Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) radio communications refers to radio applications designed for public safety, security and defence. National authorities or relevant operators use the applications to respond to emergency situations.
The term "Programme Making and Special Events" (PMSE) covers radio applications used in events with real-time presentation of audiovisual information, including the transmission of audio, video and data signals.
Access to radio spectrum is essential for a vast range of activities: from telephony and broadcasting, through to transport and space applications. But it is also crucial to ensure that EU citizens in both urban and rural areas can benefit from digital technology and fast broadband connections.
The following page contains a collection of official documents on Radio Spectrum Policy matters, in particular the relevant legislation, communication and other documents published by the European Commission.
The Radio Spectrum Policy Group is a high-level advisory group assisting the Commission in the development of radio spectrum policy in the Community. Its members are representatives of Member States and the Commission.
In July 2006, the Commission mandated the CEPT to develop appropriate technical conditions for frequency bands in the context of WAPECS (Wireless Access Policy for Electronic Communications Services), including the 900 and 1800 MHz bands.