Radio LAN

Introduction

Radio Local Area Networks (RLANs) are intended to cover smaller geographic areas like homes, offices and to a certain extent buildings being adjacent to each other. Radio LANs are also known as Wireless LANs (WLANs).

A popular deployment of Radio LANs is providing broadband connectivity at public locations like airports, railway stations, conference centres, hotels and street cafés. Even on trains and aboard aircraft Radio LANs are or will become available for providing network access. Radio LANs are also rather popular at home and at the office enabling the users to connect all equipment wirelessly.

Currently, the frequency bands 2,4 GHz and 5 GHz are mainly used by Radio LANs and in many cases, the deployed technology is based on the IEEE 802.11 standards family. However, other technologies such as LTE-LAA are deployed in those frequency bands as well.

The continuously increasing demand for faster transmission rates and the continued substitution of wired connections by wireless ones make it necessary to identify other frequency bands that offer sufficient capacities, e.g. the frequency band 60 GHz.

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Harmonised Standards for RLAN

ETSI technical committee Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN) works on the Harmonised Standard for 5 GHz RLAN equipment that is intended to operate in the frequency ranges 5 150 MHz to 5 350 MHz and
5 470 MHz to 5 725 MHz. TC BRAN also work on the Harmonised Standard for Multiple-Gigabit/s radio equipment operating in the 60 GHz band as well as on the Harmonised Standard for White Space Devices operating in the 470 MHz to 790 MHz TV broadcast band. The use of RLANs aboard aircraft is addressed by Harmonised Standards for Broadband Direct Air-to-Ground Communications.

ETSI technical committee EMC & Radio Spectrum Matters (ERM) is responsible for the Harmonised Standard covering Wideband transmission systems operating in the 2,4 GHz band, e.g. Radio LANs or Wireless LANs.
All these Harmonised Standards are widely used for demonstrating the conformity of RLAN equipment with Directive 2014/53/EU (also known as the Radio Equipment Directive (RED)).

Standards

The following is a list of the 20 latest published ETSI standards on radio LAN.

A full list of related standards in the public domain is accessible via the ETSI standards search. Via this interface you can also subscribe for alerts on updates of ETSI standards.

For work in progress see the ETSI Work Programme on the Portal.

Standard No. Standard title.
EN 300 328 Wideband transmission systems; Data transmission equipment operating in the 2,4 GHz ISM band and using wide band modulation techniques; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU
EN 301 893 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); 5 GHz high performance RLAN; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
EN 300 328 Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Wideband transmission systems; Data transmission equipment operating in the 2,4 GHz ISM band and using wide band modulation techniques; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
EN 301 598 White Space Devices (WSD); Wireless Access Systems operating in the 470 MHz to 790 MHz TV broadcast band; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
EN 301 893 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); 5 GHz high performance RLAN; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
EN 302 567 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); 60 GHz Multiple-Gigabit WAS/RLAN Systems; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
EN 300 328 Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Wideband transmission systems; Data transmission equipment operating in the 2,4 GHz ISM band and using wide band modulation techniques; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
TR 102 631 Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference Document; Technical Characteristics for Airborne In-Flight Entertainment Systems operating in the frequency range 5 150 MHz to 5 875 MHz
ES 202 131 Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Wideband Transmission systems; Data transmission equipment operating in the 2,4 GHz ISM band using spread spectrum modulation techniques and 5 GHz high performance RLAN equipment; Specification of Reference Receiver Performance Parameters for Spectrum Planning
ES 202 131 Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Wideband Transmission systems; Data transmission equipment operating in the 2,4 GHz ISM band and using spread spectrum modulation techniques; Specification of Reference Receiver Performance Parameters for Spectrum Planning
TR 102 163 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); HIPERLAN Type 2; Profile Implementation Guide
TS 101 475 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); HIPERLAN Type 2; Physical (PHY) layer
TS 101 761-1 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); HIPERLAN Type 2; Data Link Control (DLC) Layer; Part 1: Basic Data Transport Functions
TS 101 761-3 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); HIPERLAN Type 2; Data Link Control (DLC) Layer; Part 3: Profile for Business Environment
TS 101 761-5 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); HIPERLAN Type 2; Data Link Control (DLC) Layer; Part 5: Profile for Home Environment
EN 300 328-1 Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Wideband Transmission systems; Data transmission equipment operating in the 2,4 GHz ISM band and using spread spectrum modulation techniques; Part 1: Technical characteristics and test conditions
TR 101 957 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); HIPERLAN Type 2; Requirements and Architectures for Interworking between HIPERLAN/2 and 3rd Generation Cellular systems
TS 101 761-5 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); HIPERLAN Type 2; Data Link Control (DLC) Layer; Part 5: Profile for Home Environment
TS 101 475 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); HIPERLAN Type 2; Physical (PHY) layer
TS 101 475 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); HIPERLAN Type 2; Physical (PHY) layer