Gazette Notice SLPB-002-17

Posted on June 15, 2017
Publication Date in Canada Gazette: June 17, 2017

Notice No. SLPB-002-17 — Consultation on a Licence Renewal Process for Advanced Wireless Services and other Spectrum

Intent

The intent of this notice is to announce a public consultation through Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada's (ISED) document entitled Consultation on Licence Renewal Process for Advanced Wireless Services and other Spectrum. This document sets out ISED's proposals regarding the renewal of licences in the following spectrum bands:

  1. advanced wireless services 1710-1755 MHz/2110-2155 MHz (AWS-1);
  2. personal communications services (PCS) extension bands 1910-1915 MHz/1990-1995 MHz (G Block); and
  3. the band 1670-1675 MHz (I Block).

Comments are being sought on all aspects related to the renewal of these licences.

Submitting comments

To ensure consideration, parties should submit their comments no later than July 25, 2017. Respondents are asked to provide their comments in electronic format (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) to the following email address: ic.spectrumauctions-encheresduspectre.ic@canada.ca. Soon after the close of the comment period, all comments will be posted on ISED's Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at http://www.ised.gc.ca/spectrum. All comments will be reviewed and considered by ISED in order to arrive at its decisions regarding the above-mentioned proposals.

ISED will also provide interested parties with the opportunity to reply to comments from other parties. Reply comments will be accepted until August 14, 2017.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Senior Director, Spectrum Licensing and Auction Operations, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, 235 Queen Street, 6th floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H5.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, the title and the notice reference number (SLPB-002-17).

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at http://www.ised.gc.ca/spectrum.

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed at http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html.

May 25, 2017

HEATHER HALL
Acting Director General
Spectrum Licensing Policy Branch

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