Broadband for all: do we have the right spectrum policy?

EIF Dinner Debate


The European Commission has recently presented a package of broadband measures, including a five year policy programme for planning and harmonising the use of the EU’s radio spectrum. 

The proposal includes steps to promote efficient spectrum management, and in particular, to ensure that sufficient spectrum is made available for wireless broadband. The Commission's proposal aims to contribute to bringing fast broadband connections to people in remote areas and to making innovative services available across Europe.

In this context and at a time when Member States are working on their respective national plans for allocation of the digital dividend spectrum, this dinner debate will provide interesting perspectives on the key issues surrounding Radio Spectrum Policy and the lessons learnt so far.

Programme - 15/03/2011

Welcome and Introduction:

Catherine Trautmann, MEP and EIF Governor / Pilar del Castillo, MEP and EIF Chair

Introductory remarks:

Alberto Morello, Head of research and innovation at RAI - Content distribution strategies - efficient spectrum use

Luc Windmolders,  Director Corporate Affairs at KPN - National approaches to spectrum allocation

John Burns, Principal Consulting Engineer at Aegis Systems Ltd - Making the most of available spectrum

Exchange of views with guests
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