Cable & Telecom

C-band will go to 5G and rural wireless

Auction of 3800 MHz spectrum in 2023 OTTAWA – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada announced today that spectrum in the range of 3650-4200 MHz, known as the 3800 MHz band, will be repurposed to improve rural connectivity and ensure the effective deployment of 5G technologies. Also known as C-band, those particular frequencies have been used for decades by satellite operators such as Telesat and other fixed wireless communications. Xplornet, Rogers and Terago, among others, have spectrum licences in the band. The decision makes 250 MHz available for 5G and 80 MHz (up from 50 MHz) available for wireless broadband...
 

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.