Agenda Item 1.10 dealing with 22-26 GHz was finally finished with in the plenary meeting, with the result that there is no change to the status quo. This comes as some relief to the amateur services with our primary allocation at 24 GHz untouched.
Agenda Item 1.12 dealing with 10 GHz and the EESS (earth exploration satellite service) continues to occupy the time of certain Middle Eastern administrations. This might see some EESS systems using 10-10.4 GHz, but fortunately the amateur service expects minimal impact.
Agenda Item 1.1: This item is focussed on mobile spectrum below 6GHz. The 3.4 GHz band is to become a mobile service primary allocation in Region 2 and identified for IMT (International Mobile Telecommunications – aka 4G or 5G). South American countries in Region-2 are also pressing for 3.3 GHz to be allocated for this service, but there seems to be little enthusiasm for this outside the region.
WRC-19 Future Proposals (AI-10):
On the negative side, under Agenda Item 10 the global primary allocation to the amateur services at 47 GHz has been identified as a possible “additional allocation” to be studied during the period before WRC-19. Microwavers need to be ready to defend this on a global basis.
On the subject of future agenda items, the draft Resolution concerning the allocation and harmonisation of 50-54 MHz in Region-1 is on the agenda for plenary tomorrow.
NB: Further background and updates are at rsgb.org/wrc-15 and in our news