Low-Rate Wireless Networks Amendment 3: Use of the 865 MHz to 867 MHz Band in India
|Publication Date:||22 September 2016|
This amendment defines a physical (PHY) layer enabling the use of the 865 MHz to 867 MHz band in India. The supported data rate should be at least 40 kb/s and the typical line-of-sight range should be on the order of 5 km using an omnidirectional antenna. Included are any channel access and/or timing changes in the medium access control necessary to support this PHY layer.
The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) in India has released a concept note on Smart Cities. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has formulated a roadmap for deployment of machine-tomachine (M2M) communications. The Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) has formed several M2M Working Groups to delve deeply into various aspects of M2M Communications. The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DietY) has recently released a draft Internet of Things (IOT) Policy. The India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) is in the process of preparing a standard framework for Smart Cities for submission to MoUD. Lastly, the Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI) is in the process of preparing technical reports containing use cases on various domains of M2M/ IOT. Many of these activities are recommending the use of sub 1 GHz bands and in particular the 865 MHz to 867 MHz band in India, which has recently been opened for broader unlicensed use at power levels up to 4 W. This amendment enables that capability.