30 March, 2021

ETNO responses to RSPG Consultations on draft opinions on RSPP, Spectrum sharing, and Additional spectrum needs

As ETNO appreciates the opportunity to provide comments to the consultations on the RSPG draft opinions on RSPP, Spectrum sharing, and Additional spectrum needs and guidance on the fast rollout of future wireless broadband networks.

 

The Draft RSPG Opinion on a Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP)

As RSPP sets the spectrum policy goals and frames for EU Member States for the next 10 years, it should have sufficiently forward-looking elements. ETNO agrees that connectivity and technological advance are cornerstones of economic recovery, and that maximizing societal value should be the overarching target.

The Draft RSPG Opinion on Spectrum Sharing – Pioneer initiatives and bands

ETNO recognizes that the draft opinion provides an extensive list on options of promoting spectrum sharing, and that the background document “RSPG Report on Spectrum Sharing – A forward-looking survey” is a comprehensive overview on available technical and regulatory solutions. ETNO notes that it is important to remember that spectrum sharing should not be an objective as such, but an enabler for more efficient spectrum use. Also, it should not compromise the overarching target of maximizing societal value of spectrum.

The Draft RSPG Opinion on Additional spectrum needs and guidance on the fast rollout of future wireless broadband networks

As indicated in the response to RSPG draft opinion on RSPP, for meeting the societal demands for digitalization and connectivity, exclusive licensed spectrum is needed for mobile across low, mid and high spectrum ranges to deliver widespread coverage and to support all use cases.

ETNO notes that the draft opinion does not yet provide detailed guidance to facilitate fast rollout of wireless broadband networks. ETNO has provided inputs to the ongoing work on European Commission Recommendation on a Connectivity Toolbox (C(2020) 6270 final), which we hope will help to boost 5G services throughout Europe. 

 Read the Position Paper in full at the link below. 

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