53 shades of RE-D: how to place compliant radio equipment on the European market

ETSI, R&TTE CA and ADCO R&TTE are pleased to announce the workshop "53 shades of RE-D: how to place compliant radio equipment on the European market". The event will take place on 4 November 2015, 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 will replace the current R&TTE Directive. It will be applicable from 13 June 2016.

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) together with Notified Bodies Association (R&TTE CA) and Administrative cooperation group between market surveillance authorities in the field of R&TTE (ADCO R&TTE) invite National regulatory authorities (spectrum regulators and market surveillance authorities), 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 moving from the R&TTE Directive to the Directive 2014/53/EU (often called Radio Equipment Directive or 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 impact on ETSI Harmonised Standards, and what to do when those are not available or not fully applied.

The meeting will cover, but will not be restricted to the following issues:

  • Sound and TV broadcast receivers;
  • Radio equipment operating below 9 kHz;
  • Radio-determination equipment (radar);
  • Performance of receivers, including their antenna performance;
  • Inclusion of radio equipment in a non radio product;
  • Software in radio and software-defined radios;
  • Other requirements to place equipment on the market;
  • Standards and spectrum usage rules.

Programme Committee

  • Holger Butscheidt, ETSI ERM
  • Lucio Cocciantelli, ADCO R&TTE
  • Jan Coenraads, EUANB
  • Nick Hooper, R&TTE CA
  • Igor Minaev, ETSI
  • Michael Sharpe, ETSI


08:00 Registration opens
09:00 Welcome address
ETSI Secretariat
09:10 - 10:25 SESSION 1: Setting the Scene
Moderator: Holger Butscheidt, RTTE OCG Chair
09:10 Introduction, Radio Equipment Directive: the main elements
Nikos Michailidis, European Commission
09:25 Mandate to ETSI: M-536
Mike Sharpe, ETSI Secretariat
09:40 Market surveillance
Lucio Cocciantelli, ADCO
09:55 CEPT/ECC-ETSI Co-operation Process and relation to standardisation activities
Thomas Weber, European Communications Office (ECO)
10:10 Questions & Answers
10:25 Coffee & Networking Break
10:55 - 12.15 SESSION 2: Harmonised Standards Part I
Holger Butscheidt, RTTE OCG Chair
10:55 EG 203 336: A Technical Guide for the RED
Dave Donachie, OFCOM
11:15 Radio equipment operating below 9 kHz
Jose Prats, Robert Bosch GmbH
11:35 Receiver parameters for SRDS
Philippe Magneron, Hager Group
11:55 Questions & Answers
12.15 Networking Lunch
13:30 - 14:50

SESSION 3: Harmonised Standards Part II
Moderator: Bettina Funk, PTS

13:30 Antenna performance
Sven Lundbech, Danish Energy Agency
13:50 25 Shades of Mobile Standards under the RE-D
Asif Ali Khan, Ericsson
14:10 Changes for 2.4 GHz -5 GHz
Edgard Vangeel, Cisco
14:30 Questions & Answers
14:50 Coffee & Networking Break
15:20-17:00 SESSION 4: Future challenges: work in progress
Bettina Funk, PTS
15:20 Harmonised EMC standards and the RED
Ron Storrs, ITS
15:40 Software in radio and software-defined radios
Markus Mueck, INTEL
16:00 TC Safety & ERM TG 17
Brian Copsey, ASP

RED ATC Radar Harmonised standards
Aeronautical Radar Primary, Secondary and MSPSR for ATM - related EN’s
David Money, Thales Air Traffic Management

16:40 Questions & Answers
Nick Hooper, RTTE CA (RED CA) Chair
17:30 End of Workshop

HHolger Butscheidtolger Butscheidt, R&TTE OCG Chair
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 R&TTE Directive, which includes a close cooperation with several different industry sectors, as well as administrations over the last 13 years within ETSI, CEPT, ITU-R and the European Commission. 
Since December 2013 he is chairing ETSI OCG R&TTE 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 have a huge impact on standardisation. Coordinating and implementing these changes accordingly was one of the major tasks during the last two years of his chairmanship and can be seen as a long term project for the next two years at least.

Lucio CocciantelliLucio Cocciantelli, ADCO
Lucio Cocciantelli 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 R&TTE and the EMC directives in the Swiss legislation. He participates to the EU committees of both directives (TCAM and EMC WP). In 2010, he took over the chairmanship of the ADCO R&TTE (group of co-operation between the European market surveillance authorities in the field of R&TTE).

