Notice 2020-DRS005January 23, 2020
Amendment to RSS-191, Issue 3Notice is hereby given that Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has published the following under Radio Standards Specification RSS-191, Issue 3, Local Multipoint Communication Systems in the Bands 25.35-28.35 GHz; Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint Broadband Communication Systems in the Bands 24.25-24.45 GHz and 25.05-25.25 GHz and Point-to-Multipoint Broadband Communications in the Band 38.6-40.0 GHz
Note (effective January 21, 2020): RSS-191 is currently under revision. Certification under RSS-191 for fixed systems, including local multipoint communication systems (LMCS), in the band 25.35-28.35 GHz is no longer required. However, the technical requirements contained in SRSP-325.25 Technical Requirements for Fixed Radio Systems Operating in the Bands 25.25-26.5 GHz and 27.5-28.35 GHz continue to apply for all fixed systems in the relevant bands. In addition, there are moratoriums in place on issuing new terrestrial service licences in the frequency bands 26.5-27.5 GHz, 27.5-28.35 GHz and 37-40 GHz as described in SLPB-003-19, Decision on Releasing Millimetre Wave Spectrum to Support 5G. Developmental licence applications will continue to be considered for these frequency bands. All relevant modifications will be incorporated in future issues of applicable RSS and/or SRSP.
The above notice reflects the Department's decision to:
- no longer use the term LMCS as per SP-25.25 GHz, Spectrum Utilization Policy, Decisions on the Band 25.25-28.35 GHz;
- specify in SRSP-325.25 the technical requirements for fixed system equipment operating in the frequency bands 25.25-26.5 GHz and 27.5-28.35 GHz instead of RSS-191; and,
- assign the frequency bands 26.5-27.5 GHz, 27.5-28.35 GHz and 37-40 GHz for flexible use as per SLPB-003-19, Decision on Releasing Millimetre Wave Spectrum to Support 5G.
These decisions will be reflected in the next release of RSS-191 to support flexible use in the millimetre wave spectrum.
Manager, Regulatory Standards,
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
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