CB Notice 2017-02

TO: Certification Bodies recognized by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)

RE: Publication of RSS-247, Issue 2

The purpose of this notice is to announce that Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has published the following standard:

  • Radio Standards Specification 247 (RSS-247), Issue 2, Digital Transmission Systems (DTSs), Frequency Hopping Systems (FHSs) and Licence-Exempt Local Area Network (LE-LAN) Devices, sets out certification requirements for radio apparatus operating in the bands 902-928 MHz, 2400-2483.5 MHz and 5725-5850 MHz employing frequency hopping, digital modulation and/or a combination (hybrid) of both techniques. It also includes licence-exempt local area network (LE-LAN) devices operating in the bands 5150-5250 MHz, 5250-5350 MHz, 5470-5725 MHz and 5725-5850 MHz.

  • It should be noted that a transition period ending six (6) months following the publication of RSS-247, Issue 2, on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum is being provided. During that time, compliance with either RSS-247, Issue 2 or RSS-247 Issue 1, will be accepted. After that time, only applications for certification of equipment under RSS-247, Issue 2 will be accepted.

    Important information

    This standard came into effect as of February 23, 2017 for the purposes of certifying new equipment.

    Certification Bodies have one year from the date of publication to amend their recognized scope of accreditation to reflect the new issue of these standards in accordance with Industry Canada procedures for conformity assessment bodies.

    Submitting comments

    Interested parties are requested to provide their comments on RSS-247 within 90 days of the date of publication of this notice using the online General Inquiry form, at www.ic.gc.ca/res_general. Comments and suggestions for improving these standards may be submitted online, using the Standard Change Request form, at www.ic.gc.ca/res_change.

    Obtaining copies

    Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

    Hughes Nappert
    Manager, Regulatory Standards
    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
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