Terms of Reference for Working Group Frequency Management (WG FM)


1.         Develop strategies for the implementation of long term plans for future use of the frequency spectrum.


2.         Update and maintain the European Table of Frequency Allocations and Utilisation (ERC Report 25) as the strategic framework for frequency allocations and use in Europe.


3.         Promote harmonised national frequency allocation tables and co-ordinate the use of frequency bands for the same purpose, for applications and for systems throughout CEPT countries.


4.         Select and apply appropriate criteria for sharing and compatibility between radiocommunications services and systems.


5.         On request from the CPG contribute to the preparation of CEPT positions for WRCs and other relevant fora.


6.         Recommend methods of co-ordinating frequency assignments.


7.         Co-ordinate monitoring activities.


8.         Provide a forum for frequency managers within CEPT to discuss issues of common concern, including civil/military co-operation.


9.         Co-ordinate related activities and contributions for the work in the ITU-R sector.


10.        Seek, where relevant, contributions and assistance from the Office and the relevant ECC subordinate bodies.


11.        Consult with various bodies and organisations within CEPT countries or Administrations outside the CEPT, with the principal aim to collect information and to broaden the support for the deliverables of the working group.


12.        Prepare draft Decisions as directed by the Plenary and prepare and approve Recommendations and Reports as necessary.  In developing new Decisions, Recommendations and Reports, WG FM shall take into account the exemption from individual licensing and free carriage and use of equipment, where appropriate.


13.        Develop and maintain its work programme, approve the work programme of its subordinate bodies, and guide and co-ordinate the work of these bodies.


14.        Report to the Plenary.




Short Range Devices Maintenance Group (SRD/MG)


Terms of Reference for SRD/MG (updated February 2007)


1.                  The Maintenance Group shall collect remarks, requests and compatibility studies with relation to the Recommendation ERC/REC 70-03 on Short Range Devices.


2.                  The Maintenance Group shall regularly review and revise as necessary the technical annex of the EC Framework Decision for SRDs.


3.                  The Maintenance Group shall conduct necessary studies towards implementing the SRD strategy laid down in the CEPT Report in response to EC Mandate on SRDs.


4.                  The Maintenance Group shall consider documentation received, comment on it and forward proposals to the WG FM. The Maintenance Group might, if necessary, propose to the WG FM to establish Project Teams in order to solve specific problems in relation to the Recommendation.


5.                  The Maintenance Group shall endeavour to inform and invite comments from appropriate sectors of European SRD industry on issues of interest to those sectors.


6.                  Participation in the Maintenance Group shall be open to :


·         Representatives of CEPT Administrations

·         Representatives from industry, who are full members of ETSI

·         Nominated representatives of organisations which have a MoU or LoU with the ECC

·         The ECO representative


Subject to the agreement of administrations others may be invited to attend meetings of the group where relevant.




Mr Thomas Weber (ECO)
European Communications Office
Nansensgade 19
1366 Copenhagen K


Telephone       +45 33 89 63 12
Telefax            +45 33 89 63 30
[email protected]


ERO Frequency Information System Maintenance Group (EFIS/MG)


Terms of Reference for EFIS/MG


1.                  To maintain the EFIS;

2.                  To further develop the EFIS, taking into account the new EC spectrum policy framework and the R&TTE Directive (especially the integration of Radio Interface Specifications into EFIS, possibly in database format);

3.                  To evaluate the cost implications of new developments taking into account the necessary additional resources;

4.                  To prepare revision of ECC/DEC(01)03 on EFIS, if necessary and to provide proposals to the revision of the List of Applications as appropriate;

5.                  To prepare revision of ERC/DEC/(97)01 on publication of Frequency Information;

6.                  To exchange experience gathered with EFIS (List of best practices);

7.                  To inventory national frequency information systems;

8.                  To liaise, as appropriate, with the other ECC WGs and FM PTs, the European Commission and the Industry, while keeping under review the maintenance and development of EFIS;

9.                  To liaise with the ECO Council on item 3 related issues;

10.              To report to the WG FM.





Mrs. Pia Bloch Hammer, ECO


Nansensgade 19



Telephone:      +45 33 89 63 10

Telefax:           +45 33 89 63 30

E-Mail:             [email protected]




FM PT 22 Monitoring


Terms of Reference for FM PT 22


The Project Team will be involved in the field of spectrum monitoring and is requested to:


1.                  Investigate the use of radio spectrum for existing and planned services, including taking note of international recommendations and reviews such as European Common Frequency Allocation (ECA);


2.                  Exchange information in the field of staff training organisation, administrative and technical procedures;


3.                  Develop typical agreements for cross-border activities;


4.                  Develop common and coordinated procedures and measurement techniques for monitoring.



Mr Ralf Trautmann (Germany)
Federal Network Agency
Canisiusstrasse 21
55122 Mainz

Telephone:    +49 6131 18 5419
Telefax :        +49 6131 18 5602
Email:            [email protected]



FM PT 38 PMR (Including harmonised DMO Channels)


Terms of Reference for FM PT 38 (updated February 2009)


The Project Team will:


  1. collect information on the existing and planned spectrum usage for PMR/PAMR and follow the developments of PMR/PAMR, including Public Protection (PP) and Disaster Relief (DR);
  2. develop and review ECC Decisions, Recommendations, Reports and other deliverables on PMR/PAMR, Public Protection, Disaster Relief and cross-border coordination issues based on the requests from WGFM;
  3. liaise with SE7, SE41 and ETSI as appropriate;
  4. report at the WG FM meetings.

