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Archived — Gazette Notice DGTP-004-05

Comments Received

Department of Industry

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. DGTP-004-05Proposals and Changes to the Spectrum in Certain Bands Below 1.7 GHz

The purpose of this notice is to announce a consultation paper which makes provisional and proposed changes to allocations in the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations, and to the spectrum utilization of certain frequency bands below 1.7 GHz for several radio applications.

On several of the provisional changes and proposals, the Department received strong support after extensive industry debate. In particular, the band 220-222 MHz has been given significant attention.

Industry Canada invites public comment on the provisional changes and proposals outlined in the consultation paper that cover radio applications such as multi-use radios (MURS), trunked mobile and fixed wireless access applications, medical telemetry and utility telemetry applications.

Interested parties should submit their comments by January 25, 2006 for provisional decisions and by April 19, 2006 for all policy proposals. Shortly after the close of the comment period, all comments received will be posted on Industry Canada's Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at:

Submitting Comments

Respondents are requested to provide their comments in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or ASCII TXT) to the following email address:, along with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Director General, Telecommunications Policy Branch, Industry Canada, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C8.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, publication date, the title, and the notice reference number (DGTP-004-05).

Obtaining Copies

Copies of this notice and documents referred to are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at:

Official printed copies of Canada Gazette notices can be obtained from the Canada Gazette Web site at: or by calling the sales counter of Canadian Government Publishing at 819-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

November 29, 2005

Larry Shaw
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch

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