Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications announced that the frequency of land [radio] mobile station frequency division long term evolution (FD-LTE) band 3 uplink has been changed to 1710.0 – 1785.0 MHz, which will be enforced as of January 25, 2018. This standard applies to any land radio mobile station with or without narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) or enhanced Machine-Type Communication (eMTC).
New land radio mobile station broadcasting LTE network needs to follow this new standard. Already licensed, preliminary licensed, or filed radio equipment can follow the former ordinance due to being able to emit 1710.0-1785.0 MHz without changing the already approved land radio mobile station design. If there are any changes to the station design, additional characteristic tests are required. The same certification number will be issued if the new changes fall under “The Guideline of ICCJ.” The Type of Certification received previously is still enforce, while examination for Type Certification will depend on conventional example.
If there are any questions or concerns regarding this new Japan MIC regulation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.