60GHz Regulations in Canada
Wi-Fi, as most of us know, operates on the 2.4GHz or 5 GHz band. But there are, actually, others 802.11 protocols utilizing other frequency bands (900MHz, 60GHz,…). Today, we will be talking about the regulations of using the 60GHz frequency band in Canada. This band is used for the 802.11 protocols known as 802.11ad (now 802.11-2016 Clause 20) and 802.11ay.
In Canada, ISED (previously Industry Canada) is in charge of regulating frequencies. The information you will find in this blog article are coming from the following document published by ISED called RSS-210 — Licence-Exempt Radio Apparatus: Category I Equipment.
There are 3 channels available in the 60GHz band in Canada. These channels are 2.16GHz wide:
- 1st channel: from 57.24 GHz to 59.40 GHz
- 2nd channel: from 59.40 GHz to 61.56 GHz
- 3rd channel: from 61.56 GHz to 63.72 GHz
Here are the power regulations for indoor devices:
- Output power: max. 500 mW
- Average EIRP: max. 40 dBm (10 W)
- Peak EIRP: max. 43 dBm (20 W)
SOURCES & RESSOURCES
Here are a few links to learn more about the subject:
- 802.11ad white paper from IEEE: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6979964/?reload=true
- IEEE 802.11ay task group: http://www.ieee802.org/11/Reports/tgay_update.htm
- Dragos Mihai Amzucu’ blog: http://nextwirelessstandard.blogspot.ca/
- ISED document: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01320.html
- Ekahau Webinar: WiGig and Ha-Low – Wi-Fi at New Frequency Bands
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