Archived — Notice No. DGTP-001-01

Industry Canada

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. DGTP-001-01Spectrum Utilization Policy for Licence Exempt Wireless Devices in the Bands 46.7-46.9 GHz, 57-64 GHz and 76-77 GHz

The purpose of this notice is to announce the release of the spectrum utilization policy under the above title for the introduction of new licence exempt wireless devices in the frequency bands 46.7-46.9 GHz, 57-64 GHz and 76-77 GHz.

Background

In December 2000, Industry Canada released a consultation paper entitled Proposed Spectrum Policy for Licence Exempt Wireless Devices in the Bands 46.7-46.9 GHz, 57-64 GHz and 76-77 GHz under Canada Gazette Notice DGTP-009-00, which sought comments on proposals to designate 6200 MHz of spectrum for licence exempt (LE) wireless devices.

Comments received on this paper provided strong support to open these bands for LE wireless devices. Support was also given to the technical requirements for equipment certification which align with that of the Federal Communications Commission, thereby ensuring a greater choice of technologies available to Canadians, and facilitating the roaming of devices. Most comments received pointed to issues of clarification and precision in the technical provisions of the paper.

Based on these comments, Industry Canada is issuing a set of spectrum policy provisions for the introduction of LE-wireless devices. Concurrently, the Department has established an interim set of technical standard requirements for incorporation into the Radio Standard Specification RSS-210.

The policy document entitled Spectrum Utilization Policy for Licence Exempt Wireless Devices in the Bands 46.7-46.9 GHz, 57-64 GHz and 76-77 GHz is available electronically as follows:

World Wide Web (WWW)
http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/home

or can be obtained in hard copy (for a fee), from:

Tyrell Press Ltd.
2714, chemin Fenton
Gloucester (Ontario) K1T 3T7
courriel : sales1@tyrellpress.ca
numéro sans frais au Canada : 1-800-267-4862
numéro sans frais aux É.-U. : 1-800-574-0137
numéro mondial : 613-822-0740
numéro de télécopieur : 613-822-1089

et

DLS, Le groupe d'imprimerie St-Joseph
45, boulevard Sacré-Coeur
Hull (Québec) K1A 0S7
numéro sans frais au Canada : 1-888-562-5561
numéro de télécopieur sans frais au Canada : 1-800-565-7757
numéro mondial : 819-779-4335
numéro de télécopieur mondial : 819-779-2833

January 19, 2001

Michael Helm
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch

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