WRC-12 Preparation - Cept

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WRC
-
12 Preparation

CPG Chairman / fournier@anfr.fr

World Radio Conference


Conference for the revision of the Radio Regulations
(RR),
legal instrument of the International
Telecommunication Union (ITU) having a treaty status


WRC are held each 3
-
5 years with around 3000
delegates from the 192 ITU Member States


WRC
-
12 will be held from 23
rd
January to 17
th

February



WRC Agenda are defined at previous WRC and are
strictly listing items for revision of the RR


Any ITU Members States can submit proposals for
modifications of the RR in response to this Agenda



ITU process for WRC Preparation


Proposals are generally made through Regional
Organizations recognized by ITU (CEPT, RCC, CITEL,
APT, AMSG, ATU) and resulting from their own
preparation process (including cooperation between
them)


Each agenda item is subject to technical, regulatory and
procedural studies made in ITU
-
R working parties:


Starting immediately after the previous WRC


Resulting in many technical ITU
-
R Recommendations and
Reports


CPM (Conference Preparatory Meeting), held 6 month to 1 year
before WRC, adopts a report with summary results of the ITU
studies and methods to satisfy each agenda item


Radio Regulations


Radio Regulations deal with
questions of worldwide character
, ie the right and
obligations of ITU Member States respectively to each other:


International operations : satellite, maritime, aeronautical, HF bands …


Cross
-
border issues, in particular in case of large interference potential (ie, Broadcasting)


Objectives of the RR :


ensure equitable access to spectrum and orbital resources


avoid harmful interference between the radio services of
different

administrations


each administration keeps the right to use spectrum as it wishes inside its national borders
provided that there is no interference or constraint to other countries


Article 5 of the RR : Table of allocations to radiocommunications services


Other provisions : coordination and notification procedures (in particular for satellites),
technical conditions to protect services of other countries, procedures for international
services and in case of harmful interference …


Harmonisation of spectrum use is normally
not
dealt with through RR but through
ITU
-
R Recommendations. Cases of
non
-
mandatory

references to certain applications
for encouraging harmonisation (eg, IMT
-

International Mobile Telecommunications)

Coordination of EU interest in WRC


RSPG09
-
294 Opinion on the preparation of ITU World
Radiocommunication Conferences, recommends:


That the EU and CEPT make all possible efforts to identify, early in the
WRC preparation process and in consultation with stakeholders, the
corresponding policy objectives and associated priorities, in order to
facilitate the involvement of the political level for decision at the earliest
possible stage


To develop and adopt an RSPG opinion for each WRC, proposing to the
European Parliament, the EU Council and the European Commission
“Common Policy objectives”


Debate in the EU on the policy approach for WRC
-
12


RSPP


European Parliament resolution on the European Union’s policy approach to the
ITU world Radiocommunication Conference 2012 (WRC
-
12)


Common Policy objectives


Process of development of Common Policy objectives for WRC
-
12
:


Two RSPG Opinions (09
-
295 & 10
-
350)


Joint EC/CEPT workshop in June 2010


Commission Communication (2011)180 of 6 April 2011


Council conclusions 27
th

May 2011


This development has:


taken into account the consensus between EU MS already achieved in
CEPT


reflected that in some items there are diverging EU interests (and with
other interests of EU Member States)


resulted in fostering consensus between EU Member States (ie,
inclusion of a mobile service / IMT agenda item for WRC15/16)


Common Policy objectives are reflecting have given a clear direction
to EU Member States

EU interests in WRC
-
12 Agenda


Digital Dividend band: cross
-
border coordination procedure of
mobile service with broadcasting and aeronautical radionavigation


International regulations applying to aeronautical services:


New spectrum for safe operation of unmanned aerial systems in non
-
segregated
airspace


Conditions applying to spectrum used by air trafic management project under the
SESAR project to ensure compatibility with FM broadcasting, radionavigation,
satellite radionavigation (Galileo)


Effectiveness and transparency of the priority for aeronautical mobile satellite in
the «

L band

» (eg, for the development of the satellite component of SESAR)


Ensuring flexibility and rights of administration (or EU) in using
spectrum:


Harmonisation for electronic news gathering through ITU
-
R Recommendations,
not RR


Harmonisation for short range device through ITU
-
R Recommendations, not RR


ITU
-
R Studies for Cognitive Radio and Software Defined Radio, but no
Regulations


EU interests in WRC
-
12 Agenda


Space services:


No «

a priori

» planning of the broadcasting satellite band 21.4
-
22 GHz and new allocation for associated feeder links to
facilitate the development of satellite in this band


New worldwide allocation in the band 2483,5
-
2500 MHz for
satellite radionavigation (Galileo)


Improvement of the procedure for satellite declaration to ITU:
WRC
-
12 is an opportunity for clear level playing field for satellite
operators


Scientific service: new allocations and technical
conditions for the protection of some existing bands


Inclusion in WRC15/16 Agenda for the development of
wireless broadband service, seeking new mobile service
allocation and IMT identification


What else at WRC
-
12?


Maritime communications : ship and port security and
introduction of digital/data communications in HF and
VHF bands


Radars (oceanographic, detection of space object,
military)


Amateur radio

European Common Proposals (ECP)



The Conference Preparatory Group (CPG), within
CEPT/ECC is responsible for developing ECP and briefs
and for negotiating European positions during WRC



CPG has adopted 22 European Common Proposals in
July :


Already posted on the ITU website


Under process of signatures by CEPT administrations


The ECP are in line with the EU Common Policy Objectives


Last CPG meeting in November for about 10 «

late

»
ECP










European Common Proposals (ECP)



During WRC
-
12, each ECP will be presented and
negotiated by a «

CEPT coordinator

»:


Involved in the preparation in CEPT and ITU
-
R since 2008


Generally from an administration having specific interest in
defending the ECP


During WRC
-
12, CEPT coordination is led by CPG
chairman and Vice
-
chairmen with CEPT Heads of
Delegation meeting on a daily basis, in particular for:


Any significant change in position (e.g. for the digital dividend
band at WRC
-
07)


Any need to trade
-
off between various proposals









Conclusions


CPG is on its way to complete the WRC
-
12 preparation
and WRC
-
12 negotiation has already started with other
Regional Organizations


This 4 years preparation relies on the technical and
regulatory work of CEPT experts, in ITU
-
R and CEPT
meetings


ECP, which are proposing revisions of the Radio
Regulations, are supportive (when relevant) to EU
common policy objectives


WRC
-
12 preparation in Europe is, so far, very
successful …