[wireless-regdb] [PATCH] wireless-regdb: Create entry for united European region

Seth Forshee seth.forshee at canonical.com
Tue Oct 29 06:08:53 PDT 2019


On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 11:55:07AM +0200, Emil Petersky wrote:
> Create entry for united European region, as usage of frequency bands
> is harmonized over EU and almost all CEPT countries as well.
> 
> All EU countries and almost all CEPT countries accepted decisions
> 2005/513/EC (5GHz RLAN, EN 301 893)
> and 2006/771/EC (amended by 2008/432/EC, Short-Range Devices, EN 300 440)
>  EU decision 2005/513/EC:
> https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:02005D0513-20070213
>  EU decision 2006/771/EC:
> https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:02008D0432-20080611
> Harmonized CEPT countries:
> https://www.ecodocdb.dk/download/25c41779-cd6e/Rec7003e.pdf
> Such decision make sense to create united European region (EU) in regdb
> 
> United region for EU in regdb will enable much easier handling of proper
> wlan parameters on embedded devices sold across the Europe.

I'm a little curious about this one. I do agree that it would simplify
things, but is an EU contry code something standard that wireless APs
generally will advertise, or that clients will understand?

And we do still have all the individual countries to maintain. Maybe it
would make sense to define an EU region as rules that countries could
inherit, and then have rules for any deviations from the common EU
rules. Thoughts?

Thanks,
Seth



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