The very nature of RF Spectrum do not respect national borders. That is why regulation of the usage of RF
Spectrum must be regulated, such that nations are not interfering with mutual spectum usage and that Rules are agreed to limit RF spectrum emmissions to avoid or minimise that. Therefore…
..150 years ago hundres of countries got together and formed the Internaltional Telecommunications Union (ITU) which under the United Nations aim to agree the global regulation of the Radio Frequencies which by their very nature do not respect national borders. Initially the sound broadcastingsector and then the telecommunications (telephony and telegraphy) sector enjoyed the benefits of global agreements made under ITU. The Radio Frequency management and coordination at a global scale became an ever more pressingissue, and the ITU was split in the twosectors ITU-T (Telecommunications) and ITU-R (Radio), which today is the custody of the so-called Radio Regulation (RR), being the global Spectrum ”Cookbook”, updatedever 4 years at the ITU-R hosted World Radio Conferences. The next is WRC2015 (http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/Pages/default.aspx )
At Ring Advocacy we have been actively pursuing new spectrum opportunities in ITU-R since the WRC-03. We have studied and advocated spectrum for IMT-2000, which is (looking ahead) today mostly thought of as LTE (E-UTRA) in both the FDD and in the TDD profiles.
We introduced regulatory text, that made Mobile Services possible in the 3400 – 3600 MHz band and we are working towards WRC-15 in November to prepare the 700 MHz band under Agenda Item 1.3 to be used for Mobile Broadband Applications by the Public Safety and Disaster Relief (PPDR) and Emergency Services.
As you may be developing new ideas and innovate on existing ideas it is quite likely, that you may have taken it for granted, that ideal RF Spectrum will be right there for your products to use, right away, and on a global scale. But be careful. If you plan to distribute and sell your products in the EU, your design team will have to develop a so called DoC (Declaration of Conformance) and a subsequent placing of the famous CE mark on your products, which is the presumption of compliance to the R&TTE Directive (1999/5/EC) or the forthcoming RED (Radio Equipment Directive) coming into force in the EU in July 2016.
We can work with you to understand your plans and suggest the best way forward towards a successful product introduction.
No doubt, you would like to be prepared in due time, and we are here to off-load your own busy staff.
We also assist you outside Europe at the highest levels.