European Commission Updates Usage Conditions for 5 GHz Wi-Fi

, 2022-03-03
EC harmonizes 5GHz wireless access systems, including RLAN, with new regulations.

The European Commision (EC) has sucessfully implemented a new Decision 2022/179 which clarifies and harmonizes the spectrum usage of wireless access systems (WAS) including radio local area networks (RLAN) in the 5 GHz frequency band.

Indoor implementation requires special attention as it has become possible to install WAS/RLANs in road vehicles.

The decision is dated February, 8th 2022.

By March, 31st 2022 EU member states are to make available the frequency bands of:

  • 5150 - 5250 MHz,

  • 5250 - 5350 MHz and

  • 5470 - 5725 MHz

for the implementation of WAS/RLANs in accordance with the technical conditions mentioned in the Annex of the aforementioned decision.