Archived—Gazette Notice DGRB-012-07

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Department of Industry

Radiocommunications Act

Notice No. DGRB-012-07 - Update on Clarification Questions for the AWS Policy Framework and Deadline Extension for the Consultation on Proposed Conditions of Licence (DGRB-010-07)

As in previous auctions, the Department will have a process where questions may be submitted seeking clarification of the auction policy and procedures.

Industry Canada may respond to questions seeking clarification of the Policy Framework for the Auction for Spectrum Licences for Advanced Wireless Services and other Spectrum in the 2 GHz Range (AWS Policy Framework) which was released on November 28, 2007.

The Department may also amend or supplement the licensing rules and procedures that are contained in the soon to be released Licensing Framework for the Auction for Spectrum Licences for Advanced Wireless Services and other Spectrum in the 2 GHz Range (AWS Licensing Framework). This document will be released prior to the end of the year. Any such amendments or supplements will be published on Industry Canada's Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website, at http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrumauctions, and will be sent to all qualified bidders.

Written questions asking for clarification of the policy or the licensing rules or procedures will be accepted until January 22, 2008. Questions received by the deadline, and the Department's written answers, will be published on the website.

Such answers will be considered as clarification to the policy set out in the AWS Policy Framework, and as amendments or supplements to the rules and procedures set out in the AWS Licensing Framework.

By way of this notice, the Department is also extending the deadline for the receipt of comments in the Consultation on Proposed Conditions of Licence to Mandate Roaming and Antenna Tower and Site Sharing and to Prohibit Exclusive Site Arrangements (Canada Gazette notice DGRB-010-07) until January 22, 2008. The purpose of this extension is to allow submissions dealing with clarification to the AWS Policy Framework as well as comments to the Consultation on the Proposed Conditions of Licence (DGRB-010-07) where the issues raised may be linked.

All submissions received for both processes outlined above will be published on Industry Canada's Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website.

Obtaining Copies

Copies of this notice and documents referred to are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website at: http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed on the Canada Gazette website at: www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html. Printed copies of notices can be ordered by calling the sales counter of Canadian Government Publishing at 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

December 13, 2007



Michael D. Connolly
Director General
Radiocommunications and
Broadcasting Regulatory Branch