Finnish telecoms regulator Ficora said it has updated Radio Frequency Regulation 4 and Regulation 15 on licence-exempt radio transmitters, with effect from 03 January 2018. The changes in Radio Frequency Regulation 4 concern several sub-bands. A major change is that the current use of frequency band 3400−3800 MHz will be discontinued on 31 December 2018.
The changes are made in anticipation of the frequency needs for ultrafast 5G, said Ficora.
The update of Regulation 15 on licence-exempt radio transmitters include new bands for non-specific, short-range radio transmitters, wideband data transmission equipment, digital PMR446 equipment, transport and traffic telematics devices, and medical body area network systems.
Moreover, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) were exempt from licence in the frequency band 5.9 GHz. The changes aim to reduce regulation and promote the adoption of ITS.