Archived — Dates Related to the Auction of Additional PCS Spectrum Licensing Process

Event Date
Industry Canada Announces the Consultation on the Proposed Policy and Licensing Procedures for the Auction of Additional PCS Spectrum in the 2 GHz Frequency Range December 17, 1999
Gazette Notice - DGRB-018-99: Consultation on the Proposed Policy and Licensing Procedures for the Auction of Additional PCS Spectrum in the 2 GHz Frequency Range December 18, 1999
Deadline for Comments March 1, 2000
Date on which Comments were posted March 2, 2000
Deadline for Reply Comments March 22, 2000
Date on which Reply Comments were posted March 24, 2000
News Release - Minister Manley Addresses Canadian Telecommunications Competition at Net 2000 Conference June 28 , 2000
Pre-Auction Information Seminars Mid-July to early August 2000
Deadline for receipt of written questions August 11, 2000
Date on which Answers to Written Questions (PDF Format, 165 KB) were posted October 17, 2000
Deadline for receipt of applications to participate in the auction November 14, 2000 - Physically Delivered by 5:00 p.m., E.S.T.
Date on which list of applicants will be published November 15, 2000
Date on which list of qualified bidders will be published Late November
Mock auction for qualified bidders Early January
Opening day of bidding January 15, 2001
Auction close February 1, 2001*
Submission of ownership and control documentation 10 Business Days After the Close of the Auction (February 15, 2001)
Initial payment (20% of high bids / 100% of penalties) 10 Business Days After the Close of the Auction (February 15, 2001)
Final payment (80% of high bids) 30 Business Days After the Close of the Auction (March 29, 2001)

* Note: The auction normally closes when a round concludes with: (a) no bids or withdrawals being submitted; and (b) no proactive waivers having been submitted. The auction generally does not close until stage three has been reached.

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