The Wider Spectrum Group answers the  Commission’s call for evidence in preparation of a WRC-23. This initiative aims to establish a common EU position to be negotiated by Member States on behalf of the EU at the World Radiocommunication Conference 2023.

In this matter where the EU long-term policy is defined with no ambiguity by a recent co-decision (1) of the Parliament and Council, it is essential that Europe speaks with one voice in international negotiations. The preparatory process described by the Commission in this call for evidence is very important. The Wider Spectrum Group is calling for the Commission, EU institutions and Member States’ representatives to actively support at WRC-23 a No Change to the Radio Regulations affecting the 470-694 MHz band, and to oppose a co-primary allocation to mobile, even with a deferred entry into force.

(1) Decision (EU) 2017/899 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2017 on the use of the 470-790 MHz frequency band in the Union

WSG – Answer to the Call for Evidence on World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 final