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Jun 21, 2016

long term availability of Radio Spectrum for PMSE & broadcasting are essential

The Parliamentary Event hosted by Members of Parliament Stefano Maullu and Patrizia Toia ?Growth of the European Cultural and Creative Sector: Why Spectrum Matters? on 21 June 2016 is an opportunity for the Wider Spectrum Group to explain why the UHF radio frequency spectrum used by terrestrial broadcasting and audio PMSE is a key resource for the future of the Creative Sector and the associated jobs and growth.

The Creative Industry expresses concerns over the lack of balance in the proposed European decision on the UHF Frequency band. On the one hand, the Commission proposes to allocate 30% of radio spectrum currently used for digital terrestrial TV (the ?700 MHz? UHF band) for 4G and 5G mobile broadband. When this transition has completed, harmonized spectrum at EU level for mobile use will amount to 1260 MHz, which is more than anywhere else in the world.

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