53 Shades of RE-D: Six months to go

Following on from the workshop 53 shades of RE-D: how to place compliant radio equipment on the European market on 4 November 2015, ETSI, RED CA and ADCO RED are pleased to announce the workshop "53 shades of RE-D: 6 months to go. How to place compliant radio equipment on the European market".

The event will cover new and updated information since the previous workshop.

The event will take place on 1 December 2016 in ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France.

The new Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 (on making available on the market of radio equipment and repealing Directive 1999/5/EC) has been published in May 2014 and is replacing the R&TTE Directive. It is applicable from 13 June 2016 and will be compulsory from 13 June 2017.

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) together with Notified Bodies Association (RED CA) and Administrative cooperation group between market surveillance authorities in the field of RED (ADCO RED) invite National regulatory authorities (spectrum regulators and market surveillance authorities), National Standards Organisations (NSOs), industry representatives, Notified Bodies and other experts and professionals to discuss the new regime and what it is bringing to the market.

The workshop is addressed to those familiar with the R&TTE Directive, to discuss the implications of the RE-D.

It is assumed that participants will be familiar with the ETSI rules and procedures.

Goals of the workshop

The main focus of the workshop is on the use of ETSI Harmonised Standards, to demonstrate or assess the compliance. The event will cover, but will not be restricted to the following issues:

  • The challenge to develop Harmonised Standards in time: Impact on manufacturers, Notified Bodes and Authorities.
  • Harmonised Standards for new areas: radio, TV & satellite broadcast receivers, equipment operating below 9 kHz, radiodetermination (radar & satellite navigation).
  • The challenge of “Smart” equipment (e.g. industrial machines, domestic appliances, lighting, wireless medical implants) : radio and non-radio “Combined Equipment”.
  • Improving the effective and efficient use of spectrum: Radio receivers, spurious emissions limits and mitigation techniques.
  • Use of the RE-D in the transport sector: Aeronautic, Automotive and Maritime equipment.
  • Rights and duties of reconfigurability: Requirements on software in radio equipment.

Programme Committee

  • Holger Butscheidt, ETSI ERM
  • Lucio Cocciantelli, ADCO RED
  • Nick Hooper, RED CA
  • Igor Minaev, ETSI
  • Michael Sharpe, ETSI

The event will be structured around the following sessions:

Session 1: Setting the scene

Session 1 will review the Directive and inform the stakeholders of activities since the previous workshop.  In particular, the Commission will be invited to inform stakeholders of common understandings of the Directive which have been reached with the Member States in TCAM (including the interface with other legislation e.g. the EASA and UNECE Regulations), on the current status and plans for the citation of Harmonised Standards in the Official Journal of the European Union and of the development of Delegated Acts and Implementing Acts by the Commission. The RED Administrations Co-operation (ADCO RED) Group will be invited to present their plans with respect to market surveillance and the RED Guide which is under development on behalf of the Commission. The RED Compliance Association will be invited to provide information on how manufacturers can demonstrate compliance with the Directive while Harmonised Standards are still under development.

Session 2: Standardisers and Frequency Regulators

Session 2 will explore the relation between Harmonised Standards meeting article 3.2 (efficient and effective use of the radio spectrum) and spectrum management authorities.  ETSI will give a status report on the development of Harmonised Standards, concentrating on areas where there have been significant changes since the R&TTE Directive.  The European Communications Office (ECO) will be invited to inform stakeholders how to find information on the use of radio frequencies within European countries, using the EFIS (ECO Frequency Information System) tool and on the technical requirements which frequency management authorities need to support spectrum planning (e.g. receiver requirements, spurious emissions, mitigation techniques).
This session will also include a presentation on how the Directive affects Reconfigurable Radio Systems.

Session 3: Harmonised Standards for new areas

Session 3 will present the progress in standardisation for areas that were not covered by the RTTED, in particular radio, TV, broadcast receivers, equipment operating below 9 kHz, satellite navigation receivers  e.g. GNSS (Global National Satellite System).

Session 4: The challenge of “Smart” equipment

Many manufacturers of electrical equipment are incorporating radio modules into existing product designs to make “smart” or “connected” equipment.  Such equipment now has to meet the RED instead of the Low Voltage Directive and the EMC Directive.  Session 4 will present the standards and other documents which have been developed to enable such manufacturers to meet the RED.


A Questions & Answers session will follow each presentation.

