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ISED sets framework for auction-less 5G spectrum use


OTTAWA – Innovation Canada decided Wednesday on the parameters for its framework that will allow certain 5G spectrum bands to be allocated for use in local and small-scale applications without the need for users to go through a competitive auction process to obtain them. The department launched a consultation last summer to determine how it should go about dedicating spectrum in the 3900 to 3980 MHz band and parts of the 26, 28 and 38 GHz bands for a non-competitive licensing framework, which it said would go to benefit various local sectors and innovations, including real-time monitoring of farming and...