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RD322 - ETNO Reflection Document on the first Radio Spectrum Policy Programme

ETNO agrees that spectrum issues are of strategic importance and strongly supports coordination of spectrum management policies and common initiatives at European Union-level. The RSPP should address all types of radio spectrum usage within EU jurisdiction and provide incentives in order that the goal of spectrum optimisation applies to everyone -- and not only to electronic communications networks (ECN) and network services (ECNS).

Even while the industry works to improve spectral efficiency, mobile spectrum usage is growing at such a rate that, without additional spectrum allocation, the industry will not be able to keep up. Other regions in the world are taking more aggressive steps to add commercial mobile spectrum. The U.S. National Broadband Plan recommends making 500 MHz of spectrum newly available for broadband by 2020, with a benchmark of making 300 MHz available by 2015. In this global scenario the European Union should also have an active long term policy to increase spectrum resources for mobile broadband and needs to take into account trends that extend to at least 2020.

Furthermore, the paper replies to detailed questions formulated in the RSPP consultation.


RD322 - ETNO Reflection Document on the first Radio Spectrum Policy Programme

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