CPG PTD held its second meeting in Helsinki, 10-12 January 2017. The meeting was attended by 58 participants from administrations, industry and observers. The main objective of the meeting was to advance further with the development of the draft CEPT briefs on the WRC-19 Agenda items in the remit of PTD. The briefs as revised by PTD will be considered at the 3rd CPG19 meeting (14-17 March 2017) for endorsement.
Agenda item 1.1: to consider an allocation of the frequency band 50-54 MHz to the amateur service in Region 1, in accordance with Resolution 658 (WRC 15).
PTD updated the draft CEPT Brief. In particular, a preliminary CEPT position was agreed on agenda item 1.1, which would support a new allocation in the frequency range 50-54 MHz to the amateur service in Region 1 only if the spectrum needs for the amateur services are justified and studies show that incumbent services, including their future deployment and services in adjacent spectrum are protected.
PTD developed a working document summarizing the sharing studies currently available for this agenda item. It covers the compatibility between the amateur service in the band 50-54 MHz and incumbent services (land mobile, radiolocation and broadcasting).
Agenda item 1.11: to take necessary actions, as appropriate, to facilitate global or regional harmonized frequency bands to support railway radiocommunication systems between train and trackside (RSTT) within existing mobile service allocations, in accordance with Resolution 236 (WRC-15)
PTD updated the draft CEPT Brief. In particular, a preliminary CEPT position was agreed, where the harmonisation of frequency bands within existing mobile service allocations would be supported for railway communications under agenda item 1.11.
PTD had initial discussions on possible options to facilitate such an harmonisation, i.e. through ITU-R Recommendation or through changes to the Radio Regulations (e.g. WRC Resolution or WRC Recommendation), without concluding at this stage.
PTD noted the working document under development in ITU-R WP 5A on technical and operational characteristics and spectrum needs of RSTT and called for contributions to the next PTD meeting in order to develop a CEPT contribution to WP 5A on the topic. PTD also agreed to send a liaison statement to WG FM asking for comments and suggestions on the ITU-R WP 5A working document.
Agenda item 1.12: to consider possible global or regional harmonized frequency bands, to the maximum extent possible, for the implementation of evolving Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) under existing mobile-service allocations, in accordance with Resolution 237 (WRC-15)
PTD revised the draft CEPT Brief on agenda item 1.12, in particular with the refinement of the preliminary CEPT position and the update of background material.
PTD agreed that the harmonization of frequency bands for ITS should be done through the development of an ITU-R Recommendation/Report. PTD will use the PTD website forum to discuss the outline of such a recommendation/report and to start drafting of a corresponding possible CEPT contribution to ITU-R Working Party 5A on the basis of the relevant ECC Deliverables.
Agenda item 1.16: to consider issues related to wireless access systems, including radio local area networks (WAS/RLAN), in the frequency bands between 5 150 MHz and 5 925 MHz, and take the appropriate regulatory actions, including additional spectrum allocations to the mobile service, in accordance with Resolution 239 (WRC-15);
PTD revised the draft CEPT Brief on agenda item 1.16, in particular with the update of the background section to reflect the status of the latest sharing studies and the related ITU-R activities.
PTD developed further its working document on sharing studies for agenda item 1.16 whose aim is to support the development of the CEPT Brief with the inclusion of relevant material on:
- Sharing between WAS/RLAN and radars;
- Sharing between WAS/RLAN and EESS;
- Sharing between WAS/RLAN and FSS;
- Sharing between WAS/RLAN and ITS.
PTD will discuss further at its next meeting the possibility to develop CEPT contributions to ITU-R Working Party 5A on the sharing studies related to agenda item 1.16.
Agenda item 9.1.5: to consider the technical and regulatory impacts of referencing Recommendations ITU-R M.1638-1 and ITU-R M.1849-1 in Nos. 5.447F and 5.450A of the Radio Regulations;
Agenda item 9.1.5 addresses possible changes to the footnotes referenced in the allocations in 5 250 – 5 350 MHz and 5 470 – 5 725 MHz which gives protection to radiolocation service from RLANs.
PTD revised the draft CEPT Brief and agreed on a preliminary CEPT position for the incorporation by reference of Recommendation ITU-R M.1849-1 in RR No.5.450A for the band the 5 470-5 725 MHz. Further consideration is required concerning the possible reference to this Recommendation in RR No.5.447F for the band 5 250-5 350 MHz and concerning the possible reference to Recommendation ITU-R M.1638-1 in both provisions RR No.5.447F and RR No.5.450A.
Agenda item 9.1.6: Resolution 958 (WRC-15) - Urgent studies required in preparation for WRC-19 - Studies concerning Wireless Power Transmission for electric vehicles
The draft CEPT Brief was updated to reflect the latest developments in ITU-R and in other organisations.
PTD also started the development of a draft CEPT contribution to ITU-R Working Party 1B aiming to clarify terminology used in the studies related to the agenda item. This will be further developed using PTD website forum for approval at the next PTD meeting.
PTD approved a liaison statement to SE24 to provide further information on the frequency bands under discussion in ITU-R for consideration in the compatibility studies.
Next CPG PTD meetings
- PTD-3, 3-5 May 2017, Maisons-Alfort
- PTD-4, 12-14 September 2017, Vilnius