Exchange of Letters for Arrangement H through N, Q and R

May 1, 2013

Mr. Julius Genachowski
Chairman of the
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20554
U.S.A.

Dear Mr. Genachowski,

In connection with the ongoing meetings of the United States of America-Canada Radio Technical Liaison Committee (RTLC), officials of the (FCC) and Industry Canada (IC) have discussed and exchanged information in an effort to reach several new arrangements regarding the coordination of radiocommunication services in a number of frequency bands.  During these meetings, FCC and IC staff reached an understanding on draft text for these new arrangements, H through N, inclusive, and Q and R, attached to this letter (the “Arrangements”).

The Arrangements were drafted in accordance with the Agreement between the United States of America and Canada on the Coordination and Use of Radio Frequencies Above 30 Megacycles per Second, effected by exchange of notes at Ottawa on October 24, 1962.  The Arrangements may become a part of that treaty or part of a potential replacement agreement and will be further reviewed by legal officers in this regard.   Although the format of the attached Arrangements may change, the technical and procedural provisions provide a basis for allowing licensees to implement services. 

Taking the above into account, Canada intends to apply the operational provisions of these Arrangements, on an interim basis, to facilitate sharing and coordination of frequency spectrum.  I would ask the FCC to confirm that it intends to take the same course of action in this regard so that IC and FCC can start to implement the appropriate inter-agency procedures.

Sincerely,

Kelly Gillis
Senior Assistant Deputy Minister
Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications

Enclosures


Attachments:

Draft Arrangement H: Draft Sharing Arrangement between the Department of Industry of Canada and the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America Concerning the use of the Frequency Bands 1850-1915 MHz and 1920-1995 MHz by Personal Communications Services along the Canada-United States Border

Draft Arrangement I: Draft Sharing Arrangement between the Department of Industry of Canada and the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America Concerning the use of the Frequency Bands 1710-1755 MHz and 2110-2155 MHz by Advanced Wireless Services along the Canada-United States Border

Draft Arrangement J: Draft Sharing Arrangement between the Department of Industry of Canada and the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America Concerning the use of the Frequency Band 1670-1675 MHz by Fixed and Mobile (except Aeronautical Mobile) Services along the Canada-United States Border

Draft Arrangement K: Draft Sharing Arrangement between the Department of Industry of Canada and the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America Concerning the use of the Frequency Band 1427-1432 MHz by Telemetry Systems and Subscriber Radio Systems in the Fixed Service along the Canada-United States Border

Draft Arrangement L: Draft Sharing Arrangement between the Department of Industry of Canada and the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America Concerning the use of the Frequency Band 4940-4990 MHz by the Mobile and Fixed Services along the Canada-United States Border

Draft Arrangement M: Draft Sharing Arrangement between the Department of Industry of Canada and the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America Concerning the use of the Frequency Bands 2155-2162 MHz and 2500-2690 MHz by terrestrial stations along the Canada-United States Border

Draft Arrangement N: Draft Sharing Arrangement between the Department of Industry of Canada and the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America Concerning the use of the Frequency Bands 849-851 MHz and 894-896 MHz by Air-Ground Systems along the Canada-United States Border

Draft Arrangement Q: Draft Sharing Arrangement between The Department of Industry of Canada and the of the United States of America Concerning the Use of the Frequency Bands 768–776 and 798-806 MHz by the Land Mobile Service Along the Canada-United States Border

Draft Arrangement R: Draft Sharing Arrangement between the Department Of Industry Of Canada and the of the United States of America Concerning the Use of the Frequency Band 3650-3700 MHz by the Fixed and Mobile Services Along the Canada-United States Border

Julius Genachowski
Chairman


May 10, 2013

Ms. Kelly Gillis
Senior Assistant Deputy Minister
Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications
Industry Canada
Jean Edmonds Tower North
300 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0C8

Dear Ms. Gillis:

Thank you for your letter of May 1, 2013, and the attached drafts of Arrangements H through N inclusive, Q, and R regarding the coordination of telecommunications services in a number of frequency bands along our common border. In response, I can confirm that the concurs with the proposals set forth in your letter, and agree that the content of those proposals is effective as of the date of this letter.

Sincerely,

 

Julius Genachowski

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