Gazette Notice SLPB-001-17

Posted on June 5, 2017
Publication Date in Canada Gazette: June 17, 2017

Notice No. SLPB-001-17 — Consultation on Releasing Millimetre Wave Spectrum to Support 5G

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 Releasing Millimetre Wave Spectrum to Support 5G. Through the release of this document, ISED is hereby initiating a consultation on releasing millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum in the 28 GHz, 37-40 GHz and 64-71 GHz frequency bands to support the deployment of 5th generation (5G) wireless networks and systems.

Submitting comments

To ensure consideration, parties should submit their comments no later than August 4, 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 website 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.

The Department will also provide interested parties with the opportunity to reply to comments from other parties. Reply comments will be accepted until September 8, 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-001-17).

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on ISED's Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website 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.

June 5, 2017

FIONA GILFILLAN
Director General
Spectrum Licensing Policy Branch

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