Extracts from the joint press conference by Neelie Kroes and Pascal Lamy on the future use of the UHF spectrum band
On 13 January 2014, Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the EC in charge of the Digital Agenda, and Pascal Lamy, Honorary President of Notre Europe - Jacques Delors Institute and Chairman of the High Level Group on the UHF radio spectrum band, held a joint press conference following the first meeting of the High Level Group on the future of the UHF radio spectrum band.
Pascal Lamy and top executives from Europe's broadcasters, network operators, mobile companies and tech associations have been given six months to make proposals to the European Commission on how to use the UHF spectrum band (470-790 MHz) most effectively in coming decades.
The advice of the High Level Group will help the Commission develop, in cooperation with the Member States, a long-term strategic and regulatory policy on the future use of the entire UHF band (470-790 MHz), including possibilities for sharing parts of the band. PHOTO SHOTLIST