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Department of Industry
Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. SMSE-005-10 — Release of RSS-199 and GL-07

Notice is hereby given that Industry Canada is releasing the following new documents:

  • Radio Standards Specification 199 (RSS-199), Issue 1: Broadband Radio Service (BRS) Equipment Operating in the Band 2500-2690 MHz, which sets certification requirements for BRS radio transmitters and receivers in the BRS in the band 2500-2690 MHz; and
  • Guideline 07 (GL-07), Issue 1: Interim Technical Guidelines for the Operation of the Broadband Radio Service (BRS) in the Band 2500-2690 MHz, which sets out the minimum technical requirements for the efficient utilization of this band. These Interim Technical Guidelines are being published instead of a Standard Radio System Plan (SRSP) since the final 2500-2690 MHz band plan is expected to be determined following a public consultation in 2010. An SRSP will be subsequently published and implemented to reflect the technical requirements governing the final 2500-2690 MHz BRS band plan resulting from the consultation.

General information

RSS-199, Issue 1, and GL-07, Issue 1, will come into force as of the date of publication of this notice.

These documents have been coordinated with industry through the Radio Advisory Board of Canada (RABC). The technical requirements are subject to change pending further decisions by Industry Canada regarding the 2500-2690 MHz band plan. When the new SRSP becomes available, the technical guidelines document (GL-07) will be withdrawn and RSS-199 will be updated accordingly. Equipment already certified under RSS-199 will not require re-certification. However, such equipment will be required to operate in compliance with the new applicable SRSP.

The Radio Equipment Technical Standards Lists will be amended to reflect the above changes.

Any inquiries regarding RSS-199 should be directed to the Manager, Radio Equipment Standards, telephone: 613-990-4699, fax: 613-991-3961, e-mail: Inquiries regarding GL-07 should be directed to the Manager, Mobile Technology and Services, telephone: 613-990-4722, fax: 613-952-5108, email:

Interested parties should submit their comments within 120 days of the date of publication of this notice. Soon 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 or Adobe PDF) to the Manager, Radio Equipment Standards, for RSS-199, and to the Manager, Mobile Technology and Services, for GL-07, along with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Director General, Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Canada K1A 0C8.

All submissions should cite Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, the title and notice reference number SMSE-005-10.

Obtaining copies

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

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed at Printed copies of the Canada Gazette can be ordered by telephoning the sales counter of Canadian Government Publishing at 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

January 13, 2010

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Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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