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D6.4.3  Report on recommendations for standardization in E-Band 3

Executive Summary

This document contains information on the relevant standardization bodies from the E3NETWORK project point of view. The ongoing standardization activities, strictly related to the project, carried out by these standardization bodies are also described.

It may be worth noting the high visibility of the E3NETWORK project that can be achieved through standardization initiatives. In fact, it is important that the results of the project are made known in order to have an impact on the wider research and industrial communities.

The E3NETWORK consortium will be active in the different standardization activities in order to achieve this goal. These standardization bodies are:

         ETSI,  CEPT ECC, ITU, National Administrations

A new group  has also been identified, established in ETSI, the “millimetre Wave Transmission” (mWT) Industry Specification Group (ISG). Main scope of this group is to provide a platform and opportunity for companies and organizations involved in the microwave and millimetre-wave industry chain to address the challenges involved in using this spectrum.

The standardization bodies related to the Frequency Spectrum Management (CEPT ECC, ITU-R and national regulatory bodies responsible of spectrum management) have been monitored to ensure that an adequate frequency arrangement for E3NETWORK is maintained.

Throughout our activities, E3NETWORK has influenced and contributed to a plenty of working documents and decisions taken in ETSI ATTM TM4, ETSI mWT ISG and ECC SE19. 

This deliverable is organised as follows, in chapter 1, an introduction to the scope of the standardization bodies is presented. Then, in chapter 2, an introduction of the European regulatory environment for radio equipment and spectrum and a description of the main players involved are provided.

In chapter 3, a deep description of the places, inside the standardization bodies, in which E3NETWORK contributed and the most relevant points touched are discussed.

In chapters 4 and 5, the E3NETWORK work and results to support ETSI ATTM TM4 are shown.

At the end, the  relevant conclusions are summarized..

The requirements identified at the beginning of the project are in line with the last contribution submitted to the ETSI ATTM TM4 standard.  Decision from TM4 is expected by the end of 2016, but there seems to be no reason for receiving a no go. Considerations on possible link planning issues have been highlighted during the last meeting and will be further discussed later on. Unfortunately, E3NETWORK does not have any specific results, coming from measurements, that could be shared for supporting and validating the assumption taken about introducing  new capacity profiles in E-Band.

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  • Project acronym

  • Project title
    Energy Efficient E-band transceiver for backhaul of the future networks

  • Project reference

  • Project coordinator
    CEIT (Spain)

  • Start date: 01/12/2012
    End date: 31/05/2016

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