Cessation of Presumption of EN 301 511, Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) and Mobile Stations

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) harmonised standard EN 301 511 V9.0.2 will officially be superseded by EN 301 511 V12.5.1, Global System for Mobile communications (GSM); Mobile Stations (MS) equipment, by the end of this month.

In the EU, all products must meet the Essential Requirements before placed on the market, so it is important to be aware of new or updated standards. Please note that devices already on the market are not affected by changes in the standards, unless they have demonstrated non-compliance.

The purpose of the updated standard is for the harmonised standards' transposition from R&TTE to RED.

The new (or amended) standard has the same scope as the superseded standard.

As reference, the frequency bands for GSM 900 and GSM 1800 mobile station system are as follows:

P-GSM 900890 MHz to 915 MHz935 MHz to 960 MHz
GSM 18001710 MHz to 1785 MHz1805 MHz to 1880 MHz
E-GSM 900880 MHz to 915 MHz925 MHz to 960 MHz
R-GSM 900876 MHz to 915 MHz921 MHz to 960 MHz
ER-GSM 900873 MHz to 915 MHz918 MHz to 960 MHz

The date of cessation of presumption of conformity of the superseded standard is 4/30/2019.

After this date, the superseded standard ceases to give presumption of conformity with the essential or other requirements of the relevant Union legislation.

In other words, testing per EN 301 511 V9.0.2 as proof of compliance becomes invalid for demonstrating conformity to the Essential Requirements.

For the full ETSI standard, please refer to this link.

The present document covers the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU.

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