Switzerland – Draft Revision of the Ordinance of the Swiss Federal Office of Communications on Telecommunications Installations (OOIT)

The Ordinance of the Swiss Federal Office of Communications on Telecommunications Installations (OOIT) specifies the basic technical requirements with regard to telecommunications installations set out by the Swiss Federal Council. It regulates the use of radio interfaces in Switzerland. With this revision, from March 17, 2022, hand-held mobile telephones will have to be fitted with technical solutions ensuring that the location of the caller will be transferred in emergency communications (implementation of the Commission’s delegated regulation (EU) 2019/320 of December 12, 2018, supplementing Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the application of the essential requirements referred to in Article 3 (3) (g) of that Directive, in order to ensure caller location in emergency communications from mobile devices). Several Radio Interface Regulation (RIR) in the domains of DVB-T, Point-to-Point, Non-specific SRD (Short Range Device), automotive radar, UWB (Ultra Wide Band), FSS (Fixed-Satellite Service), Earth Stations, Radio microphones, ALD (Assistive Listening Devices), Broadband Wireless Access and ITS (Intelligent Transport System), will be amended/deleted.