Strategic Challenges facing Europe in addressing the Growing Spectrum Demand for Wireless Broadband / RSC12-415

The identification of spectrum to address the growing demand for broadband services has taken centre stage in European spectrum policy. Furthermore, the European and international regulatory environments have recently evolved with the adoption of the first Radio Spectrum Policy Programme and with the results of the World Radio Conference 2012 respectively. Therefore, the European Commission seeks the advice of the RSPG on the strategic issues and challenges to be addressed in Europe in order to meet the objective to satisfy the demand for wireless broadband services. This also aims at providing transparency on the policy approach, and to provide stakeholders with information which may be useful in establishing their own individual plans, including timing elements.