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Gazette Notice SMSE-004-17

Posted on February 23, 2017
Publication Date in Canada Gazette: March 4, 2017

Notice No. SMSE-004-17 — Release of RSS-247, issue 2

Notice is hereby given that Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has published the following standard:

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

This standard sets out certification requirements for radio apparatus operating in the bands 902‑928 MHz, 2400-2483.5 MHz and 5725-5850 MHz employing frequency hopping, digital modulation and/or a combination (hybrid) of both techniques. It also includes licence-exempt local area network (LE-LAN) devices operating in the bands 5150-5250 MHz, 5250-5350 MHz, 5470-5725 MHz and 5725-5850 MHz.

It should be noted that a transition period ending six (6) months following the publication of RSS-247, issue 2, on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website at is being provided. During that time, compliance with either RSS-247, issue 2 or RSS-247, issue 1, will be accepted. After that time, only applications for certification of equipment under RSS-247, issue 2 will be accepted.

General information

The Radio Equipment Standards lists will be amended accordingly.

Submitting comments

Interested parties are requested to provide their comments 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

February 2017


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Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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