Digital Single Market
Digital Economy & Society

Challenges and opportunities of broadcast-broadband convergence and its impact on spectrum and network use

The main aim of the workshop was 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. The team will hold subsequent workshops – to present preliminary analysis on 8 July 2014 and to present its final findings on 4 November 2014.

The European Commission has initiated a study, to be carried out by Plum Consulting and Farncombe to consider:

  • How audio-visual services will be delivered in Europe over the next 15 years
  • Whether Europe should move to a converged terrestrial wireless platform for the delivery of audio-visual (linear, on-demand) and internet (data) services over this period
  • The impact of future options for the delivery of audio-visual and data services on use of UHF spectrum (470-790 MHz) and possibly further sub-1 GHz spectrum.
European Commission, DG Connect, B.4 Spectrum Unit