Main topics in progress:

  • Additional frequencies for GSM-R (railways);
  • Frequencies for future Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) systems.



Mr. Tapio Penkkala (Finland)
Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA)
P.O.Box 313
00181 Helsinki


Telephone:       +358 9 69 66 469
Telefax:            +358 9 69 66 410
[email protected]



FM PT 44 – Satellite Communications


Terms of Reference for FM PT 44 (updated January 2010)


  1. Maintain an oversight on satellite policy issues within the CEPT within the terms of reference of WGFM;
  2. Consider on the request of the WGFM how the spectrum identified for space radiocommunication services should be arranged for use; 
  3. Identify tasks on satellites (not covered by the permanent ECC working groups) which could be proposed to the WGFM;
  4. Maintain and update existing CEPT ECC Decisions, Recommendations and Reports on space radiocommunication issues within the mandate of WGFM;
  5. At the request of WGFM, prepare responses to EC Mandates on space radiocommunication issues; 
  6. Seek, as appropriate, contributions and assistance from relevant ECC subordinate bodies and from the ECO;
  7. In agreement with WGFM, liaise with ETSI and other relevant bodies dealing with standardisation;
  8. Contribute, as appropriate, to the development of CEPT inputs to ITU-R Working Parties on space radiocommunication issues in accordance with ECC working procedures;
  9. Report to each meeting of WGFM.



Benoist Deschamps
265 rue Pierre Rivoalon
29200 Brest

Tel: +33 2 9834 12 36
Telefax: +33 2 9834 12 30
E-Mail: [email protected]


FM PT 45 – Digital Broadcasting Issues


Terms of Reference for FM PT 45 (updated May 2010)


The Project Team shall:

1.   Study future possibilities for the digitalisation of the sound broadcasting, taking into account:*

-              the necessary technical criteria and parameters for candidate digital sound broadcast systems;

-              the associated regulatory issues;

-              compatibility with services in adjacent bands.

2.   Review the necessary technical criteria and parameters for use of the 1452 to 1479.5 MHz band (L-Band) for terrestrial mobile multimedia systems, i.e. other than T-DAB; 

3.   Review the spectrum requirements for PMSE** including, but not limited to  wireless microphones in the frequency bands Band III, 470-790 MHz, 790-862 MHz, 1452-1479.5 MHz and 1785-1800 MHz. Monitor the related activities in other CEPT groups and advise WGFM on any action required; 

4.   Monitor the consequences of practical implementation of conversion of DVB-T allotments into T-DAB assignments in Band III;

5.   Monitor and advise on any actions required by the ECO in maintaining the WI95revCO07 and MA02revCO07 plans;

6.   At the request of WGFM, provide guidance on other issues as they arise relating to use of the radio spectrum for broadcasting services;

7.   Review ECC Recommendations and Reports within the scope of FM PT45;

8.   Report on progress at the WG FM meetings;

*     It is further proposed that studies not only include technical properties and advantages / disadvantages of the existing systems (and systems under development) but also investigate the strategic issues. In this respect, guidance may need to be sought from the parent entities (WG FM and ECC) as well as the opinion of the CEPT administrations.

**   PMSE includes SAP/SAB and ENG/OB as defined in ERC Report 038 and ERC Report 042 .



Mr. N Laflin (UK)

BBC Distribution

Operations Group

MC4 B1 Media Centre 

201 Wood Lane 




Telephone:  +44 20 8008 2683

E-mail:       Nigel.Laflin bbc.co.uk



FM PT 46 on "Maritime Issues"


Terms of Reference for FM PT 46 (updated May 2008)


The Project Team shall:


1.      Prepare and review Decisions as directed by ECC/WG FM and ECC Recommendations and Reports for endorsement by the WG FM;

2.      Coordinate CEPT positions on maritime radiocommunications including  radiodetermination matters in preparation for the relevant meetings of the International Maritime Organisation, IMO;

3.      Evaluate the impact of EU Deliverables on Maritime Radiocommunications including Radiodetermination matters and report where appropriate;

4.      Review and report on the impact for CEPT members of changes in regulations concerning Maritime Radiocommunications including Radiodetermination in individual CEPT countries, ensuring harmonisation where appropriate;

5.      To coordinate education needs in order to facilitate CEPT  harmonisation;

6.      Liaise with the relevant entities within ETSI on maritime matters;

7.      Coordinate CEPT positions in preparation for ITU-R WP5B on Maritime Radiocommunications including Radiodetermination issues, except those which are on the agenda of a World Radiocommunication Conference;

