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Interexchange Carrier (IXC)


SaskTel provides Trunk Side and Line Side accesses to Interexchange Carriers (IXCs) to enable competitive toll services. 


See Competitor Access Tariff item 610.06 - Interconnecting Circuits with Trunk Side access.


Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLEC)


Local interconnection allows a CLEC to interconnect their local services and facilities to SaskTel services and facilities to provide local exchange telephone services through SaskTel Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).


See Competitor Access Tariff item 610.8 - Local Network Interconnection and Component Unbundling.


Interconnection arrangements for DSL service providers


Provides a CRTC registered Digital Subscriber Line Service Provider (DSLSP) access to unbundled local loops and associated connecting links to establish an access path between the DSLSP end-customer's premise and SaskTel CO building.


See Competitor Access Tariff item 610.26 - Interconnection Arrangements for DSL Service Providers.


Wireless Service Provider (WSP) - Network Access service


Provides for the interconnection of a licensed WSP's public mobile radio system to SaskTel Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) using either Line-side or Trunk-side access service.


See Competitor Access Tariff item 650.20 - Wireless Service Provider - Network Access service.


Basic Listing Interchange File (BLIF)


Provides Local Exchange Carriers (LECs) operating in Canada, Alternative Operator Service Providers (AOSPs), and Independent Telephone Directory Publishers with a machine-readable file containing non-confidential subscriber listing information (Listings) for SaskTel subscribers listed, and intended to be listed, in SaskTel directories and directory assistance databases. 


See Competitor Access Tariff item 650.02 - Basic Listing Interchange File (BLIF).


Co-location


Co-location is an arrangement that provides Interconnecting Carriers (ICs) with access to and use of SaskTel:


  • central office building space

  • associated power

  • environmental conditioning

Central office space may be provided under two (2) physical, one (1) virtual, or one (1) adjacent co-location arrangements.


See Competitor Access Tariff item 610.16 - Co-location Arrangements for Interconnecting Canadian Carriers.


Support Structure service


Support Structure service provides a cable television undertaking or telecommunications carrier with a license to use SaskTel owned or controlled support structures for the placement of licensee's facilities, where spare capacity is available.


See Competitor Access Tariff item 650.16 - Support Structure Service


For more information

The Carrier Services Group (CSG) is the point of contact for all services required to establish a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) presence in Saskatchewan.


Visit the CRTC website for the regulatory requirements on establishing a CLEC presence.


Request a callback from a Carrier Services Group Representative.