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As more and more wireless devices come to the market, concerns have emerged within the standards body responsible for managing the radio spectrum allocation and wireless device conformance that more guidance is needed to help ensure spectrum sharing. Tony Ingham of Sensor Technology Ltd reviews the situation.
The standards body, ETSI (European Telecommunications Standard Institute) has a new harmonised standard, EN 300 328 V1.8.1, which comes into force on 1 January 2015. Unfortunately, this has thrown the wireless community into something of a turmoil, not because of more onerous testing procedures, but principally because of the way the draft standard specifies that wireless devices should operate. more