Bureau Veritas EAW Weekly Update August 13th

Issue 20, Volume 1, August 13th, 2019

FCC Decides on No New Limits on
RF Exposure for 5G

After an extensive six year review, the Federal Communications Commission has decided that no new limits on radio frequency exposure are needed and that 5G does not pose any additional risks.

The FCC has released the following statement in its latest press release:

“The FCC sets radio frequency limits in close consultation with the FDA and other health agencies. After a thorough review of the record and consultation with these agencies, we find it appropriate to maintain the existing radio frequency limits, which are among the most stringent in the world for cell phones,” said Julius Knapp, chief of the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology

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Congrats WiFi Alliance on 20 Years!

For 20 years now, the WiFi Alliance has been committed not only to advancing WLAN technology, but also to publishing certification requirements for wireless devices. The Wi-Fi certification is based on the IEEE 802.11 standard and thus guarantees the interoperability of different devices in a WLAN. Wi-Fi certification is not a regulatory requirement but has a high status worldwide as a quality seal that wireless device manufacturers can use by this certification. As a wireless expert, Wi-Fi certification is also part of our services as test services for regulatory requirements according to EN standards – like emission and immunity testing.

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Korea NRRA Revision of Conformity Assessment System for Broadcasting and communication equipmente

On July 24th 2019, Korea NRRA has issued a Notice No. 2019-12 about the Revision of Conformity Assessment System for Broadcasting and communication equipment.

The purpose of this notice:

1. Re-arrangement of subjected equipment.

2. Re-classification of Conformity Assessment Type for some subjected equipment.

3. Other system improvements:

• Expansion of subjects & simplification of conformity assessment procedures and documents

• Mitigation of how to display the conformity assessment and clarification of subjected equipment

Japan MIC Revises Article 2-1-19-3 Standard for 802.11a/n/ac/ax Compliance

On July 11, 2019, Japan Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) has released the Ordinance No. 27 “Ministry Ordinance for Revision of Part of Radio Law Enforcement Rules” and Notification No. 103 “Notification for Partial Amendment of Radio Equipment Regulations”.

The major changes for this revision are:

  1. Modify the limit of some test items (Ex. Occupied BW, Burst length, Adjacent Channel Emitted Power) for IEEE 802.11ax product compliance
  2. Extend W56 band from 5470~5725MHz to 5470~5730 MHz, add new Channel 144 (5720 MHz), Channel 142 (5710 MHz) and Channel 138 (5690 MHz).
  3. Add six new radar patterns in W53 band (5250~5350 MHz)