077 Annex 2 includes both the results of the public consultation and the elements provided by FM PT44 on the RAS issue mentioned above.
WG FM then considered this document, endorsed the modifications proposed and adopted the ECC Report 168 for publication (see Annex 12).
The Chairman of FM PT44 also recalled that at its previous meeting, WG FM allowed FM PT44 to develop a draft ECC Recommendation on indoor GNSS PL. On that basis, during its April meeting, FM PT44 developed such draft Recommendation which is available in document FM(11)069 Annex 2.
WG FM considered this draft ECC Recommendation and agreed to send it to public consultation with minor corrections with respect to the version proposed by FM PT44 (see Annex 13).
The Chairman recalled that according to the new ECC Rules of Procedures, CEPT has to inform ETSI about any new deliverable sent out for public consultation (see section 4).
WG FM also noted the starting development of a new draft ECC Report on outdoor GNSS PL provided in document FM(11)069 Annex 3.
5.3.3Use of the frequency bands 27.5-30/17.3-20.2 GHz by satellite networks
The Chairman of FM PT44 recalled that FM PT 44 is in charge of four items on the Ka band: 1. uncoordinated FSS Earth stations in the 17.3-17.7 GHz; 2. use of the 28.8365-28.9485 GHz band by FSS and FS; 3. Earth stations on mobile platforms (ESOMP); 4. uncoordinated FSS Earth stations in the 17.7-19.7 GHz.
With regard to the first item, WG FM noted the current activity with FM PT44.
With regard to the second item, the FM PT44 Chairman indicated that 22 administrations answered to the questionnaire sent out by ECO in February 2011. He mentioned that it would help the Project Team in proposing a relevant way forward to have a broader knowledge of the use of the 28.8365-28.9485 GHz band by FS within CEPT. For that reason, FM PT44 is requesting to WG FM the possibility to send a reminder to the administrations so that those which did not yet answered to it, do it before 30th June 2011. This proposal was agreed by WG FM which tasked the ECO to proceed accordingly.
With regard to item 3, WG FM noted the liaison statement sent to SE PT40 by FM PT44 so as to request information on the one hand on the interference scenario, to deal with the specific case of a band (e.g.: 28.8365-28.9485 GHz) where one country is using ESOMP in FSS on an exclusive basis while a neighbouring country is using FS. On the other hand, this liaison was also addressing the risk of creating interferences to a space station of a third party operator due, inter alia, to a mis-pointing of the ESOMP antenna.
On the condition that the above mentioned two interference issues are solved adequately, the Chairman of FM PT44 indicated that the Project Team was requesting to WG FM to ask the ECC to develop an ECC Decision on ESOMP in Ka band.
Sweden recalled that, as during the previous meeting of WG FM, the ESOMP should be considered as operating under the MSS and not under the FSS. Sweden also recalled that the 17.7-19.7 GHz was heavily used by FS. It finally indicated that it can not support the development of an ECC Decision at this stage.