Archived—Gazette Notice DGRB-011-07

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Department of Industry

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. DGRB-011-07Licensing Framework for the Auction for Spectrum Licences for Advanced Wireless Services and other Spectrum in the 2 GHz Range

This notice announces the release of the paper entitled Licensing Framework for the Auction for Spectrum Licences for Advanced Wireless Services and other Spectrum in the 2 GHz Range. This notice and the above-noted paper initiate the licensing process for this spectrum by outlining the rules and requirements for the competitive bidding process established by the Minister, and by calling for completed application forms and financial deposits.

On November 28, 2007, the Department released Policy Framework for the Auction for Spectrum Licences for Advanced Wireless Services and other Spectrum in the 2 GHz Range (DGTP-007-07). This paper provides decisions on the key elements of the policy framework for the auction for spectrum in the 2 GHz Range including Advanced Wireless Services.

The Department released its Consultation on Proposed Conditions of Licence to Mandate Roaming and Antenna Tower and Site Sharing and to Prohibit Exclusive Site Arrangements (Gazette Notice DGRB-010-07), which addresses specific conditions of licence for current licensees with respect to the implementation of measures from the policy framework. Following the close of the supplementary consultation, the final conditions of licence will be made public so that all those affected are aware of the changes prior to the deadline for auction applications.

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 14, 2007

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Michael D. Connolly
Director General
Radiocommunications and
Broadcasting Regulatory Branch