Gazette Notice DGSO-002-19

Notice No. DGSO-002-19 — Consultation on the Spectrum Licence Renewal Process for Non-Auctioned Broadband Radio Services (BRS) Licences

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 the Spectrum Licence Renewal Process for Non-Auctioned Broadband Radio Services (BRS) Licences. Through the release of this document, ISED is initiating a consultation on the renewal process for spectrum licences in the 2500 MHz band (2500 – 2690 MHz) for broadband radio services (BRS), specifically, converted Multipoint Communications System (MCS) and Multipoint Distribution Services (MDS) licences that expire March 31, 2021.

ISED seeks comments on all aspects related to the renewal of these licences, along with supporting rationale.

Submitting comments

Interested parties should submit their comments no later than May 30, 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 June 14, 2019.

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-002-19).

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.

ERIC PARSONS
Senior Director
Spectrum Management Operations Branch

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