Sweden introduced document FM(11)101 proposing to include a certain number of elements to be included in the Terms of Reference, including:
Review the least restrictive technical conditions for the 1452 to 1492 MHz band enabling terrestrial mobile multimedia systems with the MA02revCO07 plan as a starting point, taking into account: the associated regulatory issues, compatibility with services in adjacent bands and compatibility with applications used outside Europe;
Study possibilities for PMSE to be used in the frequency band 1452-1492 MHz in combination with a primary application;
Request, via WG FM, relevant technical studies, if necessary;
Collect any supplementary information, if needed;
Propose to the WG FM the most appropriate usage(s) and associated regulatory framework for CEPT;
Review ECC/DEC/(03)02 and consider review of other ECC Decisions, Recommendations, Reports and other deliverables in its scope, as requested by WG FM.
Norway, supported by Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Denmark, indicated that the first element was limiting too much the scope of the work to be carried out. Italy however noted that the work cannot start from nothing as, as a matter of fact, there is, at least, the Maastricht Agreement that applies to that band. France recalled that the scope of the work is given by document FM(11)062 Annex 18 as the later describes the approach proposed by WG FM to the ECC and was endorsed by the later ECC at its March meeting.
France introduced document FM(11)118 proposing draft ToR for the new Project Team on L band based on the elements given in the document FM(11)062 Annex 18, in particular proposing that the PT carries out an impact analysis.
UK and Norway supported the proposal that an impact analysis should be carried out.
The Chairman of WG FM recalled that it may be necessary to ask confirmation from the ECC that the new PT is authorised to carry out such impact analysis.
Germany introduced document FM(11)119 to include in the ToR of the new Project Team a reference to the overall aim of WG FM which is to manage the work to find a solution which satisfies all the requirements as far as possible. On that basis, Germany proposed that it shall then be required to the Project Team to “propose to the WG FM for the applications not retained to be used in the L band the way how to satisfy that spectrum requirements, as long as not already satisfied by the work of FM45, FM48 and FM49 (PPDR)”.
Sweden, France, Norway and Italy, considering, on the one hand, that it is not appropriate to recall a general aim of WG FM in the ToR of a PT, and on the other hand, that the action proposed is out of the scope of the new PT, opposed this proposal.
Italy introduced document FM(11)120 proposing to include in the ToR of the PT, inter alia, the following elements:
to focus only on applications compliant with MA02RevCO07;
to study of the economic and social benefits of the introduction of Mobile Multimedia Services in the 1452-1492 MHz band;