Short Range Device Regulations

Implementation of Short Range Devices spectrum regulations

The CEPT Recommendation ERC/REC 70-03 provides valuable information concerning:
Implementation status within the EU/EEA-EFTA countries (Appendix 1).
Implementation status within the CEPT countries not being EU/EEA-EFTA (Appendix 1).
National restrictions within the CEPT countries (Appendix 3).
Implementation status as per Appendix 1, will mean the application of "Class 1" equipment provision according to the EU 1999/5/EC (R&TTE) Directive for placing onto the market, or equivalent effect through the relevant European Commission Decisions i.e. 2006/771/EC and 2008/432/EC for SRDs to which the EU/EEA-EFTA Member States are obliged to implement (EEA-EFTA refers to those Member States of EFTA who participate in the EEA Agreement).
It should be noted that Appendixes 1 and 3 are representing the most recent available information which ECO regularly updates.

Nearly harmonised frequency bands for Short Range Devices

Appendix 1 of ERC/REC 70-03 mentioned above offers a rapid overview of the progress of the European harmonisation. It also gives implicit information on the frequency bands used by Short Range Devices, which are nearly harmonised.
Nearly harmonised means that, only a limited number of countries have not been able to implement a particular band or have introduced limited implementation.
These frequency bands are therefore ideal candidates for updating the European Commission Decisions 2008/432/EC and 2006/771/EC for SRDs, as new entries within the annual review process.


European Commission regulation on SRDs

European Commission has adopted a Decision on 9 November 2006 on "harmonisation of the radio spectrum for use by Short Range Devices (Decision 2006/771/EC)". The Decision has an annex which is updated annually in order to respond to the technological and market developments in the area of Short Range Devices."
European Commission has adopted a Decision on 23 May 2008 amending Decision 2006/771/EC on SRD i.e. Decision 2008/432/EC (see also Explanatory document on the Commission Decision 2008/432/EC) 

European Commission has adopted a Decision on 13 May 2009 amending Decision 2006/771/EC on SRD i.e. Decision 2009/381/EC(see also Explanatory document on the Commission Decision 2009/381/EC)

Updated: 29 March 2017, 13:46