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1 ECC update: the newly approved deliverables and some highlights of regulatory activities R&TTE CA Plenary meeting 27 November 2013, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria Alexander Gulyaev, ECO

2 Outline Footer - add copy here1 Latest WGFM, WGSE and ECC Plenary: the newly approved ECC deliverables Some highlights from the CEPT/ECC work: ECC recommendations on how to alleviate the problem of interference from WAS/RLANs to 5GHz weather radars Introduction of the Licensed Shared Access (LSA) concept: challenges for all stakeholders ECC is pursuing the “soft harmonisation” for Short Range Devices

3 Footer - add copy here2 Current trends in developing new ECC regulatory frameworks Recent years ECC regualtory policy aims to ensure the continued liberalisation of existing regulatory provisions (especially where technology neutrality is promoted), the exemption of devices from individual licensing, and how new services may be introduced on a shared-spectrum basis with existing ones Notified Bodies are encouraged to follow ECC Newsletters which address most important activities within the ECC and may have impact on the work of Notified Bodies (most recent ECC Newsletter is of October 2013, the content of which is partly re- produced in this presentation)ECC NewslettersECC Newsletter

4 ECC deliverables finally approved at the 78 th WGFM meeting (30 September – 4 October 2013) Revision of ECC/REC/(11)06 on Block Edge Mask Compliance Measurements for Base StationsECC/REC/(11)06 Revision of Annex 10 «Radio microphone applications including aids for the hearing impaired» of ERC Recommendation 70-03 (it includes a new entry for the 1800- 1804.8 MHz range)ERC Recommendation 70-03 3

5 ECC deliverables finally approved at the 65 th WGSE meeting (16 – 20 September 2013) ECC Report 191: Adjacent band compatibility between MFCN and PMSE audio applications in the 1800 MHzECC Report 191 ECC Report 200 on "Co-existence studies for proposed SRD and RFID applications in the frequency band 870-876 MHz and 915-921 MHz"ECC Report 200 ECC Report 201 on "Compatibility study between MBANS operating in the 2400-2483.5 MHz and 2483.5- 2500 MHz and other systems in the same bands or in adjacent bands"ECC Report 201 ECC Report 202 on "Out-of-Band emission limits for Mobile/Fixed Communication Networks (MFCN) Supplemental Downlink (SDL) operating in the 1452-1492 MHz band"ECC Report 202 4

6 ECC deliverables finally approved at the 35 th ECC meeting (5-8 November 2013) Revision of ERC/DEC/(98)22 on Exemption from individual licensing of DECT equipmentERC/DEC/(98)22 ECC/DEC/(13)03 on the harmonised use of the frequency band 1452-1492 MHz for Mobile/Fixed Communications Networks Supplemental Downlink (MFCN SDL)ECC/DEC/(13)03 Revision of ECC/DEC/(05)02 on a harmonised frequency plan for the use of the band 169.4 – 169.8125 MHzECC/DEC/(05)02 Revision of ECC/DEC/(06)06 on the availability of frequency bands for the introduction of Narrow Band Digital Land Mobile PMR/PAMR in the 80 MHz, 160 MHz and 400 MHz bandsECC/DEC/(06)06 5

7 ECC deliverables finally approved at the 35 th ECC meeting (5-8 November 2013) (2) CEPT Report 49 to the EC in response to the Mandate on “Technical conditions regarding spectrum harmonisation for terrestrial wireless systems in the 3400-3800 MHz band”CEPT Report 49 CEPT Report 51 to the EC in response to part B of the mandate “On technical conditions regarding spectrum harmonisation options for wireless radio microphones and cordless video-cameras (PMSE equipment)”CEPT Report 51 addendum to CEPT Report 50 to the EC in response to part A of the Mandate “On technical conditions regarding spectrum harmonisation options for wireless radio microphones and cordless video-cameras (PMSE equipment)”CEPT Report 50 ECC Report 203 on LRTC suitable for MFCN, including IMT, in the frequency bands 3400-3600 MHz and 3600-3800 MHzECC Report 203 6

8 ECC deliverables currently under the public consultation ECC deliverables open for public consultation are available at: 7

