RoW Update

Industry Canada revises spectrum policy framework, seeks public input
Industry Canada has released an updated version of its spectrum policy framework that sets out the core objectives and policy guidelines of the department’s spectrum policy and management program. Over the last number of years, there have been several changes since the department issued its 1992 Spectrum Policy Framework for Canada, such as the emergence of new types of radio communications systems, the advent of the Internet, and increased competition and convergence in the delivery of telecommunications and broadcasting services.
While Industry Canada doesn’t foresee making any further changes to its core spectrum policy and management practices, it is seeking comment on a number of issues. The department anticipates a number of significant changes in the delivery of telecommunications, broadcasting, and new media over the next several years. Additionally, there may be "an increased reliance on commercial factors in establishing radiocommunications policy and procedures that will facilitate the most appropriate use of the radio spectrum."

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