RSS-195 — Wireless Communications Service Equipment Operating in the Bands 2305-2320 MHz and 2345-2360 MHz

1. Scope

This Radio Standard Specification (RSS) sets out certification requirements for radio transmitters and receivers of Wireless Communications Service (WCS) systems operating in the bands 2305-2320 MHz and 2345-2360 MHz. WCS systems are used for the provision of local broadband access services in digital, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint configurations.

2. General Information

A Technical Acceptance Certificate (TAC) issued by the Certification and Engineering Bureau of Industry Canada or a certificate issued by a recognized Certification Body (CB) is required, pursuant to subsection 4(2) of the Radiocommunication Act, and to the Radiocommunication Regulations.

Before certification is granted, the applicant must show that the applicable Industry Canada standards have been complied with.

2.1 Licensing Requirements

The equipment is subject to licensing, pursuant to subsection 4(1) of the Radiocommunication Act.

2.2 Inquiries Concerning this Standard

Inquiries concerning this Standard may be directed to Industry Canada's local office or to:

Manager, Radio Equipment Standards
Industry Canada
300 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0C8
Telephone: (613) 990-4699
Fax: (613) 991-3961

2.3 Inquiries Concerning Equipment Certification

Inquiries concerning equipment certification should be directed to:

Chief, Certification and Engineering Bureau
Industry Canada
3701 Carling Avenue (Building 94)
P.O. Box 11490, Station "H"
Ottawa, Ontario
K2H 8S2
Telephone: (613) 990-4389
Fax: (613) 990-4752

2.4 Inquiries Concerning Licensing

Inquiries concerning licensing requirements should be directed to your local Industry Canada office (see RIC-66).

2.5 Related Documents

The following documents should be consulted: 
Document Title
CS-03: Specification for Terminal Equipment, Terminal Systems, Network Protection Devices, Connection Arrangements and Hearing Aids Compatibility
DC-01 Procedure for Declaration of Conformity and Registration of Terminal Equipment
RIC-66:  Addresses and Telephone Numbers of Regional and District Offices
RSP-100:  Radio Equipment Certification Procedure
RSS-102 Evaluation Procedure for Mobile and Portable Radio Transmitters with Respect to Health Canada's Safety Code 6 for Exposure of Humans to Radio Frequency Fields
RSS-135 Digital Scanner Receivers
RSS-212 Test Facilities and Test Methods for Radio Equipment
RSS-215 Analogue Scanner Receivers
SRSP-302.3 Technical Requirements for Wireless Communications Service Operating in the Bands 2305-2320 MHz and 2345-2360 MHz
TRC-49 Certification Service Fees
Information on the Application of the Telecommunications Apparatus Technical Assessment and Testing Fees Order Made under the Financial Administration Act

2.6 Availability of Documents

Industry Canada documents are available on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at:, in Official Publications.

Assistance regarding this Web site is available by e-mail at

2.7 Definition of Bandwidth

Occupied bandwidth is the width of a frequency band such that, below the lower and above the upper frequency limits, the mean powers emitted are each equal to 0.5% of the emitted power. This is also known as the 99% emission bandwidth.

Necessary Bandwidth is the width of the frequency band which is just sufficient to ensure the transmission of information at the rate and with the quality required under specified conditions for a given class of emission.

3. Certification Requirements

3.1 Application for Certification

The application for certification shall be prepared and submitted in accordance with RSP-100, or appropriate CB equivalent. A test report shall be submitted with the application for certification. For receiver certification, a detailed test report is not necessary; it is only required to report the receiver tuning range or ranges, and the spurious emission levels.

3.2 Test Report

The test report shall contain the following information and/or measurements:

  1. the unit's documentation (e.g. schematics, user manual, etc.);
  2. a list of all test instruments used, identifying the instrument manufacturer, type and model number;
  3. the test voltage;
  4. the test frequencies;
  5. the frequency stability and supporting information;
  6. the maximum transmitter power and testing method used;
  7. the type of modulation with a brief description giving any information useful for the understanding of the device such as the bit rate, symbol rate, and necessary bandwidth.
  8. the occupied bandwidth, sub-block bandwidth and the emission designator;
  9. the antenna polarization;
  10. all the measurement results that address the requirements of other applicable RSSs; and
  11. any additional information that is needed to better understand the operation of the equipment under consideration.

3.3 Frequency Plan

More information on the frequency plan, including FDD and TDD requirements, is outlined in SRSP-302.3.

3.4 Typical Transmitter Output Powers

The transmitter output power must be such that it complies with the e.i.r.p. requirements specified in SRSP-302.3.

3.5 Types of Modulation

The modulation used shall be digital.