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Results of the WGFM#92 in Vilnius / Lithuania, 24-28 September 2018

24 Sep 2018, 08:21The WGFM#92 took place in Vilnius, Lithuania, on 24-28 September 2018. 90 delegates participate from 33 CEPT administrations and 15 international organisations, EC, ECO and ITU. See the results here:

 

Opening of WGFM#92 with Mr Feliksas Dobrovolskis, Director General of the Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania, and the WG FM officials

CEPT Reports:

  • WG FM adopted the draft CEPT Report 69 in response to the permanent mandate on UWB from the European Commission to CEPT for submission to the ECC for final approval and sending it to the EC;
  • WG FM adopted the draft CEPT Report 70 in response to the permanent mandate on SRD (Seventh Update) from the European Commission to CEPT for submission to the ECC for public consultation approval and sending it to the EC;
  • WG FM adopted the draft CEPT Report 71 in response to the EC Mandate to CEPT to study the extension of the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) safety-related band at 5.9 GHz for submission to the ECC for public consultation approval and sending it to the EC;
  • WG FM adopted the Interim Report from CEPT to the European Commission in response to the Mandate to study feasibility and identify harmonised technical conditions for Wireless Access Systems including Radio Local Area Networks in the 5925-6425 MHz band for the provision of wireless broadband services for submission to the ECC for approval to send it to the EC;

ECC Decisions:

  • WG FM approved the new draft ECC Decision (19)01 on the withdrawal of ECC Decision (11)04 (on the exemption from individual licensing of digital terminals of narrowband and wideband PPDR systems operating in the 80 MHz, 160 MHz, 380-470 MHz and 800/900 MHz bands) for public consultation;
  • WG FM approved the draft new ECC Decision (19)02 for land mobile systems in the frequency ranges 68-87.5 MHz, 146-174 MHz, 406.1-410 MHz, 410-430 MHz, 440-450 MHz, and 450-470 MHz for public consultation;
  • WG FM approved the new draft ECC Decision (19)03 on the harmonised usage of the channels of the Radio Regulations Appendix 18 (transmitting frequencies in the VHF maritime mobile band) for public consultation. An informative cover letter will be sent out together with the draft Decision in the consultation process;
  • WG FM approved the draft revised ECC Decision (08)05 on the harmonisation of frequency bands for the implementation of digital Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) narrow band and wide band radio applications in bands within the 380 – 470 MHz range for public consultation;
  • WG FM approved the draft revised ECC Decision (16)02 on the harmonised technical conditions and frequency bands for the implementation of Broadband Public Protection and Disaster Relief (BB-PPDR) systems for public consultation;
  • WG FM agreed to send the draft revised ECC Decision (13)01 on the harmonised use, free circulation and exemption from individual licensing of Earth Stations On Mobile Platforms (ESOMPs) within the frequency bands 17.3-20.2 GHz and 27.5-30.0 GHz to the ECC for final approval for publication;
  • Following results of ECC Report 272 which provides maximum earth station e.i.r.p. levels to ensure compliance with aircraft High Intensity Radiated Field (HIRF) protection criteria, WG FM approved the following eight draft revised ECC Decisions for public consultation: ECC Decision (03)04, ECC Decision(05)01, ECC Decision (05)09, ECC Decision (05)10, ECC Decision (05)11, ECC Decision (06)03, ECC Decision (15)04, and ECC Decision(17)04;
  • WG FM approved the draft revised ECC Decision (06)04 (Generic UWB regulation) for public consultation;
  • WG FM approved the draft revised ECC Decision (07)01 (Material Sensing Devices) for public consultation;
  • WG FM adopted an editorial update of ECC Decision (06)08 (Ground- and Wall Probing Radars) for submission to the ECC for publication approval;
  • WG FM approved the draft revised Annex 2 (application terminology) of ECC Decision (01)03 (EFIS) for administration consultation approval;

ECC Recommendations:

  • WG FM approved the revised Recommendation T/R 25-08 on planning criteria and coordination of frequencies for land mobile systems in the range 29.7-470 MHz for publication. The revision includes new recommendations for the cross-border coordination of land mobile systems having different channel bandwidth on both sides of the border for the 400 MHz ranges;
  • WG FM approved the draft revised ECC Recommendation (12)03 on the determination of the radiated power through ground-based field strength measurements in the frequency range from 30 MHz to 6000 MHz for public consultation;
  • WG FM approved revisions of the Annexes 2 and 3 of ERC Recommendation 70-03 for publication;
  • WG FM approved the new Annex 13 of ERC Recommendation 70-03 (medical data acquisition) for publication;
  • WG FM approved revisions of the Annexes 3, 5, 9, and 10 of ERC Recommendation 70-03 for public consultation;
  • WG FM approved the draft revised ECC Recommendation (08)02 on the cross-border coordination for Mobile/Fixed Communications Networks (MFCN) in the frequency bands 900 MHz and 1800 MHz (excluding GSM vs. GSM systems) for public consultation. An informative cover letter will be sent out together with the draft revised Recommendation in the consultation process;
  • WG FM approved the withdrawal of four Recommendations ECTRA/REC/(01)02, ECTRA/REC/(99)02, ERC/REC 11-01, T/R 75-04 (all in the satellite service domain);

ECC Reports and ECO Report:

