Stakeholder Proposal Development — Incumbents' Views on the 2500–2690 MHz Band Plan for Broadband Radio Service (BRS)

Figure 1: Current Band Plan in Canada

This chart shows that 98 MHz of unpaired spectrum was designated for use by Fixed MCS licensees to operate in the bands 2500–2596 MHz and 2686–2688 MHz; and 92 MHz of unpaired spectrum was designated for use by Broadcast Distribution MDS licensees to operate in the bands 2596–2686 MHz and 2688–2690 MHz.
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Figure 2: Basic model of the international band plan adopted by the European Commission, the United States and many other countries around the world

This chart shows the basic model of international band plan model adopted by the European Commission, the United States and many other countries around the world. The band plan model is divided into paired and unpaired spectrum, with the unpaired spectrum in the center of the band to separate the paired spectrum.
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Figure 3: Proposed BRS band plan for 2500-2690 MHz

This chart shows the ITU Band Plan Model for the band 2500–2690 MHz. The band 2500–2570 MHz is paired with the band 2620–2690 MHz. Networks using frequency division duplex (FDD) technology will use the band 2500–2570 MHz for the transmission of their terminal equipment, whereas the band 2620–2690 MHz will be used for the transmission of their base stations. The band 2570–2620 MHz is unpaired. Networks using time division duplex (TDD) technology will use the unpaired spectrum. In addition, the bands 2570–2575 MHz and 2615–2620 MHz are to be used as guard bands.
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Figure 3.3.1: British Columbia

View A1
Band (MHz) Licensee
2500-2530 MDS
2530-2560 MCS
2560-2570 BRS
2570-2575 Guard Band
2575-2615 BRS
2615-2620 Guard Band
2620-2650 MDS
2650-2680 MCS
2680-2690 BRS
View B1
Band (MHz) Licensee
2500-2525 BRS
2525-2555 MCS
2555-2570 MDS
2570-2575 Guard Band
2575-2615 MDS
2615-2620 Guard Band
2620-2645 BRS
2645-2675 MCS
2675-2690 MDS
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Figure 3.3.2: Alberta, Yukon and Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Atlantic Provinces

View A1
Band (MHz) Licensee
2500-2530 MDS
2530-2560 MCS
2560-2570 BRS
2570-2575 Guard Band
2575-2615 BRS
2615-2620 Guard Band
2620-2650 MDS
2650-2680 MCS
2680-2690 BRS
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Figure 3.3.3: Saskatchewan

View C
Band (MHz) Licensee
2500-2510 MDS
2510-2540 MCS
2540-2570 BRS
2570-2575 Guard Band
2575-2615 MDS
2615-2620 Guard Band
2620-2630 MDS
2630-2660 MCS
2660-2690 BRS
View D
Band (MHz) Licensee
2500-2530 MCS
2530-2540 MDS
2540-2570 BRS
2570-2575 Guard Band
2575-2615 MDS
2615-2620 Guard Band
2620-2650 MCS
2650-2660 MDS
2660-2690 BRS
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Figure 3.3.4: Manitoba

View B1
Band (MHz) Licensee
2500-2525 BRS
2525-2540 MCS School Division
2540-2555 MCS CWS
2555-2570 MDS CWS
2570-2575 Guard Band
2575-2615 MDS CWS
2615-2620 Guard Band
2620-2645 BRS
2645-2660 MCS School Division
2660-2675 MCS CWS
2675-2690 MDS
View B2
Band (MHz) Licensee
2500-2525 MDS CWS
2525-2540 MCS School Division
2540-2555 MCS CWS
2555-2570 BRS
2570-2575 Guard Band
2575-2615 BRS
2615-2620 Guard Band
2620-2645 MDS CWS
2645-2660 MCS School Division
2660-2675 MCS CWS
2675-2690 MDS
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Figure 3.3.5: Ontario and Quebec

View A1
Band (MHz) Licensee
2500-2530 MDS
2530-2560 MCS
2560-2570 BRS
2570-2575 Guard Band
2575-2615 BRS
2615-2620 Guard Band
2620-2650 MDS
2650-2680 MCS
2680-2690 BRS
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Figure 3.3.6: Incumbents' Proposals with a National Scope

View A1
Band (MHz) Licensee
2500-2530 MDS
2530-2560 MCS
2560-2570 BRS
2570-2575 Guard Band
2575-2615 BRS
2615-2620 Guard Band
2620-2650 MDS
2650-2680 MCS
2680-2690 BRS
View A2*

*allows for regional differences; and existing incumbents can be accommodated using this national licensing framework scenario.

Band (MHz) Licensee
2500-2515 BRS
2515-2530 BRS
2530-2555 MCS
2555-2560 BRS
2560-2570 BRS
2570-2575 Guard Band
2575-2615 BRS
2615-2620 Guard Band
2620-2635 BRS
2635-2650 BRS
2650-2675 MCS
2675-2680 BRS
2680-2690 BRS
View B1**

**The MDS incumbent in each province would have the option to choose either configuration B1 or B2 as its preferred configuration.

Band (MHz) Licensee
2500-2525 BRS
2525-2555 MCS
2555-2570 MDS
2570-2575 Guard Band
2575-2615 MDS
2615-2620 Guard Band
2620-2645 BRS
2645-2675 MCS
2675-2690 MDS
View B2**

**The MDS incumbent in each province would have the option to choose either configuration B1 or B2 as its preferred configuration.

Band (MHz) Licensee
2500-2525 MDS
2525-2555 MCS
2555-2570 BRS
2570-2575 Guard Band
2575-2615 BRS
2615-2620 Guard Band
2620-2645 MDS
2645-2675 MCS
2675-2690 BRS
View C
Band (MHz) Licensee
2500-2510 MDS
2510-2540 MCS
2540-2570 BRS
2570-2575 Guard Band
2575-2615 MDS
2615-2620 Guard Band
2620-2630 MDS
2630-2660 MCS
2660-2690 BRS
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Annex 1 — Figure 1: Current Band Plan in Canada

This chart shows that 98 MHz of unpaired spectrum was designated for use by Fixed MCS licensees to operate in the bands 2500–2596 MHz and 2686–2688 MHz; and 92 MHz of unpaired spectrum was designated for use by Broadcast Distribution MDS licensees to operate in the bands 2596–2686 MHz and 2688–2690 MHz.
Return to Annex 1 — Figure 1

Annex 1 — Figure 2: Basic model of the international band plan adopted by the European Commission, the United States and many other countries around the world

This chart shows the basic model of international band plan model adopted by the European Commission, the United States and many other countries around the world. The band plan model is divided into paired and unpaired spectrum, with the unpaired spectrum in the center of the band to separate the paired spectrum.
Return to Annex 1 — Figure 2

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