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Studies, Workshops, Consultations & other activities

This page contains details of open & closed public consultations, studies, calls for tender, and upcoming and past workshops and events on the theme of radio spectrum.
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Open public consultations

There is currently no public consultation on spectrum-related issues. If you are interested in other topics, see ongoing consultations.


Closed public consultations


Planned studies

Study on "Identification of the market of radio equipment operating in license-exempt frequency bands to assess medium and long-term spectrum usage densities" (SMART 2014/0012)

For more information click here.


Ongoing studies

Study on 'The socio-economic benefits of network sharing' (SMART 2014/0024)

For more information click here.


Completed Studies



EU Workshop on Spectrum Planning for 5G
Brussels, 13 November 2014

The first Commission workshop gathering national spectrum regulators, industry and research to discuss spectrum challenges for 5G will happen on the 13th November 2014. The debates will focus on the usage and technical needs for spectrum for 5G.

In order to accelerate the development of the common vision, there is also an international collaboration aspect to ensure a global convergence, also in view of the approaching WRC-15, and later on WRC-19. Hence, speakers from ITU region 2 (the USA) and region 3 (Republic of Korea) have been invited to provide the early perspective from their side of the world, and to participate in the panel discussion ending the morning session. All interested parties and stakeholders are invited to attend the workshop.

Furthermore, the call for proposals under the ICT-14 objective of the Horizon 2020 research programme on 'Advanced 5G Network Infrastructure for the Future Internet' under Call 1 of the EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme will be closing on 25 November 2014. The technical aspects linked to 5G spectrum needs may be of specific interest for some of the proposers for this topic.

The workshop agenda is available for more details.

Attendance is free but registration is required. The registration will close on 3 November 2014. For logistical purposes, please remember to bring a copy of your registration confirmation at the venue.

Please contact Bernadette Buyens for any additional information on the event.


Final Workshop - Study "Use of commercial mobile networks and equipment for 'mission-critical' high-speed broadband communications in specific sectors" (SMART 2013/0016), Brussels, 15 October

The Study has been launched in January 2014 and is being carried out by a consortium led by SCF Associates Ltd. The primary focus is on the potential role that commercial mobile networks – with associated economies of scale for commercial equipment (including handheld devices for end-users) – could play in ensuring the provision of "mission-critical" high-speed broadband communications in the following sectors in Europe:

•Public safety, civil protection and disaster relief (PPDR);

•Utilities - intelligent energy management systems and smart energy grids;

•Intelligent transport safety and transport management systems (ITS).

The aim of the workshop is to inform relevant stakeholders and experts about the findings of the Final Study report.

The workshop will take place on Wednesday 15 October in Brussels. More information is in the attached invitation and programme.


2nd Workshop on broadcast-broadband convergence and its impact on spectrum and network use, Brussels, 8 July

The main aim of the workshop is to give stakeholders an opportunity to share views and to provide input to the study team – both during the event and in writing following the event. During this 2nd workshop the team will also present a preliminary analysis of his findings regarding options and scenarios for convergence. The team will then hold a subsequent final workshop on 4 November 2014. The workshop is open to all interested parties.

Past workshops