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39. Summary of Decisions of 35th meeting of Radio Regulations Board (December 10, 2004)


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INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION

 

RADIO REGULATIONS BOARD

GENEVA, 6-10 DECEMBER 2004

Document RRB04-3/6-E

10 December 2004

Original: English

 

summary of decisions

of the

35th meeting of the radio regulations board

6-10 December 2004

Present: Mr M.R. SIMIC, Chairman
Mr S. TAYLOR, Vice-Chairman
Members: Mr P. ABOUDARHAM, Mr R.N. AGARWAL, Mr A.A. BAJWA,
Mr J.R. CARROLL, Mr G. KOVACS, Mr H. LEBBADI, Mr Ki‑Soo LEE,
Mr C. MERCHÁN ESCALANTE, Mr W. MORON, Mr A. ZOURMBA

 

Also present: Mr Valery TIMOFEEV, Director, BR, and Executive Secretary, RRB
Mr T. GAVRILOV, Head, TSD
Mr Y. HENRI, Head, SSD
Mr M. SAKAMOTO, SSD/SNP
Mr A. SION, SSD/SSC
Mr N. VENKATESH, IAP
Mr J.P. LOVATO, Administrator, IAP
Mr M. ROLLAND, Personnel and Social Protection Department
Ms P. TYPE, Administrative Secretary
Mr T. ELDRIDGE and Ms A. HADEN, Précis-Writers




Item
No.

Subject

Action/Decision and Reasons

Follow-up

1

Opening of the meeting

The Chairman and Director welcomed members to the 35th meeting.

 

2

Adoption of the agenda

The draft agenda was approved (Document RRB04-3/OJ/1).

 

3

Approval of the minutes of the 34th RRB meeting
(Document RRB04-2/7)

The Board approved the minutes of the 34th meeting.

 

4

Report by the Director, BR
(Documents RRB04-3/2 + Add.1, Add.2, Add.3 + Add.4)

The RRB noted the Report by the Director, including the new developments regarding the case reported to the 34th RRB meeting (Addenda 1‑4 to Document RRB04-3/2). With respect to the issues reported in Addenda 1‑4 to Document RRB04-3/2, the Board concluded the following:

1) The newly available information and the results of the calculation demonstrated that the US emissions on 213 MHz result in harmful interference, as defined in CS1003, as they seriously degrade the service areas of the Cuban stations recorded in the MIFR. Consequently, the RRB instructed BR to follow the standard approach regarding the treatment of reports of harmful interference. The RRB also instructed the Director, BR, to include in its report to WRC‑07, information on the difficulties regarding the different interpretation of the wording of No. 23.3 by the Administrations of the United States of America and Cuba.

2) With respect to US emissions on 530 kHz, the RRB noted that Cuba has no recorded assignments in the MIFR on this frequency, and consequently this case cannot be treated as harmful interference. The RRB noted that there was not enough information that would enable the RRB to conclude whether these emissions represent an irregularity or infringement.

Executive Secretary

5

Submissions from:

 

 

 

5.1 The Administrations of France, Hungary, Italy, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States of America concerning Rule of Procedure relating to Nos. 9.41-9.42
(Documents RRB04-2/3; RRB04-3/1)

The Board considered all the submissions received on this Rule of Procedure relating to Nos. 9.41-9.42 and decided to keep the text as approved at its 33rd meeting. With respect to § 2.1 of the rule, the RRB noted that is up to the concerned administrations to decide if it is appropriate to take into account networks submitted by the “commenting administrations” after the four-month period referred to in No. 9.52.

Executive Secretary

 

5.2 The Administration of the United States concerning the Rule of Procedure relating to No. 9.11A of Article 9 (Table 9.11A‑1)
(Document RRB04-3/5, Annex 1)

The RRB noted the request by the Administration of the United States concerning the applicability of No. 9.11A to systems in the radionavigation-satellite service (space-to-space) in the bands 1 215-1 300 MHz and 1 559-1 610 MHz, and approved a modification to Table 9.11A-1 of the Rule of Procedure as provided in Annex 1 to this summary.

Executive Secretary

 

5.3 The Administration of Israel on the reinstatement of the coordination request of the AMOS 2-B satellite network (Documents RRB04-3/3 + Add.1)

The Board noted Council Decision 482 that is referred to in No. 9.38.1 of the Radio Regulations and decided:

• that BR correctly applied No. 9.38.1 in cancelling the AMOS 2-B filing in accordance with decides 9 of Council Decision 482 MODIFIED dated 1 May 2002;

• that in view of the Administration of Israel’s nomination of the AMOS 2-B filing as its free entitlement for 2004 in accordance with decides 6 of Council Decision 482 MODIFIED dated 1 May 2002, the Board instructed the Bureau to reinstate the AMOS 2-B filing.

Council Decision 482 MODIFIED dated 1 May 2002 states that non-payment of an invoice for a satellite filing within six months after its date of issue will result in cancellation of the filing. This Decision also states that an administration can claim a free filing by the end of the year that the cost-recovery payment is due. Since the invoice was dated August 2003 and the six-month period ended February 2004, the Administration of Israel had the right to claim the free entitlements for the AMOS 2-B filing before the end of 2004.