Brian CopseyBrian Copsey, ASP
Brian went on his first outside broadcast in 1965; by 1989 he was running the first independent PMSE licensing organisation in the UK. As part of this work generating intermodulation free frequency plans for multiple radio microphone use was difficult as the bandwidth, spurious transmissions and power where often different depending on the country of origin.
He came to ETSI in 1990 with a problem: How to standardise the radio microphone parameters for Europe (and hopefully the World!)
This has been achieved in Europe and Via the Global Standards Collaboration a worldwide document providing parameters and test methods for Radio Microphones. Even the FCC is considering the use of the ETSI mask.
With the advent of the R& TTE Directive a new group covering all broadcast and ancillary equipment was required to generate the appropriate standards. Brian has led this group TG 17 since and is now grappling with the changes to RE-D.

David Donachie OFCOMDave Donachie, Ofcom
Dave Donachie works for Ofcom, the independent communications and media regulator in the UK. His background is in radio engineering both in the public and private sectors since 1985 when he served a four year-apprenticeship with the Ministry of Defence. He moved into regulation as a technical investigation officer for the Radio Communications Agency in 2001. As a national expert Dave contributed to the revision of the R&TTE Directive between 2007 and 2014 when the new RE Directive was formed. Dave represents Ofcom at regulatory and standardization committees, including TCAM, CEPT and ETSI and has participated in RSCOM and RSPG ad hoc groups. Most recently he led an ad hoc group producing the ETSI technical Guide to making Harmonised Standards for the RE Directive.

Bettina 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.

Nick HooperNick Hooper, RTTE 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 35 years. He has worked for UL (Previous RFI)  in the UK for the last 24 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.

Asif Ali KhanAsif Ali Khan, Ericsson
Asif Ali Khan holds a Master's degree (MSc) in Wireless Systems from the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH – Stockholm, and is working at Ericsson, Sweden. With his involvement in 3GPP RAN4 over the last 5 years, Mr. Khan has made significant contribution to the development of IMT standards. His key focus areas include: RAN performance optimization, spectrum management, co-existence of radio access technologies, heterogeneous networks and small cell deployments.
Being one of the youngest chairmen in ETSI, Mr. Khan is in charge of two ETSI technical committees, namely the ETSI TC MSG and its working group ETSI TC MSG/ERM TFES. These TCs are the focal points for all European activities on Mobile System standards and are responsible for development of the Harmonised Standards (HSs) that are used for type approval (“CE marking”) of products such as base stations and mobile terminals when placing these on the European market.

Sven LundbechSven Lundbech, Danish Energy Agency
After receiving his Master degree from the Technical University of Denmark in 1978, Sven has spent some 30 years in the radio and electronics industry in areas such as mobile radio development, RF measurement methods, standardisation, factory automation, quality assurance and system qualification. Sven has held positions as development engineer, department head, QA manager, certified qualification and testing body. Since 2007 Sven has been a government official at the National Danish Administration, taking care of all sorts of radio technical and regulatory aspects, participating in groups such as ECC PT1, TCAM, EMC WG  and being chairman for the Danish RF hazard radiation standardisation group. Other activities include internal and external consulting and advisory activities together with communication of technical topics in an easy-to-understand form.

Philippe MAGNERONPhilippe Magneron, Hager Group
Philippe Magneron received the engineering degree in microwave and electronics from Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs en Génie Electrique - ESIGELEC, France in 1994, with honors.  After 4 year as consultant in private radio communications (PMR) and EMC for Altran, He joined Hager Controls to create the radio development team and laboratory.  He was involved in the design of many Home Automation and Alarm products in the field of Short Range Devices. Since 2004, he is in charge of wireless regulations and standardization for Hager group for Smart meters, Home Automation and Alarm product ranges. He is at the head of KNX RF Task Force in KNX association. He is also in charge of special projects in advance phase from Hager R&D especially in Smart Grids area.
He is vice chairman of ETSI TG28 in charge of all Short Range Devices Harmonized Standards relevant for Radio Equipment Directive.

Nikos MichailidisNikos Michailidis, European Commission
Law Degree (LLB) from the University of London, Master Degree in European Law (LLM) from the University of Durham,  Barrister-at-Law (Middle Temple London) and Advocate (Cyprus Bar Association). 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). From 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 and Cospas-Sarsat, both established in Montreal, Canada. Since 11/2007, work as Legal and Policy Officer, at the European Commission, dealing mainly with the electrical sector legislation and involved in the preparation of the new Radio Equipment Directive.

David Money Thales ATM UKDavid Money, Thales ATM
Currently the Technical Director for Thales ATM (UK) David has worked in military and civil radar and communications systems from 2 MHz to 35 GHz for over 35 years. His background includes signal processing, RF environment and interoperability, CESM  and system assessments, roles have included Section and Group leader in the MoD research Establishments, Chief Scientist GEC Radar Division and Head of Product Management BAE Systems Insyte.
Recent experience as technical lead of the 4G radar remediation program for Ofcom placed David at the centre of radar requirements for operating in complex RF environments considering systems design and deployments in a variety of real environments.  He has presented numerous papers and represented his organisations in both national and international forums such as the ITU, CEPT, IET. Current technical interests include ATM systems and a Multi-Static Primary Surveillance Radar.

