Gazette Notice SMSE-008-12

Department of Industry
Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. SMSE-008-12 - Spectrum Utilization Policy, Decisions on the Frequency Bands 71-76 GHz, 81-86 GHz and 92-95 GHz

The intent of this notice is to announce the release of the above-mentioned spectrum document containing decisions on the use of the bands 71-76 GHz, 81-86 GHz and 92-95 GHz by the fixed service.


In October 2004, the Department released SP 3-30 GHz, Revisions to Spectrum Utilization Policies in the 3-30 GHz Frequency Range and Further Consultation, which included a consultation on the utilization of the bands 71-76 GHz, 81-86 GHz and 92-95 GHz for fixed services. Based on the comments received, the Department decided to wait until equipment was more readily available before developing a policy.

With the recent interest and growing demand for short-range backhaul facilities, the Department released SMSE-010-11, Consultation on Spectrum Utilization of Frequency Bands 71-76 GHz, 81-86 GHz and 92-95 GHz by the Fixed Service, in July 2011. This consultation dealt with the possible designation of these bands for the fixed service. Comments were sought on spectrum policy and technical aspects, including band plan, technical characteristics and the licensing mechanisms.


In response to the consultation (SMSE-010-11), seven comments were received. These comments reflected general support for the opening of these bands for the fixed service.

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 May 31, 2012

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Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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