October 2, 2020 Appeal for Opinions on Draft Report from Study Meetings on the Ideal State of Periodic Inspections of Advanced Land Wireless Systems
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) will make an appeal for opinions from Saturday, October 3 through Thursday, October 22, 2020. This appeal is on a report that has been drafted as a result of a series of study meetings on the ideal state of periodic inspections of advanced land wireless systems (chaired by Visiting Professor YAMAO Yasushi, Director of Advanced Wireless and Communication Research Center (AWCC), the University of Electro-Communications).
In recent years, there have been highly advanced land wireless systems incorporating a mechanism to generate highly accurate frequencies by taking in signals, such as GPS signals. Such systems also include those incorporating a mechanism to monitor and confirm the normal operation of radio stations constantly and remotely. In addition to these systems, due to the miniaturization of antennas, it has become difficult to install antenna terminals and measure transmission output, reception conditions, etc., or to connect measuring instruments and measure electrical characteristics. In March of this year, the Information and Communications Council concluded in its discussions the desirability of further studying the ideal state of regular inspections in the future, based on a mechanism that can ensure and monitor the normal operation of radio stations. (A report of March 31, 2020, on the technical requirements for fifth-generation mobile communications systems (5G) and advanced broadband wireless access (BWA), issued by the New-generation Mobile Communications System Subcommittee under the Department on Information and Communications Technology of the Information and Communications Council)
With the above taken into consideration, it is expected that new wireless systems in the future will have similar functions and structures. At the same time, it is assumed that existing land radio stations will also have similar functions. MIC has been holding a series of study meetings on the ideal state of periodic inspections of advanced land wireless systems since May 2020 to study the ideal state of periodic inspections of advanced land wireless systems.
Those who attend the meetings drafted the report based on the results of their study. Accordingly, MIC has decided to open the same to the public and the appeal for opinions on the drafted report.
2. Subject and procedures regarding appeal for opinions
Draft Report from Study Meetings on the Ideal State of Periodic Inspections of Advanced Land Wireless Systems
2. Submission period
From Saturday, October 3, and no later than Thursday, October 22, 2020.
MIC will post the drafted report and procedure of the appeal for opinions on the public comment page of the e-Gov (https://www.e-gov.go.jp/ ).
3. Future plans
With consideration of opinions received, MIC will hold the sixth meeting and compile a report. With consideration of the report, MIC will promptly make the institutional development of relevant regulations.
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