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Archived—Gazette Notice DGTP-003-07

Department of Industry

Radiocommunication Act

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Notice No. DGTP-003-07 - Proposed Spectrum Utilization Policy, Technical and Licensing Requirements to Introduce Dedicated Short-range Communications-based Intelligent Transportation Systems Applications in the Band 5850-5925 MHz


The purpose of this notice is to announce the release of the above-mentioned document which seeks comments on proposals to establish the spectrum policy, technical and licensing provisions to accommodate Dedicated Short-range Communications (DSRC) in support of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in the band 5850-5925 MHz.


DSRC systems are being designed to provide short-range, wireless links to transfer information between vehicles and roadside units, other vehicles, or portable roadside units. DSRC is anticipated to be essential to many ITS applications that improve traveller safety, decrease traffic congestion, facilitate the reduction of air pollution and help conserve fossil fuels.

Examples of such information transfer include: traffic light control, traffic monitoring, travellers' alerts, automatic toll collection, traffic congestion detection, emergency vehicle signal pre-emption of traffic lights and electronic inspection of moving trucks through data transmissions with roadside inspection facilities.

In Canada, research and development activities and deployment of ITS are being undertaken by federal, provincial and municipal governments, as well as industry groups, service operators, and the academic community. In the forefront of these activities are ITS Canada ( and Transport Canada (

Recognizing the importance of safety and efficiency to Canada's transportation infrastructure, Industry Canada announced the addition of a mobile allocation and designated the band 5850-5925 MHz for use by DSRC-based ITS applications. The department received comments which supported this allocation and designation, and was further encouraged to undertake a full consultative review of the band.

Submitting Comments

Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the proposals outlined in the consultation no later than June 29, 2007, in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or ASCII TXT) to the following email address:, along with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Director, Spectrum and Radio Policy, Telecommunications Policy Branch, Industry Canada, 1604A, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C8.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, publication date, the title, and the notice reference number DGTP-003-07).

Obtaining Copies

Copies of this notice and documents referred to herein are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website at:

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed on the Canada Gazette website at: Printed copies of the notices can be ordered by calling the sales counter of Canadian Government Publishing at 819-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

March 23, 2007


Leonard St-Aubin
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch

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