700 MHz — Mobile Broadband Services (MBS): Long Description

Figure : Canadian band plan for the bands 698-756 MHz and 777-787 MHz

Description: This chart shows the general band plan for 700 MHz commercial mobile spectrum to be auctioned. Five blocks (namely, blocks A, B and C in the Lower 700 MHz band and blocks C1 and C2 in the Upper 700 MHz band) are paired, whereas blocks D and E in the Lower 700 MHz band are unpaired.

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Figure: General band plan for BRS in the band 2500-2690 MHz

Description: This chart shows the general band plan for Broadband Radio Service (BRS) in the band 2500-2690 MHz. Channels A1 to A14 (2500 to 2570 MHz) are paired with channels A1’ to A14’ (2620 to 2690 MHz). Networks using frequency division duplex (FDD) technology will use channels A1 to A14 for the transmission of their terminal equipment, whereas channels A1’ to A14’ will be used for the transmission of their base stations. Channels B1 to B10 (2570 to 2620 MHz) are unpaired channels. Networks using time division duplex (TDD) technology will use these channels for all equipment. In addition, channel B1 at 2570 MHz to 2575 MHz and channel B10 at 2615 MHz to 2620 MHz are also referred to as Restricted Bands. The operation in the restricted bands is specified in document SMSE-005-11.

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Figure: Map of Regions

Description: This figure shows a map of Canada with respect to previous Multipoint Communication Systems (MCS) and Multipoint Distribution Service (MDS) licensing. Three Regions are shown. Region A includes the areas where the MDS spectrum has not been licensed. These areas are the Atlantic Provinces, most of Quebec, most of Ontario, the province of Alberta, most of British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Region B includes the areas where both MCS and MDS spectrum have been licensed. These areas are southern areas of Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia, as well as the province of Saskatchewan. Region C is Manitoba. A more detailed description of the specific areas in each Region can be found in Annex 7 of this document.

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Figure: Spectrum available for licensing in Region A

Description: This chart shows that in Region A, channels A5 to A14 paired with A5’ to A14’ (2520 to 2570 MHz paired with 2640 MHz to 2690 MHz), a total of 50+50 MHz of paired spectrum is available for auction. In addition, channels B6 to B10 (2595 MHz to 2620 MHz), a total of 25 MHz of unpaired spectrum is also available for auction. The figure also shows that in the unpaired spectrum channel B10 (2615 MHz to 2620 MHz) MHz is a Restricted Band.

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Figure: Spectrum available for licensing in Region B

Description: This chart shows that in Region B, channels A9 to A14 paired with A9’ to A14’ (2540 MHz to 2570 MHz paired with 2660 MHz to 2690 MHz), a total of 30+30 MHz of paired spectrum is available for auction.

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Figure: Spectrum available for licensing in Region C

Description: This chart shows that in Region C, channels A1 to A4 paired with A1’ to A4’ (2500 MHz to 2520 MHz paired with 2620 MHz to 2640 MHz) and channels A9 to A14 paired with A9’ to A14’ (2540 MHz to 2570 MHz paired with 2660 MHz to 2690 MHz), a total of 50+50 MHz of paired spectrum is available for auction. In addition, channels B1 to B5 (2570 MHz to 2595 MHz), a total of 25 MHz of unpaired spectrum is also available for auction. The figure also shows that in the unpaired spectrum channel B1 (2570 MHz to 2575 MHz) MHz is a Restricted Band.

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