Cable & Telecom

Government seeking comments on plans to make more 5G spectrum available

OTTAWA – Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, François-Philippe Champagne, last week announced the launch of a consultation on a policy and licensing framework for the auction of spectrum licences in the 26, 28 and 38 GHz bands, which are key for 5G wireless networks. The government is making “large amounts of high-frequency spectrum available to encourage the effective deployment of 5G technologies,” according to a press release. The mmWave Licensing Framework Consultation seeks comments on several proposed measures intended to promote competition and foster innovation – as well as ensure spectrum is used by service providers in a timely...