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Notice No. DGRB-004-98

Guidelines for Compliance with the Radio Authorization Condition of Licence Relating to Research and Development

The purpose of this Notice is to invite public comments on the document entitled Guidelines for Compliance with the Radio Authorization Condition of Licence relating to R&D.

The R&D licensing commitments were established for cellular licensees in 1985 and have since been applied to Personal Communications Services (PCS), Local Multipoint Communications Services (LMCS), Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) and Direct Broadcast Satellite Services (DBS) licence holders. On May 21, 1998, Industry Canada announced changes, as approved by John Manley, Minister of Industry, to the administration procedures for R&D conditions of licence. The changes are being made to encourage a broader range of partnerships and alliances through which R&D investments can be made. This document clarifies the types of eligible R&D investments for the purposes of the licence conditions and outlines the reporting requirements.

Invitation to Comment

Industry Canada invites interested and affected parties to provide their views and comments on the above referenced document.

This document is available electronically as follows: World Wide Web (WWW), http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum

Interested parties should submit comments in writing and/or in electronic format to:

Organization :
R&D, Information and Communications Technology Branch (ICTM), Industry Canada
Address :
Room 1831B – Jean Edmonds Tower North, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C8

or in electronic format via the Internet to mann.kiran@ic.gc.ca.

All representations must be received on or before September 14, 1998 to receive full consideration. All representations should cite the Canada Gazette Part I Notice publication date, title, and the Notice reference number.

Written comments received in response to this Notice will be made available for viewing by the public, two weeks after the closing date of this Notice, during normal business hours, at the Industry Canada Library, 235 Queen Street, West Tower, 3rd Floor, Ottawa, and at the offices of Industry Canada in Moncton, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver, for a period of one year from the close of the comment period.

David Mulcaster
Director General
Information and Communications Technology Branch

Jan Skora
Director General
Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulatory Branch

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