The Project Team on 'IMT Matters'* (ECC PT1)
* 'IMT matters' include IMT issues that are considered by relevant ITU Study Groups/Working Parties, e. g. aspects relating to new technology candidates for IMT.


Introduction to ECC PT1

Some highlights from the past and present of ECC PT1 can be overviewed in the presentation of the group.


Latest news

The 38th ECC PT1 meeting took place in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, 10-12 May 2011.



Main results of the meeting:


·         ECC PT1 completed the development of the draft new ECC Decision “on harmonised frequency arrangements for IMT systems used for Mobile/Fixed Communications Networks (MFCN) operating in the bands 3400 - 3600 MHz and 3600- 3800 MHz”. This document will be submitted to the next ECC for approval for Public Consultation.

·         Related to this draft Decision, ECC PT1 identified a number of (mostly technical) elements which should be studied. Relevant additional work items were initially described.

·         Further to the improvement of the document during the meeting, ECC PT1 decided to finalise the revision of ECC Decision (06)01 on the harmonised utilisation of spectrum for MFCN within 2 GHz band in an ad-hoc meeting on 27 May 2011. 

·         ECC PT1 resolved comments from the Public Consultation of draft ECC Recommendations (11)04 and (11)05 on cross-border coordination of Mobile/Fixed Communications Networks (MFCN) (which include IMT systems) at 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz respectively. These two new Recommendations will be considered by the 72nd meeting of WG FM in MiesbachGermany, (16-20 May 2011) for final approval.

·         The update of ECC Recommendation (08)02 on cross-border coordination at 900/1800 MHz is still ongoing towards adding LTE and WiMAX technologies and is expected to be finalized at the next meeting of ECC PT1 (September 2011). The work will continue by correspondence until the next meeting.

·         ECC PT1, taking care of the issue of co-existence of IMT systems with radars at the 2.7 GHz, provided additional information to SE 21 "Unwanted Emissions". The work will continue by correspondence.

·         ECC PT1 started to collect lessons learned from practical implementation of Least Restrictive Technical Conditions (LRTC) at 2.6 GHz, 3.5 GHz and 800 MHz and will inform ECC accordingly.

·         Since the EC Decision on the 900/1800 MHz (2009/766/EC) has only just been revised to allow LTE and WiMAX and there has been little practical experience at 800 MHz, 2.6 GHz and 3.5 GHz with the current LRTC, ECC PT1 agreed that there appears no immediate need for development of LRTC in the 900/1800 MHz band. Depending on further developments on this issue, in particular if a need arises to introduce technologies other than UMTS, LTE or WIMAX in the next few years, this issue can be considered further in the future. 

·         ECC PT1 informed CPG PTA of its support of an ECP for WRC-12 Agenda Item 8.2 including the proposal for a new agenda item for WRC-15/16 related to spectrum issues relevant to terrestrial IMT systems.

·         ECC PT1 also improved its information document on “Future Mobile Broadband Landscape”. The work will continue by correspondence until the next meeting.


Minutes of the meeting will be available on the ECO Meeting Document Server.

For more information see the ECC PT1 webpage on the new CEPT portal.

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Useful Reference Documents
List of deliverables relevant to the work of ECC PT1 can be seen here
List of ECC deliverables for review by ECC PT1 can be seen here
ECO Report 03 on the licensing of 'mobile bands' in CEPT can be seen here (or on the "ECO Reports" webpage (Deliverables - ECO Reports))
Current and planned usage of 3400-3800 MHz band (updated in 2008) can be seen here

Ongoing Work

ECC PT1 is working in the following sub-working groups:

SWG-A – “Spectrum Issues”
SWG-C – “Compatibility and Sharing Issues”
SWG-D – “Market Issues”
SWG-E – “IMT-Advanced” (currently on hold)

Contacts of the SWGs chairmen can be seen in the ECC PT1 Contacts

See also the currently active Correspondence Groups.

Further details on the ongoing work can be obtained from ECC PT1 meeting documents (ECO Meeting Document Server) and ECC PT1 Work Progrmme.



Mr Didier Chauveau
78, avenue du Général de Gaulle
94704 Maisons Alfort
Tel:          +33 (0)1 45 187704
Fax:         +33 (0)1 45 187313

E-mail: chauveau @


Mr. Patrick Donohue
78 avenue Général de Gaulle
94704 Maisons Alfort
Tel :     +33 (0)1 45 187372
Fax:     +33 (0)1 45 187313

E-mail: donohue @

Vice chairman 

Mr Jaime Afonso
José Malhoa 12
P-1099-017 Lisboa
Tel:     +351 21 721 2240
Fax:    +351 21 721 1006

Vice chairman 

Mr Pasi Toivonen
Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority
P.O Box 313
FIN - 00181 Helsinki
Tel:       +358 9 6966 853
Fax:      +358 9 6966 410

To see all ECC PT1 contacts please click here.


ECO contact for ECC PT1 related enquiries: Alexander Gulyaev (ECO)  e-mail [email protected] or phone +45 33 89 63 13

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