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Action 44: European Spectrum Policy Programme

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The Commission proposed an ambitious European Spectrum Policy Programme in 2010, for decision by the European Parliament and the Council with which the EU will create a co-ordinated and strategic spectrum policy in order to increase the efficiency of radio spectrum management and maximise the benefits for consumers and industry.

The Commission's proposal on the draft Radio Spectrum Policy Programme was adopted in September 2010. The legislative process closed in March 2012.

What is the problem? Shortage of spectrum is an obstacle to economic growth

A growing number of applications and services depend on access to radio spectrum. Estimates indicate that shortages of spectrum could affect annual economic activity up to € 250 billion.

Why is EU action required? To ensure a coherent approach to modern spectrum management

In order to prevent the lack of frequencies from becoming an obstacle to the competitiveness of EU businesses in the global market for wireless innovations, Europe needs a coherent approach to modern spectrum management.

Spectrum should be allocated to services providing the most important benefits for citizens: it should be used efficiently and accessed flexibly.

What has the Commission done up to now?

In 2010: Adoption of the draft Radio Spectrum Policy Programme

In 2011: Cooperation with the European Parliament and Council to ensure the rapid adoption of the final text of the Radio Spectrum Policy Programme

In 2012: Adoption of the Radio Spectrum Policy Programme took place on 14 March 2012. For implementation of the RSPP see Action 49.

More information

EU Radio Spectrum Policy

Radio Spectrum Policy Programme

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.
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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. The team will then hold subsequent workshops – to present preliminary analysis on 8 July 2014 and to present its final findings on 4 November 2014. The workshop is open to all interested parties.
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2014
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