The European Commission (EC) has launched a public consultation on the strategic priorities for a European Union radio spectrum policy programme for 2011-2015. Additionally, on 22 and 23 March 2010, the Commission and the European Parliament will hold a joint “Spectrum Summit” to discuss Europe’s priorities in this area.
Access to the radio spectrum is essential for a broad range of activities from telephony and broadcasting to space applications and transport, and can also constitute a driver for the European economy. Accordingly, the EC has invited all interested parties to participate in this consultation, focusing their comments on the following issues:
- Economic recovery and growth;
- Social inclusion and services for citizens;
- Environmental and health protection;
- Space applications and transport safety;
- Coordination and negotiations at international level;
- Re-assignment of spectrum (refarming) and competition.;
The results of this consultation will help the Commission formulate a radio spectrum policy programme, which will be presented to the European Parliament and the Council in mid 2010.
> Radio spectrum: public consultation on future policy; 22-23 March Summit http://www.anacom.pt/disclaimer_links.jsp?contentId=1016723&fileId=1016724&channel=mobile&backContentId=1016723
> Public Consultation/Call for Input in preparation for the Radio Spectrum Policy Programme http://www.anacom.pt/disclaimer_links.jsp?contentId=1016723&fileId=1015798&channel=mobile&backContentId=1016723
> EU Spectrum Summit, Brussels, 22-23 March 2010 http://www.anacom.pt/disclaimer_links.jsp?contentId=1016723&fileId=1015895&channel=mobile&backContentId=1016723