Posted on December 19, 2017
Publication Date in Canada Gazette: December 30, 2017
Notice No. SLPB-009-17 - Licensing Framework for Residual Spectrum Licences in the 700 MHz, 2500 MHz, 2300 MHz and PCS-G Bands
The intent of this notice is to announce the release of the document entitled Licensing Framework for Residual Spectrum Licences in the 700 MHz, 2500 MHz, 2300 MHz and PCS-G Bands, which sets out Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada's (ISED) decisions with respect to the auction process for residual spectrum licences in the cited bands. In particular, the document announces the decisions related to the licensing process, auction format and rules, and the conditions of licence applicable to the bands.
This document (hereinafter referred to as the Framework) is the result of the consultation process initiated through Canada Gazette notice SLPB-003-17, Consultation on a Licensing Framework for Residual Spectrum Licences in the 700 MHz, 2500 MHz, 2300 MHz, PCS and 1670-1675 MHz Bands.
For a limited period of time, ISED will accept written questions seeking clarification of the rules and policies set out in the Framework. Written questions will be accepted until January 16, 2018. Written questions and responses will be made public on ISED's Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site. Every effort will be made to post the questions received, along with responses, in the shortest time frame possible. Questions that are of a similar nature and subject matter may be grouped and summarized. Questions regarding bidding procedures will be addressed in mail-out packages intended for qualified bidders, and will not be included in this clarification process unless they are deemed to be critical information for potential bidders requiring an immediate response. These answers will be considered as clarification of the policies set out in the Framework. Applicants are encouraged to submit questions as soon as possible.
ISED may also amend or supplement the auction rules and procedures contained in the Framework. Any such amendment or supplement will be published on ISED's Web site and will be sent to all qualified bidders.
Questions regarding this auction may be sent to the Senior Director, Spectrum Licensing and Auction Operations.
These answers will be considered as clarification of the policies and as amendments or supplements to the rules set out in the Framework.
Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on ISED's Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site.
Official versions of notices can be viewed on the Canada Gazette Web site.
December 19 , 2017
Spectrum Licensing Policy Branch