Friday, November 30, 2007

Europe - spectrum decisions

2835th Council meeting Transport, Telecommunications and Energy, Brussels, 29-30 November/3 December 2007

Delegations agreed with the objectives of the Commission's proposals. However several Member States expressed their doubts related in particular to the need for a creation of a new European Agency and to the extension of the Commission's competence in terms of regulatory conditions or frequency administration.

Noted the EC proposal for the inclusion of Digital Video Broadcast transmission to handheld terminals (DVB-H), as non-mandatory standard, in the official list of standards of the EU, in accordance with Article 17(1) of the Framework Directive 2002/21/EC, in order to accelerate the deployment of terrestrial Mobile TV broadcasting services throughout the EU.

The repeal of the GSM Directive.

Ageing well in the information society

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