08:00 Check-in opens
08:45 Welcome address
Luis Jorge Romero Saro, ETSI Director-General
09:00 - 10:30 SESSION 1: Setting the Scene
Moderator: Holger Butscheidt, OCG RED-EMCD Chair
09:00 Current Status, Radio Equipment Directive: the main elements
Nikos Michailidis, European Commission
09:30 Market surveillance
Lucio Cocciantelli, ADCO RED Chair
10:00 Compliance of radio equipment
Nick Hooper, RED CA Chair
10:30 Coffee & Networking Break
11:00 – 12:30 SESSION 2: Standardisers and Frequency Regulators
Moderator: Holger Butscheidt, OCG RED-EMCD Chair
11:00 Status of ETSI Harmonised Standards
Michael Sharpe, ETSI
11:30 EFIS and spectrum planning
Thomas Weber, ECO
12:00 How the Directive affects Reconfigurable Radio Systems
Markus Mueck, TC RRS Chair, Intel
12:30 Lunch & Networking Break
13:30 - 15:00 SESSION 3: Harmonised Standards for new areas
Bettina Funk, PTS
13:30 Radio, TV broadcast receivers
Lindsay Cornell, BBC
14:00 Equipment operating below 9 kHz and radiodetermination
Michael Mahler, Bosch

Satellite navigation receivers / EN 303 413
Richard Catmur, Spirent Communications

15:00 Coffee & Networking Break
15:30-16:30 SESSION 4: The challenge of “Smart” equipment
Moderator: Bettina Funk, PTS
15:30 Industrial machines / domestic appliances / lighting
Alexandra Schleier (SIEMENS), ZVEI - German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association
16:00 Radio and non-radio “Combined Equipment”
Ian Marshall, Ofcom U.K.
- Cancelled presentation: Wireless medical implants, Saad Mezzour, ETSI ERM_TG30 Chairman, Medtronic
Presented by Nick Hooper, RED CA Chair
17:00 End of Workshop

ButscheidtHolger Butscheidt, OCG RED-EMCD Chairman
Holger Butscheidt is a Technical Officer in the Technical Telecommunications Regulation & EMC department of the Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railways, which is a subsidiary of the German Ministry of Economics and Technology. His responsibilities are within the Technical Regulation of Mobile Radio Services with respect to the Radio Equipment Directive, which includes a close cooperation with several different industry sectors, as well as administrations over the last 14 years within ETSI, CEPT, ITU-R and the European Commission.
Since December 2013 he is chairing ETSI OCG RED-EMCD and TC ERM. During this time new Directives under the New Legislative Framework came into force (e.g. 2014/30/EU – EMC-D, 2014/35/EU – LV-D, 2014/53/EU – RE-D) which still have a huge impact on standardisation. Coordinating and implementing these changes accordingly was one of the major tasks during the last three years of his chairmanship and can be seen as a long term project for the next year at least.

CATMURRichard Catmur, Spirent Communications
Richard Catmur is a veteran of the Test and Measurement industry with over 30 years’ experience in a range of roles including in sales, product management and, more recently, Standards development. He is now head of Standards development for the Wireless and Positioning divisions of Spirent Communications and represents Spirent in a number of Standards bodies including 3GPP, OMA, GCF and ETSI.
He has contributed to, and is rapporteur for, most of the 3GPP and OMA Standards concerning the testing of positioning and in the current context has recently been appointed the rapporteur for the Harmonised Standard for GNSS receivers, EN 303 413.
He has an MA in engineering science from the University of Oxford.

cocciantelliLucio Cocciantelli, ADCO RED, Head of section, Federal Office of Communication (Switzerland).
Lucio Cocciantelli, bachelor of science HES-SO in electrical engineering, is active since 1989 in the field of radio communications. He joined the Swiss telecommunications regulator OFCOM in 1997 in the field of the type approval of radio equipment. Since 2012 he is head of the section “Market access and conformity” which is active in the market surveillance in the field of telecommunication equipment. He has been responsible for the implementation of the RED and the EMC directives in the Swiss legislation. He participates to the EU committees of both directives (TCAM and EMCC). He currently chairs the ADCO RED (group of co-operation between the European market surveillance authorities in the field of RED), previously known as ADCO R&TTE.

cornellLindsay Cornell, BBC
Lindsay has worked for the BBC for more than 20 years, in a variety of engineering, editorial and leadership roles spanning radio, tv, and spectrum regulation.  He has considerable experience of leading collaborative projects through his roles as Chairman of CEPT FM PT51, dealing with spectrum issues for programme making, and as Chairman of the World DAB and DRM Technical Committees, managing the stability and development of the respective standards.  Lindsay has led many ETSI standards making activities in both the JTC Broadcast and ERM Technical Bodies.  He brings a rare combination of scientific understanding, technical experience, project management and people skills to bear upon all his responsibilities.  Lindsay is a frequent speaker at international conferences and events.

