Gazette Notice DGSO-001-18

Notice No. DGSO-001-18 — Consultation on Licence Fees for Fixed Point-to-Point Radio Systems

Intent

The intent of this notice is to announce a public consultation through Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada's (ISED) document entitled DGSO-001-18, Consultation on Licence Fees for Fixed Point-to-Point Radio Systems. Through the release of this document, ISED is initiating a consultation on modernizing the radio licence fee model for fixed point-to-point systems and their associated fees. These systems support data traffic carried by current and future 5G networks which will demand even more capacity. ISED seeks comments on modernizing the fee model with a view to increasing spectrum efficiencies, utilization and flexibility.

Submitting comments

Interested parties should submit their comments no later than January 4, 2019. Respondents are asked to provide their comments in electronic format (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) by email. Soon after the close of the comment period, all comments will be posted on ISED's Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website. ISED will also provide interested parties with the opportunity to reply to comments from other parties. Reply comments will be accepted no later than 15 days after initial comments are posted.

Written submissions should be addressed to:

Senior Director
Spectrum Management Operations Branch
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 reference number of this notice (DGSO-001-18).

Obtaining copies

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

Official versions of notices can be viewed on the Canada Gazette website.

November 15, 2018

 

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ERIC PARSONS
Senior Director
Spectrum Management Operations Branch

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