Industry Canada has released the text of a trio of agreements signed with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The agreements outline how the two countries will share the 700 MHz and 800 MHz frequency bands along border areas. Released after business hours on Tuesday, the agreements establish a framework for trans-national coordination that will help reduce interference along the border for applications using blocks of the 700 MHz and 800 MHz bands. In accordance with the agreements, frequency blocks in the 698-758 MHz and the 776-788 MHz ranges will be used along the shared Canada-U.S. border for fixed and mobile services other than aeronautical mobile services. Similarly, frequency blocks from 806-824 MHz and 851-869 MHz will be reserved for land mobile services, and those in the 824 to 849 MHz and 869 to 894 MHz blocks for cellular radio systems along the border. The new agreements specify how primary channels will be allotted between the United States and Canada, the technical parameters for operation on the spectrum within 140 kilometers of the border, and a schedule to transition any necessary channels, Industry Canada said. When it announced the agreements on Aug. 2, the FCC noted that cross-border coordination is needed to facilitate mobile broadband systems as consumers increasingly look to fourth-generation high-speed mobile broadband access. The new agreements are also expected to reduce cellular-related interference picked up on frequencies used by public safety departments and agencies.