2. National Strategic Spectrum Plan

As mentioned in section 1, the SSP comes in response to the analysis of comments to the public consultation on the strategic guidelines governing ANACOM’s 2015-2017 Multi-Annual Activities Plan, launched on 8 May 2014, which integrated, in the scope of the strategic pillar “to ensure an efficient management of public resources”, a new strand of action: the SSP. It should be noted that this strand of action has also been specified in ANACOM’s 2016-2018 Multi-Annual Activities Plan.

The SSP aims to establish strategic guidelines for radio spectrum, in particular by emphasizing an overall strategic vision and by looking closely at the perspective for making frequencies available for radio services/applications of a civil scope, thus meeting spectrum requirements and the specificities of each service/application, to promote a more efficient use of spectrum and to ensure that current and future spectrum needs in Portugal are satisfied. The provision of transparent information to the market allows the various stakeholders to adopt strategies with a certain degree of predictability, which is crucial for an appropriate development of the sector.

Table 1 illustrates ANACOM’s strategic orientation as regards radio spectrum, criteria governing frequency planning and priority areas in the context of spectrum management, which shall be the subject of extensive discussions and well-considered decisions in the next few years.

Subsections below address a set of principles taken into account in the preparation of the SSP, as well as the overall strategic vision for radio spectrum and the strategy according to service/application in the national context of spectrum management. The guidelines followed by ANACOM as far as radio spectrum planning and management is concerned can be found in the Annexhttps://www.anacom.pt/render.jsp?categoryId=388041.
ANACOM's strategic orientation for radio spectrum.

Table 1 - ANACOM's strategic orientation for radio spectrum.