9 Footer - add copy here8 Draft ECC Report 192: the current status of DFS in 5 GHz Draft ECC Report 192Draft ECC Report 192 (under the public consultation until 05/12/2013 and ADCO R&TTE 5 GHz campaign (finalized in October 2013) are complementary studies aimed at finding an efficient European solution to the interference problem from WAS/RLANs to 5 GHz meteorological radars: ADCO R&TTE 5 GHz campaign’s report is based on the data from 21 EU Member States ECC Report 192 is based on the responses from 33 CEPT member countries to the WGFM questionnaire

10 Footer - add copy here9 Draft ECC Report 192: the current status of DFS in 5 GHz ECC Report 192 addresses all reported WAS/RLAN → meteorological radar interference scenarios: All studied interference cases to meteorological radars were caused by outdoor WAS/RLAN fixed installations operating co-channel with radars A considerable number of the reported interference cases were caused by equipment where the DFS mechanism was disabled In some cases, higher gain antennas were used resulting in e.i.r.p. levels above the regulatory limits The ECC Report also identifies a case where DFS was implemented but WAS/RLANs were still causing interference

11 Footer - add copy here10 Draft ECC Report 192: the current status of DFS in 5 GHz (2) ECC Report 192 attempts to cover a European-wide as well as international dimension of the problem and the related activites: Reference to ITU Recommendation ITU-R M.1638 which recognizes meteorological radars as safety-of-life service Section on ADCO’s 5 GHz campaign which will be updated based on the final results of ADCO’s report

12 Footer - add copy here11 Draft ECC Report 192: the current status of DFS in 5 GHz (3) ECC Report 192 appeals to all involved parties in order to perform harmonised actions aimed at alleviation of the interference problem: The ECC Report contains an entire set of recommendatoins to all stakeholders, including those to ETSI and Notified Bodies A major common point in both ECC and ADCO studies is a proposal for closer cooperation between interference management authorities (installation issues, like indoor/outdoor, antenna gains etc.) and market surveillance authorities (compliance with the essential requirements)

13 ECC Report 192: recommendations to MSA In those cases where the WAS/RLAN is operating co-channel with the radar and is causing interference into the radar, no effort should be made to solve the interference case by: re-configuring the WAS/RLAN equipment to a different channel, or by re-enabling DFS again (where it was disabled), or by reducing the TX-output power. Market enforcement authorities shall not allow such equipment to be operated or remain in use. The case should be passed over to the national MSA for an appropriate action that can be, for example, the application of the “safeguard clause” procedure Footer - add copy here12

14 ECC Report 192: recommendations to MSA (2) Interferences due to equipment placed on the market at an earlier stage (compliant with an earlier standard version) should be dealt with on a case by case basis to solve the problem Enforcement authorities should inform WAS/RLAN users about the consequences of all kinds of illegal use of WAS/RLAN equipment, i.e. about the interference to meteorological radars which may compromise safety of life Footer - add copy here13

15 ECC Report 192: recommendations to Notified Bodies EN 301 893 version 1.4.1 and higher does not allow the user to disable DFS or alter the DFS settings: positive opinions should not be issued on the equipment compliant with earlier versions of the standard! No issues have been identified with regard to possible shortcomings in the specifications of the DFS mechanism in the current version of EN 301 893 (v1.5.1 and above) Some cases revealed a non-compliant DFS: Notified Bodies may consider additional laboratory tests to verify the efficiency of the DFS, randomly or from less known manufacturers The development of additional guidance to manufacturers and Notified Bodies is recommended (see Report’s section 2.6.1) Footer - add copy here14

16 ECC Report 192: recommendations at the EU level It could be beneficial to maintain a public list of non-compliant equipment for which EU Member States had initiated a “safeguard clause” in accordance with the R&TTE Directive. Such a list could be used to make European consumer organisations and retailers more aware of the existing problems with non-compliant equipment Finally, all recommendations and proposed actions to overcome the problem of interference from WAS/RLAN to 5 GHz weather radars should be harmonised in Europe, and ADCO R&TTE/TCAM, R&TTE CA, ECC and ETSI should further work closely in the spirit of cooperation. Footer - add copy here15

17 Licensed Shared Access (LSA) LSA is being introduced in the European regulatory framework as an enabler to unlock access to additional frequency bands for mobile broadband and other services under an individual licensed regime while maintaining incumbent users. It has been developed by the ECC (and also addressed by RSPG within the EU) with the aim of making the dynamic use of spectrum possible, whenever and wherever it is unused by incumbent users. Footer - add copy here16

