October 14, 2020 Appeal for Opinions on Draft Official Directive for Partial Revision of Examination Standards related to the Radio Act
Institutional development for introduction of public broadband mobile communications system
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) will make an appeal for opinions from Thursday, October 15 through Monday, November 16, 2020, on a drafted partial revision to the Examination Standards (MIC Directive No. 67 of 2001) related to the Radio Act for institutional development for the introduction of public broadband mobile communications systems (hereafter referred to as “public BBs”).
A report (released in August 2018) from a growth strategy roundtable meeting (chaired by TAGAYA Kazuteru, Professor Emeritus, Chiba University) suggests that it is necessary to promote public BBs by making them as flexible as possible. So far, the usage of public BBs is limited to some licensees.
Furthermore, a report (released in March 2020) from a survey study group on the effective use of the sky for public BBs in mountainous areas (chaired by SASAMORI Fumihito, Professor, Shinshu University) describes the results of an examination on the effectiveness and technical conditions for the use of public BBs over the sky.
Considering the above, MIC will revise the Examination Standards related to the Radio Act Radio to promote public BBs by expanding public BB users and the scope of usage.
2. Subject and procedure of appeal for opinions
1. Draft Official Directive for Partial Revision of Examination Standards related to the Radio Act
2. Submission period
From Thursday, October 15 through Monday, November 16, 2020 (opinions submitted by mail will be accepted if postmarked the same day.)
3. Future plans
With consideration of the results of the appeal for opinions, MIC will proceed promptly with the necessary procedures for the revision.
4. Method for obtaining reference information
Reference information will be posted on the public comment page of the e-Gov (https://www.e-gov.go.jp/ ).
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