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Tuesday, 9 May, 2017

Improving access to Radio Spectrum through Market Mechanisms

Improving access to Radio Spectrum through Market Mechanisms The trend towards greater flexibility and more competition in spectrum use is made easier by a market-based approach to individual rights of use. Spectrum management reform in the EU The traditi ...

Tuesday, 9 May, 2017

Spectrum needs and spectrum availability

Spectrum needs and spectrum availability Many technologies and applications that use the radio spectrum are highly innovative, and essential for economic growth. The EU needs the best regulatory framework to ensure appropriate spectrum is available for ne ...

Tuesday, 9 May, 2017

Reorganising the EU's spectrum

Reorganising the EU's spectrum With increasing demands on radio spectrum from a wealth of new applications, this scarce and valuable commodity must be managed and used as efficiently as possible, to ensure the most benefit to society. In particular, ...

Tuesday, 9 May, 2017

Delivering the digital dividend

Delivering the digital dividend The transition from analogue to digital television technology releases a significant amount of high quality radio spectrum which can be made available for new services and technologies: a ‘digital dividend’ that benefits bo ...

Tuesday, 9 May, 2017

Electronic access: anytime, anywhere

Electronic access: anytime, anywhere Electronic communications services (ECS) give consumers and businesses access to high-speed internet, mobile TV and other technologies, wherever and whenever needed. Ensuring access across Europe takes coordination and ...

Tuesday, 9 May, 2017

Phoning from the flight

Phoning from the flight Often, aircraft are among the few places where mobile phones cannot function. But this is now changing in Europe; new rules and conditions set out in 2008 allow air passengers to call from above the clouds. The right equipment for ...

Tuesday, 9 May, 2017

Staying in touch while on board ship

Staying in touch while on board ship EU action on radio spectrum is helping those on board ships stay in touch through mobile communications.   Ongoing work After equivalent work on the use of  GSM phones on aircraft,  the Commission found a coordinated a ...

Tuesday, 9 May, 2017

Going mobile with satellite services

Going mobile with satellite services Mobile satellite services can support areas from high-speed internet and mobile TV to disaster relief: reaching areas currently inaccessible by other means, and including cross-border and pan-European services. To make ...

Tuesday, 9 May, 2017

Boosting broadband on the move

Boosting broadband on the move Developing wireless broadband networks to access the internet and other innovative applications is a key EU objective: it will not only make broadband more available in cities, but also in those rural areas not yet reached b ...

Tuesday, 9 May, 2017

Public use of spectrum

Public use of spectrum The public sector is a substantial user of radio spectrum – like for public safety and defence. Public sector bodies are substantial users of spectrum – representing 40-50% of the valuable frequencies below 15 GHz. They were often t ...

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