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Gazette Notice SMSE-001-17

Posted on January 19, 2017
Publication Date in Canada Gazette: January 28, 2017

Notice No. SMSE-001-17 — Release of RSS-131, issue 3

Notice is hereby given by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has released the following document:

This document will come into force upon its publication on Spectrum Management and Telecommunications' official publications Web page (

RSS-131 sets out the certification requirements for zone enhancers/signal boosters, including Distributed Antenna Systems and External Radio Frequency Power Amplifiers, used in conjunction with licensed radio equipment in certain radio services.

It should be noted that a transition period ending six (6) months following the publication of RSS-131, issue 3, on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site ( is being provided, within which compliance with either RSS-131, issue 3 or issue 2, will be accepted. After that time, only compliance with RSS-131, issue 3, will be accepted.

General information

The Radio Equipment Standards list will be amended to reflect the above change.

Submitting comments

Interested parties are requested to provide their comments on RSS-131 within 90 days of the date of publication of this notice using the online General inquiry form at Comments and suggestions for improving these standards may be submitted online, using the Standard change request form at

Obtaining copies

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

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed at

January 2017


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Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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