Archived—Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations 9 kHz to 275 GHz (2005 Edition)

Canadian Footnotes

The complete set of Canadian footnotes to the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations are listed hereafter. This includes new Canadian footnotes and any modifications or suppression of footnotes. Changes to the Canadian footnotes are identified by the indicator (CAN-04) and (CAN-05).

C1 Users of frequencies below 9 kHz shall ensure that no harmful interference is caused to the services to which the bands above 9 kHz are allocated.

C2 Scientific researchers using frequencies below 9 kHz are urged to advise the Department in order that such research may be afforded all practicable protection from harmful interference.

C3 Additional Allocation: In the band 2065–2107 kHz, the fixed service is also allocated on a primary basis provided that no harmful interference is caused to the maritime mobile service, stations of the fixed service communicate only within Canada's national borders, and they employ a mean power not exceeding 50 watts.

C4 Additional Allocation: In the bands 6 200–6 213.5 kHz and 6 220.5–6 525 kHz, the fixed service is allocated on a primary basis and can be used on an exceptional basis provided that no harmful interference is caused to the maritime mobile service, stations of the fixed service communicate only within Canada's national borders, and they employ a mean power not exceeding 50 watts.

C5 For the exclusive use of the Government of Canada.

C5A The use of the radiolocation service is limited to Government of Canada shipborne radar operations. These operations are not permitted on inland waters of Canada.

C6 The use of the band 10 100–10 150 kHz by the Amateur service in Canada is not in accordance with the international frequency allocations. Canadian Amateur operations shall not cause interference to fixed service operations of other administrations and if such interference should occur, the Amateur service may be required to cease operations. The Amateur service in Canada may not claim protection from interference by the fixed service operations of other administrations.

C7 (CAN-04) International Footnote 5.317A provides Administrations with the flexibility to implement International Mobile Technology (IMT) 2000 in parts of the band 806–960 MHz which are allocated to the mobile service on a primary basis. For the time being, the application of 5.317A is limited to the bands designated for cellular mobile telephony and trunked mobile systems. The bands 824–849 MHz and 869–894 MHz are designated for cellular telephony services and the bands 806–821 MHz, 851–866 MHz, 896–901 MHz and 935–940 MHz are designated for trunked mobile services and, as such, can evolve to accommodate IMT-2000 service capabilities.

C8 (CAN-04) The band 7 400–7 450 kHz is allocated to the fixed service on a primary basis and to the land mobile service on a secondary basis until 29 March 2009.

C9 In the bands 5 900–5 950 kHz, 7 300–7 kHz, 9 400–9 500 kHz, 11 600–11 650 kHz, 12 050–12 100 kHz, 13 570–13 600 kHz, 13 800–13 870 kHz, 15 600–15 800 kHz, 17 480–17 550 kHz and 18 900–19 020 kHz, existing services may continue to operate after 1 April 2007 communicating only within national borders, provided that harmful interference is not caused to existing or planned broadcasting services.

C10 Additional Allocation: In the band 420–430 MHz, the radiolocation service is also allocated on a secondary basis. The Department may authorize this use of the radiolocation service in coastal and off-shore regions of Canada where such radiolocation operations can not be fully accommodated in the band 430–450 MHz.

C11 In the band 219–220 MHz, the amateur service is permitted on a secondary basis. In the band 220–222 MHz, the amateur service may be permitted in exceptional circumstances on a secondary basis to assist in disaster relief efforts.

C12 (CAN-03) The band 2 360–2 400 MHz is designated for Mobile Aeronautical Telemetry Service (MATS) applications. The Government of Canada has priority on the use of this band. Access to spectrum by other entities for MATS may be permitted subject to coordination with the Government of Canada systems.

C13 (CAN-03) The bands 2 305–2 320 MHz and 2 345–2 360 MHz are designated for Wireless Communication Service (WCS) applications under the fixed and mobile service allocations. Use of these bands is subject to domestic spectrum utilization policy.

C13A (CAN-05) Additional Allocation: The band 2 320–2 345 MHz is also allocated to the broadcasting satellite service (sound) and complementary terrestrial broadcasting service on a primary basis. Spectrum utilization policies provide the inter-service relationship with respect to broadcasting service operation.

C14 In the band 2 850–2 900 MHz, operations of the maritime radionavigation service are limited to shore based radars.

C15 (CAN-03) In the band 3 450–3 500 MHz, in certain locations in Canada the radiolocation service has priority over the fixed service. The Department will identify through spectrum policy the general area of radiolocation system operation.

C16 In the band 10.7–10.95 GHz, users of the fixed-satellite service are urged, in their planning of operations, to give all practicable protection to the passive operations in the adjacent band 10.6 -10.7 GHz.

C16A (CAN-04) In the band 4500–4800 MHz the use of the fixed and mobile services by the Government of Canada in the vicinity of major military bases has priority over the use of the fixed-satellite service. The use of the fixed-satellite service in this band shall be limited to applications that pose minimal constraints on the deployment of fixed and mobile service systems by the GoC in the vicinity of major military bases.

