New ETSI Group on Millimetre Wave Transmission starts work

How to run an effective meetingETSI’s recently announced Industry Specification Group on millimeter Wave Transmission (ISG mWT) held its first meeting at ETSI on January 14-15, 2015 and immediately commenced work developing a set of five specifications.

At this meeting Mr. Renato Lombardi of Huawei Technologies was elected as the chairman of the Industry Specification Group while Mr. Nader Zei of NEC Europe was elected as the vice chairman.

“ISG mWT was conceived as an industry wide platform to prepare for large scale usage of millimeter wave spectrum in current and future transmission networks by improving the conditions to make millimeter wave spectrum a suitable and convenient choice for all stakeholders. The ISG aims to be a worldwide initiative with global reach and to address the whole industry: national regulators, standards organizations, telecom operators, product vendors and key component vendors.” says Mr. Lombardi, newly elected chairman of ETSI’s ISG mWT.

During the meeting, a plan was agreed to develop five new specifications. These cover

  • An analysis of the maturity and field proven experience of millimeter wave transmission
  • Potential applications and use cases of millimeter wave transmission
  • An overview of V-band and E-band worldwide regulations
  • An analysis of V-band street level interference
  • Analysis of the millimeter wave semiconductor Industry technology status and evolution.

Millimeter wave spectrum, in the 30GHz to 300GHz range, offers more available spectrum than in lower bands with larger channel bandwidths granting a fibre like capacity. The spectrum can be made available readily and can be reused easily, and lower licensing costs lead to lower total cost of ownership and lower cost per bit of radio systems.

Participation in the millimeterHow to run an effective meeting Wave Transmission Industry Specification Group is open to all ETSI members as well as organizations who are not members, subject to signing ISG Agreements. A complete list of ISG mWT members is published on the ETSI Portal pages for mWTFor information on how to participate please contact