The European Commission has published a draft Implementing Decision that covers the technical conditions for operation of WAS/RLANs in the 5 GHz band. The decision is intended to replace the earlier Implementing Decision 2005/513/EC. The major changes are related to the use of 5GHz devices within trains and road vehicles.
The EU Commission states that the objectives of this implementing decision are:
This draft Commission Implementing Decision sets out updated harmonised
technical conditions for the use of the radio spectrum in the 5 GHz by WAS/RLANs and
repeals Decision 2005/513/EC (as last amended by Decision 2007/90/EC) in the interest
of legal clarity. The goal is to implement the outcome of the World Radiocommunication
Conference in 2019 (WRC-19) with regard to WAS/RLANs in the 5 GHz band. WRC-19
revised the Resolution 229, notably by extending the scope of indoor use to trains and
road vehicles, setting out the maximum emission power for WAS/RLANs using the 5150-
5250 MHz frequency band in road vehicles, and allowing the outdoor use in the 5150-
5250 MHz band by protecting other existing uses in that band. The operation of Unmanned
Aircraft Systems (drones) is permitted in the 5170-5250 MHz band as a specific outdoor
It is expected that this will enter into force in November 2021.