Archived — Gazette Notice SMSE-002-05

Industry Canada

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. SMSE-002-05Consultation Paper on the Introduction of Wireless Systems Using Ultra-wideband Technology

Introduction

The purpose of this Notice is to invite public comment on the document entitled Consultation Paper on the Introduction of Wireless Systems Using Ultra-wideband Technology announced through this Notice.

Background

Over the years, the Department has designated specific spectrum to support a wide range of licence-exempt products and devices to benefit consumers and businesses. Similarly, technical provisions have been established on an ongoing basis to enable low-power products and devices to coexist with licensed radiocommunication systems in an increasing number of frequency bands.

It has been the Canadian experience that consumers and business have a strong interest in adopting new wireless products and in having access to the latest technology and applications, so as to increase productivity and improve the standard of living.

As information and communication technologies propel the adaptation to the information economy, it is important that Canada maintains its leadership in providing access to its citizens to the best wireless services and products in both licensed and licence-exempt radiocommunication. Ultra-wideband is a new wireless technology, which could provide many benefits to consumers, businesses and industries. The introduction of such new technology requires the development of appropriate radio equipment standard specifications and certification requirements. In this case, however, concerns have been raised regarding the potential interference to radiocommunication services. In view of this, the Department hereby initiates a comprehensive consultation with the public, consumer groups, businesses, and users of the spectrum on the introduction and use of ultra-wideband systems in Canada.

Submitting Comments

Interested parties should submit their comments no later than May 6, 2005. 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: http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Respondents are requested to provide their comments in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or ASCII TXT ) to the following e-mail address, dgse-uwb@ic.gc.ca, along with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Director General, Spectrum Engineering Branch, Industry Canada, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C8.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, the title, and the notice reference number (SMSE-002-05).

Obtaining Copies

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

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

January 28, 2005

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R.W. McCaughern
Director General
Spectrum Engineering Branch

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Larry Shaw
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch

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