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Study on the current and prospective use of the 900 MHz band by GSM as a technology of reference, considering present and future Union policies - SMART 2019/0006

The purpose of this call for tenders is to examine the relevance of GSM as the technology of priority reference in the 900 MHz band after 10 years of application of the latest amendment to the GSM Directive, considering technological evolution in wireless broadband systems (in particular the advent of 5G), the valuable technical characteristics of the 900 MHz band, the need to ensure the most efficient use of spectrum and the application of the technology and service neutrality principles, the relevance of GSM as the technology of priority reference in the 900 MHz band will be examined.

Report on the 5G Authorisation Workshop

On 24 April 2019, the European Commission (DG CNECT) met with high-level representatives from 26 EU Member States to discuss the authorisation processes under way in relation to 5G spectrum bands and their relevance for timely and widespread 5G deployment.

Commission decides to harmonise radio spectrum for the future 5G

Today, the European Commission adopted an amending Implementing Decision to harmonise the radio spectrum in the 3.4-3.8 GHz (or 3.6 GHz) band for the future use with 5G. This is necessary to enable Member States to reorganise and allow the use of that band for 5G systems by 31 December 2020 in line with the European Electronic Communications Code.

Public Consultation on the light deployment regime for small-area wireless access points

The fifth generation of wireless systems (5G) bears the promise of many benefits for the European economy and society. The implementation, of such high-capacity systems requires the densification of the existing network infrastructure with the use of small-area wireless access points (SAWAPs or small cells). The Commission would like to consult on a proposed light deployment regime for small cells to facilitate their rollout, expected in large numbers across the EU.

Study workshop on small-area wireless access points (small cells)

The aim of this workshop, as part of the ongoing Commission study, was to inform relevant stakeholders and experts about insights and preliminary results, discuss the views of stakeholders and gather concrete feedback that would contribute to the final results of the study.

Ansip in New Delhi for India Mobile Congress

Vice-President of the European Commission Andrus Ansip is in New Delhi for the India Mobile Congress from today until Friday 26 October. He will discuss current and future trends for the telecommunications, media, information and communication technology sectors with thought leaders from across the world.