Notes from WGFM meeting - May 2020

As previously mentioned, despite the current restrictions members of the LPRA Council are still representing our members’ interests by participating in regulatory meetings remotely.We thought you would be interested in the following notes from the most recent WGFM meeting.WGFM#95 was the final meeting for the chairman, Thomas Weilacher of BNatzA, after eight years in charge. Heated discussion surrounded work carried out by FM56 (railway spectrum) where attempts to place national restrictions on RFID in the 915MHz band in order to protect railway services in the new FRMCS band where opposed by many administrations. Read more >>

LPRA RESPONSE TO BELGIAN SPECTRUM CONSULTATION : 870 and 915MHz bands (radio interfaces for short-range devices and PMR-446 devices : MAY 2020

LPRA RESPONSE TO BELGIAN SPECTRUM CONSULTATION The LPRA has just responded to the Belgian regulator's (IBPT) consultation on the release of spectrum in the 870 and 915MHz bands (radio interfaces for short-range devices and PMR-446 devices link HERE).  The release of this spectrum in Belgium would bring the number of EU countries that have released this spectrum to 24, which - thanks to the lobbying efforts of LPRA members - provides an exciting opportunity for the industry to exploit this valuable sub-GHz spectrum to offer services and applications. "The LPRA strongly agrees with all of the changes proposed and believes that they lay out a vital framework to allow manufacturers and other organisations to offer services and applications to Belgian companies and citizens that will deliver real social and economic benefits. Read more >>


Dear LPRA Member, 2020 will be the LPRA’s 30th Anniversary, an achievement we are justly proud of and a milestone that has only been achieved thanks to the support of our members.2019 has been another challenging year,  the prolonged uncertainty caused by the prospect of the UK’s exit from the EU and the escalating use of tariffs has contributed to the continued global environment of caution. These elements, combined with the aggressive global battle for precious radio spectrum make the LPRA’s role even more vital and we are proud to be maintaining our mission to protect the interests of our members.  Despite these difficulties our members continue to be at the forefront of innovation in our industry, through their creativity, resilience and adaptability, something which always makes me proud to see.I would like to take this opportunity to again thank LPRA Member Nedap for their generous hosting and sponsorship of the Radio Solutions Conference and Networking event RS2019. Read more >>


At the ECC’s ‘CEPT workshop on New Spectrum Solutions for Industry Sectors’ held in Copenhagen on the 2-3 May 2019, LPRA Chairman Dr Saad Mezzour and LPRA Council member Dr Simon Dunkley presented the case for Medical Implants and Networked SRDs, the latter, formally, on behalf of the LPRA. Read more >>

Report From The Commission To The European Parliament And The Council on the operation of the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU 13 November 2018

Report From The Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the operation of the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU   The above report was published on the 13th November 2018 - please see link below :   As always the LPRA Council are also keen to hear your direct feedback -... Read more >>

EC Decision SRDs - 863-870 MHz 22nd AUGUST 2018

As part of its management activities according to last EC decision related to SRDs,  the band 863-870MHz is now harmonized across the whole of Europe into several contiguous sub bands, SRD-MG is proposing to remove a non-harmonized entry in Recommendation 70-03, Annex 1, band h1.2.    The administrations’ belief is that this entry is no longer necessary. Read more >>

RED Came into Force UK Law 26th December 2017

The Radio Equipment Directive (Directive 2014/53/EU) was implemented in the United Kingdom (UK) by the Radio Equipment Regulations 2017, statutory instrument No. 1206 was laid before Parliament on 5th December 2017 and came into force on the 26th December 2017. Full details of the Statutory Instrument 2017 No. 1206 can be found on the link below... Read more >>


                          Dear Member,I am very pleased to report that our 25th Anniversary year has been an extremely successful one for the LPRA, and I’m proud that once again our members continue to be at the forefront of innovation in our industry. I am delighted to be able to report that we welcomed nine new members during the past twelve months, I’m particularly pleased that two of those were companies who had previously resigned from the LPRA. Read more >>