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Moratorium on MDS spectrum licensing issued, more on the horizon

News | 07/09/2003 4:00 am EDT

Industry Canada has halted the licensing of spectrum in two major bands as it prepares to undertake a comprehensive review of under-used and unused blocks of airwaves. Late last month, the department sent a letter to the CRTC informing the commission that it had imposed a moratorium on multipoint distribution services (MDS) spectrum licensing in regions of the country where MDS broadcast distribution licences have not been issued. A Gazette Notice is expected to be issued within the next calendar quarter.

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