Archived — Notice No. DGTP-006-01

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. DGTP-006-01Microwave Licensing Policy Framework

The purpose of this Notice is to announce an encompassing policy, under the above title, which further liberalizes and streamlines the application and approval processes for microwave radio relay systems. The new policy applies to microwave radio systems generally licensed on a first-come, first served basis.

Industry Canada released a policy consultation paper on under Canada Gazette Notice DGTP-005-00, setting out proposals respecting the liberalization of microwave radio system licensing. The Department received a number of responses that were supportive of the direction of the proposals contained in the consultation paper.

This new policy framework replaces three existing radio systems policies established during the 1980s and the 1990s and better reflects the current regulatory environment of open competition and greater choice in transmission facilities to Canadian business. The Department believes the policy will improve the licensing process for the installation and operation of microwave facilities for the carriage of private and commercial traffic.

[The radio systems policy entitled Microwave Licensing Policy Framework is available electronically via the Internet at the following address:] World Wide Web (WWW), or can be obtained in hard copy, for a fee from:

Tyrell Press Ltd.
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DLS, St-Joseph Print Group Inc.
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Michael Helm
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch

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