Archived — Notice No. DGRB-006-99: Release of Policy and Licensing Procedures

Multipoint Communications Systems in the 2500 MHz Range, Policy and Licensing Procedures

This Notice releases the policy and call for applications for Multipoint Communications Systems (MCS) in the 2500-2596 MHz band and related bands across Canada.

Background

Industry Canada has received, over a short period of time, a large number of radio applications for the development of MCS at 2500 MHz requesting varying numbers of channels and various sizes of service areas. In several large urban centres, these requests far exceeded the spectrum available in the band.

As a result, Industry Canada undertook public consultation on the appropriate spectrum and licensing policy measures for this band. The results of this consultation figured prominently in the development of the department's finalized approach. The final policy and licensing measures, including the call for applications, are found in the document entitled Multipoint Communications Systems in the 2500 MHz Range, Policy and Licensing Procedures. Included in this document is a proposed spectrum licence fee for MCS for which public input is sought. This document is available electronically, as follows: World Wide Web (WWW), http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum or in hard copy, for a fee, from:

Organization:
Tyrell Press Ltd.
Address:
2714 Fenton Road, Gloucester, Ontario K1T 3T7 Canada
toll-free telephone: 
1-800-267-4862
United States toll-free telephone: 
1-800-574-0137
Worldwide telephone: 
613-822-0740
Facsimile: 
613-822-1089

and

Organization:
Canada Communications Group
Address:
45 Sacré-CoeurBoulevard Hull, Quebec K1A 0S7 Canada
toll-free telephone:
 1_888_562_5561
Canada toll-free facsimile: 
1-800-565-7757
Worldwide telephone:
 819-779-4335
Worldwide facsimile:
 819-779-2833

Instructions and dates for filing applications or comments on the proposed licence fees are included in the document.

Jan Skora
Director General
Radiocommunications and Broadcasting
Regulatory Branch

Michael Helm
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch

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