8.      Report to the WG FM.




Mr. Jaap Steenge

Radiocommunications Agency

P.O. Box 450

9700 AL Groningen

The Netherlands       


Telephone:  +31 505877292

Telefax:      +31 505877400

E-mail:       [email protected]




FM PT 47 on "Ultra Wideband Issues"


Terms of Reference for FM PT 47 (February 2009)


FM PT 47 is mandated to perform necessary studies and develop regulatory deliverables concerning UWB devices, particularly:


1.        Develop draft CEPT responses to the new EC Mandate on SRR ("SRR Mandate 2").

2.        Develop draft CEPT Report B in response to the fourth EC Mandate on UWB, presenting additional work achieved on UWB. The report should also further develop overall approach and define criteria concerning the handling of new industry requests for specific UWB regulations.

3.        Upon request by WGFM, assess if industry requests meet CEPT criteria justifying possible amendment of existing UWB regulations or development of new specific UWB regulations.

4.        If industry requests meet CEPT criteria, identify necessary compatibility studies to be performed within WGSE and liaise directly with WGSE Project Team SE24 as appropriate.

5.        Consult with relevant European organisations in particular ETSI.


FM47 is established for an initial period of about 18 months. WGFM at its meeting in September 2010 should review its organisation for the handling of UWB matters.




Mr. Emmanuel Faussurier


78, Avenue Général de Gaulle

F - 94704 Maisons-Alfort

Tel: +33 1 45 18 77 14

Fax: +33 1 45 18 73 13

E-Mail       [email protected]





FM PT 48 – Spectrum aspects for Broadband Direct-Air-to-Ground Communications (DA2GC)


Terms of Reference for FM PT 48 (September 2010)

The Project Team shall:


1.   Work on spectrum issues concerning Broadband Direct-Air-to-Ground Communications (DA2GC), intended to provide high performance broadband connectivity between aircraft and a terrestrial radio access network to be deployed in Europe. In particular by considering ETSI TR 103 054 (System Reference Document on Broadband DA2GC).

2.   Identify possible candidate bands for harmonised spectrum for Broadband DA2GC as described under No. 1, by also taking into account cross-border coordination issues and European harmonisation.

3.   Develop or review ECC Decisions, Recommendations, Reports and other deliverables on the issues mentioned under No. 1, as requested by WG FM. This may also require the preparation of an impact assessment (IA) depending on prior approval by the ECC plenary. 

4.   If necessary, coordinate CEPT positions in preparation for ITU-R Working Parties or Task Groups outside the scope of WRC preparations.

5.   Liaise, as appropriate, with the ECC WGs and PTs (e.g. relevant SE PTs), ETSI and other relevant organisations as authorised by WG FM, with the principal aim to collect information and to broaden the support for the work of the project team.

6.  The project team should use electronic working methods (EWMs) as far as possible. 

7.   Report on progress at the WG FM meetings.


Participation in this PT shall be open to:

  • Representatives of CEPT administrations;
  • Representatives from industry, who are full members of ETSI;
  • Official representatives of organisations which have a MoU or LoU with the ECC. 

Others may be invited by the chairman to attend meetings of the Project Team when appropriate.


FM PT 48 is established for a period of approximately 18 months. WGFM, at its meeting in April/May 2012, will re-evaluate the necessity of the PT’s continuing work.



Mr Thomas Weilacher
Federal Network Agency (BNetzA)
Canisiusstr. 21
D-55122 Mainz

Telephone       +49 6131 18 3119
Telefax:            +49 6131 18 5604
E-mail              thomas.weilacher@bnetza.de




Method of Work for the ECC/WG FM Civil-Military Meeting

(May 2010)




  1. The ECC/WG FM Civil-Military Meeting is a forum for frequency managers within CEPT to discuss issues of civil/military co-operation.
  2. The Civil-Military Meeting does not have a decision making role but makes proposals and recommendations for consideration to WG FM on issues arising from civil-military co-operation in spectrum management.
  3. The Civil-Military Meeting is to be co-chaired by the WG FM chairman and a military representative from the host country. If the latter is not available, the meeting will elect a military representative as the co-chair from those attending the meeting.
  4. The Civil-Military Meeting is organised by WG FM on a regular basis. It normally takes place every 2 years as a separate meeting of WG FM with dedicated aims and topics for discussion.



  1. When deciding on the date of the next Civil-Military Meeting WG FM will formulate the issues on which proposals or recommendations are expected.
  2. Following the decision on dates and topics a drafting group under the chairmanship of the NATO representative will develop a draft agenda for the Civil-Military Meeting. The drafting group will convene during WG FM Meetings or work by correspondence.
  3. Proposals and Recommendations from the Civil-Military Meeting have to be agreed by consensus.
  4. A draft Report from the Civil-Military Meeting will be prepared by the WG FM secretary after the meeting and uploaded to the ECO server for comments by the meeting participants before the final version is published.
  5. The WG FM Meeting following the Civil-Military Meeting will consider proposals and/or recommendations from the Civil-Military Meeting in order to take appropriate action.

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