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Industry Canada

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. DGTP-007-97

Spectrum Policy Provisions to Permit the Use of Digital Radio Broadcasting Installations to Provide Non-Broadcasting Services (SP-1452 MHz)

Intent

The purpose of this Notice is to announce the release of a spectrum policy document under the above-mentioned title. These spectrum policy provisions permit the use of Digital Radio Broadcasting (DRB) installations to provide non-broadcasting services. Also, this policy is extended to include subsidiary communications multiplex operation (SCMO) on FM stations for non-broadcasting services. This completes the public consultation process which began on January 24, 1997 with the release of the document entitled Proposed Spectrum Policy Provisions to Permit the Use of Digital Radio Broadcasting Installations to Provide Non-Broadcasting Services (DGTP-002-97).

Based on the assessment of public comments made during the review and internal study, the Department has developed policy provisions which apply to digital radio broadcasting installations and analogue FM installations that provide such services.

It should be noted that significant public input was received in support of this policy from both the broadcasting and the mobile wireless communities.

This above-mentioned spectrum policy is available electronically via the Internet at the following addresses: 

World Wide Web (WWW)

http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum

Copies of the subject document are also available from the:

Communications Branch
Industry Canada
235 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0H5
613-947-7466

and from the offices of Industry Canada at Moncton, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver.

September 27, 1997

Michael Helm

Director General

Telecommunications Policy Branch

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