ERO Frequency Information System Maintenance Group (EFIS/MG)
Terms of Reference for EFIS/MG
1. To maintain the EFIS;
2. To further develop the EFIS, taking into account the new EC spectrum policy framework and the R&TTE Directive (especially the integration of Radio Interface Specifications into EFIS, possibly in database format);
3. To evaluate the cost implications of new developments taking into account the necessary additional resources;
4. To prepare revision of ECC/DEC(01)03 on EFIS, if necessary and to provide proposals to the revision of the List of Applications as appropriate;
5. To prepare revision of ERC/DEC/(97)01 on publication of Frequency Information;
6. To exchange experience gathered with EFIS (List of best practices);
7. To inventory national frequency information systems;
8. To liaise, as appropriate, with the other ECC WGs and FM PTs, the European Commission and the Industry, while keeping under review the maintenance and development of EFIS;
9. To liaise with the ECO Council on item 3 related issues;
10. To report to the WG FM.
Mrs. Pia Bloch Hammer, ECO
DK-1366 COPENHAGEN K
Telephone: +45 33 89 63 10
Telefax: +45 33 89 63 30
FM PT 22 Monitoring
Terms of Reference for FM PT 22
The Project Team will be involved in the field of spectrum monitoring and is requested to:
1. Investigate the use of radio spectrum for existing and planned services, including taking note of international recommendations and reviews such as European Common Frequency Allocation (ECA);
2. Exchange information in the field of staff training organisation, administrative and technical procedures;
3. Develop typical agreements for cross-border activities;
4. Develop common and coordinated procedures and measurement techniques for monitoring.
Mr Ralf Trautmann (Germany)
Federal Network Agency
Telephone: +49 6131 18 5419
Telefax : +49 6131 18 5602
FM PT 38 PMR (Including harmonised DMO Channels)
Terms of Reference for FM PT 38 (updated February 2009)
The Project Team will:
- collect information on the existing and planned spectrum usage for PMR/PAMR and follow the developments of PMR/PAMR, including Public Protection (PP) and Disaster Relief (DR);
- develop and review ECC Decisions, Recommendations, Reports and other deliverables on PMR/PAMR, Public Protection, Disaster Relief and cross-border coordination issues based on the requests from WGFM;
- liaise with SE7, SE41 and ETSI as appropriate;
- report at the WG FM meetings.
Main topics in progress:
Mr. Tapio Penkkala (Finland)
Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA)
Telephone: +358 9 69 66 469
Telefax: +358 9 69 66 410
FM PT 44 – Satellite Communications
Terms of Reference for FM PT 44 (updated January 2010)
- Maintain an oversight on satellite policy issues within the CEPT within the terms of reference of WGFM;
- Consider on the request of the WGFM how the spectrum identified for space radiocommunication services should be arranged for use;
- Identify tasks on satellites (not covered by the permanent ECC working groups) which could be proposed to the WGFM;
- Maintain and update existing CEPT ECC Decisions, Recommendations and Reports on space radiocommunication issues within the mandate of WGFM;
- At the request of WGFM, prepare responses to EC Mandates on space radiocommunication issues;
- Seek, as appropriate, contributions and assistance from relevant ECC subordinate bodies and from the ECO;
- In agreement with WGFM, liaise with ETSI and other relevant bodies dealing with standardisation;
- Contribute, as appropriate, to the development of CEPT inputs to ITU-R Working Parties on space radiocommunication issues in accordance with ECC working procedures;
- Report to each meeting of WGFM.
265 rue Pierre Rivoalon
Tel: +33 2 9834 12 36
Telefax: +33 2 9834 12 30
FM PT 45 – Digital Broadcasting Issues
Terms of Reference for FM PT 45 (updated May 2010)
- the necessary technical criteria and parameters for candidate digital sound broadcast systems;
- the associated regulatory issues;
- compatibility with services in adjacent bands.
Mr. N Laflin (UK)
MC4 B1 Media Centre
201 Wood Lane
GB-LONDON W12 7TQ
Telephone: +44 20 8008 2683
E-mail: Nigel.Laflin bbc.co.uk
FM PT 46 on "Maritime Issues"
Terms of Reference for FM PT 46 (updated May 2008)
The Project Team shall:
1. Prepare and review Decisions as directed by ECC/WG FM and ECC Recommendations and Reports for endorsement by the WG FM;
2. Coordinate CEPT positions on maritime radiocommunications including radiodetermination matters in preparation for the relevant meetings of the International Maritime Organisation, IMO;
3. Evaluate the impact of EU Deliverables on Maritime Radiocommunications including Radiodetermination matters and report where appropriate;
4. Review and report on the impact for CEPT members of changes in regulations concerning Maritime Radiocommunications including Radiodetermination in individual CEPT countries, ensuring harmonisation where appropriate;
5. To coordinate education needs in order to facilitate CEPT harmonisation;
6. Liaise with the relevant entities within ETSI on maritime matters;
7. Coordinate CEPT positions in preparation for ITU-R WP5B on Maritime Radiocommunications including Radiodetermination issues, except those which are on the agenda of a World Radiocommunication Conference;
