Links of interest
The LPRA offers you this list of links relevant to our sector.
If you would like to suggest a new link or report a dead link, you can contact us through the general contact form.
OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union)
This page presents the online editions of the Official Journal in pdf format.
Federation of Electricity and Electronics (Belgium)
Ministry of Economic Affairs (The Netherlands)
Commission for Communications Regulation (Ireland)
BMWI (Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Technologie)
Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Technologie: Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (Germany).
L'Autorité de Régulation des Communications Électronique et des Postes: The French Telecommunications and Posts Regulator.
Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority
Danish National IT and Telecom Agency
Belgian Institute for Postal services and Communications
Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment.
Compliance Association (for a list of all harmonized standards relating to the R&TTE Directive).
Ultra Wideband Working Group (US based)
ITU (International Telecommunication Union)
Page giving contact information on regulatory authorities worldwide
CENELEC, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization, was created in 1973 as a result of the merger of two previous European organizations: CENELCOM and CENEL. Nowadays, CENELEC is a non-profit technical organization set up under Belgian law and composed of the National Electrotechnical Committees of 30 European countries. In addition, 8 National Committees from neighbouring countries are participating in CENELEC work with an Affiliate status.
Comité Européen de Normalisation: European Committee for Standardization
CEPT (Conférence Européenne des Postes et Télécommunication) is the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations. It was established in 1959 by 19 countries, which expanded to 26 during its first ten years. CEPT's activities included co-operation on commercial, operational, regulatory and technical standardisation issues.
International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection
Bluetooth is an industrial specification for wireless personal area networks (PANs). Bluetooth provides a way to connect and exchange information between devices such as mobile phones, laptops, PCs, printers, digital cameras, and video game consoles over a secure, globally unlicensed short-range radio frequency. The Bluetooth specifications are developed and licensed by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group.
ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) is an independent, non-profit, standardization organization of the telecommunications industry (equipment makers and network operators) in Europe, with worldwide projection. ETSI has been successful in standardizing the GSM cell phone system and the TETRA professional mobile radio system.
OFCOM (Office of Communications)
OFCOM, Office of Communications, is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications services.
The Federal Communications Commission is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (merge of the IEE and IIE): innovative international organisation for electronics, electrical, manufacturing and IT professionals with specifically tailored products, services and qualifications to meet the needs of todays technology industries.
IEEE (Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers)
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers or IEEE (pronounced as eye-triple-e) is an international non-profit, professional organization for the advancement of technology related to electricity. It has the most members of any technical professional organization in the world, with more than 360,000 members in around 175 countries.
The IEEE promotes the engineering process of creating, developing, integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge about electro and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession.
ERO (European Radio Office)
The European Radiocommunications Office, in Copenhagen, Denmark, is the central office for meetings of the ECC (European Communications Committee) and its working groups. These are responsible for radio regulations in the CEPT and EU States.
Logging on to the ERO website will take you straight to main contacts in all member States, to frequency planning, spectrum and frequency issues.
ERO is the distribution point for all ECC documentation and also provides detailed information about the work of the ECC via the ERO website www.ero.dk. The ERO website is an important element in the process where information is provided about the latest developments within the ECC with reports of recent meetings and approved texts of ECC Decisions, Recommendations and Reports. ERO also hosts the CEPT website, www.cept.org.
The Europe website leads you straight into the R&TTE Directive (Directive 1999/5/EC).
This very important legislation sets out the rules for placing Short Range Devices ( SRDs) and many other communication equipment on the European market. In particular, it points out the "essential requirements" for each type of equipment and the conditions to be fulfilled to attach the CE mark.
Go to the URL shown and the Europe site will guide you to full explanation.