Public Consultations

Important disclaimer:
For its consultations, the Radio Spectrum Policy Group invites all stakeholders to give their written comments and views on the proposed draft RSPG Opinions and Reports.
The contributors are kindly asked to identify themselves clearly in their response, as well as the constituency they represent if appropriate.
All responses are published on this web site, except when specified otherwise by the respondent.
The RSPG and the European Commission are not liable for the content of the published responses.

How to reply to a Public Consultation or a Call for Public Input:
By e-mail to CNECT RSPG (CNECT-RSPG@ec.europa.eu)
or by paper mail to:
Radio Spectrum Policy Group – Secretariat
DG CNECT B4: Spectrum – Office: BU33 7/55
Address: European Commission, B-1049 Bruxelles, Belgium

Past Consultations

Public consultation of the draft RSPG work programme “2014 and beyond”
19 November 2013 -> 6 January 2014
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Public consultation on Licensed Shared Access
19 June -> 23 August 2013
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Public consultation on Wireless Broadband
7 March -> 3 May 2013
Call and Responses

Questionnaire on the long term spectrum requirements for television broadcasting in the European Union including the number of TV services, HDTV, interactive services, mobility requirements and the possible introduction of Ultra High Definition Television
24 July -> 28 September 2012
Summary Responses

Public consultation on Draft RSPG work programme for 2012 and beyond
20 January -> 8 February 2012
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Public consultation on the Draft RSPG opinion on Spectrum Review
21 November 2011 -> 10 January 2012
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Public consultation on the Draft RSPG opinion on Bilateral Assistance
21 November 2011 -> 10 January 2012
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Public consultation on the draft RSPG Report on spectrum aspects related to “The future of radio broadcasting in Europe: Identified needs, opportunities and possible ways forward”
23 November 2010 -> 21 January 2011
Call Annex  Responses

Public consultation on the draft RSPG work programme for 2011
13 December 2010 -> 15 January 2011
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Public consultation on the draft RSPG opinion on Cognitive Technologies
23 November 2010 -> 15 January 2011
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Public consultation on the draft RSPG Opinion on Common EU Policy Objective for WRC-12
23 November 2010 -> 15 January 2011
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Public consultation on the RSPG Opinion in preparation for the radio spectrum policy programme (RSPP)
31 March -> 30 April 2010
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Public consultation on the draft RSPG Work Programme 2010
21 December 2009 -> 21 January 2010
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Call for public input on the draft RSPG report on Cognitive Technologies13 November 2009 -> 28 December 2009
Call for public input  Responses

Public consultation on the coordination of EU spectrum interest
(Part1: Preparation of ITU World Radiocommunication Conferences – Part 2: Main themes of WRC-11 of interest for EU-Wide support)

15 May 2009 -> 15 July 2009
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Public consultation on the draft RSPG Opinion on the Digital Dividend
15 May 2009 -> 30 June 2009
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Public consultation on the draft RSPG Opinion on “Streamlining the regulatory environment for the use of spectrum”
29 July 2008 -> 29 September 2008
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Public consultation on the draft RSPG Opinion on “Aspects of a European Approach to Collective Use of Spectrum”
10 June 2008 -> 5 September 2008
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Public consultation on the draft RSPG Opinion on “EU Spectrum Policy Implications of the Digital Dividend”
30 October 2006 -> 15 December 2006
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Public consultation on the draft RSPG Opinion on “The Introduction of Multimedia Services in particular in the frequency bands allocated to the broadcasting services”
15 May 2006 -> 14 July 2006
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Radio Spectrum Policy Group progress report on “A coordinated EU spectrum approach for scientific use of radio spectrum”
15 May 2006 -> 14 July 2006
The Radio Spectrum Policy Group’s (RSPG) was preparing an Opinion on a coordinated EU spectrum approach for scientific use of radio spectrum. In the process of developing this opinion, the RSPG was seeking the views of stakeholders in respect of the considerations developed in a progress report, in particular concerning the status of the radio spectrum used by scientific services, and the approach to assess costs and benefits in cases where spectrum can be used on a shared basis. The RSPG also welcomed other remarks or suggestions that you may consider relevant on this issue.
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Public consultation on Wireless Access Platforms for Electronic Communications Services (WAPECS)
24 June 2006 – 15 September 2005
In view of the interest expressed in this subject, the RSPG had decided to issue a document for public comment in parallel with the ongoing discussion in the RSPG. The contents therefore had to be viewed as “work in progress” and did not necessarily represent the views of Member States. Comments received, from both Member States and other interested parties, have been considered in developing an RSPG Opinion on WAPECS. The intention was to develop a draft Opinion for consideration by the RSPG at its meeting in late November 2005.
Call Responses Analysis of the Responses

Consultation in the context of the development of an RSPG Opinion on priorities and objectives for the Community in the World Radiocommunication Conference 2007
28 June – 22 October 2004 (initial deadline 21 May 2004, extended until October)
Following the conclusion of the ITU WRC-03 conference, the Commission requested the Radio Spectrum Policy Group to provide it with an advisory Opinion on the policy priorities and objectives to be pursued by the European Community at the 2007 conference (WRC-07), to ensure that European preparation of this event would be accompanied by a reflection process at political level taking into account Community interests.

The RSPG had decided to reopen the public consultation on this issue. It welcomed all interested parties to express their views, whether they are individuals, representatives of particular companies, associations or public entities which could be affected by the results of negotiations at WRC-07. Those interested parties having provided input where allowed to send their updated positions.
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Public consultation on secondary trading of rights to use radio spectrum
9 February -> 2 April 2004
To investigate the level of interest in secondary trading of rights to use radio spectrum as a tool for more flexible spectrum management, the European Commission has issued a request for opinion to the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG). The main objective of the request is to form an opinion on the potential benefits and drawbacks of secondary trading of spectrum for European Community policies and in particular the EC internal market; on the procedures and conditions to be addressed when introducing spectrum trading; and on the potential need for co-ordination among Member States regarding introduction of spectrum trading in order to avoid a fragmentation of the market for spectrum and wireless technologies.
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Public call for consultation in the context of the development of a RSPG Opinion on the spectrum implications of switchover to digital broadcasting
4 February 2004 -> 15 March 2004 (original deadline 2 March 2004)
RSPG seeked the views on this issue of all radio spectrum users, both commercial and non-commercial.
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Public call for input on the work programme of the RSPG
13 October 2003 -> January 2004
RSPG seekes opinions on the indicative list of topics it has retained for consideration of its future activities.
Please note that only contributions received up to approximately two weeks before an RSPG meeting are taken into account for the periodic reporting to the Group.
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