The 79th meeting of the ECC’s WG SE was held last 23-27 April in London, attended by nearly 49 participants, including the ECO observer and representatives of industry and/or operators: 450connect GmbH, ASECAP, APWPT E.V., Apple UK Limited, ANITEC, ASP, Bolt&Yurdal Consulting ApS, Broadcast Networks Europe, DFS, Energistyrelsen, ERICSSON, EUROCONTROL, FMV Swedish Defence Material Administration, FBConsulting Sarl/C2C-CC, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), JSC Russian Space Systems (ROSCOSMOS), NARFA POLAND, OneWeb, Ring Advocacy, Robert Bosch GmbH, Telia Company and Wi-Fi Alliance.
The following documents were approved on a preliminary basis and forwarded for consultation:
- Draft ECC Report 282 on “Point to Point Radio Links in the Frequency ranges 92-114.25 GHz and 130-174.8 GHz” (D and W band);
- Draft ECC Report 283 on “Compatibility and sharing studies related to the introduction of broadband and narrowband systems in the bands 410-430 MHz and 450-470 MHz”;
- Draft ECC Report 284 on “Person detection application in 446-457.1 kHz”;
- ECC/REC/(18)02 on “Radio frequency channel/block arrangements for fixed service systems operating in the bands 92-94 GHz, 94.1 100 GHz, 102 109.5 GHz and 111.8 114.25 GHz” (W band);
- Draft revision of ECC Recommendation (14)01 “Radio frequency channel arrangements for fixed service systems operating in the band 92-95 GHz.”
The following documents were approved for publication after the public consultation phase:
- ECC Report 276 on “Thresholds for the coordination of CDMA and LTE broadband systems in the 400 MHz band”;
- ECC Report 173 on “Fixed service in Europe, current use and future trends post 2016”;
- Recommendation ECC/REC/(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”.
Regarding the work of project team 7 (PT SE7) (responsible for mobile service matters except international mobile telecommunications (IMT), namely the introduction of long term evolution (LTE) technology in the 450-470 MHz band for professional mobile radio/public access mobile radio applications (PMR/PAMR)), the work was completed and the respective report forwarded for consultation.
SE7 is studying the possibility of introducing low-power transmitting microphones in the 960-1164 MHz frequency band, taking the protection of aeronautic radionavigation systems into account, in collaboration with the ICAO and Eurocontrol.
SE7 has been mandated to conduct studies to examine the possibility of introducing railway mobile radio (RMR) applications in 900 MHz (in spectrum designated for GSM railway (GSM-R) and the introduction of the future railway mobile communication system (FRMCS) in the 1900-1920 MHz band.
Regarding the work of project team 19 (PT SE19), responsible for fixed service matters, note the approval of Recommendation ECC/REC/(18)01 (D band). The following documents were approved for public consultation at this WG SE meeting:
- Recommendation ECC/REC/(18)02 (W band;
- Revised Recommendation ECC/REC/(14)01 on “Radio frequency channel arrangements for fixed service systems operating in the band 92-95 GHz”;
- Draft of ECC Report 282 on “Point-to-point radio links in the frequency ranges 92-114.25 GHz and 130-174.8 GHz” (covering both W and D bands).
Regarding the work of project team 24 (PT SE24), responsible for issues associated to short-range devices, note the following:
- The approval of ECC Report 277 on the use of low-power short-range devices (SRD) for vehicles in 5725-5875 MHz;
- Analysis of extension of the band (from 5875-5905 MHz to 5875-5925) for security applications of intelligent transportation systems (ITS), including various urban rail (CBTC) railway technologies, ETSI ITS-G5 and LTE-V2X;
- The mandate to study the introduction of intelligent tacographs in the 5.8 GHz band;
- The work on use of the 450 kHz band by vehicles for person detection to avoid collisions. Note that in this band there are operational applications to detect avalanche victims (central frequency: 457 kHz). The work was completed and the respective ECC Report 284 forwarded for public consultation. However, the ICAO will re-examine the studies and comment on same.
Finally, the work of project team 45 (PT SE45) on local radio area networks (RLAN) in 6 GHz was reported, specifically the agreement between various SE45 participants on the assumptions for the studies and some scenarios.
The next meeting will be held on 10-14 September 2018 in Spain.