Technical Conditions of Radio Spectrum Use for Short-Range Devices

The Official Journal of the European Union (EU) published an implementing decision amending and updating the harmonised technical conditions in the area of radio spectrum use for short-range devices.

Commission implementing decision (EU) 2019/1345, published on August 13, 2019, amends Decision 2006/771/EC.

Commission Decision 2006/771/EC (2) harmonises the technical conditions for spectrum use for a wide variety of short-range devices in applications areas such as alarms, local communications, telecommand, medical implants and medical data gathering, intelligent transport systems and the ‘Internet of Things’ including radio-frequency identification (‘RFID’).

Decision 2006/771/EC is amended as follows:

Definition of "short-range device" (2006/771/EC Article 2, point 1)
  • “Short-range device” means a radio device which provides either unidirectional or bidirectional communication and which receives and/or transmits over a short distance at low power.
Definition of "non-interference and non-protected basis" (2006/771/EC Article 2, point 2)
  • “Non-interference and non-protected basis” means that no harmful interference may be caused to any radiocommunication service and that no claim may be made for protection of these devices against interference originating from radiocommunication services.
Frequency bands affected and deadlines of implementation
  • Frequency bands with corresponding harmonised technical conditions and implementation deadlines for short-range devices are provided.

The member states of the EU are required to report on the implementation of this decision no later than May 5, 2020.

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