Release of Deliverable D1.1: Preliminary status on Regulation
BRAVE partners are proud to release their new deliverable D1.1 on the Spectrum regulation status.
Apprehension of the spectrum regulations evolution to support new telecommunication usage in millimetre-wave and sub-THz frequency ranges requires a general understanding of the spectrum management framework at global, regional and national levels.
Deliverable D1.1 provides an overview of the main regulatory bodies involved in spectrum management, their role and how their respective deliverables interrelate. Particular attention is given to the harmonisation process in Europe and on the necessary complementarity between regulations on frequencies use and harmonised standards applicable to radio equipment. This cooperative process, which is steered in Europe by CEPT, also involves key organisations representing spectrum users and industry stakeholders. It helps achieving effective regulatory solutions that allow for new usage while ensuring the protection of existing/legacy usage. Practical examples of regulatory solutions supporting various fixed and mobile communication applications – under different regulatory regimes – are presented for illustration.
The international regulatory framework for frequencies above 90 GHz as set by the Radio Regulations is mainly structured by the sharing and compatibility constraints between passive scientific services and active services. However today, only limited regulation is available for an effective use of these frequencies by communication applications.
Within the range 90-200 GHz, of particular interest for the BRAVE project, national administrations will have to consider the implementation of European harmonisation measures adopted in 2018. Fixed service applications are foreseen within the frequency ranges 92-114.25 GHz (“W-band”) and 130-174.8 GHz (“D-band”) for both ultra-high capacity backhauling/front-hauling in wireless networks and indoor connections into a data centre. Administrations will also have to consider ways to ensure equitable spectrum access to other applications, including mobile.
Deliverable D1.1 also gives an insight into the outcome of WRC-19 (World Radiocommunication Conference) under agenda item 1.15, which offers new opportunities for the implementation of land mobile and fixed services applications within the frequency range 275-450 GHz.