Archived — Gazette Notice No DGTP-005-04

Industry Canada

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. DGTP-005-04 - Consultation on Allocation Changes and Revisions to Spectrum Utilization Policy and Technical Rules in the 5 GHz Band

This Notice announces the publication of a consultation paper regarding proposals to accommodate a number of services in the frequency range 5150-5725 MHz.

Introduction

In June 2003, a World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-03) was held, where administrations from around the world participated in the consideration of many spectrum related radiocommunication issues. Included in the agenda of WRC-03 was the consideration of changes to the use of the 5 GHz band for a number of services and applications, including Radio Local Area Networks, the Earth exploration-satellite (active) service, space research (active) service and radiolocation service. The document, Consultation on Allocation Changes and Revisions to Spectrum Utilization Policy and Technical Rules in the 5 GHz Band, seeks public comments on proposals to adopt allocation changes, spectrum utilization policies and technical rules for the band 5150-5725 MHz in accordance with the decisions made at WRC-03.

Invitation to Comment

Industry Canada invites interested parties to provide their views and comments no later than June 1, 2004 to ensure consideration. Shortly after the close of the comment period, all comments received will be posted on Industry Canada's Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at: http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Respondents are requested to provide their comments in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or ASCII TXT) to the following email address: wireless@ic.gc.ca, along with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Director of Spectrum and Radio Services, Industry Canada, Room 1611A, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C8. All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, publication date, the title, and the notice reference number (DGTP-005-04).

Obtaining Copies

Copies of the consultation paper are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at: http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Official printed copies of gazette notices can be obtained at the Canada Gazette Web site at: www.gazette.gc.ca/index-eng.html or by calling the sales counter of Canadian Government Publishing at 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

February 19, 2004



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Robert McCaughern
Director General
Spectrum Engineering Branch



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Larry Shaw
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch

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