SP-5150 MHz — Spectrum Utilization Policy for Licence-exempt Wireless Local Area Networks in the 5 GHz Range (Issue 2)

April 2005

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Background
  3. Frequency Allocation Changes in the 5 GHz Band
  4. Policy Provisions for Licence-exempt Wireless Local Area Networks
  5. Implementation

Gazette Notice DGTP-003-05 — Spectrum Utilization Policy, Technical and Operational Requirements for Licence-exempt Wireless Local Area Networks and Other Radio Services in the 5 GHz Range


Industry Canada
Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. DGTP-003-05 — Spectrum Utilization Policy, Technical and Operational Requirements for Licence-exempt Wireless Local Area Networks and Other Radio Services in the 5 GHz Range

This Notice announces the release of Issue 2 of the spectrum utilization policy for various services in the 5 GHz range including the mobile, radiolocation, Earth exploration-satellite (active), and space research (active) services.

Introduction

In June 2003, a World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-03) was held where administrations from around the world participated in the consideration of many spectrum related radiocommunication issues. Included in the agenda of WRC-03 was the consideration of changes to the use of the 5 GHz band for a number of services and applications, including Radio Local Area Networks, the Earth exploration-satellite (active) service, space research (active) service and radiolocation service. The document, Consultation on Allocation Changes and Revisions to Spectrum Utilization Policy and Technical Rules in the 5 GHz Band, was released in February 2004 to seek public comments on proposals to adopt allocation changes, spectrum utilization policies and technical rules for the band 5150-5725 MHz in accordance with the decisions made at WRC-03.

A number of comments were received. Industry Canada has taken these comments into consideration in formulating the spectrum utilization policy. The document Spectrum Utilization Policy, Technical and Operational Requirements for Licence-exempt Wireless Local Area Networks and Other Radio Services in the 5 GHz Range (SP 5150 MHz), Issue 2 addresses the principal issues governing the use of the frequency band in the 5 GHz range and replaces Spectrum Utilization Policy for Licence Exempt Wireless Local Area Networks in the 5 GHz Range, Issue 1, October 1999.

Obtaining Copies

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

World Wide Web (WWW)
Spectrum Management and Telecommunications

Official printed copies of gazette notices can be obtained at the Canada Gazette Web site or by calling the sales counter of Canadian Government Publishing at 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

April 22, 2005

 

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Robert McCaughern
Director General
Spectrum Engineering Branch
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Larry Shaw
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch