Archived — Gazette Notice No DGTP-002-04

Department of Industry

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. DGTP-002-04 - Mobile Service Allocation Decision and Designation of Spectrum for Public Safety in the Frequency Band 746-806 MHz (SP-746 MHz)

Intent

The purpose of this Notice is to announce the release of a spectrum policy document under the above-mentioned title. This document announces Industry Canada's decision to allocate the mobile service in the frequency band 746-806 MHz on a co-primary basis with the broadcasting service, and designate some spectrum for public safety. This notice also seeks comment on the technical and licensing considerations for an efficient implementation of this spectrum for public safety.

On June 8, 2001, the Department released a consultation paper entitled, Proposal to Introduce the Mobile Service on a Co-primary Basis with the Broadcasting Service in the Frequency Band 746-806 MHz (DGTP-004-01). Significant public input was received on this consultation from the broadcasting, mobile wireless and public safety communities. Since that time, the Department has carried out studies of the Digital Television Transition Allotment Plan, has negotiated changes within the allotment plan with the United States to accommodate public safety and has commissioned technical sharing studies between the Broadcasting and public safety applications. Also, the Department has introduced a moratorium on television channels 63 and 68 to prepare the spectrum to be used for public safety applications.

Submitting Comments

Interested parties should submit their comments on the issues raised in SP-746, no later than January 14, 2005. 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, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C8.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, title, and notice reference number (DGTP-002-04).

Obtaining Copies

Copies of this notice and documents referred to 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 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.

September 23, 2004

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Larry Shaw
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch

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Robert W. McCaughern
Director General
Spectrum Engineering Branch

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