Archived — Notice No. DGTP-004-01

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Notice No. DGTP-004-01 —  Proposal to Introduce the Mobile Service on a Co-primary Basis with the Broadcasting Service in the Frequency Band 746-806 MHz

Introduction

The purpose of this Notice is to initiate public consultation through the release of the above-mentioned spectrum policy proposal document that seeks to introduce the mobile service in the frequency band 746-806 MHz (Television Broadcasting Channels 60-69). It is proposed to allow the mobile service to operate in the above band with the broadcasting service on co-primary basis. Through a spectrum policy consultation, the Department would subsequently seek to identify, where possible, a modest amount of spectrum in the above band for public safety and possibly for commercial mobile services taking into account the DTV transition.

The Department has established a Digital Television (DTV) Transition Allotment Plan which will enable most Canadian Broadcasters to implement DTV in television channels 2-59. Although there are currently some DTV allotments in channels 60-69, the Department believes that a modest amount of spectrum may still be made available to meet the pressing spectrum needs of public safety and possibly commercial mobile services.

A document entitled Proposal to Introduce the Mobile Service on a Co-primary Basis with the Broadcasting Service in the Frequency Band 746-806 MHz is available for public comment. These comments will provide the basis for making domestic spectrum allocation changes and to assist in the development of a future consultation paper to identify spectrum for the mobile service.

Invitation to Comment

Industry Canada invites interested parties to provide their views and comments on the above referenced proposed spectrum policy document.

This document is available electronically as follows: 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:
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

Respondents are strongly encouraged to provide 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 at this e-mail address: DGTP/DSRS@ic.gc.ca. All submissions must cite the Canada Gazette Notice reference number DGTP-004-01.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Director General, Telecommunications Policy Branch, Industry Canada, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C8 and must be received on or before September 24, 2001, to receive full consideration. All representations must cite the Canada Gazette Part I Notice publication date, title, and the Notice reference number (DGTP-004-01).

All comments received in response to this Notice will be made available for viewing on the Department's Web site at http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Michael Helm
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch

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