Archived—Notice No. DGTP-008-99

Industry Canada

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. DGTP-008-99 — Revision to the PCS Spectrum Cap and Timing for Licensing Additional PCS Spectrum

The purpose of this Notice is to announce Industry Canada's decision on the review of the policy that limits spectrum aggregation by licensees of personal communications services (PCS), otherwise known as the Spectrum Cap. This review was initiated in Gazette Notice DGTP-015-98, Review of the Spectrum Cap Applied to Providers of Personal Communications Services, dated October 24, 1998.

Effective immediately, the Spectrum Cap for PCS and similar mobile services will be raised from its present level of 40 MHz to a maximum of 55 MHz. Industry Canada will also be proceeding to license an additional 40 MHz of spectrum for PCS by the Fall of 2000. Radio Systems Policy 021 (RP-021), Revision to the PCS Spectrum Cap and Timing for Licensing Additional PCS Spectrum, delineates this decision.

Radio Systems Policy 021 is available electronically via the Internet at the following address:

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

Michael Helm
Director General

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