Archived — Notice No. DGRB-008-00

Industry Canada

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. DGRB-008-00 — Call for Applications to Develop and Operate Fixed-Satellite Space Stations in the 118.7° W Longitude Orbital Position

This notice announces the release of the Call for Applications to Develop and Operate Fixed-Satellite Space Stations in the 118.7deg. W Longitude Orbital Position.

In response to an expression of interest to use C (6/4 GHz) and Ku(14/12 GHz) band frequencies at the 118.7deg. W longitude orbital position, Industry Canada published the Call for Expressions of Interest to Develop and Operate a Fixed Satellite Space Station in Orbital Position 118.7deg. W Longitude to Serve the Canadian Market and Beyond on October 22, 1999, to determine the need for a competitive licensing process. Industry Canada received three additional expressions of interest on December 15, 1999. Since then, some parties have also expressed an interest in using Ka (29/19 GHz) band frequencies at this orbital position. Consequently, given the level of interest expressed in this orbital position, the Department will use a competitive licensing process to award licences. Having given due consideration to the comments received on the type of competitive licensing process to be used, as well as to the nature of the public policy objectives to be achieved by means of awarding licences, Industry Canada is initiating, with this release of the Call for Applications, an administrative comparative process, to award two licences to develop and operate space stations at the 118.7deg. W longitude orbital position. One licence will be awarded for the use of C and Ku band frequencies at the 118.7deg. W position, and the other will be for the use of Ka band frequencies.

The document, Call for Applications to Develop and Operate Fixed-Satellite Space Stations in the 118.7deg. W Longitude Orbital Position, is available electronically on the World Wide Web (WWW) at sf01692.html 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:
DLS, St-Joseph Print Group Inc.
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 are included in the Call for Applications.

Jan Skora
Director General
Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulatory Branch

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