Cable & Telecom

ISED opens 6 GHz band, tripling spectrum available for Wi-Fi

OTTAWA — Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne today announced the federal government’s decision to open the 6 GHz frequency band for licence-exempt use, making an additional 1200 MHz of spectrum available for Wi-Fi, which triples the amount currently available. Opening up the 6 GHz band (5925-7125 MHz band) for Wi-Fi use is expected to help alleviate congestion in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands currently used by Wi-Fi devices. While Canadian wireless carriers were hoping the government would reserve the band for 5G, the move mirrors the decision made in April 2020 by the U.S. Federal...

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.