84th meeting of WG SE - January 2020

The 84th meeting of the ECC’s WG SE was held last 27-31 January in Split, Croatia, attended by about 62 participants, including observers from the European Communications Office (ECO) and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), as well as representatives of industry and/or operators: APWPT e. V., CAR 2 CAR, DECT Forum, EUROCONTROL, Huawei Technologies Italia, IARU Region 1, Orange, Robert Bosch GmbH, Telesat, WIFI Alliance, Iridium, and Access Partnership representing Myriota.

The new vice-chair was appointed at this meeting: Aurelian Sorinel Calinciuc from the regulatory authority of Romania (National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications – ANCOM).

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

  • ECC Report 310 on evaluation of receiver parameters and the future role of receiver performance in spectrum management and coexistence studies;
  • Revision of ECC Report 217 on consideration of non-geostationary orbit (NGSO) for Earth stations on mobile platforms (ESOMP) installed on aircraft.

The technical annex of ECC Report 306 on investigations regarding possible usage of low-power audio in programme making and special events (PMSE) in the band 960-1164 MHz will be approved by the ECC in March.

The following documents were approved on a preliminary basis at this meeting and forwarded for consultation:

  • Draft ECC Report 313 on coexistence between RMR in the 900 MHz range and other applications in adjacent bands;
  • Draft ECC Report 314 on coexistence between the future railway mobile communication system (FRMCS) in the frequency range 1900-1920 MHz and other applications in adjacent bands;
  • Draft ECC Report 315 on feasibility of spectrum sharing between high-definition ground-based synthetic aperture radar (HD-GBSAR) application using 1 GHz bandwidth within 74-81 GHz and existing services and applications;
  • Draft ECC Report 316 on sharing studies assessing short-term interference from wireless access systems including radio local area networks (WAS/RLAN) into fixed service in the frequency band 5925-6425 MHz;
  • Draft addendum of ECC Report 200 on coexistence studies for proposed SRD and RFID applications in the frequency band 870-876 MHz and 915-921 MHz.

WG SE also adopted the following tasks:

  • SE21_24: on resilience of receivers of emissions in adjacent frequency bands;
  • SE40_41: review ECC Reports 184 (GSM) and 217 (NGSO), applying the results of the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19), namely imposition of a distance of 70 km from the seacoast so that Earth stations in motion (ESIMs) can operate without interfering with terrestrial systems/applications;
  • SE40_42: update ECC Report 217, applying the conditions of the SpaceX (Starlink) constellation which were changed in the forms of the Radiocommunication Sector of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-R);
  • SE40_43: study improved selectiveness of receivers (including filtering) for non-active loops (LNA) and low noise block (LNB) of satellite Earth stations operating in the 3800-4200 MHz band.

The 85th meeting is scheduled for 11-15 May at the installations of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy.