December 4, 2007

Public Comment Invited on Draft MIC Instruction to Amend Part of the Examination Standards Relating to the Radio Law

Introduction of radio stations using the fixed regional band
In view of the introduction of broadband mobile wireless access systems, MIC has recently developed the draft MIC instruction to amend part of the Examination Standards Relating to the Radio Law, in regard to radio stations that use 2.5 GHzgigahertz band (fixed regional band).

MIC thus invites public comment on the draft amendment from today to Monday, January 7, 2008.

1. Outline
(1) For the introduction of broadband mobile wireless access systems, examination standards to facilitate examination of license applications for radio stations using the fixed regional band are to be established based on the License Policy for Radio Stations Using 2.5 GHzgigahertz Band, which was finalized on July 11, 2007.
(2) Other necessary provisions will be developed.

2. Invitation procedure
(1) Target of public comment invitation
Draft MIC Instruction to Amend Part of the Examination Standards Relating to the Radio Law (MIC Instruction No. 67 of January 6, 2001)
(2) Invitation closing date
5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2008 (Mail applications must be postmarked no later than Monday, January 7, 2008.)

3. Future schedule
After the invitation closing date, MIC will promptly consider the contributed comments and amend the examination standards.

MIC will announce the date it will start accepting license applications as soon as preparations are complete.

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International Policy Division,
International Affairs Department
Telecommunications Bureau, MIC
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