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Member States to implement European Spectrum Policy Programme (ESPP)

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Have you made 900Mhz, 1800Mhz, 2,5-2,69 GHz and 3,4-3,8 GHz frequency bands available and authorised for 3rd and 4th generation mobile services use? Yes Band Usage / Licenses/ Remarks 900 / 1800 MHz 1.In 2011 the band 900/1800 MHz was auctioned due to the fact that some licenses in 900 MHz were expiring in 2012. The new GSM directive was also considered (2G liberalisation). 2. With EETT Decision 633/149/15-12-2011 «Process to amend rights of radio frequencies use in the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz in order to remove technological restrictions», published in the Official Gazette Issue 399/B/2012, there is a description of both the process and the framework for the repeal of all the technological constraints (eg 3G, 4G) regarding the individual rights of use in the frequency bands 900 MHz and 1800 MHz. 2.5 – 2.6 GHz 1. Public consultation took place in March 2009. At the following link the public consultation document is also available in English: http://www.eett.gr/opencms/opencms/admin/PublicCons/cons_0115.html 2. The results are shown at the following link: http://www.eett.gr/opencms/opencms/admin/downloads/Consultations/RadioCommunications/dikaiomata_xrisis_radiosyxnotiton/PC_Rights_2_6_reslts.pdf EETT received 11 responses in total. No special interest was expressed for this band at that time. 3. The national incumbent operator (OTE) historically used this band for the provision of PSTN services to no-infrastructure rural areas. According to OTE’s license of 2001, any use of this band should not be extended beyond 31/12/2006. The operator has challenged this decision before the Council Of State and the case is still pending. The band is under review. 3.4 – 3.6 GHz 1. There are three rights of use in this band for the provision of country-wide FWA services, which were granted through an auction that took place in 2000. The rights were technologically flexible and allowed for WiMax standards, when the technology became available. Nomadic use was also allowed. In 2006 a 4th right of use for the band was also auctioned, only to be recalled in 2010, due to failure of the operator to satisfy the roll-out obligations of the Right. The operator has appealed before the Administrative Court. 2. According to the «Regulation on the Terms of Use of Radio Frequencies» published in the Official Gazette Issue 2512/B/7-11-2011 Appendix A.13, individual rights of use are issued for FWA, following the Commission Decision EC 411 of 21 May 2008 on the harmonisation of the 3 400-3 800 MHz frequency band for terrestrial systems capable of providing electronic communications services in the Community: http://www.eett.gr/opencms/export/sites/default/EETT/Electronic_Communications/Radio_Communications/Rigths_Of_Use/FEK2512_7-11-11.pdf 3.6 – 3.8 GHz 1. According to the «Regulation on the Terms of Use of Radio Frequencies» published in the Official Gazette Issue 2512/B/7-11-2011 Appendix A.5, individual rights of use are issued for fixed satellite service. http://www.eett.gr/opencms/export/sites/default/EETT/Electronic_Communications/Radio_Communications/Rigths_Of_Use/FEK2512_7-11-11.pdf 2. The band is not available yet for FWA systems. The framework for authorization of the harmonisation of the 3 400-3 800 MHz frequency band for terrestrial systems, capable of providing electronic communications services in the Community, is under preparation, according to the COMMISSION DECISION 411 of 21 May 2008 and the DECISION No 243/2012/EU of THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 14 March 2012, establishing a multiannual radio spectrum policy programme. 3. There is limited use by earth stations in C Band.
Have you authorised (or plan to authorise in 2012) for use ("licensing") of the digital dividend (800 MHz band) for wireless broadband communication?? No According to the law 4046/2012 Appendix V_2 Paragraph 4.2 (page 765), the target date for analogue switch off is 30/6/2013. This milestone may be changed. According to the Article 6 paragraph 4 of the DECISION No 243/2012/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL of 14 March 2012, establishing a multiannual radio spectrum policy programme: «By 1 January 2013, Member States shall carry out the authorisation process in order to allow the use of the 800 MHz band for electronic communications services. The Commission shall grant specific derogations until 31 December 2015 for Member States in which exceptional national or local circumstances or cross-border frequency coordination problems would prevent the availability of the band, acting upon a duly substantiated application from the Member State concerned….» A request has been made to RSPP by the Greek Administration regarding deadline extension of the analogue switch (derogation). The framework and process regarding DTT licensing will influence the availability of Digital Dividend frequencies.
Have you implemented the transfer or leasing of right of use in the harmonised bands? Yes According to Article 6 paragraph 8 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 programme: «Member States shall allow the transfer or leasing of rights of use of spectrum in the harmonised bands 790- 862 MHz, 880-915 MHz, 925-960 MHz, 1 710-1 785 MHz, 1 805-1 880 MHz, 1 900-1 980 MHz, 2 010-2 025 MHz, 2 110-2 170 MHz, 2,5-2,69 GHz, and 3,4-3,8 GHz.» The Greek Ministerial Decision 39957/1650 “Transfer or leasing part of the Individual Right of Frequency Use or Frequency Bands”, published in the Official Gazette Issue 1836/B/2008, sets the terms, conditions, criteria and procedures for transfer or leasing (SECONDARY TRADING) part of individual right of frequency use or frequency bands. Part of a right to use radio frequencies means only the segmentation in the field of spectrum (spectrum segmentation) and/or geographic coverage (geographic segmentation). The frequency bands where transfer or leasing (SECONDARY TRADING) is permitted (Appendix A of the above Decision) are shown below: Frequency Band (MHz) Service 411,75 − 415,75 Mobile 421,75 − 425,75 Mobile 885 − 915 Mobile 930 − 960 Mobile 1 710 – 1 785 Mobile 1 805 – 1 880 Mobile 1 900 – 1 980 Mobile 2 010 – 2 025 Mobile 2 110 – 2 170 Mobile 3 410 – 3 600 Fixed 24 500 – 27 000 Fixed

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