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[STDS-802-11-TGAY] Fwd: [STDS-802-18] Millimetre Wave decision in Canada

Hi Task Group ay members,

FYI about the email sent by James Lepp to IEEE 802.18 TAG reflector re
64-71 GHz band.

Per paragraphs 186 and 187 that I copy below,  ISED will designate the
band 64-71 GHz for licence-exempt operations on a no-interference,
no-protection basis. Licence-exempt equipment will be allowed to
operate in this band once the relevant technical standards have been

186. Allowing licence-exempt operations in this band would create a 14
GHz contiguous block of spectrum for a multitude of licence-exempt
activities, such as supporting existing wireless systems through Wi-Fi
off-loading, and lowering barriers to entry for wireless innovators.
It would also align with the U.S. decision, enabling economies of
scale and access to affordable consumer devices. Harmonizing with the
U.S. would also reduce the risk of U.S. consumer devices being used in
Canada and interfering with neighbouring wireless systems. Therefore,
ISED will allow licence-exempt operations in the frequency band 64-71
GHz on a no-interference, no-protection basis.

187. Through the normal technical standard development process, Radio
Standards Specification RSS-210, Licence-Exempt Radio Apparatus:
Category I Equipment will be amended to include the technical
requirements for the 64-71 GHz frequency band. ISED will develop a
proposal for new/amended standards and consult with stakeholders
including the RABC before amending RSS-210 or any other relevant
equipment standards.


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: James Lepp <jlepp@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 12:43 PM
Subject: [STDS-802-18] Millimetre Wave decision in Canada
To: <STDS-802-18@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Canada's ISED has released a decision on license-exempt operation in
the 64-71 GHz bands. This will extend the 60 GHz band from 57-71 GHz.

Section 8 at the link below covers this band.

From the summary of comments:

180. The majority of respondents, BCBA, Bell, Cogeco, DSA, Ericsson,
Facebook, Huawei, IEEE, Intel, Microsoft, RABC, Rogers, SaskTel, Shaw,
Starry, TELUS, TeraGo, ViaSat, and WiFi Alliance, supported allowing
licence-exempt use of the 64-71 GHz band, noting that this would
harmonize with the U.S. and create 14 GHz of contiguous licence-exempt


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