France supported the development of new ECC Report within the CG as well as the preparation of an appropriate questionnaire.
APWPT proposed to expand the scope of this ECC Report and not to limit it to sport events only since there is a range of other events (e.g. Eurovision) which are interesting in terms of frequency management aspects. This was supported by Germany.
The Netherlands expressed its support to work within the CG, at the same time preferred a revision of ECC Report 44 rather than creation of new ECC Report. It also supported the widening of the scope of this ECC Report.
Norway, Ireland, the United Kingdom also supported the continuation of the work on an ECC Report. However the United Kingdom informed that it had some difficulties with contribution to this work before Olympic Games in London in 2012 because complete information about the issue will be available only after the Games. Ireland proposed to consider FM 45 as a possible project team for consideration of major event issues as well as to use electronic working methods as far as possible.
After discussion WG FM concluded that an ECC Report is the most appropriate deliverable for addressing the frequency management issues for major events. The CG was tasked to develop proposals on the structure of Report and also a questionnaire to collect the relevant information. WG FM agreed that this Report is not limited to sport events only and the CG may consider other big events if needed. CG should consider whether a new Report should be developed or a revision of ECC Report 44 will be more appropriate. WG FM encouraged CG to use electronic working methods however, recognised that there may a need to meet physically.
The WG FM meeting agreed that the Russian Federation will continue to coordinate the work of CG. The CEPT administrations were invited to participate in this CG.
The FM 22 Chairman invited to discuss the structure of the ECC Report and other relevant materials at the next FM22 meeting in October 2011. WG FM agreed that if FM22 has any proposals on the ECC Report it may contribute to CG directly and it may not be necessary to meet together at FM 22 meeting.
6.4Wireless non-UWB industrial applications
The ETSI Liaison Officer introduced document FM(11)123 which contains a LS and the latest draft of the System Reference Document TR 102-889-2 on non-UWB Wireless Industrial Applications. This document describes the requirements for Industrial automation applications within the industrial applications. While the non-critical wireless links of these applications can use existing spectrum, different spectrum is required for the critical links which are mainly used for sensor and actuators in machine automation.
The meeting was informed that the draft ETSI TR 102 889-2 had been through the ETSI internal enquiry and ETSI TC ERM will consider this SRDoc for approval in its meeting in June, after which a final version will be available.
The WG FM welcomed the inclusion of multiple bands (table 3 of the SRDoc) however several administrations expressed concerns with regard to the inclusion of the 2360- 2400 MHz band.