Gazette Notice SMSE-011-11

Department of Industry
Radiocommunication Act

Posted on Industry Canada website: June 30, 2011
Publication Date in Canada Gazette: July 9, 2011

Notice No. SMSE–011–11 —  Spectrum Utilization Policy, Decisions on the Band 25.25–28.35 GHz

The intent of this notice is to announce the release of the above–mentioned spectrum document containing decisions on the use of the band 25.25–28.35 GHz by fixed radio systems.


In March 2009, the Department released DGRB–004–09, Decision on the Renewal of 24 and 38 GHz Spectrum Licences and Consultation on Spectrum Licence Fees for 24, 28 and 38 GHz Bands. The Department decided at that time that it would implement a first–come, first–served (FCFS) process for the unassigned and returned 28 GHz spectrum.

In May 2010, DGTP–002–10, Consultation on the Use of the Band 25.25–28.35 GHz, was released. This consultation dealt with the opening of the lower and upper portions of the band 25.25–28.35 GHz (25.25–26.5 GHz and 27.5–28.35 GHz) for fixed systems, leaving the middle portion of the band (26.5–27.5 GHz) subject to a future policy review. Comments were sought on a spectrum policy for the lower and upper portions of the band, including a proposed spectrum structure, spectrum access principles and licensing options.


In response to the consultation (DGTP–002–10), five comments were received. These comments generally supported the opening of the lower and upper portion of the band for fixed systems.

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on Industry Canada's 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 Publishing and Depository Services at 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

Original signed on June 24, 2011

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Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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