Cable & Telecom

ISED launches consultation on policy for 3800 MHz band

OTTAWA – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) announced today it has launched a “consultation on a policy and licensing framework for spectrum in the 3800 MHz band to support 5G and promote competition in wireless services,” a press release says. The government is looking for input on issues including “network build-out requirements that should be imposed on licence holders, measures within the auction framework to support wireless competition, and additional provisions to support Canada’s Connectivity Strategy.” ISED initially announced in May it would repurpose the 3800 MHz band to improve connectivity in rural Canada and to ensure 5G technologies...