Archived — Gazette Notice DGTP-001-05

Industry Canada Announces Public Consultation on its Spectrum Policy Framework Overseeing Spectrum Management In Canada

News Release, May 13, 2005

Industry Canada

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. DGTP-001-05Consultation on a Renewed Spectrum Policy Framework for Canada and Continued Advancements in Spectrum Management

Intent

This Notice announces the publication of a consultation paper, under the above title, which invites comment on the development of a renewed Spectrum Policy Framework for Canada ("Framework") as well as related topics in spectrum management. This action responds to the Minister's initiative to modernize Canada's telecommunication and radiocommunication policy and regulatory regimes.

Discussion

The Framework contains a set of core objectives and policy guidelines that provides the fundamental policy basis for Industry Canada's Spectrum Management Program. Industry Canada recognizes that a comprehensive review and revision is necessary to ensure that the Framework serves as the best possible base for the continued modernization of this program.

The Canadian program operates in the context of global markets and is influenced by decisions made in other countries and world bodies regarding spectrum use and spectrum management programs. As well there are a number of advances in technologies which offer the prospect of increased flexibility in spectrum use and in spectrum management.

Part A of the consultation paper discusses and presents proposals for the revision of the Framework and asks for public comment.

Part B of the consultation paper raises a number of related issues pertinent to spectrum management and asks for public comment. The decisions made subsequent to this consultation will assist in the revision of the Framework as well as provide a more detailed examination of specific spectrum management issues.

Industry Canada invites interested parties to provide their views and comments on the issues raised in the consultation paper announced through this Notice. Interested parties should submit their comments on Part  A, "Revision to the Spectrum Policy Framework for Canada" and Part B, "Consultation on Advancing the Canadian Spectrum Management Program" no later than September 7, 2005 to ensure consideration.

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.

Submitting Comments

Respondents are requested to provide their comments in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or ASCII TXT) to the following e-mail 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, Spectrum and Radio Policy, Telecommunications Policy Branch, Industry Canada, 1604A, 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-001-05.

Obtaining Copies

Copies of the consultation paper 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 at the Canada Gazette Web site at: www.gazette.gc.ca/index-eng.html or by calling the sales counter of Canadian Government Publishing at 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

May 2, 2005



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Larry Shaw
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch

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