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Apr 09, 2010

Radio Spectrum

Radio communication is absolutely essential to the operation of the live performance sector. For technical reasons, the sector is unable to use digital frequencies. It is therefore of the utmost importance that the sector should continue to have access to analogue spectrum on a basis that is both practicable and affordable.
The multiannual radio spectrum policy programme, should favour a European coordinated approach aiming at a proportionate level of harmonisation, thereby allowing enough flexibility for Member States to respond to specific needs. They EU and Member States should therefore carefully balance public interest against economic goals. The digital dividend must gradually, wisely and efficiently be shared amongst users. Any abrupt change would be detrimental for the sector. A specific strategy at EU level should be developed to ensure the continuation of existing PMSE events allowing to guarantee high quality of live performance events.

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