Gazette Notice DGSO-002-16

Posted on May 20, 2016

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. DGSO-002-16 — Available Personal Communications Services (PCS) Spectrum in the 2 GHz Frequency Range

Intent

The purpose of this notice is to inform interested parties of the updated list of available licences for PCS spectrum in various markets across Canada. Since 2003, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has made PCS spectrum available for licensing on a first-come, first-served (FCFS) basis. Interested parties are encouraged to view the most recent updates on the Department’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf02092.html.

Process

The Department will use the FCFS process to assign all remaining PCS spectrum and will process applications as they are received.

Licences are subject to the fees established in Canada Gazette notice DGRB-005-03, available at www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf08105.html. Fees for cellular and PCS licences are based on the amount of spectrum assigned (i.e. the number of megahertz) and the total population of the service area. Further information on the licence fees for cellular and PCS licences is available in Client Procedures Circular CPC-2-1-10, Spectrum Licence Fee Calculations for Cellular and Incumbent Personal Communications Services (PCS), at www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01291.html.

The licensee must comply on an ongoing basis with the applicable eligibility criteria in the Radiocommunication Regulations. Licence conditions are available for review at www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf02092.html.

Application details

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada asks that interested parties submit their application(s) to the following email address: ic.spectrumoperations-operationsduspectre.ic@canada.ca.

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on Innovation, Science and Economic Development 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/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html.

May 19, 2016

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PETER HILL
Director General
Spectrum Management Operations Branch

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