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The RSC was informed about the outcome of public consultation on the proposed amendment to Commission Decision 2005/50/EC on automotive Short-Range Radars (SRR) in 24 GHz band, the latest version of which was considered at the meeting. There was a broad support by RSC members for the draft amendment proposal, where the agreed editorial changes were then made before submission to RSC members. The RSC will be asked for its regulatory opinion on the draft amendment Decision, which in case of a favourable result is expected to be adopted in the end of June;

A first draft of the technical annex for the fourth update of Commission Decision 2006/771/EC on Short-range devices (SRD) was discussed. The CEPT representative presented the final CEPT Report 38 on SRD. Following written comments by RSC members, the Commission services will prepare a draft Commission Implementing Decision amending Decision 2006/771/EC which will be considered at the next RSC meeting in July;

Also the review of EC Decision on the 169 MHz band (2005/928/EC) was discussed, and it was agreed that RSC members would receive a revised text of a draft Mandate to CEPT on the 169 MHz band taking into account comments by RSC members and CEPT, and that the Commission would launch a written procedure in view of adopting an advisory Opinion on the Mandate;

Representatives of the railway community and mobile operator community presented their views on the issue of co-existence between GSM-R and public mobile networks. The Commission provided an update on recent relevant meetings in this context and pointed out the existing legal obligations of Member States to ensure appropriate protection of GSM-R systems under EC Decision 2009/766/EC on the 900 and 1800 MHz band. A reference was made to the ongoing work within the CEPT on draft ECC Report 162 which aims at providing a toolbox that can be used to reduce interference on a case-by-case basis to ensure seamless coexistence between GSM-R and public mobile networks. RSC members shared the view that proper coordination and network planning are crucial and that all stakeholders must make efforts to ensure compatibility of their networks;

Public protection and disaster relief (PPDR): a high-level workshop on the future of PPDR services, was organised in Brussels on 30 March 2011. A report on this workshop, available in INFO 004, will be introduced under agenda item 5.2 of this meeting;

The next RSC meeting is scheduled to be held in Brussels on 6-7 July 2011.


The Counselor also informed the meeting about the state of play concerning the Commission proposal for a Decision of the EP and of the Council establishing the first multi-annual Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP proposal), which is being considered by the European Parliament and the Council since the Commission presented it to them last September;

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