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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 The Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers ensures to the investors who develop optical fiber networks the possibility to intervene in common projects with other merchants. Article 39.1 http://www.likumi.lv/doc.php?id=227180
Do you have an operational national mapping of retail broadband coverage at different speeds? No
Have civil infrastructure initiatives been developed to entice new market entrants? No
Has the digital dividend spectrum (790 - 862MHz) been repurposed for mobile broadband and assigned to operators? Yes It is planned to amend National Frequency Plan in order to determine the use of 800MHz band for wireless broadband communication and to sell the rights of use of mentioned spectrum to the operators by auction. Due to the frequency coordination problems with third countries Latvia will ask for derogation according to the Article 6 of Decision 243/2012/EU.

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