownership changes that have been filed with ISED Canada.  

A new version of the Spectrum Ownership Analysis Tool is produced by the 5th of each month incorporating all of the previous months updates and transactions.

Spectrum Bands included: 

 Band Description Frequency
600MHz 600MHz 617-652/663-698 MHz 
700MHz Mobile Broadband Service 698-728/728-787 MHz
Cellular Cellular 824-849/869-894 MHz
I-Block I-Block 1670-1675 MHz
PCS Personal Communication Service 1850-1915/1930-1995
AWS-1 Advanced Wireless Service 1710-1755/2110-2150 MHz
AWS-3 Advanced Wireless Service - Band 3 1755-1780/2155-2175 MHz
AWS-4 Advanced Wireless Service - Band 4 2000-2020/2180-2200 MHz
WCS Wireless Communication Services 2305-2320/2345-2360 MHz
BRS Broadband Radio Service

2500-2570/2620-2690 MHz

2570-2620 MHz

FWA Fixed Wireless Access 3400-3700 MHz

    The Spectrum Analysis Tool is delivered by download from a Cloud service.  A link for this download will be provided after your payment has been confirmed.  Typically you will have access to the data within the same business day that you process your payment.


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