C16B (CAN-00) Geostationary orbit networks principally providing domestic fixed-satellite services utilize the conventional bands 11.45–12.2 GHz and 19.7–20.2 GHz in the space-to-Earth direction and paired, respectively, with the bands 13.75–14.50 GHz and 29.5–30.0 GHz in the Earth-to-space direction. Broadcasting satellite networks providing domestic services utilize the band 12.2–12.7 GHz in the space-to-Earth direction. Domestic implementation of non-geostationary fixed-satellite services in these bands will conform to future ITU Radio Regulations and operating criteria for sharing between services and systems. In addition, non-geostationary fixed-satellite service (FSS) use of the band 11.45–11.7 GHz which is shared with the fixed service on a coordinated basis will be governed by spectrum utilization policies which will be formulated in future.

C16C (CAN-00) The use of the bands 10.7–10.95 GHz in the space-to-Earth direction and 13.0–13.15 GHz and 13.2–13.25 GHz in the Earth-to-space direction by the fixed-satellite service, includes feeder links for mobile-satellite space stations.

C16D (CAN-05) In the bands 17.8–18.3 GHz and 19.3–19.7 GHz the use of spectrum for the fixed service has priority over the use of the fixed-satellite service. Use of the spectrum for fixed-satellite service shall be limited to applications that pose minimal constraints on the deployment of fixed services. Earth stations that comply with these requirements will be coordinated and may be granted radio authorization on a case-by-case basis.

C16E (CAN-04) In the band 18.3–19.3 GHz use of the fixed-satellite service has priority over use of the fixed service. Use of the fixed service in this band shall be limited to applications that pose minimal constraints on the deployment of fixed-satellite services. Domestic implementation of fixed-satellite services in the band 18.8–19.3 GHz will be governed by spectrum utilization policies to be developed. These policies will take regional developments into consideration in the designation and authorization of spectrum for particular systems and technologies.

C16F (CAN-04) In the bands 28.35–29.1 GHz and 29.25–29.5 GHz use of the fixed-satellite service has priority over use of the fixed service. Use of the fixed service in this band shall be limited to applications that pose minimal constraints on the deployment of fixed-satellite services. Domestic implementation of fixed-satellite services in the band 28.6–29.1 GHz will be governed by spectrum utilization policies to be developed. These policies will take regional developments into consideration in the designation and authorization of spectrum for particular systems and technologies.

C16G (CAN-04) In the band 29.1–29.25 GHz use of the fixed service has priority over use of the fixed-satellite service. Use of the fixed-satellite service in this band shall be limited to applications that pose minimal constraints on the deployment of fixed services. An example of such an application would be the use of a small number of large aperture earth stations, taking into account existing and potential service areas for ubiquitous deployment of fixed service systems.

C17 (CAN-03) In the band 2 300–2 360 MHz, mobile aeronautical telemetry services may be authorized on a secondary basis on certain military bases and vicinities where it does not constrain the implementation of wireless communication services and other services.

C18 (CAN-03) The band 3 450–3 650 MHz is designated for fixed wireless access applications under the fixed service allocation.

C19 Additional Allocation: In the band 399.9-400.5 MHz, the fixed and mobile services are allocated on a secondary basis and their use is limited to low-power operations.

C20 (CAN-03) In the band 3 500–3 650 MHz, the fixed-satellite earth-stations will be located in areas so as not to constrain the implementation of fixed wireless access systems.

C22 (CAN-04) In the band 746–806 MHz, the gradual use of spectrum for the mobile service will be subject to the development of a series of spectrum utilization policies as the transition of digital television progresses.

C24 (CAN-04) In the bands 470–512 MHz and 614–806 MHz, international footnote 5.293 has raised the fixed and mobile services to a co-primary status with the broadcasting service for Canada. To support broadcasting requirements during the transition to digital television, the Department is only allocating the mobile service in the band 746–806 MHz at this time. The Department, will carry out public consultation in the future in order to adopt the other service allocation provisions of international footnote 5.293 in the frequency bands 470–512 MHz and 614–746 MHz.

C25 The band 4 400–4 940 MHz is allocated to the fixed and mobile services on a primary basis, for the exclusive use of the Government of Canada.

C26 In the band 148–149.9 MHz, applicants for a licence to provide mobile-satellite service in Canada must demonstrate that they have adopted measures to avoid causing harmful interference to the fixed and mobile services.

C26A (CAN-00) In the bands 454–456 MHz and 459–460 MHz, applicants for a licence to provide mobile-satellite service in Canada must demonstrate that they have adopted measures to avoid causing harmful interference to the fixed and mobile services.

C26B (CAN-00) In the bands 454–456 MHz and 459–460 MHz, stations of the mobile service have assignment priority over stations of the fixed service regarding access to spectrum.

C27 In the band 1 370–1 400 MHz, high-power stations of the radiolocation service have priority over the fixed and mobile services.

C27A (CAN-04) In the bands 1 390–1 392 MHz and 1 430–1 432 MHz the fixed-satellite service, in accordance with 5.339A, (WRC-03) is withheld in Canada.

