Archived — Gazette Notice DGTP-003-05

Industry Canada Announces Release of New Spectrum Resources to Accommodate Increasing Demand for Wireless Products

News Release, April 29, 2005

Industry Canada

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. DGTP-003-05Spectrum 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: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/home.

Official printed copies of gazette notices can be obtained at the Canada Gazette Web site at: www.gazette.gc.ca/index-eng.html 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

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