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SPB-003-22 – Consultation on a Non-Competitive Local Licensing Framework, Including Spectrum in the 3900-3980 MHz Band and Portions of the 26, 28 and 38 GHz Bands

ISED is initiating a consultation on a non-competitive local (NCL) licensing framework, with the intent to apply that framework to release spectrum in the 3900-3980 MHz band (referred to as the 3900 MHz band) and portions of the 26, 28 GHz and 38 GHz bands (millimetre wave bands, or mmWave bands).

SRSP-300-GEN- issue 1 – “General Technical Requirements for Fixed Point-to-Point Radio Systems Operating in Frequency Bands above 960 MHz”

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is seeking comments on the following technical standard: SRSP-300-GEN- issue 1 – “General Technical Requirements for Fixed Point-to-Point Radio Systems Operating in Frequency Bands above 960 MHz”, which sets out general technical requirements for the efficient use of the frequency bands above 960 MHz by point-to-point radio systems in the fixed service which are licenced in accordance with the current issue of Radio Standards Procedure RSP-113, Application Procedures for Planned Radio Stations Above 960 MHz in the Fixed Service.

Guidelines for the Preparation of Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Compliance Reports for Radiocommunication and Broadcasting Antenna Systems (GL-08)

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is seeking comments on the following consultation: GL-08 — Guidelines for the Preparation of Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Compliance Reports for Radiocommunication and Broadcasting Antenna Systems. This document provides guidelines and establishes minimum parameters required to be included in radio frequency (RF) exposure compliance reports prepared by proponents and operators of all radiocommunication and broadcasting antenna installations.

ISED is seeking comments from the RABC and PNTB on proposed amendments to update Client Procedures Circular (CPC) 2-5-01, currently titled Licensing Procedure for Global Positioning System (GPS) Active Repeater Stations

ISED is seeking comments from the RABC and PNTB on proposed amendments to update Client Procedures Circular (CPC) 2-5-01, currently titled Licensing Procedure for Global Positioning System (GPS) Active Repeater Stations. We would appreciate receiving comments by October 12, 2022 (70 days).

SPB-001-22 – Consultation on a Policy and Licensing Framework for Spectrum in the 26, 28 and 38 GHz Bands

Through the release of this document, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), on behalf of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (the Minister), is initiating a consultation on a policy and licensing framework for the auction of millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum licences in the bands 26.5-27.5 GHz (referred to as the 26 GHz band), 27.5-28.35 GHz (referred to as the 28 GHz band), and 37.6-40.0 GHz (referred to as the 38 GHz band) (collectively referred to as the mmWave bands) as announced in Canada Gazette notice SPB-001-22.

Sponsorship Opportunity – Hosting CITEL PCC-II in Ottawa, August 2023

Canada is considering hosting a meeting of the Permanent Consultative Committee II (PCC-II) of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) from August 28 to September 1, 2023. at the Shaw Centre. In order to confirm the hosting, it is critical that sponsorship from industry be secured.

ISED Radio Standards Specifications, RSS-131, issue 4, June 2022 (Draft) – Zone Enhancers

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is seeking comments on the following consultation: RSS-131, issue 4, “Zone Enhancers” , which sets out the certification requirements for zone enhancers, including Distributed Antenna Systems (DASs) and External Radio Frequency Power Amplifiers (ERFPAs) used in conjunction with licensed radio equipment in certain radio services.

ISED Application Procedures, CPC-4-1-01, issue 2, May 2022 (Draft) – Application Procedures for Dynamic Spectrum Access System Administrators (DSASAs)

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is seeking comments on the following consultation: CPC-4-1-01, issue 2, “Application Procedures for Dynamic Spectrum Access System Administrators (DSASAs)” which outlines procedures to be followed by applicants who wish to be considered for designation by ISED to become white space database administrators (WSDBAs) or automated frequency coordination system administrators (AFCSAs), collectively referred to herein as dynamic spectrum access system administrators (DSASAs).

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