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Open 5GHz to HPODs before 2019: telecoms

Media | 04/04/2017 9:03 pm EDT

Canada should allow high-power and outdoor devices (HPODs) in the 5GHz band before the World Radiocommunications Conference in 2019 (WRC-19), Canada's major telecom companies said in comments to the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. They pointed to increasing data consumption and new developments like 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) as reasons the devices need to be able to operate on a less congested band. In January, ISED put out a request for comment on expanding the use of the 5GHz spectrum for HPODs. The consultation paper noted that the...