Archived — Notice No. DGTP-005-95/DGRB-002-95a

Radiocommunication Act

This Notice announces the release of the paper entitled Wireless Personal Communications Services in the 2 GHz Range.The purpose of this document is to facilitate the timely and orderly implementation within Canada of wireless Personal Communications Services (PCS) in the 2 GHz range, by providing the policy and procedural framework within which potential service providers can submit radio applications. This notice and the above-noted paper initiate the selection and licensing process for 2  GHz PCS by calling for expressions of interest and detailed radio applications from prospective licensees.

On November 5, 1994, Industry Canada issued Gazette Notice DGTP-006-94, entitled Policy Discussion and Proposals Respecting the Future Provision of Personal Communications Services and Frequency Spectrum in Canada in the 2 GHz Range. That Notice outlined the general telecommunications policy objectives which would be pursued by the Industry Canada during the implementation of PCS, and raised a number of issues for public comment. In response to the Notice, twenty seven submissions were received from interested parties. The public submissions were given careful consideration by Industry Canada, and were also reviewed by the Information Highway Advisory Council, which provided Industry Canada with its recommendations on policy issues relating to PCS and the development of the Canadian information highway.

Wireless Personal Communications Services in the 2 GHz Range is available electronically via the Internet at the following addresses:

Anonymous file transfer (FTP) son of debra.dgbt.doc.ca/ic-data/regulatory/gazette/dgtp
Gopher son of debra.dgbt.doc.ca port 70/Industry Canada Documents
World Wide Web (WWW) http://info.ic.gc.ca/ic-data/regulatory/gazette/dgtp

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, Montréal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver.

Dated at Ottawa this 9th day of June, 1995.

Michael Helm
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch

Jan Skora
Director General
Radiocommunications & Broadcasting Regulatory Branch

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