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Department soon to initiate call for interest in launching new DBS satellite

News | 06/11/2002 4:00 am EDT
Within the next couple of weeks, Industry Canada will initiate a call for expressions of interest to launch and operate a new direct broadcast service (DBS) satellite using the soon-to-be-available broadcasting satellite service (BSS) band (17.3-17.8 GHz). At the beginning of April, the government filed documents with the International Telecommunication Union to gain access to the spectrum at a number of orbital positions.

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