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The European Union's policy approach to the ITU World Radio Communications Conference 2012

(06/04/2011) The Commission has proposed common policy objectives for the World Radio Communications Conference 2012 to the Council and European Parliament. The text highlights the importance of promoting the EU's approach to the digital dividend, Galileo and the Single European Sky air traffic management system in order to ensure that the necessary spectrum is coordinated and protected at the international level.

Other important issues to be considered are spectrum for communications satellites, unmanned aerial systems, software defined and cognitive radio, short-range devices, spectrum for scientific research and combating climate change and electronic news gathering, as well as the issue of flexibility in the international framework. The Communication also highlights the need to maintain unity of action of the Member States and the EU, and proposes a coordinated approach to ensure this.

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