FunkBettina Funk, Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS)
Bettina Funk works for the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (Post- och Telestyrelsen - PTS). In addition to coordinating standardization activities nationally she is also responsible for the PTS's presence in standardization organizations on an international scale. She holds a Master's degree (MSc) in Radio Communications.
After working in the private sector and the German Police as an engineer for four years, Bettina joined the compatibility studies section of the German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) in 2007 and was active in CEPT groups, eg as secretary in WG SE.
She was involved in the Bundesnetzagentur's standardization work in 2014, which is when she first took part in ETSI activities. In April 2015 she joined PTS and the scope of her work now includes ETSI as well as CENELEC and CISPR standardization.

HooperNick Hooper, RED CA Chairman
Nick Hooper graduated from Queen Mary College, University of London with a BSc in Electronic Engineering and has worked in the electronics industry for more than 36 years. He has worked for UL (Previous RFI)  in the UK for the last 25 years and currently leads the wireless Inspection (ISO 17020) and Certification (ISO 17065) team. During his career he: was an Aircraft and Avionic Engineer in the armed forces, ran FCC listed test sites for two different companies, worked as a Tempest equipment designer and test engineer, performed wireless equipment tests on a wide variety of equipment, and now conducts wireless equipment assessments. He is a member of the ANSI C63 working group and a member of many ETSI working groups, helping to draft standards for Wireless products. The RED CA is the Compliance Association for the Radio Equipment Directive Notified Bodies, redca.eu.

mahlerMichael Mahler, ROBERT BOSCH BmbH
Michael Mahler is working within a corporate group in ROBERT BOSCH GmbH on frequency regulation and standardization. In this group he is responsible for the co-ordination of all radio standardization issues.
He graduated as Dipl.-Ing in Electronics from University of Stuttgart in Germany and obtained PhD degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Ulm in Germany. Since 2000 he worked in various engineering posts for Robert Bosch GmbH ending up in his current position (2007).
In 2004, Dr. Mahler started working on the topic of “UWB regulation for sensor applications”. Since then he took various functions in ETSI in the area of Short Range Device regulation and standardization. Since ETSI is working on new harmonized standards for the RE-D he is the responsible rapporteur for most of the related work items on applications below 30MHz within ETSI TC ERM – TG 28 (EN 300 330, EN 303 660, EN 303 454 and EN 303 447) .
He is also the chairman of: ETSI TC ERM - TG UWB and ETSI TC ERM – TG SRR and he is the ETSI Liaison officer to ECC/CEPT WG SE (since 2012).

Ian Marshall, Ofcom (UK)
Ian Marshall currently works for Ofcom (UK) as a Senior Technical Policy Advisor within the Spectrum Group and is also the current chairman of ETSI TC ERM WG-EMC. Ian has many years’ experience of both drafting Radio and EMC standards and chairing numerous ETSI working groups.
Before joining Ofcom, Ian worked for a number of globally renowned telecommunications equipment manufacturers, where he occupied a number of roles connected with compliance, standardization and regulation addressing the global markets in which his employers operated.
Ian also continues to be an active member of BSi GEL 210 and GEL 210-11 EMC committees in the U.K. and has also been a member of the UK delegation to CENELEC TC 210 and vice chairman of the FWCC (Fixed Wireless Communications Collation) in the US.

MezzourSaad Mezzour, ETSI ERM-TG30, Medtronic
Dr Saad Mezzour holds a PhD in microelectronics from the University of Lille-France and works from the Medtronic Tolochenaz office in Switzerland, reporting to the Vice President Corporate Regulatory Affairs as Director Corporate Regulatory Affairs. His background is in Radio Telecommunications technologies through various experiences within industries such as Philips Semiconductors, ST Microelectronics and France Telecom. Saad is responsible for leading and maintaining a global standards and Telecom program. He is the chairman of the LPRA representing the interests of the Short Range Devices (SRD) industry for different market sectors such as Medical, RFID, Transport, Telemetry and Buildings. He is also the chairman of ETSI ERM-TG30 responsible for the development of European Radio and EMC standards for Wireless Medical Devices.

michailidisNikos Michailidis, European Commission
Nikos Michailidis works as Legal and Policy Officer, at the European Commission (DG GROW), dealing mainly with the EU legislation on electrical and electronic equipment.  He involved in the preparation of the new Radio Equipment Directive and is currently working on issues relating to the transposition and implementation of that Directive.
Academic and professional qualifications:  Law Degree (LLB) from the University of London, Master's Degree in European Law (LLM) from the University of Durham,  Barrister-at-Law (Middle Temple London) and Advocate (Cyprus Bar Association).
Professional experience: After completing the academic and professional studies, worked as advocate in Cyprus, working first in the private sector (1996-1998) and then for the Law Office of the Republic of Cyprus (1998-2007). During the period 11/2005 to 10/2007, seconded to the Ministry for External Affairs, to act as permanent representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Cospas-Sarsat, both established in Montreal, Canada. Since 11/2007, works as Legal and Policy Officer, at the European Commission. 

