Daniel Lafrenière, Manager,
Radio Spectrum at the Railway Association of Canada, has been named to
head the Radio Advisory Board of Canada (RABC).
“It’s the first time in nearly 30 years that someone from the rail
business assumes the presidency of the RABC,” said
Lafrenière. “I intend
to bring more participation from rail members to the various working
groups of the RABC and also raise the awareness that the Canada’s rail
businesses are major players in spectrum management.”
With 22 years of spectrum management experience,
implements radiofrequency plans and policies for the Canadian railway
industry. He began his career as a radio inspector in the Montreal-based
department of Communication, then in Ottawa as an analyst for Industry
Canada and as a private consultant. He studied electrical engineering at
Teccart institute in Montreal and holds a BA in Business Administration
from Université du Québec en Outaouais.
The RABC is an association of associations which represents most sectors
of the radio communication business in Canada, including manufacturers,
wireless carriers and service providers, network operators, broadcasters,
transportation, public safety and national security radio network
operators and users. It provides the Government of Canada with broadly
based, unbiased and technically expert advice regarding the management and
use of the radio frequency spectrum in Canada.
About the Railway Association of Canada
The Railway Association of Canada represents some 50 freight, tourist,
commuter and intercity Canadian railways, their more than 35,000
employees, and over 45 associate suppliers and partners. Rail moves more
than 70 million passengers and 75 per cent of our nation’s goods annually
in an environmentally sustainable manner, generating only three per cent
of the transport sector’s greenhouse gas emissions. Since 2000, the RAC
manages the radio spectrum for the whole rail industry as the result of a
unique public-private partnership with Industry Canada.