  • WG FM approved the new ECC Report 285 on best practices for Video Programme Making and Special Event (PMSE) in the 2700-2900 MHz band for publication;
  • WG FM approved the new ECC Report 286 on the body effect of handheld and body worn audio PMSE equipment for publication;
  • WG FM approved the new draft ECC Report 292 on the ’Current Use, Future Opportunities and Guidance to Administrations for the 400 MHz PMR/PAMR frequencies’ for public consultation;
  • WG FM approved the new draft ECC Report 293 on mobile spectrum monitoring for public consultation;
  • WG FM approved the new draft ECC Report 294 on the assessment of the spectrum needs for future railway communications for public consultation;
  • WG FM approved the revised ERC Report 25 (European Common Allocations and Utilisations Table) for publication. The revised ECA Table will be published right after the next ECC meeting;
  • WG FM endorsed the updated ECO Report 04 (fixed service implementation in Europe) and ECO will publish the Report;

WGFM Questionnaires:

  • WG FM approved a questionnaire to CEPT administrations on the licensing of personal radio equipment in the maritime field;
  • WG FM approved a questionnaire to CEPT administrations on how GNSS Jamming and Illegal GNSS issues are handled legally and operationally in CEPT countries;

Groups and Chairmen:

  • The Maritime Forum Group of WG FM was agreed to change to WG FM Project Team FM58 (Maritime Group of WG FM). WG FM appointed Ms Aire Siinvert from the Estonian Regulatory Authority as the chairman of Project Team FM58. The terms of reference of FM58 are identical with those used for the Maritime forum Group of WG FM. WG FM thanks Mr Jaap Steenge from the Netherlands for his chairmanship of the Maritime Forum Group of WG FM (and its predecessors RR2, RA2, ECC PT 9 and FM PT46);
  • WG FM re-appointed Mr Thomas Weber (ECO) as acting chairman of the SRD/MG until the end of 2018;
  • The ToR and name of Project Team FM57 (WAS/RLAN above 5 GHz) were agreed to be slightly amended to take into account the work on revising ECC Decision (04)08;

Other decisions and liaison statements:

  • In relation to the new draft ECC Decision (19)02 and draft revised ECC Decision (16)02, WG FM agreed  to send a liaison statement to ETSI and 3GPP TSG RAN and RAN4 to inform them about CEPT ECC developments in the 410 – 430 MHz band;
  • WG FM agreed to a liaison statement to ETSI with questions on the related harmonised European standard for maritime communications below 526.5 kHz;
  • WG FM agreed the new work item FM22_36 for the revision of ERC Recommendation 54-01 on the method of measuring the maximum frequency deviation of FM broadcast emissions in the band 87.5 to 108 MHz at monitoring stations;
  • WG FM agreed a liaison statement to ETNO and the GSMA with regard to railways sharing spectrum access with mobile network operators. Another liaison statement to ETSI and the International Railway Union (UIC) on RMR (Railway Mobile Radio);
  • WG FM endorsed the work plan for FM56 to answer the EC mandate on FRMCS. WG FM decided to include the frequency range 2290-2400 MHz in the investigations. ECC PT1, WG SE and SE7 will be informed about the work plan by means of liaison statements.
  • WG FM adopted two radio interface specification templates for ECC Decision (13)01 and ECC Decision (11)06 for publication in the EFIS database. A liaison statement to ECC PT1 was agreed with regard to the RIS template for ECC/DEC/(18)06;
  • WG FM approved a liaison statement from WGFM to ETSI related to the proposed new regulatory approach for 57-66 GHz wideband data transmission systems;
  • WGFM agreed to send a liaison statement to WG SE and SE45 in response on questions from WGSE and SE45, to inform on working assumptions set out in draft CEPT Report 71, and request to define limits for the protection of Urban Rail ITS and Road ITS;
  • WGFM agreed to send a reply liaison statement to ETSI on the work progress within ETSI on ITS and including some questions to ETSI;
  • WG FM agreed to the SRD/MG proposal to stop the work on an additional ECC Report on sharing between Urban Rail ITS and Road ITS since the essential information is included in draft CEPT Report 71 and draft ECC Report 290;
  • WG FM postponed the approval for public consultation of Annexes 1, 2, and 11 of ERC Recommendation 70-03. WG FM agreed guidance to SRD/MG to be used for drafting the entries in the bands 870-876 MHz and 915-921 MHz. WG FM agreed to attach information to the meeting minutes which can be used by CEPT administrations to better understand and analyse the intended changes in Annex 1 of ERC Recommendation 70-03. With this information and the guidance to SRD/MG, it is the clear intention to approve the draft revised Annexes 1, 2, and 11 of ERC Recommendation 70-03 at the next WG FM meeting for public consultation. SRD/MG is tasked to organize the work accordingly, so that publication of the changes will not be later than approved at WGFM#94 in spring 2019;
  • WG FM tasked the SRD/MG to update the explanatory paper on 5 GHz RLAN usage in vehicles taking into account the new information about usage of RLAN in the 5 GHz range in trains;
  • WG FM agreed a liaison statement to request starting studies for HD-GBSAR in 74-81 GHz and UWB radiodetermination applications above 120 GHz;
  • WG FM agreed a new work item for FM57 to consider the revision of ECC Decision (04)08 (5 GHz WAS/RLAN);
  • WG FM agreed a liaison statement to ETSI with regard to a clarifying note for the emissions mask in the harmonised standard for Maritime Broadband Radiolinks;
  • WG FM agreed a new work item for a new ECC Report on Unmanned aircraft systems ('drones'). The work item also indicates possible future studies (details to be defined) in the bands 1880-1900 MHz, 1900-1920 MHz and 5000-5010 MHz;
  • WG FM updated the list of ordinary review of ECC/ERC Decisions.


Next meetings:

04 - 08 February 2019           WGFM#93           Rome, Italy

03 - 07 June 2019                  WGFM#94         Tallinn, Estonia