18 Licensed Shared Access (LSA) LSA, as it’s introduced in the draft ECC Report 205, is brining a new dimension into the old, time-proven approach of finding compatibility mechanisms for the introduction of new services in the already used frequency bands, namely: it identifies the possibility to apply smarter tools such as dynamic databases to track and define the opportunities for new services to share with incumbent users which may be limited geographically and in the time over which they need to be protecteddraft ECC Report 205 The draft ECC Report 205 (developed by the Project Team FM53) was adopted for public consultation in October 2013 and is due to publication in February 2014 Footer - add copy here17

19 Licensed Shared Access (LSA) The ‘standardisation dimension’ of LSA: The draft ECC Report 205 was devleoped in conjunction with ETSI TC RRS. As well as technical measures to support the implementation of LSA, the report considers an example of LSA functional architechture and identifies interfaces that would require standardisatoin. Investigations at a European level on the various sharing constraints aim to ensure that corresponding harmonised standards include the necessary tools for implementation of sharing mechanisms required for operation in the band Footer - add copy here18

20 Licensed Shared Access (LSA): frequency band 2300-2400 MHz The 2300-2400 MHz was allocated to the mobile service and identified for IMT globally at WRC-2007 The band is suitable for application of TDD technology and is standardised by 3GPP as LTE Band 40. The results from ECC Report 172 suggested that the introduction of Mobile/Fixed Communications Networks (MFCN) may be possible in this band on a shared basis, and the Project Team FM52 is currently working on the draft ECC Decision for MFCN in the 2300-2400 MHz based on the LSAECC Report 172 Notified Bodies must be prepared for the introduction of LSA Footer - add copy here19

21 Short Range Devices: pursuing a new regulatory approach The ECC Newsletter of June 2012 outlined how the ECC is working to improve the efficiency of SRD bands and widen the possibilites for accessing them. This is based on applying a step-by-step evidence-based process for enabling more generic conditions to be applied to wider specturm bands than before, instead of slicing the available frequencies into narrow bandwidth for niche applications Now ECC is creating a new roadmap which paves the way for a major upgrade of existing 7 MHz+12 MHz (above 863-870 MHz) of UHF spectrum for a wide variety of SRD applications. Footer - add copy here20

22 Short Range Devices: pursuing a new regulatory approach Today, the 863-870 MHz band is used extensively by SRD. However, this range is filling up quickly and a lot of new developments are anticipated, as set out in the ECC Report 182 (Survey about the use of the 863-870 MHz band) and by ETSI in a set of System Reference Documents. This includes the need for wider bandwidth applications and the forthcoming introduction of machine mesh networks.ECC Report 182 Against this background, nearby frequencies 902-928 MHz are widely used by ISM applications in the American continent, and the 870-876 MHz and 915-921 MHz are seriously underutilized in many European countires (these were prepared for PMR use but very little take-up so far) Footer - add copy here21

23 Short Range Devices: pursuing a new regulatory approach ECC Report 200 gives the background and conclusions to a comprehensive set of coexistence studies in the mentioned above underutilised UHF bands in Europe.ECC Report 200 ECC Report 200 also describes the use of netowk access points / network relay points forming part of metropolitan area ‘mesh’ networks for utilities or other applications, for example, for data acquisition The related draft ECC Report 189 (prepared by the SRD/MG group and is currently under public consultation) uses these conclusions to define recommended regulatory parameters for SRDs. Upon approval, it is expected to form part of the ECC’s key SRD’s Recommendation 70-03draft ECC Report 189Recommendation 70-03 Footer - add copy here22

24 Short Range Devices: pursuing a new regulatory approach Thus the ECC studies have resulted in the new band plans for the 870-876 MHz band and 915-921 MHz band, opening up this part of the underused UHF range for SRD applications This kind of regulatory measures is an example of the ECC’s “soft harmonisation” approach, where existing services remain protected to the extent that national administrations deem it necessary, yet providing the opportunity for the harmonised development of new services in European countries Notified Bodies shall closely follow the current process of ‘evolution’ of SRD regulations towards enabling more generic conditions in wider spectrum bands. Footer - add copy here23

25 ECO is always ready either to respond directly to the requests from R&TTE CA regarding ECC regulations or to assist in consultations between R&TTE CA and relevant ECC specialist groups

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