Archived — Notice No. DGTP-003-96

Department of Industry
Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. DGTP-003-96 - Local Multipoint Communication Systems (LMCS) in the 28 GHz Range

This notice announces the release of the paper entitled "Local Multipoint Communication Systems (LMCS) in the 28 GHz range: Policy, Authorization Procedures and Evaluation Criteria". The purpose of this document is to facilitate the timely and orderly implementation within Canada of wireless telecommunications in the 28 GHz range, by providing the policy and procedural framework within which potential service providers can submit applications. This notice and the above-noted paper initiate the selection and authorization process for Local Multipoint Communications Systems at 28 GHz by first calling for expressions of interest and subsequently, full detailed submissions from prospective licensees.

On December 24, 1994, Industry Canada issued in the Canada Gazette Notice No. DGTP-013-94 entitled "Proposed Spectrum Policy Accommodate Microwave Radio Systems, Including Local Wideband Distribution and Advanced Communication Satellites in Certain Bands Above 20 GHz". This notice sought comments on a number of issues relating to frequency bands and the types of radio system in the areas of satellite and terristrial radiocommunication systems; it also outlined general telecommunications policy objectives that would be pursued by Industry Canada. Among the matters raised for public comment regarding the implementation of 28 GHz LMCS systems for the provision of a diversity of local broadband distribution facilities were:

  • suitable frequency band(s) for LMCS;
  • amount of spectrum and designation in blocks;
  • fostering of sustainable competition and innovative service;
  • whether a range of service measures should be considered; and
  • approach for authorizing LMCS systems

In response to Notice No. DGTP-013-94, 25 submissions were recevied from interested parties. Also during the past two years, Industry Canada issued a number of experimental radio licences to test potential LMCS technologies and service distribution capability in the 28 GHz frequency band.

"Local Multipoint Communications (LMCS) Systems in the 28 GHz Range" is available electronically via the Internet at the following addresses:

World Wide Web (WWW)
http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01817.html

Copies of this document are also available from the Communications Branch, Industry Canada, 235 Queen Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H5, 613-947-7466, and from the offices of Industry Canada at Moncton, Montréal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver.

March 2, 1996

Michael Helm
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch

Jan Skora
Director General
Radiocommunications and
Broadcasting Regulatory Branch

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