Archived — Gazette Notice No DGTP-004-04

Department of Industry

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. DGTP-004-04 - Revisions to Allocations in the Band 2500-2690 MHz and Consultation on Spectrum Utilization

The purpose of this notice is to announce the policy paper entitled Revisions to Allocations in the Band 2500-2690 MHz and Consultation on Spectrum Utilization, and which adds new services to the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations in the band 2500-2690 MHz in accordance with the Minister of Industry's announcement of November 16, 2001. The paper also proposes footnotes to establish the relationship between the various allocations, outlines current spectrum planning activities and requests comments on licensing unassigned spectrum in certain geographic areas.

The November 16, 2001 announcement indicated that mobile and fixed services would be allocated throughout the band 2500-2690 MHz and that incumbent licensees would be able to implement their networks according to existing business plans and conditions of licence. The announcement also indicated that Industry Canada would initiate a consultation process to seek views on licensing considerations arising from the changes in the frequency allocations.

Submitting Comments

Interested parties are invited to submit comments to certain issues raised in the policy paper. These comments are to be submitted by August 9, 2004. 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 General Telecommunications Policy, Industry Canada, 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-004-04).

Obtaining Copies

Copies of this notice and documents referred to are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site.

Official printed copies of gazette notices can be obtained from the Canada Gazette Web site at: www.gazette.gc.ca/index-eng.html or by calling the sales counter of Canadian Government Publishing at 819-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

April 30, 2004

Larry Shaw

Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch

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