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           Wireless Systems                                                                           Programme

           Towards a Fully Connected Wireless World

           Radio technology is an integral part of our daily lives. We use it                           Online
           for mobile phones, for broadcast radio and television, in Wireless                           Work
           Local Area Network and cordless technology, Global Navigation                              Programme
           Satellite Systems (GNSS), Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
           and short range devices (SRDs). ETSI creates the standards which
           define many of these radio technologies and systems.
           We also provide the standards which the regulatory authorities                               Work
           in Europe – and elsewhere – use to manage the radio spectrum                               Programme
           environment and to ensure safe co-existence between all the
           systems which compete for use of limited spectrum resources.

          Harmonised Standards and the Radio                  receivers, equipment operating at frequencies below 9 kHz
          Equipment Directive                                 and radio determination equipment (including GNSS
          We provide a wide range of Harmonised Standards by which   equipment) are included.
          manufacturers are able to demonstrate that their products   We provided the EC with an initial work programme listing
          comply with a European Commission (EC) Directive, allowing   the new standards and revisions required. It includes
          them to be placed on the market or put into service. In this   revising existing standards and developing new ones for
          way, we play an important part in helping to create a large,   aeronautical, maritime and meteorological radar. (Our
          unified European market.
                                                              work also takes account of the evolving use of the radio
                                                              spectrum, with increasingly dense use of the SRD bands at
          The new Radio Equipment Directive (RED), which replaces   863 - 870 MHz, 2,45 GHz and 5,8 GHz, and work to liberate
          the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment   spectrum for mobile broadband and 5G developments.)
          (R&TTE) Directive, was applied throughout the European   The work programme is updated on an ongoing basis and
          Union (EU) from June 2016 and compliance is mandatory   the EC has introduced additional requirements to ensure
          with effect from June 2017. Our wireless work throughout   our Harmonised Standards integrate smoothly with the
          2017 will continue to be dominated by the development of   2012 Standardisation Regulation, in particular with the
          standards to support the RED.
                                                              ‘Vademecum’, published in October 2015. Reworking our
                                                              Harmonised Standards to include these new procedures
          The RED covers all products that deliberately use radio   and technical requirements has introduced delays, and
          waves for communication or for determining their position,   created concerns for manufacturers. We are working closely
          regardless of primary function. This means, for example, any   with the relevant EC services to minimise delays and come
          product which includes a satellite positioning system (e.g.   to agreement as soon as possible where new technical
          Global Positioning System, Galileo), Bluetooth, RFID, Radio   requirements are requested. In particular, we have prioritised
          Local Area Networks (RLANs) or Near Field Communication   Harmonised Standards for the use of radio spectrum and
          functions. The RED puts specific requirements on the   access to emergency services, as these standards need to be
          performance of radio receivers that they do not use more of   cited in the Official Journal of the EU before manufacturers
          the spectrum than is necessary. For the first time, broadcast
                                                              can declare compliance without recourse to a third party
                                                              ‘Notified Body’.                        Programme
                                                              Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Radio
                                                              Spectrum Matters
                                                              Although work in support of the RED is spread across a
                                                              wide range of our committees, for many years our EMC and
                                                              Radio Spectrum Matters committee (TC ERM) provided more
                                                              than 75% of the Harmonised Standards required under the
                                                              R&TTE Directive, and the committee is working on about 160
                                                              Harmonised Standards related to the RED.

                                                              We are revising all parts (currently more than 50) of
                                                              our existing EMC multipart Harmonised Standards and
                                                              developing new EMC Harmonised Standards for equipment
                                                              not covered under the R&TTE Directive, but which is now
                                                              under the scope of the RED. This includes, for example,
                                                              Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT™),
                                                              certain marine equipment, Private Mobile Radio (PMR)/

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