Gazette Notice SMSE-004-13

Department of Industry
Radiocommunication Act

Posted on Industry Canada website: June 28, 2013
Publication Date in Canada Gazette: June 29, 2013

Notice No. SMSE-004-13 — Consultation on Proposed Revisions to the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations

The purpose of this notice is to announce the release of Industry Canada’s consultation paper entitled Proposed Revisions to the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations (the Canadian Table) and to invite comments on the proposed revisions contained therein.

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 Radio Regulations.

The Canadian Table is derived from the International Table adopted by the ITU. The Canadian Table identifies the 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). WRC‑12, which took place from January 23 to February 17, 2012, adopted several changes to the frequency allocations in the International Table. WRC‑12 dealt with issues concerning the amateur, fixed, mobile, broadcasting, radiolocation, navigation, space science, broadcasting‑satellite, mobile‑satellite and 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 proposed revisions to the Canadian Table. This consultation also addresses other domestic requirements that have emerged since the Canadian Table was last updated.

Submitting comments

Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the consultation paper. Comments must be submitted by September 27, 2013. 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 www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Respondents are requested to provide their comments in XHTML format to the following e‑mail address: spectrum.engineering@ic.gc.ca. Other electronic formats, such as Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF, 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, Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch (JETN, Room 1943B), Industry Canada, 235 Queen Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H5. All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, the title and the notice reference number (SMSE-004-13).

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 www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

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

June 20, 2013

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MARC DUPUIS
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch