Future-proof radio regulation for mobile equipment

The EBC believes that Japanese radio regulation is not sufficiently flexible and, by stipulating technical requirements based on specific technology on each frequency band, risks delaying the launch of new wireless technologies. The EBC welcomes an MIC’s report issued in December 2020 studying the periodical inspection of 5G/4G mobile radio base stations, and MIC amended the relevant regulation in 2022 according to the report.


  • Japan should adopt future-proof radio regulation for mobile equipment so that emerging technologies can be swiftly deployed. It is worth studying the technology-neutral approach, especially for unlicensed bands such as 5GHz.