Archived — Important Information and Additional Extension of Deadline for Receipt of Application to Participate in the Auction of Spectrum Licences in the 2300 MHz and 3500 MHz Bands

In the interest of providing pertinent information to potential applicants as soon as possible, the Department is providing the following information, which will also be published formally in the Amendments and Supplements document. The Department is also advising that the deadline for receipt of applications (and financial deposits) to participate in the auction of spectrum licences in the 2300 MHz and 3500 MHz bands has been extended to December 8, 2003.

Financial Deposits

It has been brought to the Department's attention that the current calculation of the financial deposit (under Section 7.3.1 of the Policy) is not in keeping with the Department's objective to not disadvantage those applicants who may only be interested in obtaining spectrum in a few areas. As such, please note the replacement of:

"Therefore, the Department has decided that the financial deposit will be equal to $500 per eligibility point for the first forty (40) points and $3,000 per eligibility point requested thereafter."

with

"Therefore, the Department has decided that the financial deposit will be equal to $500 per eligibility point for the first two hundred (200) points and $3,000 per eligibility point requested thereafter."

Calculation of Eligibility Points

Please note that there is an error in the eligibility points listed for property 4-159 (Merritt) in Appendix 7 of the Policy. The eligibility point value for this property is 1 point, not 10, as currently listed.

Question:

In the examples provided please confirm that there is an error in Question 1. (i.e. Since the actual activity (288) level exceeds the required activity level (300)...). (Reference Section 8.5)

Answer:

There is indeed an error in Example 1 of Section 8.5 of the Policy. The final sentence in the example should read: "Since the actual activity (300) level exceeds the required activity level (288), Bidder X will maintain its full 480 eligibility points for the next round."

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