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2 Regulatory activities towards enabling a harmonised implementation of Broadband PPDR: the state of play in CEPT / ECC Alexander Gulyaev (European Communications Office) AmCham Denmark conference ”When Every Second Counts: New Advanced Broadband Mobile Emergency Communications” 14 November 2013 Danish Technical University, Lyngby, Denmark

3 Why harmonisation?

4 European regulatory framework for radio spectrum and equipment Read more at eccetsirel/

5 Roles of the three European regulatory organizations CEPT/ECC: Consensus and voluntary character Spectrum designation to systems/applicatoins and technical conditions for its use (48 member countries) European Commission: Single market issues Binding regulations based on the technical expertise of CEPT/ECC and harmonised standards of ETSI (28 Member States) ETSI: European Harmonised standards (EN) for radio equipment ‘System Reference Documents’ (SRDoc) which inform and trigger much of the CEPT/ECC work (over 700 industry members & and European naitonal regulators)

6 Regulatory actors on the scene of broadband PPDR harmonisation FM49 CEPT/ECC European Commission TETRA + Critical Communications Association LEWP-RCEG Justice and Home Affairs European Council

7 International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ITU-R Working Party 5A is responsible for Agenda Item 1.3 of WRC-15 (revision of regulatory provisions for PPDR, including regionally harmonised frequency bands) ITU-R WP 5A acts as a global architect for shaping the future look of broadband PPDR communications ITU-R WP5D “IMT Systems” addresses the PPDR needs from the IMT technologies perspective ITU is the United Nations agency for ICT

8 European Commission European Commission is setting out policy priorities and long-term objectives for wireless broadband, including Public Safety Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP): Article 8.3: The Commission shall, in cooperation with the Member States, seek to ensure that sufficient spectrum is made available under harmonised conditions to support the development of safety services and the free circulation of related devices as well as the development of innovative interoperable solutions for public safety and protection, civil protection and disaster relief.

9 LEWP-RCEG (Home and Justice Affairs, European Council) Radio Communications Expert Group of the Law Enforcement Working Party is composed of senior representatives from PPDR agencies and regulatory authorities of EU and EFTA Members LEWP-RCEG adopts statements setting out mid- to long-term objectives based on the needs of European PPDR community Statement of LEWP-RCEG (October 2012): LEWP-RCEG asks ECC/CEPT WGFM to take into account the PPDR needs for a mission critical Broadband solution and for this purpose to allocate harmonised frequencies

10 ETSI European Telecommunications Standards Institute develops Harmonised Standards (EN) for telecommunication equipment, including for Public Safety ETSI is also developing Technical Reports (TR) which both support ETSI’s standardization work and CEPT’s spectrum management activities (as SRDoc): ETSI TR 102 628 (SRDoc) on additional spectrum requirements for public safety and security in the UHF frequency range (published in 2010, subject to update)

11 3GPP 3GPP provides technical environment for producing LTE specifications, including for Public Safety 3GPP TSG Service and System Aspects (TSG-SA) is working on the inclusion of PPDR specific features in 3GPP Release 12 (target date: September 2014), namely: Mission critical voice and data PTT group communication capability (GCSE_LTE), and Direct device-to-device communications (ProSe*) * It is likely that not all ProSe functionality will be included in 3GPP Rel-12; some of the remaining functions will be specified in later 3GPP releases

12 TETRA + Critical Communications Association (TCCA) TCCA is a forum for all professional users, both Public Safety (mission critical) and Utilities & Transport (business users) TCCA is developing community’s: user requirements systems and architectures, and business cases TCCA is communicating its needs from “first hands” to regulatory bodies (first of all, to CEPT), to ensure timely allocation of sufficient resources

13 CEPT groups dealing with Broadband PPDR WG FM CEPT/ECC CPG PTD ECC PT1 CPG PTA FM49 ECC Plenary WG SE

14 ECC ”Strategic Plan” Priority topics: Digital dividend Cognitive radio Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) Innovation above 40 MHz Numbering and naming Improve its own working processes