8. Report to the WG FM.
Mr. Jaap Steenge
P.O. Box 450
9700 AL Groningen
Telephone: +31 505877292
Telefax: +31 505877400
FM PT 47 on "Ultra Wideband Issues"
Terms of Reference for FM PT 47 (February 2009)
FM PT 47 is mandated to perform necessary studies and develop regulatory deliverables concerning UWB devices, particularly:
1. Develop draft CEPT responses to the new EC Mandate on SRR ("SRR Mandate 2").
2. Develop draft CEPT Report B in response to the fourth EC Mandate on UWB, presenting additional work achieved on UWB. The report should also further develop overall approach and define criteria concerning the handling of new industry requests for specific UWB regulations.
3. Upon request by WGFM, assess if industry requests meet CEPT criteria justifying possible amendment of existing UWB regulations or development of new specific UWB regulations.
4. If industry requests meet CEPT criteria, identify necessary compatibility studies to be performed within WGSE and liaise directly with WGSE Project Team SE24 as appropriate.
5. Consult with relevant European organisations in particular ETSI.
FM47 is established for an initial period of about 18 months. WGFM at its meeting in September 2010 should review its organisation for the handling of UWB matters.
Mr. Emmanuel Faussurier
78, Avenue Général de Gaulle
F - 94704 Maisons-Alfort
Tel: +33 1 45 18 77 14
Fax: +33 1 45 18 73 13
FM PT 48 – Spectrum aspects for Broadband Direct-Air-to-Ground Communications (DA2GC)
Terms of Reference for FM PT 48 (September 2010)
3. Develop or review ECC Decisions, Recommendations, Reports and other deliverables on the issues mentioned under No. 1, as requested by WG FM. This may also require the preparation of an impact assessment (IA) depending on prior approval by the ECC plenary.
4. If necessary, coordinate CEPT positions in preparation for ITU-R Working Parties or Task Groups outside the scope of WRC preparations.
5. Liaise, as appropriate, with the ECC WGs and PTs (e.g. relevant SE PTs), ETSI and other relevant organisations as authorised by WG FM, with the principal aim to collect information and to broaden the support for the work of the project team.
6. The project team should use electronic working methods (EWMs) as far as possible.
7. Report on progress at the WG FM meetings.
Participation in this PT shall be open to:
- Representatives of CEPT administrations;
- Representatives from industry, who are full members of ETSI;
- Official representatives of organisations which have a MoU or LoU with the ECC.
Others may be invited by the chairman to attend meetings of the Project Team when appropriate.
FM PT 48 is established for a period of approximately 18 months. WGFM, at its meeting in April/May 2012, will re-evaluate the necessity of the PT’s continuing work.
Mr Thomas Weilacher
Federal Network Agency (BNetzA)
Telephone +49 6131 18 3119
Telefax: +49 6131 18 5604
Method of Work for the ECC/WG FM Civil-Military Meeting
- The ECC/WG FM Civil-Military Meeting is a forum for frequency managers within CEPT to discuss issues of civil/military co-operation.
- The Civil-Military Meeting does not have a decision making role but makes proposals and recommendations for consideration to WG FM on issues arising from civil-military co-operation in spectrum management.
- The Civil-Military Meeting is to be co-chaired by the WG FM chairman and a military representative from the host country. If the latter is not available, the meeting will elect a military representative as the co-chair from those attending the meeting.
- The Civil-Military Meeting is organised by WG FM on a regular basis. It normally takes place every 2 years as a separate meeting of WG FM with dedicated aims and topics for discussion.
- When deciding on the date of the next Civil-Military Meeting WG FM will formulate the issues on which proposals or recommendations are expected.
- Following the decision on dates and topics a drafting group under the chairmanship of the NATO representative will develop a draft agenda for the Civil-Military Meeting. The drafting group will convene during WG FM Meetings or work by correspondence.
- Proposals and Recommendations from the Civil-Military Meeting have to be agreed by consensus.
- A draft Report from the Civil-Military Meeting will be prepared by the WG FM secretary after the meeting and uploaded to the ECO server for comments by the meeting participants before the final version is published.
- The WG FM Meeting following the Civil-Military Meeting will consider proposals and/or recommendations from the Civil-Military Meeting in order to take appropriate action.