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Industry Canada

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. DGRB-018-99Consultation on the Proposed Policy and Licensing Procedures for the Auction of Additional PCS Spectrum in the 2 GHz Frequency Range ( PCS - 2 GHz)

The purpose of this Notice is to invite public comments on the document entitled Consultation on the Proposed Policy and Licensing Procedures for the Auction of Additional PCS Spectrum in the 2 GHz Frequency Range.

On November 5, 1999, the Minister of Industry, John Manley, announced that the spectrum cap applying to Personal Communications Services (PCS) will be raised from 40 MHz to a maximum of 55 MHz, and that an additional 40 MHz of additional PCS spectrum will be licensed by the Fall of 2000. The introduction of this new spectrum is necessary to accommodate the growth of mobile wireless services such as cellular and PCS, and to facilitate the implementation of new services.

The document seeks comments on all issues related to the licensing of this additional spectrum. It is available electronically on the Internet at the following address:

World Wide Web (WWW)
(http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum)

or can be obtained 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

Interested parties should submit their comments in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or ASCII TXT) to facilitate posting on the Department's Web site. Documents submitted should be sent with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used. All comments should make reference to ‚Comments – Canada Gazette Notice DGRB-018-99".

Comments should be sent to: pcs.scp@ic.gc.ca no later than February 16, 2000.

Shortly after the close of the comment period, all comments received will be available in hard copy, for a fee, from:

Organization:
ByPress Printing and Copy Centre Inc.
Address:
300 Slater Street, Unit 101A Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6A6
Telephone Number:
613-234-8826
Fax:
613-234-9464.

Comments received will be posted on Industry Canada's Spectrum Web site: http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum by .

Reply comments on these initial submissions will then be invited.

Again, respondents should provide their comments in electronic format (Word Perfect, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or ASCIII TXT) to facilitate posting on the Department's Web site. Documents submitted should be sent with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used. Reply comments submitted should be prefaced by the heading: ‚Reply comments - Canada Gazette Notice DGRB-018-99".

Reply comments should be sent to the Internet address pcs.scp@ic.gc.ca no later than . March 8, 2000.

Reply comments will also be made available to the public via Industry Canada's Web site no later than

Michael helm
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch

Jan Skora
Director General
Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulatory Branch