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Industry Canada
Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. DGTP-003-09Proposed Revisions to the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations (2009 Edition)

This notice invites comments on proposals for the revision of the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations (the Canadian Table) as outlined in the above-mentioned consultation paper.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) adopts the International Table of Frequency Allocations (the International Table) as part of the international Radio Regulations. This International Table allocates radio frequency spectrum to various combinations of radio services and is revised on a periodic basis, along with other parts of the international Regulations.

The Canadian Table is derived from the International Table adopted by the ITU. The Canadian Table identifies those radio services required to meet Canadian needs and specifies, by Canadian footnote, any additional provisions for use of those services in Canada. Industry Canada revises the Canadian Table on a periodic basis, normally following an ITU World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC). The WRC-07, which took place October/November 2007, adopted a number of changes to the frequency allocations in the International Table. The Conference dealt with issues concerning amateur, mobile, radiolocation, navigation, science, broadcasting-satellite, mobile-satellite, fixed and the fixed‑satellite services. The resulting changes to the International Table require the consideration of several domestic issues. The above-mentioned consultation paper presents these issues and proposals for revision to the Canadian Table.

Submitting comments

Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the consultation paper. These comments are to be submitted by August 10, 2009. Soon 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 XHTML format to the following e-mail address: wireless@ic.gc.ca. Other electronic formats such as WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or ASCII TXT will also be accepted, along with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Director General, Telecommunications Policy Branch, Industry Canada, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C8.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, the title and notice reference number (DGTP-003-09).

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and documents referred to herein are available electronically on Industry Canada's Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site.

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

May 1, 2009

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Pamela Miller
Acting Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch