Presentation on theme: "ICAO ACP WGF, Feb 20041 EUROPEAN COMMISSION - RADIO SPECTRUM POLICY & ORGANISATION [A briefing based on extracts from EC presentation by DG INFOSOC May."— Presentation transcript:
ICAO ACP WGF, Feb 20041 EUROPEAN COMMISSION - RADIO SPECTRUM POLICY & ORGANISATION [A briefing based on extracts from EC presentation by DG INFOSOC May 2003 and supporting material from the Radio Spectrum Policy Group public documentation. ] Presented by C.Pelmoine, EUROCONTROL at the request of the ICAO secretariat
ICAO ACP WGF, Feb 20042 Policy Objectives & Challenges Objectives of Community Spectrum Policy: –Support other Community Policies –Contribute to a modern approach to spectrum management in Europe Fundamental Challenge: –How to improve harmonisation while providing for more flexibility?
ICAO ACP WGF, Feb 20043 Horizontal Community Policies Support Market Competition Remove External Trade obstacles Overcome Single Market barriers on Spectrum allocation & assignment + + IMPACT
ICAO ACP WGF, Feb 20044 Radio Spectrum Decision –Platform for deciding availability of spectrum for all relevant EC policies, including communications; –Creation of legal framework - legal certainty co-ordination of policy approaches harmonisation of radio spectrum allocation and efficient use of spectrum –information on spectrum use and availability –anchors relationship with CEPT –consolidates European position in international spectrum allocation process (ITU, WRC) –excludes assignment and licensing procedures; choice of assignment method
ICAO ACP WGF, Feb 20045 EU radio spectrum policy RSPG Conceptual development of EU spectrum policy Co-ordination spectrum aspects of EU policies secretariat Member States Implementation of EU spectrum policy consti- tuencies bi-lateral contacts bi-lateral contacts, 2nd layer RSPG EP annual report SIG CEPT ECC ITU WRC counselor Commission interservice specific policies observer spectrum expert internal coordination external coordination RSC Information (outsourced) EP / Council chair policy initiative supervision Implementation measures new policy (co-decision)
ICAO ACP WGF, Feb 20046 Spectrum Decision mechanisms (inter-institutional) RSPG (Group) input / initiative by members and observers RSC (Committee) input / initiative by Commission advice RSC opinion Commission Decision EP Commission proposal (co-decision) accept reject policy technical implementation measure CEPT mandates
ICAO ACP WGF, Feb 20047 Conclusions Radio spectrum is a key enabler for many European Community policies –radio spectrum is not only used in communications ! –horizontal policies links European Community dimension can add value: –co-ordination of spectrum approaches and policies –policy input rather than technically driven decision processes –foster modernisation of spectrum management –introduce legal certainty in spectrum harmonisation, increase flexibility –support innovative technologies and services Improvement in the use of the radio spectrum in the EU will be a long-term process - collaboration between many actors needed