Approval for New Technologies
are a strong proponent of introducing new technologies in Japan. In
general, introduction of new technologies in Japan is behind that of
the U.S. and its approval process is slower. Entrepreneurs
and innovative companies who want to introduce new technologies are usually not sure of the way to get an approval.
We have been helping such new technologies entering the Japaense market. Our work usually starts with
explaining relevant technilcal regulations applicable to new
Radio Station Licensing
the Radio Law in Japan, radio waves must be utilized fairly and
efficiently. Following this law, people who want to transmit
radio waves usually need to get a radio station license and comply with
other relevant rules. There are many licensing categories and getting a
radio station of experimental category is sometimes preferable. The two
major issues for licensing is if spectrum can be available to
licensee's radio station and licensee's technical specification is
aligned with the law.
Our work usually starts with checking these
two issues and in case that technical specification is not aligned with
the law, we need to discuss a process of gettting an approval of new
technologies. Please note that non-Japaense licensee has several
restrictions for radio station license.
transmitting radio waves must comply with technical regulations in
Radio Law. When planning to introduce many terminals of new equipment,
entrepreneurs and innovative companies usually get an equipment
authorization and then such teminals can be sellable in the Japaense
There are several institutions that are allowed to grant equipment authorization including the most major one, TELEC
. Our work for euipment authorization usually starts with discussing
strategies of how to market new equipment. Please note that there are
active mutual recognition agreement for telecommunications equipment
with European countries, Singapore and the USA.
Unlicensed Spectrum Use
devices are now playing the major role in the current Information Era.
We cannot get back to life without such devices. Consumers keep looking
for new devices, although they do not know that such devices have many
rules to comply with in the Radio Law. Actually, it is important to
understand that there are several unlicensed spectrum uses.
Our work usually starts with
explaining relevant technilcal regulations applicable to unlicensed spectrum uses.
Radio systems are mainly regulated by frequency assignment and technical regulations. Without getting right spectrum based on the freuqncy assignment plan
one can operate his/her radio systems. Frequent assignment plan changes
time to time but slowly and so understanding where this plan goes
becomes important to design a new radio system.
Our work usually starts with explaining relevant spectrum policies administered by the MIC.
wave usage is expanading and so the MIC is promoting R&D
programs for radio systems. These R&D programs are supported
by the support of the Spectrum User Fee
and its size is US$100-150 million/year. This budget is allocated to
relevant R&D programs proposed and executed by R&D institutions
and technology companies.
Watching how this budget is
allocated helps understanding what radio system environment the
MIC wants to go from the mid-to-long term viewpoints. Our work usually
starts with explaining relevant R&D programs that might be suitable
for entreprenuers and innovative companies.