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Eu harmonisation on dynamic spectrum access

  1. 1. Where is EU Harmonisation on dynamic spectrum access Dynamic spectrum sharing The future of WiFi and IoT Berlin, Germany 9th April, 2013 Jussi Kahtava Director, Allied Spectrum Associates
  2. 2. Outline • Harmonised spectrum and harmonised standards in the EU • EC mandate on Reconfigurable Radio Systems • ETSI BRAN and RRS work towards HS • Conclusions
  3. 3. Smarter radios do not negate the need for harmonisation! • • • Every different spectrum band supported adds cost and complexity to a device Benefits of scale as important to an agile radio than to a dumb radio Piecemeal approaches in individual countries will not enable investment and market emergence Favourable regulatory environment Competition between service providers Affordable device and service costs for end users Well defined global standards Global/Regional harmonised mobile spectrum
  4. 4. Harmonisation in the EU Equipment entry to market Spectrum harmonisation CEPT / ECC (47 countries incl. EU 27) ECC Decisions on harmonised spectrum use Update European Common Allocation Table (ECA) European Common Positions to WRC and ITU CEPT 47 Mandate to CEPT on harmonisation measures CEPT Reports (Chaired by the EC and formed by Member States) EC Decisions on technical harmonisation measures for spectrum use European Commission (EC) RSPG can advise the Parliament Update National Table of Frequency Allocations (NTFA) to reflect European Harmonisation Decisions and ECA Radio Spectrum Policy Group (Chaired by a Member State, formed by EU 27 reps, EC plays the role of secretariat) Issues mandates ETSI European Parliament and Council (EU Member States) EU 27 Co-Decisions e.g. Radio Spectrum Policy Programme National countries Allocation of Spectrum by WRC (Article 5 of the Radio Regulations) RSPG Draft Decision / Mandates Communications or Proposal Conduct spectrum harmonization studies and adopt Reports, including response to EC Mandate CEPT 47 European Commission RSCOM Radio Spectrum Committee Radio Spectrum Strategic Opinions Advises the Commission and the Parliament CEN Produce harmonised standards EU 27 Harmonised Standards License spectrum to users with defined rights and obligations according to the NTFA RTTE Directive CENELEC
  5. 5. National legislation of radio spectrum Natural physical resource Radio spectrum National legislation governing the access to frequency bands National Table of Frequency Allocations (NTFA) Governmental use Commercial use / non governmental (telecom, broadcasting, amateur, SRDs…) Domain of use / regulatory regime Fine technical management of frequency bands National legislation authorising the use of spectrum Users Defence Public safety Civil aviation Meteorology Maritime & waterways Radio Astronomy … Individual authorisation General authorisation (Individual rights of use) (No individual rights of use) Frequency assignments Individual authorisation issued by NRA General authorisation issued by NRA Users Source: ECC FM53 chairman
  6. 6. Harmonised standards in the EU • Harmonised standards in the EU are intended to streamline the market entry of radio and telecom equipment • HS is developed by one or several of the three ESOs based on a mandate from the European Commission • Under the Radio & Telecom Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) regime, a manufacturer can pursue market entry through fulfilling the requirements of a Harmonised Standard • HS are listed in the Official Journal of the EU, and the ones under the R&TTE support one or all of the essential requirements of the directive
  7. 7. Why R&TTE? Take advantage of the entire EU single market Benefits of scale Place products directly Demonstrate compliance with Directive 1999/5/EC (R&TTE) Fast placing on the market Free movement Show conformance to the relevant European harmonised standard Compliance with R&TTE No need for notified bodies
  8. 8. Device entry to market USA EU Manufacturer provides device to FCC Manufacturer testing of device Declaration of conformance Approval Shipping and sales Shipping and sales weeks months FCC testing of device
  9. 9. EC goal on spectrum sharing Licenceexempt sharing • In bands already allocated for LE • Promotes innovation • Internet of Things Licensed Sharing (LSA) • Based on sharing agreement between incumbent and new user • Regulatory guarantees • Quality of Service
  10. 10. Shared use of spectrum: regulatory timeline 2011 Q4 2012 Q1 2012 Q2 2012 Q3 2012 Q4 2013 Q1 2013 Q2 2013 Q3 2013 Q4 EC communication on shared use of spectrum Agreement on RSPP, with shared use of spectrum in it Feedback from MSs and next steps EC CR workshop EU Spectrum Inventory Supply side workshops Demand side workshop ECC report 186 CEPT SE43 on TVWS DG ENTR RRS mandate Work on EC standardisation mandate for RRS Mandate submitted to ETSI, CEN and CENELEC workshop Start of LSA HS work in ETSI RRS Start of TVWS HS work in ETSI BRAN CEPT FM studies on LSA FM ASA report First drafts ready Set up of FM52 and FM53 RRS mandate accepted by ETSI
  11. 11. EC Communication on shared used of spectrum: next steps • Identify BSOs (beneficial sharing opportunities) in both licensed and licenceexempt frequency bands • Consider making sufficient licence-exempt spectrum, harmonised at EU level, available for wireless innovations • Define, in cooperation with Member States, a common path towards enabling more sharing possibilities, based on contractual agreements between users
  12. 12. EU mandate on RRS • • • • Submitted to ETSI, CEN and CENELEC in October 2012 Aims to bring together commercial, military and public safety areas in RRS Sufficiently innovative – informs what level of awareness ESOs need to have to produce something that has a role of making regulatory framework available for these devices Two year process to develop harmonised standards for the commercial side – drafts end of ‘13, ready end of ‘14 Mandate M/512 on RRS liaison Joint Task Force on ERM and RRS ETSI BRAN ETSI RRS TVWS (EN 301 598) LSA, GLDB Public safety Military
  13. 13. ETSI RRS work Objective A Mandate M/512 Objective A1 TS-2: System architecture for exchanging between different GLDBs Objective C Objective A2 TS-1: System Objective B Architecture for coordinated and uncoordinated use of white space EN-1: HS for interaction between WSD and GLDB EN-2: ES for architecture and procedures for info exchange between GLDBs Inputs ETSI EN 301 598 (From BRAN) ECC Report 159 ECC Report 185 ECC Report 186 ECC FM53 reports on TVWS and LSA
  14. 14. Geolocation databases • Under the R&TTE, GLDB is a component, similarly to software component – It has an interface to WSD, that is a radio equipment • In the case of interference, end user must not be liable – In the absence of HS, the NRA needs to find a single entity that the responsibility lies with • Harmonised standard removes the ambiguity through having a regulatory status that the manufacturers can refer to – GLDB-to-WSD interface falls under the HS for RRS • How to manage device circulation in the EU? – Master WSD has to connect to relevant GLDB
  15. 15. GLDB and HS Incumbent info on availability UHF band protected use info GLDB ES (EN-2) GLDB HS (EN-1) TVWS AP LSA repository “GLDB” LSA controller
  16. 16. Geolocation databases and harmonisation • Country borders are areas where different regulatory requirements meet – Bilateral coordination sets the limits – GLDB in one country has only information on the regulatory requirements of that country – Interoperability in providing full information to a device is important • This applies both to the GLDB-to-WSD (under HS) and GLDB-to-GLDB interface
  17. 17. Key messages • Dynamic use of spectrum does not need to be opportunistic on regulatory and standards side • Clear framework brings benefits in accessing single European market
  18. 18. Thank You! Jussi Kahtava ( Octavian Popescu (