Policy And Licensing Framework Consultation

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) published a consolation on a Policy and Licensing Framework for Spectrum in the 26,28 and 38 GHz Bands.

The consultation is intended to seeking feedback on policy and licensing considerations such as auction format, rules, and processes, as well as licensing conditions for spectrum in the 26, 28, and 38 GHz bands.

Wireless service providers rely heavily on spectrum. Additional spectrum for flexible use will allow providers to increase network capacity to meet rising traffic demands while also supporting the deployment of next-generation wireless technologies.

ISED believes that contiguous blocks of spectrum would allow operators to better support 5G applications. New 5G mmWave deployments are initially expected to be concentrated in urban and metropolitan Tier 5 areas.

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