Markus MueckMarkus Mueck, INTEL
Dr. Markus Mueck received the Dipl.-Ing. and ing. dipl. degrees from the University of Stuttgart, Germany and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST), Paris, France respectively in 1999. In 2006, he received the Doctorate degree of ENST in Communications. Dr. Mueck is with Intel Mobile Communications, Munich, Germany and he acts as ETSI Board Member supported by INTEL, as general Chairman of ETSI RRS Technical Body (Software Radio and Cognitive Radio Standardization), he is Adj. Professor of Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia and chairman of the IEEE Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks (TCCN) SIG on “Cognitive Radio in 5G”. ”

Jose PratsJose Prats , Robert Bosch GmbH
Jose Prats is a Senior Expert on Radio Frequency Affairs at Robert Bosch GmbH, in Stuttgart, Germany. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Las Palmas University (Spain) in 2005 after having completed his Master Thesis at the Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands). He worked for the EU Commission (Belgium) in 2006, where he supported DG ENTR on matters related to the application of the R&TTE Directive. He joined Sony Deutschland GmbH (Germany) at the end of that year where he worked until early 2015 as Senior Compliance Engineer, being responsible for the conformity of wireless equipment with the R&TTE Directive.
Since 2006 he has been involved in standardization work at ETSI and CENELEC as well as contributing to various European radio regulatory committees such as TCAM and ADCO R&TTE. He has been leading the EU radio regulation work at the EU industry association DigitalEurope in Brussels, participating actively since 2008 in the revision of the R&TTE Directive and the transition to the new Radio Equipment Directive.

Michael Sharpe ETSIMichael 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.

Ronald StorrsRonald Storrs, ITS
Ronald Storrs has degrees in Science and Electronic Engineering from University College Dublin. He worked with the Swedish telecommunications operator Telia in a range of business areas including research, transmission and outside plant between 1975 and 2002. He then worked with the Swedish National Authority PTS until July 2015 where he was responsible for standardization activities and the Swedish Frequency Plan. He chaired the IEC working group that developed the first description and classification of the electromagnetic environment and went on to chair the CENELEC working group that developed the generic EMC standards that were mandated by the European Commission to facilitate the introduction of the first EMC Directive.
He is currently chairman of ETSI ERMEMC, the CENELEC/ETSI JWG dealing with the Digital Dividend, CENELEC TC 210 WG 11 developing harmonised standards for PLC equipment and CISPR SCI WG 2 responsible for the CISPR global multimedia emissions standards which cover a wide range of equipment from household electronics and ITE to telecommunications equipment, including radio. He is also chairman of the Swedish national committee groups for EMC and radio.

Edgar VangeelEdgard Vangeel, Cisco
Edgard Vangeel holds an Engineering degree (equiv. BSc) in Electronics from the HORITO Institute of Turnhout, Belgium (1976).  He started his career as a Test Equipment Design Engineer at GTE-Sylvania. In 1991, he joined AISI, a subsidiary X-Cyte (USA), as a Senior Application Engineer. X-Cyte was involved in RFID using SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave) technology. 
In 1993, Edgard joined Telxon Corporation International where he was the International RF Approvals and Field Service Manager. It was also during this employment that Edgard started his involvement within ETSI and CEPT. Since 2000 he has been with Cisco Systems. As the EMEA compliance manager, he is leading a team in charge of certifying Cisco’s products in Europe, Middle-East and Africa. He is also representing Cisco, or the industry in general, in a number committees such as CEPT/ECC Working Groups and Project Teams, TCAM, Digital Europe, Wi-Fi Alliance, etc. In 2001, Edgard was appointed as the ETSI Liaison Officer to ECC WGFM, a role which is still fulfilling today.
Edgard has been chairing ETSI ERM TG11 since its creation in 1999 and he is chairman of TC BRAN since 2009. He was involved in the development of all versions of EN 300 328 and EN 301 893 that had been produced by ETSI so far.

Thomas Weber ECOThomas Weber, European Communications Office  
joined the European Communications Office of the CEPT 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 the frequency management project teams in the WGFM dealing with spectrum monitoring, PMR/PAMR, satellite services, direct-air-to-ground communications and the European Common Allocations Table.
Before that, he worked for the Federal Network Agency in Germany in 2001-2010 and was the chairman of several ETSI standardization groups dealing with ITS, PMR, DMR, GSM-R and UWB as well as the chairman for the DIN/DKE German National standardization 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.