78th WG SE meeting - January 2018

The 78th meeting of ECC WG SE was held last 22-26 January in Rome, attended by about 62 participants, including the observer from the European Communications Office (ECO) and representatives of industry and/or operators: 450connect GmbH, AB5 Consulting, Arquiva, ASECAP, APWPT e.V., ANITEC, ASP, Bolt&Yurdal Consulting ApS, Energistyrelsen, DJCSL, Ericsson, EUROCONTROL, CAR2CAR Communication Consortium, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Geyser-Telecom, Iridium, ICAO - International Civil Aviation Organization, JSC Russian Space Systems, NARFA POLAND, Secretaria pro Communicatione, Radio Vaticana, SpaceX and Telia Company.

The following documents were adopted on a preliminary basis and forwarded for the consultation phase:

  • Draft ECC Report 276 on “Thresholds for the coordination of CDMA and LTE broadband systems in the 400 MHz band”;
  • Revision of ECC Report 173 “Fixed Service in Europe, Current use and future trends post 2016”;
  • Recommendation ECC (18)01 on “Radio frequency channel/block arrangements for Fixed Service systems operating in the bands 130-134 GHz, 141-148.5 GHz, 151.5-164 GHz and 167-174.8 GHz”;
  • Draft ECC Report 277 “on the use of SRD applications in cars in the 5725-5875 MHz band”;
  • Draft ECC Report 278 on “Specific UWB applications in the bands 3.4-4.8 GHz and 6.0-8.5 GHz: location tracking and sensor applications (LTA) for vehicular access systems”.

Also approved for publication were the following documents, after the public consultation phase:

  • Draft ECC Report 270 on “Sharing studies between telecoil replacement systems (TRS) and mobile satellite service (MSS) in the frequency range 1656.5-1660.5 MHz”;
  • Draft ECC Report 271 on “Compatibility issues related to NGSO satellite systems operating in the FSS bands 10.7-12.75 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 14-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space)”;
  • Draft ECC Report 272 on “Earth stations in the frequency ranges 4-6 GHz, 12-18 GHz and 18-40 GHz in the vicinity of aircraft”.

Regarding the work of project team 7 (PT SE7 – responsible for mobile service matters except international mobile telecommunications), specifically the introduction of long term evolution (LTE) technology in the 450-470 MHz band for professional mobile radio/public access mobile radio applications, it is nearly finished, except the studies on mobile service, which discuss the factor of LTE activity. The report is awaited for preliminary approval at the next WG SE meeting so it can be sent for public consultation.

The work on revision of recommendation T/R 25-08 (coordination between mobile systems) was completed and the corresponding document approved on a preliminary basis and forwarded for public consultation.

Project team 19 (PT SE19 – responsible for fixed service matters) drew up a recommendation concerning the 130-134 GHz, 141-148.5 GHz, 151.5-164 GHz and 167-174.8 GHz bands (D-band). That recommendation was approved on a preliminary basis and forwarded for public consultation. At this WG SE meeting SE19 was assigned a new task: analysis of eventual revocation of Recommendation ECC/REC/(04)05, given that the ECC approved revoking  Decision ECC/DEC/(07)02, on the availability of 3.4-3.8 GHz for broadband access via radio.

Regarding project team SE24 (responsible for matters concerning short range devices), it is noteworthy that work in the area of the task concerning wireless chargers will focus on vehicle chargers operating in the 70-90 kHz band. Two new tasks have also been created:

  • people anti-collision and detection, operating in 446-457.1 kHz;
  • analysis of extension of the band for secure applications of intelligent transport systems (5875-5905 MHz to 5875-5925 MHz), including various urban rail technologies for railways (CBTC), ETSI ITS-G5 and LTE-V2X. This task will be formally created at the next meeting. Note that project team 24 (PT SE24 will only begin the studies immediately after receiving a liaison statement from WG FM.

The next meeting will take place on 23-27 April 2018 in London.