The objective of harmonizing the different national legal frameworks and ensuring a high security level in the use of equipment was fulfilled, such as defined in the European Parliament and Council Directive 1999/5/EC, of 9 March 1999, related to the radio and telecommunications terminal equipment and to the mutual recognition of its conformity (R&TTE).
This is what the European Commission report says on this matter, underlying the fact that the combination of harmonization and liberalization made the European industry more competitive, offering an enlarged range of equipment to consumers and complying with the common security standards.
From the Commission point of view, the levels reached in the US and Japan markets were not yet reached as to harmonization of spectrum bands for new applications, such as UltraWideBand and WiFi, the revision of the rules on the access to the radio spectrum being pointed out as one of the important factors to overcome this situation.
European Parliament and Council Directive 1999/5/CE, of 9 March 1999
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Commission press releasehttp://europa.eu.int/rapid/start/cgi/guesten.ksh?p_action.gettxt=gt&doc=IP/04/571|0|RAPID&lg=EN&display=
Relevant information for industry concerning the implementation and application of the Directive 1999/5/EChttp://europa.eu.int/comm/enterprise/rtte/indexinfor.htm
?R&TTE Regime? Areahttps://www.anacom.pt/template2.jsp?categoryId=36141