Archived — Dates Related to the 2300 MHz and 3500 MHz Licensing Process

Key Dates
Event Time frames
Release of Policy and Licensing Procedures for the Auction of Spectrum Licences in the 2300 MHz and 3500 MHz Bands (PDF Format, 1,102 KB, 92 pages) September 20, 2003
Publication of Canada Gazette Notice DGRB-003-03 September 20, 2003
Deadline for receipt of submitted questions October 17, 2003
Release of Amendments and Supplements November 17, 2003
Deadline for receipt of applications to participate in the auction December 8, 2003
Date on which list of applicants will be published December 12, 2003
Date on which last FWA FCFS application will be accepted January 9, 2004
Date on which list of qualified bidders will be published January 29, 2004
Mock auction for qualified bidders February 2 and 3, 2004
Opening day of bidding February 9, 2004
Auction close February 16, 2004*
Submission of ownership and control documentation 10 Business days after the close of the auction
(March 1, 2004)
Initial payment (20% of high bids / 100% of penalties) 10 Business days after the close of the auction (March 1, 2004)
Final payment (80% of high bids) 30 Business days after the close of the auction
(April 5, 2004)

* 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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