EU – Implementing Decision (2017/1483) regarding Harmonisation of Radio Spectrum for SRDs

The European Commission has published the Implementing Decision 2017/1483 “amending Decision 2006/771/EC on harmonisation of the radio spectrum for use by short-range devices and repealing Decision 2006/804/EC”.

This decision updates the table of harmonised technical conditions for a wide range of Short Range Devices originally published in Commission Decision 2006/771/EC.

Some highlights of allocations for IoT, RFID and transportation applications, that have an implementation deadline of 1 January 2018 are listed here:

Band no. Frequency Band Category of SRD Transmit limits
46a 863-865 MHz Non-specific short-
range devices
25 mW e.r.p.
84 863-868 MHz Wideband data transmission devices 25 mW e.r.p.
47a 865-868 MHz Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) devices 2 W e.r.p.
Interrogator transmissions at 2 W e.r.p. are  only permitted within the four channels centred at 865,7 MHz, 866,3 MHz, 866,9 MHz and 867,5 MHz; each with a maximum bandwidth of 200 kHz.
RFID interrogator devices placed on the market before the  repeal date of EC Decision 2006/804/EC are “grandfathered”, i.e. they are continuously permitted to be used in line with the  provisions set out in EC Decision 2006/804/EC before the repeal date.
62 5795-5815 MHz Transport and Traffic Telematics Devices 2 W e.i.r.p.
79b 76-77 GHz Transport and Traffic Telematics Devices 30 dBm peak e.i.r.p. and 3 dBm/MHz average power spectral density

Be sure to check the full text of the Commission Decision here for full details of the restrictions and technical requirements of each band.

Also note that devices operating in these bands are also subject to the requirements of the Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/EU).

Footnote: a draft of this decision was published in May 2017, details here.