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ECC monthly news summary for July-August now available

This summary provides a round up of the main outcomes of ECC Working Group and Project Team meetings which have taken place in July and August 2013.

Included this month:
1-2 July: FM53 develops regulatory framework for Licensed Shared Access
9-10 July: FM51 updates reference document on PMSE use and requirements
16-18 July: FM44 makes progress on FSS in Ka-band and on NGSO ESOMPs
21-23 August: CPG-PTB develops CEPT positions for WRC-15 on satellite issues
26-27 August: SE24 completes 3 draft ECC Reports on compatibility studies on SRDs for public consultation
27-28 August: SE44 completes 2 draft ECC Reports on compatibility studies for BDA2GC
27-28 August: PT FNI finalises the Draft ECC Report on the evolution in the use of E.212 Mobile Network Codes
28-29 August: SE7 works on compatibility studies related to PMSE and to MFCN SDL
28-29 August: FM52 makes progress on the implementation of MFCN under LSA in 2.3-2.4 GHz
28-30 August: SRD/MG approves deliverables on regulations for SRDs

01-02 July 2013 – The Frequency Management Project Team FM53, dealing with Reconfigurable Radio Systems (RRS) and Licensed Shared Access (LSA), met in Mainz, Germany

 

The activities were mainly devoted to the further development of the draft ECC Report on the Licensed Shared Access (LSA) regulatory framework. Good progress was made and the Report is expected to be finalised at the next FM53 meeting (4-5 September 2013). FM53 identified the interfaces that would need to be standardised and agreed to inform ETSI TC RRS about these.

Further information is available on the FM53 webpage.

09-10 July 2013 – The Frequency Management Project Team FM51, dealing with spectrum for programme making and special events applications (PMSE), met in Copenhagen

 

FM51 made significant progress on the development of a new draft ECC Report 204 on the use and the requirements for PMSE. The new report will replace ECC Report 002 once finalised. The structure has been consolidated into four parts: the main body covering general issues on PMSE and three specific annexes addressing audio, video and service links respectively.

FM51 has also started its review of Recommendation 25-10 on tuning ranges for PMSE.

Details on these items and on the other activities are available on the FM51 webpage.

16-18 July 2013 – The Frequency Management Project Team FM44, dealing with satellite communications, met in London

FM44 continued its work on the revision of ERC Decision (00)07 on the shared use of the band 17.7 - 19.7 GHz by the fixed service and Earth stations of the fixed-satellite service and agreed to develop a draft ECC Report containing material supporting this revision.

It also progressed its work on a draft ECC Report on NGSO (non-geostationary satellite orbit) ESOMP (Earth Station On Mobile Platforms) and sent a liaison statement to ETSI to request the establishment of a Work Item for the creation of a new harmonised standard for ESOMPs.

A workshop on Carrier Identification (CID) was also organised and FM44 agreed a new work item to create an ECC Report analysing the possible benefits of CID for several satellite services to avoid harmful interference.

Details on these items and on the other activities are available on the FM44 webpage.

21-23 August 2013 – The Conference Preparatory Group Project Team B, preparing for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) on items dealing with satellite issues (both allocation and regulatory procedures), met in Copenhagen

CPG PTB made good progress on the development of CEPT briefs for the agenda items under its responsibility. Project Team B also elaborated on a first draft European Common Proposal (ECP) on WRC-15 agenda item 1.7 proposing to make permanent the allocation to the Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) in the band 5091-5150 MHz while updating the provisions related to the compatibility between FSS and the aeronautical services allocated in the band. It will be submitted to the third CPG-15 meeting in September for consideration.

Further details are available on the CPG PTB webpage. Please check the CPG page for additional information onCEPT preparations for WRC-15 (including latest versions of draft CEPT Briefs).

26-27 August 2013 – The Spectrum Engineering Project Team SE24, responsible for compatibility studies related to Short Range Devices (SRD), met in Vienna, Austria

SE24 has completed three draft ECC Reports on the following topics:

  • Compatibility studies for the introduction of Wireless Industrial Applications (WIA) in the 5.725-5.875 GHz band: the Report provides the technical and operational conditions and potential mitigation techniques to allow for the deployment of WIA with 400 mW e.i.r.p while protecting the systems and services in the bands.
  • Compatibility studies for short range devices (SRD) in the 863-870 MHz band: SE24 finalised the draft ECC Report on the impact from Long Term Evolution (LTE) into SRD around 863 MHz. Work on the intra-SRD studies is ongoing.
  • New spectrum masks for Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID) at 13.56 MHz: the Report presents the results of measurements and compatibility calculations in order to assess the potential impact from the proposed new spectrum masks for 13.56 MHz RFID.

 

The three draft ECC Reports will be submitted to the WG SE meeting (16-20 September 2013) for approval for public consultation.

