Péter Vári - The most important decisions of WRC

Péter Vári
Director for
Frequency and
The most important decisions
of WRC-12 and their impact on
the development of mobile
services (Agenda Item 1.17)
Over 3000 participants, representing 165 out of ITU’s 193 Member
States attended the four-week Conference.
Unpredented number of proposals (more than 1700)
153 countries signed treaty governing spectrum and satellite orbit
WRC-12 addressed some 30 agenda items related to frequency
allocation and frequency sharing for the efficient use of spectrum and
orbital resources.
Thus ensuring high quality radiocommunication services for mobile
and satellite communications, maritime and aeronautical transport as
well as for scientific purposes related to the environment, meteorology
and climatology, disaster prediction, mitigation and relief.
Conference was a resounding success, having achieved consensus
on all technical matters as well as on other, more difficult issues.
Key WRC-12 highlights
Increase efficiency in the use of the spectrum/orbit resource:
• clarification of the notion of bringing into use,
• BR initiate enquiries to administrations to provide information on the
movement of satellites. Improved due diligence information,
•to foster the long term access and development of the Broadcasting
Satellite Service (BSS) in the 21,4-22 GHz band
•improved the satellite coordination by reducing the coordination arc in
parts of the most congested spectrum
Early warning, disaster mitigation and relief operations:
•WRC-12 addressed the application of new technologies, such as IMT and
intelligent transport systems (ITS)
•continue studying aspects of radiocommunications and ICT that are
relevant to early warning, disaster mitigation and relief operations
•encouraged administrations to consider using identified frequency bands
when undertaking their national planning for the purposes of achieving
regionally harmonized frequency bands or ranges for advanced public
protection and disaster relief solutions.
Key WRC-12 highlights
Meteorological-satellite service gets more bandwidth:
•WRC-12 allocated additional spectrum to the meteorological-satellite
Oceanographic radars : get support (40 MHz band)
Maritime services:
•New provisions in the Radio Regulations to improve satellite detection of
automatic information systems using VHF channels.
•The conference considered the use of new technologies in the maritime
service (defines the channel numbering for maritime VHF communications
based on 25 kHz channel spacing as well as where digital technologies could
be deployed).
Aeronautical mobile (route) service
• The allocation of the frequency band 960−1164 MHz to the aeronautical
mobile (route) service is intended to support the introduction of applications and
concepts in air traffic management
Agenda item 1.17
Frequency allocation table: no change!
• 5.312(MOD): Additional allocation: in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,
Bulgaria, the Russian Federation, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Moldova,
Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Poland, Kyrgyzstan, Slovakia, the Czech Rep.,
Romania, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Ukraine, the band 645-862 MHz, in
Bulgaria the bands 646-686 MHz, 726-758 MHz, 766-814 MHz and 822862 MHz, in Romania the band 830-862 MHz, and in Poland, the band 830860 MHz until 31 December 2012 and the band 860-862 MHz until
31 December 2017, areis also allocated to the aeronautical radionavigation
service on a primary basis. (WRC-0312)
• 5.3XX (NEW) :In Region 1, the use of the band 694-790 MHz by the
mobile, except aeronautical mobile, service is subject to the provisions of
Resolution COM5/10 (WRC-12). See also Resolution 224 (Rev.WRC-12).
National regulation
Resolution COM 5/10
Use of the frequency band 694-790 MHz by the mobile, except
aeronautical mobile, service in Region 1 and related studies
- to allocate the frequency band 694-790 MHz in Region 1 to the mobile,
except aeronautical mobile, service on a co-primary basis with other
- this allocation is effective immediately after WRC-15,
- use of the allocation is subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21
with respect to the aeronautical radionavigation service in countries listed in
No. 5.312;
- that the lower edge of the allocation is subject to refinement at WRC-15,
-that WRC-15 will specify the technical and regulatory conditions
applicable to the mobile service allocation
Invites ITU-R to study:
- Spectrum requirement mobil
broadcasting (lower edge),
-Challenging arrengements (harmonization, compatiblilty)
Resolution 749 (Rev.WRC-12)
Use of the band 790-862 MHz in countries of Region 1 and
the Islamic Republic of Iran by mobile applications and by
other services
• Seek agreement under No. 9.21 with respect to the aeronautical
radionavigation service in the countries mentioned in No. 5.312 of the Radio
• Coordination:
a) protection of the broadcasting: mobil with bandwidth 25 kHz
b) sharing studies (Annex1: Criteria for aeronautical radionavigation
• Adjacent channel interference: mutually agreed criteria or ITU-R BT Rec.
• Further study (Res.224)
CPM-12 decision
Administrative Circular CA/201. (Annex10)
Establishment of Joint Task Group 4-5-6-7
• Agenda item 1.1
“to consider additional spectrum allocations to the mobile service on a
primary basis and identification of additional frequency bands for
International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) and related regulatory
provisions, to facilitate the development of terrestrial mobile broadband
applications, in accordance with Resolution 233 [COM6/8] (WRC-12)”;
•Agenda item 1.2
„to examine the results of ITU-R studies, in accordance with Resolution
232 [COM5/10] (WRC-12), on the use of the frequency band 694790 MHz by the mobile, except aeronautical mobile, service in Region 1
and take the appropriate measures”
Tasks of JTG 4-5-6-7
• development of draft CPM text under WRC-15 Agenda items 1.1 and
1.2 and that it will submit such text directly to the CPM-15,
• to consider the results of studies from Working Party 5D on the
spectrum requirements for the mobile service as well as results of studies
from any concerned Working Parties,
• maximum use of modern means of communication, including remote
participation to the extent practicable,
• conduct its work as a self-sufficient group ,
• technical and operational characteristics and protection requirements
from the concerned Working Parties, as well as spectrum requirements
from Working Parties 5D and 6A are to be submitted to the JTG before
31 December 2012;
• technical and operational characteristics, protection requirements and
information on current and planned use from the concerned Working
Parties, as well as spectrum requirements from the Working Parties 5A
and 5D are to be submitted to the JTG preferably by 31 July 2013;
• that JTG 4-5-6-7 conducts, with urgency, its studies in accordance
with Resolution 232 [COM5/10] (WRC-12).
Thank you for your attention.
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