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Industry Canada’s White Space Implementation Plan Joint Industry Canada/RABC Stakeholder Discussion - Ottawa, ON May 14 th 2013.

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1 Industry Canada’s White Space Implementation Plan Joint Industry Canada/RABC Stakeholder Discussion - Ottawa, ON May 14 th 2013

2 2 White Space Implementation Plan White space framework will be implemented Initial focus on geo-location database concept Rules ‘generally’ harmonized with U.S. Licensed incumbents will be protected LPA use is license-exempted unless protection from WS devices is requested No limits on number of database administrators Key aspects of Consultation Decision:

3 3 White Space Implementation Plan To share Industry Canada’s plan to implement the use of TV white space; –Explain how the consultation process works, including timelines and next steps; Provide an overview of the technical and operational rules; Discuss high-level concerns/issues. Meet and Greet before the work by teleconference begins facilitate future discussions; Objectives of Today’s Meeting

4 4 White Space Implementation Plan Major Milestones Consultation & Decision Technical & Operational Rules Deployment Q4 2012Q4 2013Q Database Approval Device Certification We are Here

5 5 White Space Implementation Plan Database Approval Process Call for Applications Industry Canada Review Of Applications Sign WSDBA Agreement Evaluation and Testing Of WSDB Publish List of Designated WSDBA On-going First-come, First Served (Future) WSDBA Approvals

6 6 White Space Implementation Plan The work will be divided into separate tracks RABC will lead discussions on RSS-222 Industry Canada will lead the discussions on: –DBS-01 –CPC-DBAP Next Steps

7 7 White Space Implementation Plan Work Structure of the Meetings Track 2 DBS-01 Database Focus: - Separation Distances - Protection Contours - Cross-Border aspects - Database Implementation Track 1 RSS-222 Device Focus: -Power Limits -Frequency Bands -Emission Masks Track 3 CPC-DBAP DB Administrator Focus: - Procedure - The Agreement Track 4 LPA Rules LPA User Focus: - Scheduling Protection - Possible Update of Related Documents

8 8 White Space Implementation Plan Starting end of May 2013 Alternating meetings once a week, on the same day of the week. Sub-working groups may be created Complete consultation with stakeholders by end of September Industry Canada publication of documents by the end of Timelines

9 9 Radiocommunication Regulations authorize the Minister to issue developmental licences No pre-defined process for applying –IC has a great deal of flexibility, depending on what is requested –Typically short term, limited in area / frequencies –Technical compatibility / interference avoidance is a key consideration Applications should be directed to any IC District Office –May take form of a letter –Include specific details of what is sought –No implication of ongoing tenure –For contact points, see RIC-66: Developmental Licensing

10 10 White Space Implementation Plan White Space Questions?


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