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Industry Canada releases satellite services licensing framework

OTTAWA – Industry Canada on Tuesday released its decisions on the licensing framework for fixed-satellite service (FSS), broadcasting-satellite service (BSS), and a revised fee proposal. The document contains decisions related to changes in various elements of Industry Canada’s satellite licensing framework, including: - the use of a new first-come, first-served process to assign satellite spectrum, including for FSS and BSS spectrum; - the licence and fee regime applicable to assignments of FSS and BSS spectrum; and - the obligations associated with FSS and BSS satellite licences.