Notice 2020-DRS006

January 24, 2020

Publication of RSS-222, Issue 2 and DBS-01, Issue 2

Notice is hereby given that Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has published the following standard and specification:

  • Radio Standards Specification RSS-222, Issue 2, White Space Devices which sets out the certification requirements for licence-exempt, radio apparatus operating in the frequency bands 54-72 MHz, 76-88 MHz, 174-216 MHz, 470-608 MHz and 657-663 MHz, known as white space devices (WSDs).
  • Database Specification DBS-01, Issue 2, White Space Database Specifications which sets out the technical requirements for the designation of a database capable of identifying available channels for use by white space devices (WSD) in the white space frequency bands (i.e. 54-72 MHz, 76-88 MHz, 174-216 MHz, 470-608 MHz and 657-663 MHz).

General information

The Radio Equipment Standards list will be amended accordingly.

As no major changes have been made in the new version of this RSS standard, Certification bodies should ensure that this version is added to their scope during the next assessment cycle.


Submitting comments

Comments and suggestions for improving this standard and/or specification may be submitted online, using the Standard Change Request form.


Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site.


Yan Losier
Manager, Telecom Equipment Regulatory Requirements,
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
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