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Publication Number: 789033 Rule Parts: 15E Publication Date: 04/20/2021
Keyword: Part 15 Subpart E, UNII, U-NII, , U-NII Test Procedures

First Category: Unlicensed Service Rules and Procedures
Second Category: UNII devices- 15.401

Question:   What are the test procedures for measuring U-NII devices subject to the requirements in Part 15, Subpart E?


The Commission initially revised the rules for U-NII devices in 2014 (FCC 14-30, ET Docket No. 13-49). Subsequently, the Commission updated some of the rules for devices operating in the U-NII-3 band on March 2, 2016 (FCC 16-24, ET Docket No. 13-49; referred to in this document as New Rules). These rules became effective on May 6, 2016.

  • All new devices or already approved devices seeking to add operations under Part 15 Subpart E must meet the requirements of the latest rules.
  • Permissive changes will not be permitted for devices approved under the Old Rules, unless they meet the requirements of the New Rules.
  • Devices approved partially or completely under the previous rules cannot be marketed unless they meet the requirements of the New Rules in all the frequency bands of operation.
  • Applications for new devices and permissive change applications for devices for approval must apply all the appropriate test procedures for such devices as described in attachment 789033 D02 General UNII Test Procedures New Rules below, including software security requirements in KDB Publication 594280 attachment 594280 D02 U-NII Device Security and the appropriate procedures from KDB Publication 905462.
  • See 987594 U-NII 6 GHz devices 5.925-7.125 GHz outlines filing requirements and test procedures for new 6 GHz devices.

For further information and requirements for permissive changes of already approved devices refer to KDB Publication 926956.

Attachment List:

789033 D02 General UNII Test Procedures New Rules v02r01


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