Harmonising Spectrum for Low Power Radio Devices. Bob Barron Head of Technology Sectors Unit Radiocommunications Agency. Spectrum Harmonisation. Advantages of harmonisation for Low Power Radio European harmonisation forums Developing a UK Position Hot issues
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Head of Technology Sectors Unit
Reaching international agreement on common…….
“cross border” mobility
improved spectrum efficiency
Particularly appropriate/ advantageous for “de-regulated” uncoordinated (ubiquitous) low power devices
TC ERM Task Groups
TG 11- Wide Band Data Systems
TG 17 - Broadcasting and Ancillaries
TG 28 - Generic SRD*
TG 29 - Road Transport & Telematics*
TG 30- Wireless Medical Devices*
TG 31- Ultra Wide Band & Radar*
Working Group FM
Working Group RR
Working Group SE
Project Team SE24
SRD Maintenance Group
In addition, there are a number of Project teams associated with, and reporting to, the Working Groups.
These deal with specific issues (e.g. WGSE PT SE24 for SRDs)
Reports to CEPT Working Group Spectrum Engineering
Sets out common spectrum allocations for SRDs:
ERC Rec 70-03 must be continually maintained to keep pace with changing requirements and moves towards increased harmonisation of SRD allocations & regulations
Total 18 new Decisions agreed in 2001, covering:
(a brief commercial interlude!)
The RA Business Unit for Low Power Radio
Represents SRD interests within the Agency
and also responsible for……..
Available today at the RA Stand, or from www.radio.gov.uk
Telecommunication Conformity Assessment & Market Surveillance Committee (TCAM)
But need to protect existing users…….
SE24 Study Report, including protection distances based on RA test results, to be presented at a proposed ERO sponsored UWB Workshop in March 2002.
Borne out of ERO Detailed Spectrum Investigation Phase III……..
“……to relevant apparatus”…….. “by means of which a telecommunication service is provided by way of business to another person”
i.e. no commercial third party traffic!
(particularly in “hot spots” such as airport lounges)
(particularly public & private use)
N.B. also a recent European Commission Licensing Committee initiative to determine member states’ regulatory policy concerning Public Access Broadband R-LAN Services
Three regulatory scenarios……….
………..and nine questions.
(no public services without a licence)
(e.g. indoor use only?)
(public & private use of certain bands without licence)
LPRA members views on these and any other relevant issues raised by the proposals will be particularly welcome!
CLOSING DATE: 11TH JANUARY 2002