The Board noted Council Decision 482 MODIFIED 2004 that comes into effect on 31 December 2004. This Decision will ensure that the situation treated by the Board will not happen again since the end date for nomination of the free entitlements is the same as the end date of the six-month period that the invoice payment is due.

Executive Secretary

6

Application of No. 5.510 of the Radio Regulations to the notices submitted under Article 4 of Appendix 30A
(Document RRB04-3/4)

The RRB noted the requests received by the Bureau from the Administrations of Turkey and Cyprus concerning the application of No. 5.510 and decided to instruct the Bureau to act according to their request. The Board further agreed that, in the case of any doubt in the application of No. 5.510, the Bureau will request the view of any appropriate administration within the service area of a feeder link for the BSS and act accordingly.

Executive Secretary

7

Rules of Procedure
(Documents RRB04-3/5; CCRR/25)

 

 

 

7.1 Modification of Rule relating to No. 9.27 of Article 9 (Document CCRR/25, Annex 1)

The RRB approved the modification of this Rule of Procedure with some changes (in § 2.3, 2.3.1 and 2.3.3 and footnotes) with respect to the text provided in Annex 1 of Document CCRR/25. The modified Rule of Procedure relating to No. 9.27 is provided in Annex 2 of this summary.

Executive Secretary

 

7.2 Modification of Rule relating to No. 11.31 of Article 11 (Document CCRR/25, Annex 2)

1 The RRB approved the modification of this Rule of Procedure provided in Annex 2 of CCRR/25, with the following changes:

a) In footnote 6, associated to paragraph 1, the correct reference is “Resolution 33 (Rev.WRC‑03)”

b) Paragraph 2.6.5 should read: “conformity with limit of equivalent power flux-density (epfd) from earth stations produced at the GSO (epfd­) as indicated in Table 22-2 (No. 22.5D)”.

2 Concerning the proposals from the United States (Document RRB04-3/5) to add a reference to Resolution 85 (WRC-03) in paragraphs 2.6.3 and 2.6.5 the Board concluded that, although this Resolution was relevant for the application of the concerned Rules, there was no need for such an addition, given the scope of the Rule (identification of the provisions that are to be considered in the examinations under No. 11.31) and the fact that Resolution 85 (WRC-03) was of a provisional nature.

Executive Secretary

 

7.3 Modification of Rule (Part B, Section B3) relating to the calculation of probability of harmful interference between space networks (C/I ratios) (Document CCRR/25, Annex 3)

The Board approved the modification of this Rule of Procedure, provided in Annex 3 of Document CCRR/25, with the following changes proposed by the Administration of France:

§ 2.2.2 a): ….if the interference is less than or equal to the single-entry interference limits indicated in Table 2 of § 3.2 below….

§ 2.2.2 b)….single-entry interference limits indicated in Table 2 of § 3.2 below…..

The Board also requested the Bureau to editorially adjust the first paragraph in § 2.1.1 of Attachment 1 to the Rule.

Executive Secretary

 

7.4 Modification of Rule relating to No. 11.32 of Article 11 and the suppression of Rule No. 5.392 of Article 5 (Document CCRR/25, Annex 4)

Taking into account the comments made by the Administrations of France and the United States, the RRB approved the modification of this Rule of Procedure provided in Annex 4 of Document CCRR/25, with the following changes:

6.2.2 Provisionally, these assignments shall not be considered as being subject to the coordination procedure under Section II of Article 9.

6.5 This Rule applies to links between GSO and non-GSO satellites in all frequency bands allocated to inter-satellite service as well as to other space services in the space-to-space direction, with the exception of cases where the need for coordination is explicitly stipulated in the Radio Regulations. In particular, this Rule does not apply to cases in which the need for coordination under No. 9.11A, 9.12A or 9.13, as the case may be, is mentioned in a footnote to the Table of Frequency Allocations (see also the Rule of Procedure relating to No. 9.11A).

The suppression of the rule on No. 5.392 was also approved.

Executive Secretary

8

Election of the Vice-Chairman for 2005

In accordance with CV144, Mr S. Taylor becomes Chairman of the RRB for the year 2005.

Mr P. Aboudarham was elected Vice-Chairman of the Board for 2005

 

9

Confirmation of the next meeting

The Board confirmed 14‑18 March 2005 for the next meeting.

 

10

Any other business

Several issues were discussed and the details can be found in the Minutes of the 35th RRB Meeting.

 

11

Approval of the summary of decisions

The Board approved the summary of decisions.

Executive Secretary

12

Closure of the meeting

The meeting closed at 1545 hours.

