Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

Press Release

April 28, 2020

Appeal for Opinions on Draft Revision to Ordinance Regulating Radio Equipment

Institutional Development for Advanced VHF Band Subscriber Wireless Systems
  The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) drafted a revision to the Ministerial Ordinance Regulating Radio Equipment.  
  Accordingly, MIC will make an appeal for opinions on the revision from Wednesday (national holiday), April 29 through Tuesday, June 6, 2020.

1. Background
    Current VHF band subscriber wireless systems are effectively used for the provision of subscriber services, etc. in areas where it is difficult to lay
   down cabling and facilities, and in rural areas that are outside of mobile phone service provider areas. Meanwhile, current systems utilize analog
   wireless methods, and there is a need to advance the system, for example digitization, from the viewpoint of efficient frequency utilization.
    Taking into account this need, the Information and Communications Council started studying the technical requirements for advanced VHF band
   subscriber wireless systems in September 2019, and MIC received a partial report from the council on March 31, 2020.
    In consideration of the above, MIC drafted a revision to the Ministerial Ordinance Regulating Radio Equipment. Accordingly, MIC decided to
   make this appeal for opinions on the revision to advance VHF band subscriber wireless systems.

2. Subject and procedure of appeal for opinions
(1) Subject
     Draft Revision to Ordinance Regulating Radio Equipment
(2) Submission period
     From Wednesday (national holiday), April 29 and no later than Tuesday, June 2, 2020
     (Opinions, if submitted by mail, must arrive no later than the same day.)
(3) Procedure for submitting opinions
     See the linked procedure for the public appeal for opinions.

3. Points to remember in submitting opinions
    A submitted  opinion may be officially announced along with the submitter’s name (corporate name if the submitter is a corporate body) and
   information on other attributes.
    Please be reminded that the MIC is not able to respond individually to the submitted opinions.

4. Future plans
    MIC will promptly revise the Ordinance Regulating Radio Equipment with consideration of the received opinions.

5. Method for obtaining reference information
    MIC will post reference information on the public comment page of the e-Gov (https://www.e-gov.go.jp/).

 

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For further information about this press release, please fill in the inquiry form and submit it to MIC on the website
https://www.soumu.go.jp/common/english_opinions.html

International Policy Division,
 Global Strategy Bureau, MIC
 TEL: +81 3 5253 5920 / FAX: +81 3 5253 5924

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