Hong Kong Publishes Criteria for 5G Radio Equipment

June 6, 2019

 

On April 1, 2019, the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) of Hong Kong has assigned the spectrum in the 24-28 GHz bands collectively spanning from 24.25 - 28.35 GHz to mobile operators for the launch of their millimeter wave 5G services.

 

The OFCA has published two standards:

 

  • Type Acceptance Criteria for 5G New Radio Base Station Equipment operating in the 24.25 - 28.35 GHz Band

  • Type Acceptance Criteria for 5G New Radio User Equipment operating in the 24.25 - 28.35 GHz Band.  

 

The New Radio User Equipment must comply with:

 

1. Electrical Safety Requirements as stipulated in HKCA 2001 “Compliance Test Specification – Safety and Electrical Protection Requirements for Subscriber Telecommunications Equipment”.

 

2. Radio Frequency Safety Requirements applicable to public as stipulated in Title 47, Chapter 1, Part 30, Subpart С, Section 30.207 of Code of Federal Regulations of USA.

 

3. Operating Frequencies:

 

  • Transmit: 24.25 – 28.35 GHz

  • Receive: 24.25 – 28.35 GHz

 

4. Technical requirements as stipulated in the latest version of specification TS 38.521-2 titled “Third Generation Partnership Project; Technical Specification Group Radio Access Network; NR; User Equipment (UE) conformance specification; Radio transmission and reception; Part 2: Range 2 Standalone (Release 15)” published by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). Compliance of the equipment with the technical requirements must be evaluated in accordance with the procedures specified in this 3GPP specification.

 

The New Radio Base Station Equipment shall comply with:

 

1. Operating Frequencies:

 

  • Transmit: 24.25 – 28.35 GHz;

  • Receive: 24.25 – 28.35 GHz.

 

2. Technical requirements as stipulated in the latest version of specification TS 38.141-2 titled “3rd Generation Partnership Project; Technical Specification Group RAN; NR; Base Station (BS) Conformance Testing, Part 2: Radiated Conformance Testing (Release 15)” published by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). Compliance of the equipment with the technical requirements must be evaluated in accordance with the procedures specified in this 3GPP specification.

 

Links to the official documents:

 

Type Acceptance Criteria for 5G New Radio User Equipment Operating in the 24.25 - 28.35 GHz Band

 

Type Acceptance Criteria for 5G New Radio Base Station Equipment Operating in the 24.25 - 28.35 GHz Band

 

The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.

 

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