Archived—Gazette Notice No. DGTP-012-04

Industry Canada

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. DGTP-012-04 — Proposed Revisions to the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations (2004 edition)

This Notice invites comments on proposals for the revision of the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations (2004 edition) as outlined in the consultation paper under the above title.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) adopts a Table of Frequency Allocations as part of the International Radio Regulations. This International Table allocates radio frequency spectrum to various combinations of radio services and is revised on a periodic basis along with other parts of the international regulations.

The Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations is derived from the International Table of Frequency Allocations adopted by the ITU. The Canadian Table selects those radio services required to meet Canadian needs and also specifies, by Canadian footnote, any additional provisions for use of those services in Canada. Industry Canada revises the Canadian Table on a periodic basis normally following an ITU World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC ). The WRC-03 Conference, which met in June/July 2003, adopted a number of changes to the frequency allocations in the International Table. The Conference dealt with a large number of issues including high frequency, amateur, maritime, radiolocation, navigation, science services, broadcasting-satellite, mobile-satellite, fixed and fixed-satellite services. The resulting changes to the International Table demand the consideration of several issues on a domestic basis. The above referenced consultation paper presents these issues and makes proposals for revision to the Canadian Table.

Submitting Comments

Interested parties are invited to submit comments to certain issues raised in the policy paper. These comments are to be submitted by February 26, 2005. Shortly after the close of the comment period, all comments received will be posted on Industry Canada's Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at:

Respondents are requested to provide their comments in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or ASCII TXT) to the following email address:, along with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Director General, Telecommunications Policy, Industry Canada, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C8.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, publication date, the title, and the notice reference number (DGTP-012-04).

Obtaining Copies

Copies of this notice and documents referred to are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at:

Official printed copies of gazette notices can be obtained from the Canada Gazette Web site at: or by calling the sales counter of Canadian Government Publishing at 819-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

November 26, 2004

Larry Shaw
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch

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