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Microwave Licence Application Evaluation Criteria

Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) evaluates licence applications for microwave stations1 for their conformity to specific criteria set out in publications such as Spectrum Policy (SP) documents and Standard Radio Systems Plans (SRSP). General spectrum management principles described in the Radio Systems Policy General (RP-Gen) are also applied. It is the general nature of the spectrum management principles that sometimes leaves applicants uncertain of what will or will not be accepted. The most common sources of uncertainty are addressed in this document.

Critères d’évaluation des demandes micro-ondes

Innovation, Sciences et Développement économique (ISDE) évalue les demandes de licences de stations micro-ondes1 pour leur conformité aux critères spécifiques énoncés dans les publications telles que les documents de Politique du spectre (PS) et les Plans normalisés de réseaux hertziens (PNRH). Les principes généraux de gestion du spectre décrits dans la Politique des systèmes radio générale (PR-Gen) sont également appliqués. C’est la nature générale des principes de gestion du spectre qui laisse parfois des requérants incertains sur ce qui sera ou non accepté. Les sources d’incertitude les plus courantes sont traitées dans ce document.

Frequency Coordination Procedures

Microwave radio systems have to be designed in such a manner as not to cause, or suffer, objectionable interference with other systems operating in the same or adjacent frequency bands. The term microwave frequency coordination, or simply “frequency coordination”, is used to identify the procedures followed by companies operating microwave radio systems in order to minimize and control potential interference between microwave radio systems. [more]

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ISED (Industry Canada)

Spectrum Management and Telecommunications


National Spectrum Management Association – The NSMA is a voluntary international association of microwave radio/wireless and satellite frequency coordinators, licensees, manufacturers and regulators. Established in 1984, the Association provides a forum to develop industry guidelines for efficient use and management of the frequency spectrum by the wireless telecommunications community.

RABC (Radio Advisory Board of Canada)

The Radio Advisory Board of Canada provides broadly based, unbiased and technically expert advice to the Government of Canada and to the industry on all matters regarding the management and use of the radio frequency spectrum in Canada.