 


Annex 1

Rules concerning Article 9 of the RR

TABLE 9.11A-1

Applicability of the provisions of Nos. 9.11A-9.15 to stations of space services

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Frequency band (MHz)

Footnote No. in Article 5

Space services mentioned in a footnote referring to No. 9.11A to which
Nos. 9.12 to 9.15 apply, or referring to Nos. 9.12‑9.14, as appropriate

Other space services to which Nos. 9.12 to 9.14 apply equally

Terrestrial services in respect of which Nos. 9.14
and 9.15 apply equally, as appropriate

Date of provisional application of the allocation if later than 3.06.2000, or if different from the application date of the RR

Notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 164-1215

5.328B

RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE

„`

„\

---

 

---

 

13

1215-1260

5.328B

RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE

„`

---

 

---

 

13

1215-1300

5.328B

RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE

„\

---

 

---

 

13

1 260-1 300

5.328B

RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE

„`

 

 

EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (active)

SPACE RESEARCH (active)

 

---

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 559-1 610

5.328B

RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE

„`

---

 

---

 

13

1 559-1 610

5.328B

RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE

„\

---

 

---

 

13

 

13 Not subject to application of the provisions of No. 9.14.

Reasons: No. 5.329A states that “Use of systems in the radionavigation-satellite service (space-to-space) operating in the band 1 215-13 00 MHz and 1 559-1 610 MHz … shall not impose any additional constraints on other systems or services operating in accordance with the Table.” Such wording could be interpreted as precluding coordination of RNSS (space-to-space) assignments in the indicated bands with other services but also other RNSS systems. In the framework of Table 9.11A-1, which focuses on the applicability of the provisions of Nos. 9.11A-9.15 to stations of space services, the restrictions imposed by No. 5.329A on systems in the radionavigation-satellite service (space-to-space) may be considered as applying vis-à-vis RNSS (space-to-Earth) systems (“other RNSS systems”). However, any RNSS systems being subject to the application of the provisions Nos. 9.12, 9.12A and 9.13 in specific bands under No. 5.328B, these forms of coordination should also apply to RNSS (space-to-space) systems, but only between themselves.


Annex 2

Approved modified Rule of Procedure on No. 9.27

 

9.27

1 Frequency assignments to be taken into account in the coordination procedure

Frequency assignments to be taken into account in the coordination procedure are mentioned in § 1 to 5 of Appendix 5 (see also Rules of Procedure concerning No. 9.36 and Appendix 5).

1.1 The period between the date of receipt by the Bureau of relevant information under No. 9.1 or 9.2 for a satellite network and the date of bringing into use of the assignments of the satellite network in question shall in no circumstance exceed seven years as referred to in No. 11.44. Consequently, frequency assignments not complying with these time-limits will no longer be taken into account under the provisions of No. 9.27 and Appendix 5. (See also Nos. 11.43A, 11.48 and Resolution 49 (Rev.WRC-03) and Resolution 57 (WRC-2000)).

2 Modification of characteristics of a satellite network during coordination

2.1 After an administration informs the Bureau of a modification of characteristics of its network, it is essential to establish its proper coordination requirements with respect to other administrations, i.e. with which administration(s), and for which of their network(s), the modified part of the network needs to effect coordination before it can be notified for recording.

2.2 The guiding principles for dealing with modifications are:

– general obligation to effect coordination before notification (No. 9.6), and

– the fact that coordination is not required when the nature of the change is such as not to increase the interference to or from, as the case may be, the assignments of another administration, as specified in Appendix 5.

2.3 Based on these principles, and provided that the appropriate coordination trigger limit is exceeded, the modified part of the network will need to effect coordination with respect to space networks that are to be taken into account for coordination, i.e.:

a) networks with “2D-Date”[1] before D1[2]; and

b) networks with “2D-Date” between D1 and D2[3], where the nature of the change is such as to increase the interference to or from, as the case may be, the assignments of these networks. In case of GSO networks referred to in No. 9.7 including those to which the coordination arc approach (frequency bands 1), 2), 3), 4) and 5) of No. 9.7 of Table 5-1 of Appendix 5) have been applied, the increase of interference will be measured in terms of DT/T.

2.3.1 Where the coordination requirements of the modification involve any network under b) above, the modified assignments will have D2 as their “2D-Date”. Otherwise, they will retain D1 as their “2D-Date”.


2.3.2 In case of successive modifications of the same part of the network, if the next modification (compared with the previous modification) does not increase the interference to or from a particular network not included in the coordination requirements under b) above, that particular network will not be included in the coordination requirements of that next modification.

2.3.3 If it is not possible to verify that there is no increase of interference (e.g. in the absence of appropriate criteria or calculation methods), the “2D-Date” of the modified assignments will be D2.

2.4 After having examined the modified network as described in § 2.3 above, the Bureau shall publish the modification, including its coordination requirements, in the appropriate Special Section for comments by administrations within the usual four-month period. Initial characteristics are thus replaced by the published modified characteristics, and only the latter will be taken into account in subsequent applications of No. 9.36.

NOC

3 Modification to characteristics of an earth station

__________________________

 





[1] The “2D-Date” is the date from which an assignment is taken into account as defined in §1.e of Appendix 5 of the Radio Regulations.


[2] D1 is the original “2D-Date” of the network undergoing modification.


[3] D2 is the date of receipt of request for modification. Concerning the date of receipt, see the Rule of Procedure on Receivability.



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