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Industry Canada

Telecommunications Act

Notice No. SMSE-014-04 - CS-03, Issue 9

Notice is hereby given that Industry Canada is releasing Issue 9 of Compliance Specification 03 (CS-03) . This issue includes the following changes:

  1. All seven amendments made to CS-03, Issue 8, namely:

    Amendment 1 - April 4, 1998,
    Amendment 2 - March 27, 1999,
    Amendment 3 - November 27, 1999,
    Amendment 4 - March 3, 2001,
    Amendment 5 - March 9, 2002,
    Amendment 6 - June 8, 2002,
    Amendment 7 - July 24, 2004.

  2. Part III has changed as follows:
    1. The wiring configuration specifications have been deleted and replaced with a reference to the Connector Wiring Configuration Catalog T1.TR.5;
    2. The prefix "CA" in all USOC codes has been replaced with the prefix "RJ", and
    3. The mechanical specifications have been deleted and replaced with a reference to Section 6.1 of TIA-968-A.
  3. Part I, Section 3.4.6:

    The out-of-band metallic voltage limit for analogue voiceband equipment has been extended from 6 MHz to 30 MHz.

  4. Part I, Section 3.10.1:

    The stuttered dial tone detection requirements have been changed and made the same as TIA 968-A, Section

  5. Part I, Section 3.4.1:

    The maximum transmitted power for signals other than live voice over two-wire and four-wire lossless tie trunks has been relaxed from from -15 dBm to -11 dBm.

  6. Part I, Table 3.4(c); Part II, Table 3.6:;Allowable Net Amplification Between Ports

    This table has been revised to reflect the changes made in 5 and 6 above. This table has also been added to Part VI and Part VII to clarify the through transmission requirements.

  7. Part II, Section 3.6.3; Part VI, Section 3.5.2; and Part VII, Section 3.2.4: 

    The -12 dBm signal power limit for encoded analogue content has been relaxed as follows:
    -6 dBm for V.90 and V.92 modems, and
    -9 dBm for all signals other than live voice, V.90 or V.92 modems or network control signals.

  8. The requirements for VDSL terminal equipment, issued as Provisional on January 15, 2003, have been incorporated in Part VIII.

Changes 5, 6 and 7 are the same as the technical changes adopted by ACTA in Addendum TIA-968-A-1.

Issue 9 of CS-03 will come into effect upon publication of this notice.

Interested parties should submit their comments within 75 days of the date of publication of this notice. Shortly after the close of the comment period, all comments received will be posted on Industry Canada's Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at:

Submitting Comments

Respondents are requested to provide their comments in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or ASCII TXT) to the following email address: along with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Chairman of the Terminal Attachment Programme Advisory Committee (TAPAC), 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, KIA 0C8. All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, publication date, the title, and the notice reference number (SMSE-014-04).

Obtaining Copies

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

Official printed copies of gazette notices can be obtained from the Canada Gazette Web site at: or by calling the sales counter of Canadian Government Publishing at 819-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

November 3, 2004

R.W. McCaughern
Director General
Spectrum Engineering Branch

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