This study assess the socio-economic impacts of different policy options to provide a long term sustainable solution to spectrum access for PMSE (Programme Making and Special Events) equipment.

A Study by Valdani Vicari Associates (VVA) Consulting, funded by the European Commission, focuses on wireless microphones and in-ear-monitoring systems (IEMs) and cordless video-cameras. The report sets out the baseline situation and identifies the key spectrum access challenges faced by both types of equipment. The study also includes a quantitative impact modelling and analysis of three policy options for wireless microphones and IEMs: do nothing, the definition of common tuning ranges and the specification of harmonised bands. With regard to cordless cameras two options are analysed, do noting and common tuning ranges.

The objective of this study was not to estimate the total value of PMSE (and/or compare it to other industries), but determine the impacts of the baseline and of potential harmonisation measures (i.e. a cost-benefit analysis, not a net present value analysis).

The full report can be downloaded from the EU Bookshop. The conclusions of the study were presented in a public workshop on 21 June 2013 in Brussels. The recording of this workshop can be downloaded from here.

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