ETSI EN 302 2018-1 v3.1.1, “Radio Frequency Identification Equipment operating in the band 865 MHz to 868 MHz with power levels up to 2 W and in the band 915 MHz to 921 MHz with power levels up to 4 W,” will be revised to allow UHF RFID operation using three channels over 916.1-918.9 MHz with 4 W ERP and 400 kHz TX bandwidth and without using DAA (detect and avoid). The changes are documented in “Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1538 of 11 October 2018” and will be incorporated into ETSI EN 302 208-1 v3.2.1 targeted for release in 1H 2020.
Acceptance of EU 2018/1538 varies by country. The following table summarizes Impinj’s understanding of country acceptance as of March 2020. Impinj recommends contacting the country’s communications ministry for confirmation.
|Status||EU Member States||CEPT Countries|
|Accepted||Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Slovenia, Latvia, Malta||Belarus (lower 2 channels), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, North Macedonia (lower 2 channels), Montenegro (lower 2 channels), Moldova (lower 2 channels), Norway, Switzerland (lower 2 channels)|
|Accepted with license||Austria, Belgium (lower 2 channels), Lithuania, Greece, Sweden|
|Acceptance anticipated||France (with license), Ireland, Luxembourg (with DAA), Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain||United Kingdom|
|Considering or Status Unknown||Italy||Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican|
|Not accepting||Germany, Netherlands|