15 CEPT groups dealing with Broadband PPDR WG FM CEPT/ECC CPG PTD ECC PT1 CPG PTA FM49 ECC Plenary WG SE

16 CEPT/ECC Project Team FM49 FM49 is the PPDR specialist project team of CEPT/ECC

17 Roadmap of the FM49 work FM49’s main task: find harmonised radio spectrum for future European broadband PPDR systems ECC Report ”A” (requirements) – May 2013 ECC Report ”B” (solutions) – planned for early 2015 Support to CPG PTA in the CEPT preparatory work on Agenda Item 1.3 of World Radio Conference -2015 Support to ECC PT1 on PPDR parameters for CEPT Report in response to European Commission Mandate on 700 MHz

18 ECC Report 199 (”A”) ECC Report 199 (“A”) “User requirements and spectrum needs for future European broadband PPDR systems (Wide Area Networks)” (approved in May 2013)

19 ECC Report 199: t hree types of PPDR events (1) PP1 (day-to-day operations) Day-to-day operations encompass the routine operations that PPDR agencies conduct within their jurisdiction. Most Public Protection spectrum and infrastructure requirements are determined using this scenario.

20 ECC Report 199: three types of PPDR events (2) PP2 (large emergency and/or public events) The size and nature of the event may require additional PPDR resources from adjacent jurisdictions, cross-border agencies, or international organisations. A large fire encompassing 3-4 blocks in a large city (e.g. Paris, London) or a large forest fire are examples of a large emergency under this scenario. Likewise, a large public event (national or international) could include a G8 Summit, the Olympics, etc.

21 ECC Report 199: three types of PPDR events (3) DR (Disaster Relief) Can be those caused by either natural or human activity. Natural disasters include an earthquake, major tropical storm, a major ice storm, floods, etc. Examples of disasters caused by human activity include large-scale criminal incidences or situations of armed conflict.

22 ECC Rerport 199: assumptions and conclusions ECC Report 199 (“A”) “User requirements and spectrum needs for future European broadband PPDR systems (Wide Area Networks)” approved in May 2013: Assumptions: applications: LEWP/RCEG-ETSI “Matrix of applications” scenarios: LEWP/RCEG PP1 and PP2 based scenarios technology: LTE frequency ranges: 700 MHz and 400 MHz Conslusions: minimum requirement of 2x10 MHz for Wide Area Networks but national needs may vary to a significant extent more spectrum may be needed to meet the different requirements for voice, Direct Mode Operations (DMO), Air- Ground-Air (AGA) communications and ad-hoc networks

23 ECC Report 199: technical aspects Technical aspects related to the estimates of the required spectrum: In the values shown in the Tables only the uplink requirements are presented as they are the most constraining (the downlink bandwidth is assumed to be of the same size). The difference between the “low” / “less stringent case” and “medium” / “worst case” estimates for PP1 and PP2 respectively is not in the traffic models (both correspond to the identical throughput) but in the spectral efficiency assumptions. The assumed relatively high value of the uplink spectrum efficiency at the cell edge (0.31 bit/s/Hz) is mainly justified by the need to enable the provision of broadband PPDR applications, first of all real-time video, at the cell edge under the envisaged limited amount of spectrum potentially available for BB PPDR. The main implication of this assumption is the requirement for more base stations in the future BB PPDR WAN, in particular in the urban environment. However a trade-off between the uniform ‘broadband coverage’ and the cost of the network is possible at the stage of the network radio planning. DMO and mission critical voice have not been taken into account in the calculations. The provision of these services within the BB PPDR network may require additional spectrum.

24 ECC Report ”B” ECC Report “B” “ Harmonised conditions and spectrum bands for the implementation of future European broadband PPDR systems ”, planned for approval in the beginning of 2015 The concept of “flexible harmonisation” for Wide Area Networks: common technical standard (LTE) national flexibility to identify spectrum for PPDR within the harmonised tuning range, according to national needs, and national choice of the most suitable service provision model (either dedicated, commercial or hybrid) Issues to be addressed: European harmonised broadband PPDR frequency band / tuning range Solutions for special cases (Direct Mode Operation, Air-Ground-Air communications, Ad-hoc networks) Interoperability and cross-border operations Technology Aspects (special functions in the LTE standard) Service provision models (dedicated, commercial, hybrid networks)

25 Next steps Identify the European preferred frequency bands or frequency tuning range and technical conditions for hamonised provision of broadband PPDR services Promote the European arrangement for broadband PPDR at the international level Urge European regulators to make spectrum available for broadband PPDR in a timely manner, to ensure interoperable and affordable provision of PPDR services, for the sake of European citizens

26 Participating in the CEPT work: how to join

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