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Broad policy review of PCS and land-mobile spectrum to be launched this spring

News | 04/17/2001 4:00 am EDT

Industry Canada is considering a new approach to spectrum licensing, one that would result in lower fees for companies that are more spectrum efficient or operating in smaller markets, and higher fees for licensees in large urban markets. The proposal is part of a broad policy review to be gazetted this spring. The review is also expected to look at allowing spectrum licences to be divided and transferred to a third party, which would effectively create a resale market for spectrum in Canada. The department may also ask for comment on extending licence terms from five to 10 years.

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