3. Conclusions

The efficient management of spectrum usage is one of ANACOM’s main tasks. Given the multiple actors involved and impacted by activities related to spectrum management, it is fundamental that the strategy to be adopted is addressed in a holistic perspective, namely taking into account the various services/applications and radio spectrum bands. The national Strategic Spectrum Plan laid down in this document is developed bearing in mind the reality of its current/planned use at national level, and surely this (national) perspective may not be seen in isolation from the international context. As such, international coordination is an essential element of the national Strategic Spectrum Plan, and as such a committed involvement of all bodies, including ANACOM, is deemed to be crucial, within international activities, namely those of CEPT/ITU.

This document intended to show a framework of activities at international level, given that they have primary importance in the field of coordination and harmonization of spectrum, significantly influencing the design of the strategic plat at national level. Radiocommunications services, a current use of spectrum and strategic actions foreseen in each area, were also described in detail. Given the increasingly intensive use of spectrum in the various sectors, it is also important, in the scope of the future spectrum use/strategy, to assess the potential of an increasingly shared use of spectrum, and for this purpose it is fundamental to ensure a technical/regulatory framework that meets this challenge.