Tuesday, June 16, 2009

WCAI Submits Recommendations to Industry Canada on 2.5 GHz Band

WCAI filed comments with Industry Canada advocating the rules to ensure effective and efficient use of the 2.5 GHz band. WCAI recommends that the Canadian regulator: 1) Allocate the spectrum in contiguous spectrum blocks of at least 30 MHz each to meet increasing consumer demand for mobile broadband services; 2) Permit fully flexible use of the spectrum for either TDD or FDD throughout the entire band and allow operators to mitigate any potential interference; and 3) Harmonize to the maximum extent possible its band plan with the band plan in the United States and other countries. “Given the amount of bandwidth available within the 2.5 GHz band, this band is essential to the development of mobile broadband worldwide,” said WCAI President and CEO Fred Campbell. “Implementing the WCAI recommendations would enable Industry Canada to minimize cross-border interference with the United States and promote the rapid and efficient deployment of mobile broadband services in Canada.”

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