Information for WiFi network operators (RLAN) from CTU workshops
The Czech Telecommunication Office organised working seminars intended primarily for businesses/operators of WiFi networks and WiFi equipment from 23.9.2014 to 4.11.2014 in Prague, Hradec Králové, Brno and Ostrava. Primary attention was paid to the most problematic part, the 5 GHz band, where problems are currently accumulating and very frequently result in, among other, interference of meteorological radars operated by the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (hereinafter referred to as “CHMI”).
At the end of the seminars, the Czech Telecommunication Office announced its onward procedure aimed at improving the conditions for the coexistence of RLAN, including compatibility with other services which use the frequency band:
- CTU expects a more responsible approach from the largest group of radio spectrum users (in particular 5 GHz) in terms of respecting the terms and conditions of general authorisation VO-R/12 and thus achieving electromagnetic compatibility with other radiocommunication services.
- CTU does not expect to introduce any further regulatory measures that would result in an increase on the burden on business undertakings.
- CTU announces that it will make sanctions for violation of the terms and conditions of VO-R/12 considerably stricter, particularly with emphasis on interference of meteorological radars.
- In cases in which there is interference of meteorological radars, CTU will apply the provisions of Section 100(6) of the Act on Electronic Communications, i.e. provisional measures will be issued to immediately put the source of interference out of operation without prior call.
- It is the aim of CTU to publish on its website the parties that interfere with CHMI meteorological radars.