Exchange of Letters Pertaining to the Establishment of an Arrangement for the Sharing of Frequency 931.4375 MHz for Nationwide Paging Operations

1600D2-JSG

1030-9
6209-02-04(DOST-I)

December 22, 1993

Mr. Wendell R. Harris
Assistant Bureau Chief/International
Common Carrier Bureau
Federal Communications Commission
2025 M Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
U.S.A

Dear Mr. Harris:

This is in reference to your letter November 29, 1993 and to discussions between representatives from both agencies relating to the establishment of an arrangement for the sharing of frequency 931.4375 MHz for nationwide paging operations.

On behalf of Industry Canada, we concur that the coordination and use of the frequency 931.4375 MHz be consistent with those procedures established for frequencies 931.8875 MHz, 931.9125 MHz and 931.9375 MHz.

Please accept this letter as confirmation of acceptance of this special coordination procedure as an understanding between our two countries.

Sincerely,

M.D. Connolly
Director, Spectrum Management Operations


FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20554

In reply refer to: 1600D2-JSG

November 29, 1993

Mr. Mike Connolly
Director, Spectrum Management Operations
Industry and Science Canada
300 Slater Street Ottawa,
Ontario, Canada
K1A 0C8

Re: 6209-2-04
1600D2-JSG

Dear Mr. Connolly:

We have reviewed your letter of September 14, 1993 (6209-2-04) requesting consideration of an arrangement for the sharing of frequency 931.4375 MHz nationwide. Upon review, we find that allowing the use of this frequency across the entire border is mutually beneficial to both countries. However, we propose that coordination of the use of frequency 931.4375 MHz be consistent with those procedures established for frequencies 931.8875 MHz, 931.9125 MHz and 931.9375 MHz and that the change be made part of the bilateral agreement. We consider this change to the bilateral agreement effective upon your written confirmation.

Sincerely,

Wendell R. Harris
Assistant Bureau Chief/International
Common Carrier Bureau


1600D2-JSG

6209-2-04(DOST-I)

September 14, 1993

Mr. Wendell Harris
Assistant Bureau Chief, International
Common Carrier Bureau
Federal Communications Commission
2025 M Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
U.S.A.

Dear Mr. Harris:

This is further to our letter dated 21 July 1993 concerning the shared usage of the paging frequency 931.4375 MHz.

In our July 21 letter we stated that we may wish to consider obtaining an agreement for the shared use of this frequency in other border areas. At this time, we would like consideration to sharing this frequency nation-wide. We believe this proposal to be of mutual benefit to the paging industry and the general public in Canada and the United States.

If you agree, detailed coordination for the equitable use of this frequency would be carried out by the Canadian and U.S. service providers.

I would appreciate your confirmation by October 1, 1993 so that we may advise our service providers.

Yours truly,

Maurice Nunas
Director, Spectrum
Spectrum Management Operations


6209-2-04(DOST)

July 21, 1993

Mr. Wendell Harris
Federal Communications Commission
Assistant Bureau Chief, International
Common Carrier Bureau
Washington, D.C. 20554

Dear Mr. Harris:

This is in response to your letters, reference 1600D2-JSG, to Mr. R. W. McCaughern, dated 16 March 1993 and the amended version of 29 March 1993, regarding the exchange of certain 900 MHz paging frequencies. These letters have been passed to me for reply.

We have reviewed the agreement dated 24 June 1993, between Rogers Cantel Mobile Inc, and Skytel Corporation, to share the frequency 931.4375 MHz in the border area between 75° and 81° W longitude. We have no objection to the intent of this agreement. However, our acceptance of it is dependant upon successful evaluation of Cantel's applications and the issuance of licences to install and operate radio stations in this area. We expect to receive these applications shortly and we will notify you when the licensing of stations in this area is approved.

If this is acceptable to you, then the exchange of frequencies proposed in your letters will not be necessary and we can consider establishing an understanding between our two Agencies for the use of this frequency in the area between 75° and 81° W longitude. At that time, we may want to consider obtaining an agreement for the use of this frequency in the entire border area between 71° and 85° W longitude.

Should you wish to discuss this matter further, please contact me at (613) 991-0179.

Sincerely,

Patrick Carrey
Manager, Terrestrial Services
Spectrum Management Operations


FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20554

In reply refer to: 1600D2-JSG

March 29, 1993

Dr. Robert W. McCaughern
Room 1306
Department of Communications
300 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0C8

Re: 900 MHz Frequency exchange in the Vicinity of Buffalo, N.Y.

Dear Dr. McCaughern:

In accordance with our conversation of February 25, 1993 at the offices of the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C., we are writing this letter to request that the United States and Canada exchange the use of the frequencies 931.1375 MHz and 931.4375 MHz in the Buffalo, N.Y., and Toronto, Quebec, geographic areas.

Specifically, we are requesting that in the United States above "Line A" and between 78° and 81° West Longitude and in Canada below "Line B" and between 78° and 81° West Longitude that the United States exchange the use of frequency 931.1375 MHz for the use of frequency 931.4375 MHz and that Canada exchange the use of frequency 931.4375 MHz for the use of frequency 931.1375 MHz.

If you agree to this frequency exchange, the changes will be associated with the agreement for sharing between Canada and the United States regarding common carrier use in the 931-932 MHz paging band.

Sincerely,

Wendell Harris
Assistant Bureau Chief, International
Common Carrier Bureau

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