Archived — Notice No. DGTP-001-95

Industry Canada

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. DGTP-001-95

Policy for the Use of the Geostationary-Satellite Orbit by Canadian Satellite Networks: Radio Systems Policy RP-002

Through successful international negotiation in the 1980's, Canada obtained a number of geostationary-satellite orbit positions for existing and future Canadian fixed-satellite, mobile-satellite and broadcasting-satellite networks in several frequency bands. Industry Canada in Gazette Notice DGTP-004-93, dated 31 May 1993, requested comment on the document "Proposed Spectrum Allocations Above 3 GHz" which contained the results of this work.

A public record of these spectrum and orbit resources is now available in a policy document, Policy for the Use of the Geostationary-Satellite Orbit by Canadian Satellite Networks: Radio Systems Policy RP-002. RP-002, in addition to identifying the results of international agreements and arrangements, also recommends that where appropriate, the same geostationary- satellite orbit locations be used for Canadian satellite networks operating in other frequency bands and services not included in the negotiations. This will support the construction and operation of multipurpose spacecraft which meet several radiocommunication needs where this may be efficient and cost effective. In addition to being subject to national statutes and regulations, Canadian satellite networks are also subject to current international treaty conditions as found in, inter alia, the Radio Regulations of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

Copies of the subject document of this Notice are available from the Communications Branch, Industry Canada, 235 Queen Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H5, (telephone 613-947-7466) or from its offices in Moncton, Montr‚al, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver.

The document is also available electronically on the Internet addresses:

(FTP) debra.dgbt.doc.ca/pub/isc/gazette
Gopher debra.dgbt.doc.ca port 70/Industry Canada Documents
World Wide Web (WWW) http://debra.dgbt.doc.ca/isc/gazette

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For further information contact Wayne Longman at 613-998-3911 or at internet address Longman.Wayne@istc.ca

Dated at Ottawa, this 22nd day of December, 1994.

Michael Helm

Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch

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