RD341 - ETNO Reflection Document in reply to the public consultation on the Draft RSPG opinion on Common Policy Objectives for WRC-12
In general ETNO supports the views expressed in the draft RSPG opinion. The WRCs of the ITU-R and their decisions are of great importance for the mobile industry. Among the WRC-12 Agenda Items, the most important from the operators’ point of view are Agenda Items 1.17, Agenda Item 1.2 and Agenda item 1.19.
In general ETNO supports the views expressed in the draft RSPG opinion but wishes to express the following observations:
The WRCs (World Radiocommunications Conferences) of the ITU-R and their decisions are of great importance for the mobile industry. Therefore, as in the past, ETNO agrees with the necessity to identify as early as possible the main agenda items of upcoming WRCs, particularly where of interest for EU policies.
In particular, among the WRC-12 Agenda Items, the most important from the operators’ point of view are:
- Agenda Item 1.17: the ITU regulation should not place undue constrains to the development of broadband networks at the EU borders.
- Agenda Item 1.2: a more flexible international regulatory approach is possible as long as it does not conflict with the objective of world-wide harmonisation and interference free operation of Electronic Communication Networks. The harmonisation requirements of these networks must be preserved.
- Agenda item 1.19: the introduction of new “cognitive” devices requires the regulatory studies to be performed before any change in the Radio Regulations is decided.