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Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA), fixed link equipment,   In addition, by mid-2017, we will complete a security
          medical applications, SRDs and Ultra Wide Band equipment.   framework for mobile device reconfiguration,
          In addition, we are developing two Harmonised Standards   complementing our recently finalised European Standard
          for the EMC of combined and/or integrated equipment for   (EN) on mobile device information models and protocols.
          industrial and residential locations.               Together these standards will allow for installed radio
                                                              applications to be updated, or for new applications to be
          We are co-operating closely with the European Committee   installed on a device, thus enabling RRS-compatible devices
          for Electrotechnical Standardisation (CENELEC), in particular   to support future radio access technologies.
          in the area of ‘smart’ or ‘connected’ devices where the EMC
          requirements for the base machine need to be reconciled   We will continue to address the security challenges of RRS,
          with EMC requirements for the radio elements providing   protecting the integrity of radio applications and preventing
          the connectivity. This affects, for example, smart washing   their use as attack vectors against either individual devices
          machines and other domestic appliances, radio-controlled   or the network itself. We will complete a new security
          light bulbs and some industrial machinery.          analysis of reconfigurable radio, taking into account recently
                                                              identified use cases. We will then publish revised versions
                                                              of our existing Technical Report (TR) on security-related use
          Managing Radio Spectrum                             cases and inherent security threats in RRS and our TS on
          Our standards also enable administrations to ensure   security requirements. We also plan to publish a new TR,
                                                              mapping existing radio access technologies to the RRS model
          that users can use spectrum as widely as possible. We   in order to identify missing security requirements.
          help the EC and the European Conference of Postal and
          Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) to harmonise   In parallel, we are revising our two ENs on the radio
          the use of spectrum throughout the EU and beyond (usually   reconfiguration architecture and requirements for mobile
          by producing System Reference documents (SRdocs)).
                                                              devices by adding new security elements.
          We participate in CEPT, the Radio Spectrum Committee   With many aspects of our original RRS work now completed,
          and the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) to ensure full   in 2017 we will refocus on information management in the
          coherence between radio standardisation and the developing   heterogeneous environment. This involves looking into the
          policy framework.
                                                              possible extension of software reconfiguration technology
                                                              to other network entities such as from mobile to Mobile-
                                                              Edge Computing nodes or small cells. We are undertaking
          Reconfigurable Radio Systems                        a feasibility study into a radio interface engine which will
          The telecommunications industry today is facing a major   address the efficient acquisition and management of
          challenge – a lack of spectrum to meet growing demand,   context information and suitable equipment configuration
          particularly from the Internet and mobile communications.   in a heterogeneous radio environment which might
          However, a significant amount of spectrum is allocated   include satellite, mobile broadband and the IoT. We plan
          exclusively to organisations that do not take full advantage   to define an appropriate eco-system within the equipment
          of it. For example, much is used only across certain areas   and will consider target applications, usage opportunities
          or only at specific times. If this under-used spectrum could   and use cases, and we will identify the radio interface
          be shared, it could help free up spectrum resources to   engine reconfigurability, challenges and potential system
          support our modern connected world and meet the needs   requirements. Our findings will be presented in a TR which is
          of, for example, Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT).   scheduled for publication by the end of 2017.
          Spectrum-sharing will also play a key role in the development
          of 5G.

          Reconfigurable Radio Systems (RRS) – intelligent radio
          devices which can characterise and act upon their
          environment – offer an opportunity for the sharing of unused
          spectrum among multiple services and radio networks.
          As well as better use of the radio spectrum, potential
          benefits include reconfigurable, flexible and cost effective
          architectures for wireless devices and the exploitation of
          synergies between different domains.

          In 2017 our RRS committee (TC RRS) will continue to focus
          on solutions for mobile device reconfiguration and related
          certification. The RED includes new features such as the
          use of RRS that affect device certification which were not
          addressed by the R&TTE Directive. In 2017, we expect to
          publish a Technical Specification (TS) which will define the
          requirements for the introduction of technical solutions
          enabling dynamic recertification for reconfigurable radio
          equipment, to support the reconfiguration of reconfigurable
          radio equipment after its initial certification and deployment.

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