50TH ECC PLENARY MEETING IN Brighton, UK 04-08 March 2019
The ECC Plenary had its 50th meeting in Brighton, UK, 04-08 March 2019. It gathered 85 participants representing 33 CEPT administrations and observers.
Here is a summary of the outcome from the meeting.
Final approval of deliverables for publication
Taking into account the responses submitted during the relevant public consultations, ECC approved for publication the following ECC deliverables:
- CEPT Report 70 in response to the permanent EC Mandate on Short Range Devices: the draft Report contains a range of proposals to assist in the 7thupdate of the SRD Commission Decision. In addition a cover letter was developed stating the potential for ECC at its July meeting, to make additional proposals in the 57 to 71 GHz frequency band, following the Public Consultation of the amendment to ERC Rec 70-03 Annex 3.
- CEPT Report 71 in response to the EC Mandate on ITS: the draft Report describes the possibilities for the extension of the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) safety-related band up to 5925 MHz for Road ITS and up to 5935 MHz for Urban Rail ITS. In addition a cover letter was developed that noted the New Work Items in ETSI to develop technical reports on ITS system intra-operability (TR103 666 and TR103 667). The letter confirms that ECC will regularly update the Commission on this issue.
ECC approved for publication several Decisions:
- The revision of eight ECC Decisions, all relating to the use of earth stations on aircraft, commonly used for the provision of WiFi to passengers.
- Four ECC Decisions relating to the use of wideband and narrowband systems in the 400 MHz bands
- Two ECC Decisions amended to allow the introduction of new 5G MFCN technologies
- Two ECC decisions relating to UWB
- ECC Decision (19)03 on ‘Harmonised usage of the channels of the Radio Regulations Appendix 18 (transmitting frequencies in the VHF maritime mobile band)
ECC approved the publication of several reports and Recommendations
- ECC Report 295 “Guidance on Cross border coordination between MFCN and Aeronautical Telemetry Systems in the 1429-1518 MHz band”
- ECC Report 296 “National synchronisation regulatory framework options in 3400-3800 MHz: a toolbox for coexistence of MFCNs in synchronised, unsynchronised and semi-synchronised operation in 3400-3800 MHz
- ECC Report 297 “Analysis of the suitability and update of the regulatory technical conditions for 5G MFCN and AAS operation in the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands”
- ECC Report 298 “Analysis of the suitability and update of the regulatory technical conditions for 5G MFCN and AAS operation in the 1920-1980 MHz and 2110-2170 MHz band”
- ECC Report 299 “Measures to address potential blocking of MES operating in bands adjacent to 1518 MHz (including 1525-1559 MHz) at sea ports and airports”
- ECC Recommendation (19)01 “Technical toolkit to support the introduction of 5G while ensuring, in a proportionate way, the use of existing and planned EESS/SRS receiving earth stations in the 26 GHz band and the possibility for future deployment of these earth stations”
Approval of draft deliverables for Public consultation
ECC approved for public consultation:
The public consultation has started for the following ECC deliverables.
- Draft ECC Report 303
- Guidance to administrations for Coexistence between 5G and Fixed Links in the 26 GHz ("Toolbox")
- Draft revision of ECC Decision (05)02
- A harmonised frequency plan for the use of the band 169.4-169.8125 MHz
- Draft revision of ECC Decision (05)05
- Harmonised utilization of spectrum for Mobile/Fixed Communications Networks (MFCN) operating within the band 2500-2690 MHz
- Draft CEPT Report 72
- Report from CEPT to the European Commission in response to the Mandate
“to review the harmonised technical conditions for certain EU-harmonised frequency bands and to develop least restrictive harmonised technical conditions suitable for next-generation (5G) terrestrial wireless systems”
Report A: Review of technical conditions in the paired terrestrial 2 GHz and the 2.6 GHz frequency bands, and the usage feasibility of the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz frequency bands
All ECC consultations are available here on our website:
Issues in progress
ECC agreed the latest revision of the 5G Roadmap.
General and organisational matters
- Ms Christiane Seifert was elected as ECC vice chair
- PT1 chairman with be elected at the July meeting of ECC
- A call for NaN chairman will be made in July 2019 with the election in March 2020.
Events and tools supporting ECC
- ECC noted the CEPT workshop on new spectrum solutions for industry sectors
Cooperation with other organisations
- ECC has agreed and signed a LoU with the UWB Alliance.
The next meetings of ECC are planned as follows:
- ECC-M51: 2-5 July 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria
The minutes of the meeting are available here.