ETSI EN 301 489-17 V3.1.1 (2017-02), “ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 17: Specific conditions for Broadband Data Transmission Systems; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) of Directive 2014/53/EU” has now been published – download (free of charge) from:

Key dates:

Date of adoption of this EN: 30 January 2017
Date of latest announcement of this EN (doa): 30 April 2017
Date of latest publication of new National Standard

or endorsement of this EN (dop/e):

31 October 2017
Date of withdrawal of any conflicting National Standard (dow): 31 October 2018


Key changes in this version, (see Annex D of the standard)

  • Radiated immunity testing to a continuous sweep between 80 MHz and 6 000 MHz at 3 V/m, as opposed to the previous frequency range of 80 MHz to 1 000 MHz and 1 400 MHz to 2 700 MHz in earlier editions.
  • New derivations of exclusion bands more closely linked to the operational characteristics of the radio link(s) in the EUT.
  • New test arrangement for systems with multiple antennas.