C28 In the band 1 452–1 492 MHz, until at least 1 January 2000, the broadcasting-satellite service shall not cause harmful interference to the fixed service. After this date, the fixed service may continue to operate provided that it neither causes harmful interference to, nor is affected by the broadcasting-satellite service beam assignments when the broadcasting-satellite service is implemented in Canada. This footnote will be reviewed prior to 1 January 2000.

C29 In the band 1 452–1 492 MHz, existing fixed stations may continue to operate provided these installations do not cause interference nor claim protection from, stations of the broadcasting service operating in accordance with the domestic allotment plan implemented under C30.

C30 In the band 1 452–1 492 MHz, stations in the broadcasting service shall be implemented in accordance with a domestic allotment plan, which takes into account stations in the fixed service, to the extent possible.

C31 (CAN-04) In the bands 1 518–1 525 MHz and 1 668–1 675 MHz, the mobile-satellite service is withheld.

C31A (CAN-04) In the band 1 670–1 675 MHz the use of fixed and mobile services is subject to future policy review.

C32 (CAN-04) SUP

C33 In the bands 1 670–1 675 MHz and 1 800–1 805 MHz, the use of aeronautical public correspondence in accordance with international footnote 5.380 may be the subject of a future policy review.

C34 (CAN-04) SUP

C35 (CAN-04) In the band 1 850–1 990 MHz, stations of the mobile service have priority over those of the fixed service with displacement of fixed assignments governed by the appropriate spectrum utilization policy.

C35A In the band 2 110–2 160 MHz, the implementation of the mobile service will be the subject of future policy review.

C36 (CAN-00) In the bands 1 990–2 025 MHz and 2 160–2 200 MHz, a moratorium has been placed on the licensing of new systems in the fixed service. Existing fixed service systems operating in these bands will have priority over the mobile-satellite service until January 1, 2003. After this date, specific fixed service stations will be displaced, according to the transition policy, to enable the implementation of mobile-satellite service systems in certain sub-bands. The earliest mandatory date for fixed service frequency assignments that may be subject to displacement will be January 1, 2003.

C37 (CAN-06) The designation of the bands 1 755–1 780 MHz, 2 020–2 025 MHz and 2 155–2 180 MHz for Advanced Wireless Services may be the subject of a future public consultation.

C38 (CAN-04) In the band 2 483.5–2 500 MHz, the fixed service has been reduced to secondary status with the implementation of the Low Earth Orbital (LEO) mobile-satellite service in Canada.

C38A (CAN-04) The use of the band 2 500–2 690 MHz by the mobile service is subject to future spectrum policy and licensing considerations.

C39(CAN-04) SUP

C39A (CAN-05) The band 5 725–5 825 MHz is designated for use by licence-exempt wireless local area networks and devices with established maximum power levels and based upon not interfering with, or claiming protection from, licensed services.

C39B (CAN-05) The use of the bands 5 150–5 250 MHz, 5 250–5 350 MHz and 5 470–5 725 MHz by the mobile service is in accordance with spectrum policy and technical and operational limits established for the implementation of wireless local area networks and devices.

C39C (CAN-05) In the band 5 850–5 925 MHz the use of the fixed and mobile services has priority over the use of the fixed-satellite service. The use of the fixed-satellite service in this band shall be limited to applications that pose minimal constraints on the deployment of fixed and mobile service systems. An example of such an application would be the use of a small number of large aperture earth stations, taking into account existing and potential service areas for ubiquitous deployment of fixed and mobile service systems.

C39D (CAN-04) In the bands 5 925–6 425 MHz and 14–14.5 GHz, a technical and operational procedure will be developed in accordance with Resolution 902 (WRC-03) in order to facilitate the operation of earth stations located on board vessels in Canada.

C40 Feeder links to broadcasting-satellite (sound) space stations operating in the band 1 452 -1 492 MHz shall be implemented in the band 7 025–7 075 MHz to the extent possible before a different FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) band is so used. Use of the FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) allocation in the 7 025–7 075 MHz band is limited to this application, except for general fixed-satellite use by inter-Regional fixed-satellite networks.

C41(CAN-04) SUP

C41A (CAN-04) In the band 14–14.5 GHz, the use of mobile-satellite allocation, on a secondary basis, shall be limited to those mobile earth stations which operate with space stations in the fixed-satellite service. Such use will be governed by spectrum utilization policies which will be formulated in the future.

C42 Additional Allocation: The band 15.7–16.2 GHz is also allocated on a primary basis to the radionavigation service, the use of which is limited to Airport Surface Detection Equipment (ASDE).

C43 In the bands 17.3–17.8 GHz and 17.9–18.4 GHz, the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-space) is limited to feeder links to broadcasting-satellite space stations operating in the 12.2–12.7 GHz band.

C44 (CAN-00) Feeder links to broadcasting-satellite space stations operating in the band 17.3 -17.8 GHz shall be implemented in the band 24.75-25.25 GHz. In areas where fixed systems have been licensed using a competitive process, future earth stations (Earth-to-space) in the band 25.05–25.25 GHz will be permitted provided that such installations will not cause interference to any fixed service to be deployed in the authorized service area.

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