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Friday, January 23, 2015

ETSI Group on Millimetre Wave Transmission starts work

Arising from its recently meeting, the Industry Specification Group on millimetre Wave Transmission (ISG mWT) of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has commenced work on developing a set of five specifications include mWT, reports ITRealms.

The group which met for the first time at ETSI between January 14 and 15, 2015, saw Mr. Renato Lombardi of Huawei Technologies, emerging as the chairman of the Industry Specification Group while Mr. Nader Zei of NEC Europe was elected as the vice chairman. 

“ISG mWT was conceived as an industry wide platform to prepare for large scale usage of millimetre wave spectrum in current and future transmission networks by improving the conditions to make millimetre wave spectrum a suitable and convenient choice for all stakeholders. The ISG aims to be a worldwide initiative with global reach and to address the whole industry: national regulators, standards organizations, telecom operators, product vendors and key component vendors.” Lombardi said in his inaugural speech.

During the meeting, a plan was agreed to develop five new specifications. These cover
·         An analysis of the maturity and field proven experience of millimetre wave transmission
·         Potential applications and use cases of millimetre wave transmission
·         An overview of V-band and E-band worldwide regulations
·         An analysis of V-band street level interference
·         Analysis of the millimetre wave semiconductor Industry technology status and evolution. 

Millimetre wave spectrum, in the 30GHz to 300GHz range, offers more available spectrum than in lower bands with larger channel bandwidths granting a fibre like capacity. The spectrum can be made available readily and can be reused easily, and lower licensing costs lead to lower total cost of ownership and lower cost per bit of radio systems.

ITRealms reports that participation in the millimetre Wave Transmission Industry Specification Group is open to all ETSI members as well as organizations who are not members, subject to signing ISG Agreements.

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