Special Coordination Procedure for the Use of Frequency 9292875

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     Special Coordination Procedure for
     the Use of Frequency 929.2875 MHz
     for Paging Operations in the United
     States within 120 km of the United
     States/Canada Border




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            documents included herein are provided only for convenience of reference.
            This consolidation is for the guidance of those engaged in
            radiocommunications in Canada. The information contained in this
            document is subject to change without notice. While every reasonable effort
            has been made to ensure accuracy, no warranty is expressed or implied. For
            more details, please contact the Terrestrial Services Frequency
            Management Division (International Systems).

            All notes in square brackets [ ] were added for clarification purposes.

            Prepared by:

                               Industry Canada
                               Radiocommunications and
                               Broadcasting Regulatory Branch
                               300 Slater Street
                               Ottawa, Ontario
                               K1A 0C8

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Publication Date: April 1997
929.2875 MHz for Paging Operations in the United States
within 120 km of the United States/Canada Border                                          TRAA


Ottawa, Canada
K1A 0C8



                                                           1030-9

                                                           January 8, 1997




Mr. Donald H. Gips
Chief, International Bureau
Federal Communications Commission
2000 M Street, N.W., Room 800
Washington, D.C. 20554


Dear Mr. Gips:

    This is in reference to your letter December 5, 1996 and the attached Special Coordination
Procedure for the Use of Frequency 929.2875 MHz for Paging Operations in the United States
within 120 km of the United States/Canada Border (SCP).

    We have reviewed the proposal, initiated by a request from Paging Network Inc. of the United
States and Madison Telecommunications Inc. of Canada, and have found it to be acceptable.
Consequently, please find attached your copy of the jointly signed Special Coordination
Procedure.

                                                           Sincerely,



                                                           Michael D. Connolly
                                                           Director
                                                           Spectrum Management Operations
                                                           Radiocommunications and
                                                           Broadcasting Regulatory Branch




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within 120 km of the United States/Canada Border                                             TRAA


                         SPECIAL COORDINATION PROCEDURE FOR THE
                            USE OF FREQUENCY 929.2875 MHZ FOR
                          PAGING OPERATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES
                   WITHIN 120 KM OF THE UNITED STATES/CANADA BORDER



   Recognizing that the priority use of the frequency 929.2875 MHz for paging operations,
pursuant to the Interim Coordination Considerations for the Band 929-932 MHz between
Industry Canada and the Federal Communications Commission, remains with Canada;

    Considering that Madison Telecommunications, Inc. in Canada and Paging Network, Inc. in
the United States have been granted nationwide authority to use 929.2875 MHz in their
respective countries; and

    Considering that the Federal Communications Commission and Industry Canada each has
agreed in principle to the arrangement between Madison Telecommunications, Inc. and Paging
Network, Inc. as outlined in their letter dated November 6, 1996:

    It is AGREED that:

    The Federal Communications Commission may authorize the use of 929.2875 MHz for paging
operations between Line A and the U.S./Canada border (hereinafter “the coordination zone”), to
the U.S. licensee that has nationwide authority for use of that channel, provided that the following
conditions are placed on such authorizations:

-   U.S. stations within the coordination zone established under this special procedure, may be
    operated only in accordance with the technical criteria contained in Interim Coordination
    Considerations for the Band 929-932 MHz;

-   agreement will be reached between the U.S. and the Canadian licensees for each proposed
    U.S. station on 929.2875 MHz within the coordination zone before it is placed in operation;

-   the Canadian licensee has priority use of 929.2875 MHz in the border area and use of the
    frequency by the U.S. licensee within the coordination zone must not adversely affect any
    Canadian operations;

-   no service may be offered by the U.S. licensee within Canada; and

-   in the event of any harmful interference from U.S. operations to Canadian operations on
    929.2875 MHz within the coordination zone, the U.S. licensee would take immediate action
    to resolve the situation.




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within 120 km of the United States/Canada Border                                        TRAA


   This procedure is accepted as an understanding between Industry Canada and the Federal
Communications Commission and becomes effective on the date of signature by representatives of
both agencies.



__________________________________                        ______________________________
Donald H. Gips                                            M.D. Connolly
Chief, International Bureau                               Director, Spectrum Management
Federal Communications Commission                         Industry Canada



Date: December 5, 1996                                    Date: January 10, 1997




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within 120 km of the United States/Canada Border                                           TRAA


                          FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                                WASHINGTON, D.C. 20554

                                                            (202) 418-0420
                                                            (202) 418-2818 (fax)

                                                            December 5, 1996
Mr. Michael D. Connolly, Director
Spectrum Management Operations
Radiocommunications & Broadcasting
Regulatory Branch, Industry Canada
300 Slater Street
Ottawa, Canada
K1A 0C8

Dear Mr. Connolly:

    The Federal Communications Commission has received a coordination request from Paging
Network, Inc. (PageNet), an FCC licensee authorized to provide nationwide service within the
U.S. below Line A on the frequency 929.2875 MHz. PageNet is seeking approval to use that
same frequency for paging operations in the U.S. north of Line A. Such use is restricted by the
Interim Coordination Considerations for the Band 929-932 MHz, signed September 14, 1983,
which governs the use of paging channels in the border area. Subsequent amendment to that
Arrangement established a mechanism that afforded relaxation of the frequency-use plan, on a
case by case basis, through the exchange of documents referred to as “special coordination
procedures” (SCP). Each SCP requires joint approval by Industry Canada and the FCC.

    Accompanying its request, PageNet has supplied correspondence to indicate that it has
established an arrangement with its Canadian business associate, Madison Telecommunications,
Inc. The FCC supports the PageNet proposal and requests that Industry Canada make a
determination regarding its acceptability.

    Should your review lead to an affirmative conclusion, attached for your concurrence is the
Special Coordination Procedure for the Use of Frequency 929.2875 MHz for Paging Operations
in the United States within 120 km of the U.S./Canada Border. Please confirm your acceptance
of the above document as an understanding between our two Agencies by signing it and returning
one signed copy to me. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

                                                            Sincerely yours,

                                                            Donald H. Gips
                                                            Bureau Chief
Attachments: Special Coordination Procedure (2)
             Joint Attestation of Business Arrangement


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