RSS-199 ― Broadband Radio Service (BRS) Equipment Operating in the Band 2500-2690 MHz

RSS-199 — Broadband Radio Service (BRS) Equipment Operating in the Band 2500-2690 MHz
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Issue 1
January 2010

Spectrum Management and Telecommunications
Radio Standards Specification


Radio Standards Specification 199, Issue 1, Broadband Radio Service (BRS) Equipment Operating in the Band 2500-2690 MHz, dated January 2010, will be in force as of the publication date of notice SMSE-005-10 in the Canada Gazette, Part I. Upon publication, the public has 120 days to submit comments. Comments will be taken into account in the preparation of the next version of the document.

Issued under the authority of the Minister of Industry

Marc Dupuis
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch


  1. Scope
  2. General Information
  3. General Requirements
  4. Transmitter and Receiver Standard Specifications

1. Scope

This Radio Standard Specification (RSS) sets out certification requirements for BRS radio transmitters and receivers in the band 2500-2690 MHz.

The equipment specifications in this standard may be subject to change in a subsequent issue of this RSS depending on Industry Canada's decision regarding the future 2500-2690 MHz band plan.

2. General Information

Equipment covered by this standard is classified as Category I equipment. A technical acceptance certificate (TAC) issued by the Certification and Engineering Bureau of Industry Canada or a certificate issued by a recognized Certification Body (CB) is required.

2.1 Licensing Requirements

Equipment covered by this standard is subject to licensing pursuant to subsection 4(1) of the Radiocommunication Act.

2.2 Related Documents

All Spectrum Management and Telecommunications publications are available on the following website: under Official Publications.

In addition to the related documents specified in RSS Gen, General Requirements and Information for the Certification of Radiocommunication Equipment, the following document should be consulted:

GL-07 Interim Technical Guidelines for the Operation of the Broadband Radio Service (BRS) in the Band 2500-2690 MHz

GL – Guideline

2.3 Definitions

For the purposes of this standard, the following terms are defined below:

Base station equipment is equipment that provides connectivity, management and control of the subscriber equipment.

Channel Bandwidth is defined as the spacing between the centre frequencies of two identical, adjacent, and non-overlapping channels.

Channel Edge is defined as the frequency located at half the channel bandwidth above or below the channel's centre frequency.

Subscriber equipment is equipment that provides connectivity between the user's equipment and base station equipment.

Mobile subscriber equipment is equipment intended to be used while in motion and during halts at unspecified points.

3. General Requirements

3.1 RSS Gen Compliance

RSS-199 shall be used in conjunction with RSS Gen for general specifications and information relevant to the equipment for which this standard applies.

4. Transmitter and Receiver Standard Specifications

4.1 Types of Modulation

Equipment certified under this standard shall employ digital modulation.

4.2 Channel Bandwidth

The channel bandwidth shall be equal to or greater than 1 MHz and shall be reported by the certification applicant. Based on the channel bandwidth, the channel edge shall be used as reference point in the measurement of the transmitter unwanted emissions power.

4.3 Transmitter Frequency Stability

The applicant shall ensure frequency stability by showing that fundamental emissions are maintained within the frequency band of operation when tested at the temperature and supply voltage variations specified in RSS Gen.

4.4 Transmitter Output Power and Equivalent Isotropically Radiated Power (e.i.r.p.)

For base station equipment, refer to GL-07 for the e.i.r.p.

For mobile subscriber equipment, the peak e.i.r.p. shall not exceed 2 watts. For all other subscriber equipment, the peak transmitter output power shall not exceed 2 watts and the e.i.r.p. shall be limited to 40 watts.

4.5 Transmitter Unwanted Emissions

The unwanted emission power shall be measured with a resolution bandwidth of at least 1% of the occupied bandwidth in the 1 MHz band immediately outside and adjacent to the channel edge of the equipment. Beyond the 1 MHz band immediately outside the channel edge of the equipment, a resolution bandwidth of 1 MHz shall be employed. A narrower resolution bandwidth is allowed to be used provided that the measured power is integrated over the full required measurement bandwidth of 1 MHz or 1% of the occupied bandwidth as applicable.

The power of any unwanted emissions measured from the channel edge of the equipment shall be attenuated below the transmitter power, P (dBW), as follows:

  1. for base station and subscriber equipment, other than mobile subscriber equipment, the attenuation shall not be less than 43 + 10 Log10 (p), dB; and
  2. for mobile subscriber equipment, the attenuation shall not be less than 43 + 10 Log10 (p), dB at the channel edges and 55 + 10 Log10 (p) at 5.5 MHz away and beyond the channel edges

where p in (a) and (b) is the transmitter power measured in watts.

4.6 Receiver Spurious Emissions

Receiver spurious emissions shall comply with the limit specified in RSS Gen.

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