SE24 has also agreed a set of revisions as a result of comments submitted during the public consultation for the draft ECC Reports 200 (SRDs in the bands 870-876 MHz/915-921 MHz) and 201 (Medical Body Area Networks (MBANs) in the 2400-2500 MHz band). Both ECC Reports will be submitted to the WG SE meeting (16-20 September 2013) for approval for publication.

Details on these items and on the other activities are available on the SE24 webpage.

27-28 August 2013 – The Spectrum Engineering Project Team SE44, responsible for compatibility studies on Broadband Direct Air to Ground Communications (BDA2GC), met in London

SE44 has finalised its work on the Draft ECC Report on ‘Compatibility/sharing studies related to Broadband Direct-Air-to-Ground Communications (DA2GC) in the frequency bands 1900 – 1920 MHz / 2010 – 2025 MHz and services/applications in the adjacent bands’ and on the Draft ECC Report on ‘Compatibility/sharing studies related to Broadband Direct-Air-to-Ground Communications (DA2GC) in the frequency bands 5855-5875 MHz, 2400-2483.5 MHz and 3400–3600 MHz’.

SE44 studies show that operation of Broadband DA2GC is possible in the unpaired 2 GHz bands and in the 5.8 GHz band based on specific system parameters and if appropriate mitigation measures are applied.

Both Draft ECC Reports will be submitted to the forthcoming WG SE meeting (16-20 September 2013) for public consultation.

Further details are available on the SE44 webpage.

27-28 August 2013 – The Numbering and Networks Project Team FNI, responsible for future numbering issues, met in Copenhagen

Good progress was made on finalising the draft ECC Report on the evolution in the use of E.212 Mobile Network Codes. This is an extremely important output for PT FNI and the draft document will now be put forward to the October meeting of WG NaN for adoption for public consultation.

PT FNI has also reviewed Rec (00)01 – ‘Charging Principles of National and International Freephone Numbers’ and the revised draft Recommendation is ready for public consultation, subject to WG NaN approval.

The draft ECC Decision on the Extra-territorial use of E.164 numbers – Exceptional Use Cases is still under development. Further work on developing the draft Decision will take place at the next meeting of PT FNI.

Further information is available on the PT FNI webpage.

28-29 August 2013 – The Spectrum Engineering Project Team SE7, responsible for compatibility and sharing issues of the mobile systems (except IMT) below 3 GHz, met in London

SE7 considered the results of the second public consultation carried out on the draft ECC Report 191 on adjacent band compatibility between Mobile/Fixed Communication Networks (MFCN) and Programme Making and Special Events (PMSE) audio applications in the 1800 MHz range and developed a revised version of the report, which includes additional studies on the interference from MFCN into PMSE taking into account the effect of the duplex filter of the MFCN User Equipment. This Report will be sent to WG SE (16-20 September 2013) for final approval for publication.

SE7 started the activities on its second ECC Report on the use of the L-band (1452-1492 MHz) for MFCN SDL (Supplementary Down-Link) which analyses the sharing conditions between SDL and the other applications using the band 1452-1492 MHz.

In addition, SE7 has developed compatibility studies between PMSE applications and DA2GC in support of WG FM activities on the future use of the unpaired 2 GHz bands (1900-1920 MHz / 2010-2025 MHz).

Details on these items and on the other activities are available on the SE7 webpage.

28-29 August 2013 – The Frequency Management Project Team FM52, responsible for the development of implementation measures for MFCN in the frequency band 2300-2400 MHz, met in Mainz, Germany

FM52 has made good progress on the development of a Draft ECC Decision on the availability of the band 2.3-2.4 GHz for MFCN under the Licensed Shared Access (LSA) approach. In particular, the provisions related to LSA are now more focused on the specific case of the 2.3-2.4 GHz band, since the generic aspects of LSA are appropriately addressed in the draft ECC Report developed by FM53.

More details are available on the FM52 webpage.

28-30 August 2013 – The Frequency Management Short Range Devices Management Group (SRD/MG) met in Vienna, Austria

SRD/MG finalised two draft ECC Reports for submission to WG FM for adoption to the public consultation:

  • draft ECC Report 192 on the current status of DFS (Dynamic Frequency Selection) in the 5 GHz frequency range;
  • draft ECC Report 189 on future spectrum demand for Short Range Devices in the UHF frequency bands 870-876/ 915-921 MHz.

 

The revised Annex 10 of ERC Recommendation 70-03 has been approved for submission to WG FM for final approval for publication. It includes a new entry for radio microphones in the frequency range 1800-1804.8 MHz.

SRD/MG agreed seven new draft Annexes 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 11 and 13 of ERC/REC 70-03 for submission to WG FM for adoption for public consultation. As well as the new entries for UHF SRD applications, this also includes new entries for MBANS (Medical Body Area Networks) and new RFID masks for 13.56 MHz.

In addition, the amended draft ECC Decision (05)02 on 169 MHz SRD applications for non-specific SRD, assistive listening devices and metering devices was approved for submission to WG FM for approval for publication.

For further details on these items and on the other activities, see the SRD/MG webpage.

Updated: 21 September 2022, 10:05
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