Policy and Licensing Procedures for the Auction of Spectrum Licences in the 2300 MHz and 3500 MHz Bands — Appendix 2
Appendix 2 – Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations for the 2300 MHz and 3500 MHz Bands
As part of this policy framework, the Department proposes the following provisional changes to the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations to reflect the application of spectrum utilization policies for Wireless Communication Services (WCS) and Mobile Aeronautical Telemetry Services (MATS) in the 2300 MHz band and Radiolocation and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) Systems in the 3500 MHz band. The modifications and footnotes, reflected below, will be incorporated into the next publication of the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations. The Department welcomes any comments on the language of these footnotes.
Changes under the 2300 MHz band have evolved through the Revisions to the Spectrum Utilization Policy for Services in the Frequency Range 2285–2483.5 MHz policy (DGTP-003-01). Changes under the 3500 MHz band have evolved through the 1998 policy entitled, SP 3400-3700 MHz, Spectrum Policy and Licensing Provisions for Fixed Wireless Access Systems in Rural Areas in the Frequency Range 3400–3700 MHz and the subsequent Gazette Notices released in February (DGTP-002-03) and April of 2003 (DGTP-006-03). The latter restructured the spectrum based on radiolocation and fixed service requirements.
1. Conventions Used to Make Modifications to the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations
- When used in the Table, underlining proposes the addition of a radio service or footnote. It is also used in the text of Canadian footnotes to identify proposed additional text.
- When used in the Table, a strikeout proposes the deletion of a radio service or footnote. It is also used in the text of Canadian footnotes to identify proposed deleted text.
- This is the form of the designation of international footnotes.
- This is used in a list of footnotes to indicate an international footnote created at WRC-2003 or a proposed new Canadian footnote.
- This identifies a Canadian footnote.
- This indicates an international footnote modified at WRC-2003 or a Canadian footnote proposed for modification. These appear in both the Table and in the lists of footnotes.
- Table Entry
- A Table Entry printed in text-uppercase letters are referred to as "primary" services, while those printed in lower case are referred to as "secondary" services. Refer to the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations for the distinction between primary and secondary services.
2. 2 300 – 2 450 MHz
|2 300 – 2 450 MHz||
- ADD 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 applications may be permitted subject to coordination with the Government of Canada systems.
- ADD 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.
- ADD C17 (CAN-03)
- In the band 2 300–2 360 MHz, mobile aeronautical telemetry systems 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.
- C37 (CAN-94)
- Station operators in the band 2 400–2 500 MHz should be aware of the potential interference from microwave ovens and licence-exempt low power radio devices, particularly in urban areas.
- The following bands:
13 553–13 567 kHz (centre frequency 13 560 kHz),
26 957–27 283 kHz (centre frequency 27 120 kHz),
40.66–40.70 MHz (centre frequency 40.68 MHz),
902–928 MHz in Region 2 (centre frequency 915 MHz),
2 400–2 500 MHz (centre frequency 2 450 MHz),
5 725–5 875 MHz (centre frequency 5 800 MHz), and
24–24.25 GHz (centre frequency 24.125 GHz)
are also designated for industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) applications. Radiocommunication services operating within these bands must accept harmful interference which may be caused by these applications. ISM equipment operating in these bands is subject to the provisions of No. 15.13.
- In the bands 435–438 MHz, 1 260–1 270 MHz, 2 400–2 450 MHz, 3 400–3 410 MHz (in Regions 2 and 3 only) and 5 650–5 670 MHz, the amateur-satellite service may operate subject to not causing harmful interference to other services operating in accordance with the Table (see No. 5.43). Administrations authorizing such use shall ensure that any harmful interference caused by emissions from a station in the amateur-satellite service is immediately eliminated in accordance with the provisions of No. 25.11. The use of the bands 1 260–1 270 MHz and 5 650–5 670 MHz by the amateur-satellite service is limited to the Earth-to-space direction.
- In the United States, the use of the band 2 300–2 390 MHz by the aeronautical mobile service for telemetry has priority over other uses by the mobile services. In Canada, the use of the band 2 300–2 483.5 MHz by the aeronautical mobile service for telemetry has priority over other uses by the mobile services.
- Space stations of the broadcasting-satellite service in the band 2 310–2 360 MHz operating in accordance with No. 5.393 that may affect the services to which this band is allocated in other countries shall be coordinated and notified in accordance with Resolution 33 (Rev. WRC-97). Complementary terrestrial broadcasting stations shall be subject to bilateral coordination with neighbouring countries prior to their bringing into use.
3. 3 400 – 4 200 MHz
|3 400 - 3 4 MHz||
RADIOLOCATION 5.433 C5
|3 4 - 3 500 MHz||FIXED ADD C18
|3 500 – 4 200 MHz||FIXED ADD C18
- For the exclusive use of the Government of Canada.
- MOD C15 (CAN-03)
- In the band
3 400- 3 500 MHz, in certain locations in Canada the radiolocation service has priority over the fixed service. Consequently, the deployment of fixed systems will be subject to successful coordination with radar facilities operated by the Government of Canada.
- ADD C18 (CAN-03)
- The band 3 450 – 3 650 MHz is designated for fixed wireless access applications under the fixed service allocation.
- ADD 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.
- 5.149 In making assignments to stations of other services to which the bands:
13 360–13 410 kHz,
25 550–25 670 kHz,
73–74.6 MHz in Regions 1 and 3,
150.05–153 MHz in Region 1,
608–614 MHz in Regions 1 and 3,
1 330–1 400 MHz,
1 610.6–1 613.8 MHz,
1 660–1 670 MHz,
1 718.8–1 722.2 MHz,
2 655–2 690 MHz,
3 332–3 339 MHz,
3 345.8–3 352.5 MHz,
4 825–4 835 MHz,
4 950–4 990 MHz,
4 990–5 000 MHz,
6 650–6 675.2 MHz,
31.5–31.8 GHz in Regions 1 and 3,
are allocated, administrations are urged to take all practicable steps to protect the radio astronomy service from harmful interference. Emissions from spaceborne or airborne stations can be particularly serious sources of interference to the radio astronomy service (see Nos. 4.5 and 4.6 and Article 29). (WRC-2000)
- In the bands 435–438 MHz, 1 260–1 270 MHz, 2 400–2 450 MHz, 3 400–3 410 MHz (in Regions 2 and 3 only) and 5 650–5 670 MHz, the amateur-satellite service may operate subject to not causing harmful interference to other services operating in accordance with the Table (see No. 5.433). Administrations authorizing such use shall ensure that any harmful interference caused by emissions from a station in the amateur-satellite service is immediately eliminated in accordance with the provisions of No. 25.11. The use of the bands 1 260–1 270 MHz and 5 650–5 670 MHz by the amateur-satellite service is limited to the Earth-to-space direction.
- In Regions 2 and 3, in the band 3 400–3 600 MHz the radiolocation service is allocated on a primary basis. However, all administrations operating radiolocation systems in this band are urged to cease operations by 1985. Thereafter, administrations shall take all practicable steps to protect the fixed-satellite service and coordination requirements shall not be imposed on the fixed-satellite service.
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