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Department of Industry
Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. DGTP-006-09Spectrum Allocation and Utilization Policy Regarding the Use of Certain Frequency Bands Below 1.7 GHz for a Range of Radio Applications (SP-1.7 GHz)

The purpose of this notice is to announce the release of Industry Canada's spectrum utilization policy regarding the use of certain frequency bands below 1.7 GHz, for a range of radio applications. This policy includes applications such as multi-use radio service (MURS), mobile and fixed wireless access, medical telemetry and utility telemetry. This document establishes the requirements for the use of these frequency bands based on extensive government-industry discussions, as well as previous spectrum allocation and utilization proposals (Canada Gazette Notice No. DGTP-004-05).

SP-1.7 GHz will, in accordance with the Spectrum Policy Framework for Canada, maximize the economic and social benefits that Canadians derive from the use of the radio frequency spectrum by ensuring that market forces are relied upon to the maximum extent feasible and that the spectrum is made available for a range of services that are in the public interest.

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on Industry Canada's Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

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

June 11, 2009

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Pamela Miller
Acting Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch