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Recent FCC Activity
William Hurst
Federal Communications Commission
Office of Engineering and Technology
Laboratory Division
October 2010
Hearing Aid Compatibility
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8/5/2010
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POLICY STATEMENT AND SECOND REPORT AND
ORDER AND FURTHER NOTICE OF PROPOSED
RULEMAKING (FCC 10-145)
Amendment of the Commission's Rules Governing Hearing
Aid-Compatible Mobile Handsets
pdf - Word
10/12/2010
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PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 10-1936)
WTB Requests That Comments in Hearing Aid
Compatibility Proceeding Address Effects of New
Legislation
pdf - Word
October 2010
Recent FCC Activity
2
KDB Publications
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Recent KDB Publications
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641163 – 7/22/2010, TCB Roles & Responsibilities
974614 – 7/22/2010, Accredited Test Firm Roles &
Responsibilities
610077 – 7/22/2010, Post-Market Surveillance for TCBs
853844 – 7/22/2010, Accredited Test Lab Checklist
149672 – 9/29/2010, Transmitters Certified under Multiple
Rule Parts
852134 – 10/14/2010, Authorized Individual Policy
443999 – 10/14/2010, UNII / DFS Device Approval
388624 – 10/14/2010, Permit But Ask
October 2010
Recent FCC Activity
3
Measurement Guidance
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New Draft Publications
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KDB 449343 – Pre-Calibrated Field Method
KDB 966099 – Linear / Log Average Detector
KDB 714737 – Average Detector for Part 15B
Measurement
KDB 412172 – Guidelines for ERP and EIRP
KDB 971168 – Power Measurement >1 MHz
Digital Systems
KDB 643646 – Push-to-talk SAR
October 2010
Recent FCC Activity
4
Drafts for Public Comment
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Revisions of Current Publications:
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KDB 594280 – Software Configuration Control
KDB 552295 – Guidance for 3650-3700 Band
KDB 996369 – Modular Equipment Guide
KDB 178919 – Permissive Change Policies
KDB 941225 – LTE SAR Evaluation
KDB 285076 – Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC)
October 2010
Recent FCC Activity
5
Equipment Authorization Certification Trends
14000
12000
10000
8000
6000
4000
2000
0
'99
'00
'01
'02
FCC Auth
October 2010
'03
'04
'05
TCB Auth
Recent FCC Activity
'06
'07
'08
'09
'10
Total
6
Top Ten Equipment Classifications
Category
Description
Percent
FCC Rules
DSS
Part 15 Spread Spectrum Transmitter
18.7
15C
DTS
Digital Transmission System
16.1
15C
DXX
Part 15 Low Power Communication Device
Transmitter
13.9
15C
JBP
Part 15 Class B Computing Device
Peripheral
11.4
15B
PCE
PCS Licensed Transmitter held to ear
9
Licensed 24
DSC
Part 15 Security/Remote Control Transmitter
4.5
15C
TNB
Licensed Non-Broadcast Station Transmitter
4.4
Licensed 22
PCB
PCS Licensed Transmitter
4.1
Licensed 24
NII
Unlicensed National Information
Infrastructure TX
3.6
15E
8CC
Part 18 Consumer Device
1
18
Total
October 2010
Recent FCC Activity
86.7
7
MRA Status – Phase I
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A total of 283 accredited testing laboratories have
been recognized by the FCC:
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Australia - 2
Canada - 8
Chinese Taipei - 42
Europe - 42
Hong Kong - 4
Korea - 27
Japan – 51
Singapore – 1
United States – 104
Vietnam – 0
Israel - 2
October 2010
Recent FCC Activity
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MRA Status – Phase II
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Mutual acceptance of approvals (Phase II) is operational with the
following countries:
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Canada
European Union
Singapore
Hong Kong
Japan
A total of 35 Telecommunication Certification Bodies (TCBs) have been
recognized by the FCC:
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United States – 19
Europe – 11
Canada – 2
Singapore – 1
Japan – 1
Hong Kong - 1
October 2010
Recent FCC Activity
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Thank you
William Hurst
Federal Communications Commission
Office of Engineering and Technology
Laboratory Division
[email protected]
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