power technologies including mobile broadband services .
Sweden is in a process to authorise broadband mobile telecommunications in the band 2300 – 2400 MHz. Hence, it will not be possible to exempt from license in any part of that band for Medical Body Area Network Systems (MBANS) or any other type of SRD as proposed under agenda item 5.8.7 and hinted in information under agenda item 6.4 of this meeting. The band is identified for IMT and because of that it will hardly be accepted as a globally harmonised band for SRD as a number of significant markets will use it for IMT. Consequently, “global harmonisation for economy-of-scale reasons” will not be a valid argument.
Italy reminded the meeting that last year, based on a System Reference Document for BWS in 2300 to 2400 MHz, WG FM decided not to consider an ECC Decision or ECC Recommendation for BWS in this band. Italy also draw the attention of the WG FM to the fact that the proposed MBANS are indoor systems and therefore Italy proposed to ask WG SE to consider compatibility issues for MBANS before a decision of WG FM with respect to the possible ECC regulation.
The Netherlands indicated that they have no intention to implement IMT in this band and welcomed the SRDoc from ETSI. Nevertheless they indicated that WG FM should consider a more generic approach by which other more critical SRD applications (e.g. Wireless Industrial applications) could also be accommodated in the 2360-2400 MHz band.
WG FM noted that the SRDoc requests a total of 40 MHz of new spectrum and that in accordance with the SRD strategy, already identified bands should be considered first before identification of new bands for SRDs were to be considered.
WG FM was concerned that only a single frequency band had been proposed within the SRDoc for study. Therefore, in addition to the 2360 to 2400 MHz suggested in the SRDoc, WG FM decided that the bands 2483.5 - 2500 MHz, 1785 - 1805 MHz and 2400 - 2483.5 MHz should also be considered for this technology.
After some further discussion WG FM reviewed this draft SRDoc and agreed that spectrum compatibility studies should be carried out before this technology could be considered for designation and authorisation and assigned the MBANS topic to the SRD/MG.
In order to initiate compatibility study WG FM agreed on a liaison statement to WG SE (see Annex 28) which was developed by the drafting group chaired by Mr. Thomas Weber.
France and Denmark consider that it is not appropriate to identify a totally new 40 MHz width band for unlicensed use without in-depth analysis of such a decision that can not be done on the basis of a single application spectrum request
5.8.8GPR/WPR (Ground & Wall Probing Radar)