MueckMarkus Mueck, TC RRS Chair, Intel
Dr. Markus Mueck oversees Intel’s technology development, standardization and partnerships in the field of spectrum sharing.  In this capacity, he has contributed to standardization and regulatory efforts on various topics including spectrum sharing within numerous industry standards/regulation bodies, including ETSI, 3GPP, IEEE, the Wireless Innovation Forum and CEPT. Dr. Mueck is an adjunct professor of engineering at University of Technology, Sydney, Australia and Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, he acts as ETSI Board Member supported by INTEL and as general Chairman of ETSI RRS Technical Body (Software Radio and Cognitive Radio Standardization).  He has earned engineering degrees from the University of Stuttgart, Germany and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST) in Paris, France, as well as a doctorate degree of ENST in Communications.

SchleierAlexandra Schleier, German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI), Siemens
Alexandra Schleier started her professional activity in the field of technical regulation and quality infrastructure as project manager for the technical cooperation department of the National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB). Her regional focus was on the CIS- and the Southeastern accession countries to the EU. As the New Approach is part of the acquis communautaire, part of her activity dealt with market access of products to the EU. Then she changed to the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI), where she worked in the Technical Legislation and Standardisation Department for seven years and in the Medical Devices Division for one year. She was responsible for the R&TTE/RED, the Product Safety Package, the Blue Guide, the NLF Alignment Package, the medical devices directive and the eco-design directive. As ORGALIME representative she participated in various working groups on the European level. Since March 2016 she works for Siemens AG with a similar field of activities.

romeroLuis Jorge Romero, ETSI Director-General
Luis Jorge Romero, Director General of ETSI, has more than 20-years experience in the telecommunications sector.  At ETSI he has initiated a global standardization partnership for Machine to Machine communications, oneM2M, has overseen the rapid development of ETSI’s Industry Specification Group on Network Functions Virtualization, and has driven the implementation of the ETSI Long Term Strategy, an ambitious plan to prepare the institute for the future. Previously he has held diverse Director positions in Spain, Morocco and Mexico, predominantly with Telefonica. As Global Director for International Roaming and Standards, and Director of Innovation and Standards, he oversaw Telefonica’s participation in global standardization activities, and participated directly in the work of the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance and in the GSM Association (GSMA). Before joining ETSI in July 2011, he held the position of Director General of Innosoft and was also a partner and board member of Madrid-based Innology Ventures.

SharpeMichael Sharpe, ETSI
Michael Sharpe received his PhD from the University of Essex in the UK.  Since then, he has worked at BBC Television, Ford Motor Company and the UK Radiocommunications Agency before joining ETSI in 1995.  At ETSI he has occupied several roles, including Vice-President of ETSI Standardisation Projects, Director of Technical Strategy and most recently Director of Spectrum and Equipment Regulation.
In his current role, Michael Sharpe is responsible for ensuring effective co-operation of ETSI’s technical activities with the work of key regulatory bodies and partner standards bodies at the National, European and Global level.  His current priorities include working with the European Commission to ensure the smooth introduction of the Radio Equipment Directive, and the continuing close co-operation with CEPT and the Commission Radio Spectrum Unit to ensure that ETSI Harmonized Standards and Regulations on radio frequency use are developed in a co-ordinated and effective manner.

WeberThomas Weber, Spectrum Management, European Communications Office (ECO)
Joined the European Communications Office in 2010 as expert for spectrum management and is the chairman of the WG FM Maintenance Group on Short Range Devices (SRD/MG). He is also responsible for several frequency management project teams in the WGFM, the European Common Allocations Table and the ECO Frequency Information System (EFIS).
Before that, he worked for the Federal Network Agency in Germany in 2001-2010 and was the chairman of several ETSI standardisation groups dealing with ITS, PMR, DMR, GSM-R and UWB as well as the chairman for the DIN/DKE German National standardisation committee on radio devices. He also worked several years for several satellite operators and in the industry in satellite communications. He holds a degree in Communications Engineering acquired at the University of Applied Sciences in Dieburg, Germany.

Workshop Pre-event Survey

We would be interested in receiving any questions you may have on the topics to be presented during this workshop.

You may submit your questions in advance by answering the RE-D WORKSHOP 2016 pre-event survey before Monday 24 October.

The input received will contribute to the preparation of the sessions and will be raised during the workshop in the Questions & Answers session scheduled after each presentation, if time allows.

Questions raised  by the audience physically present during the workshop will be answered in priority. If time permits, the organisers will also ask questions provided in response to this survey. If any questions received cannot be raised during the event due to time constraints, the Programme Committee will try to answer them afterwards.

If you are unable to attend the event and have questions on the topics presented, you may provide them by answering this survey.