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.


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), or in hard copy, for a fee, from:

Tyrell Press Ltd.
2714 Fenton Road, Gloucester, Ontario K1T 3T7 Canada
toll-free telephone: 
United States toll-free telephone: 
Worldwide telephone: 


Canada Communications Group
45 Sacré-CoeurBoulevard Hull, Quebec K1A 0S7 Canada
toll-free telephone:
Canada toll-free facsimile: 
Worldwide telephone:
Worldwide facsimile:

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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