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Member States to facilitate broadband investment

Indicator Status Evidence
Have any measures to streamline planning or administrative procedures been introduced to improve broadband investment conditions? Yes Legislation and Legal Framework The first step to the way of broadband strategy deployment is the enhancement of regulatory framework. The following legislative interventions have been already completed or are in their final stage. a) Revision of national law on electronic communication 3431/2006 and transposition of the Telecom Reform Package by the new low 4070/2012 b) Rights of Way for Electronic Data Networks (JMD): This decision defines in detail the process, respective time periods, fees etc. aspects that should be followed by vendors and respective local authorities (e.g. municipalities or other entities). c) Improvement of Antennas Installation Licensing (JMD): This project will greatly improve the total quality of the licensing in the field of communications and boost investments as well, in the following axes: i)Small antennas (or “excluded” ones); ii) Standardized antennas construction (TKK in Greek); iii)c) Improve the whole process of antennas licensing and iv)d) Extension period of 18 months for the existing antennas to comply with the new framework. d) National Security Plan for Communications: A respective Legislative Drafting Committee – LDC (with the participation of Hellenic DPA, ADAE, several Ministries, etc.) has been formed, towards setting the tone regarding the telecommunications security in Greece. It is expected that its works will be finalized at the mid of the 2011. e) Integrity of the public telephone network and availability of public telephony services at fixed locations (JMD): A JMD for the minimum obligations for ensuring the integrity of the public telephone network and availability of public telephony services at fixed locations f) Specifications for internal communication networks (JMD): This JMD achieves the activation of the legal framework for the development of NGA networks and also for the implementation of the terminals in homes, businesses and public buildings. g) National Frequency Allocation Plan, regarding digital radio and television broadcasting
Do you have an operational national mapping of retail broadband coverage at different speeds? -
Have civil infrastructure initiatives been developed to entice new market entrants? -
Has the digital dividend spectrum (790 - 862MHz) been repurposed for mobile broadband and assigned to operators? Yes Greece submitted a derogation request to the Commission on 14 May 2012, according to the provisions of Article 6 paragraph 4 of the DECISION No 243/2012/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 14 March 2012, establishing a multiannual radio spectrum policy program. Moreover, we informed the European Commission, in accordance with Article 1, par. 3 of the same Decision (243/2012/EU), that the defensive systems currently operating and making use of the 800 MHz band will also operate in other suitable frequency bands, after the completion of the design of the new Greek Frequency Chart for digital television, together with the respective modification of the National Frequency Allocations Table, and when this Chart comes into force. However, in October 2012, two Ministerial Decisions are expected to be issued, which are going to set the legal framework for the possibility of assignment of the spectrum band for mobile broadband (790 - 862MHz). Afterwards, in 2013, a progress is expected to be marked regarding the issues of international coordination and the conduct of competitions by NRA (ΕΕΤΤ) for the granting of the relevant licenses to providers.

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