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European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association

2015

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ETNO comments on the Draft RSPG Opinion on a long-term strategy on the future use of the UHF band (470-790 MHz) in the European Union


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Executive Summary

ETNO welcomes the opportunity to comment on the draft RSPG opinion on a long-term strategy on the future use of the UHF band (470-790 MHz) in the European Union.


It is more and more evident that mobile broadband networks need new capacity. To achieve this goal, telecom operators need new spectrum resources to be allocated to mobile service and identified for IMT applications in the near future.


Therefore ETNO shares the idea expressed in the draft RSPG opinion that the 694-790 MHz band (the 700 MHz band) should be cleared from the broadcasting applications and identified for IMT applications by 2020.


Moreover, Member States should have the flexibility for an earlier start in this process, provided that the cross border coordination with neighbouring countries has been concluded.
Finally, ETNO firmly believes that a mobile co-primary allocation of the 470-694 MHz band in Region 1 should occur at the WRC-15.

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