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Action 49 in Cyprus flag Cyprus

Member States to implement European Spectrum Policy Programme (ESPP)

Indicator Status Evidence
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? No In April 2011 a call for applications was launched for the granting of rights of use in the 3.4-3.8 GHz and 24.5-26.5 GHz frequency bands through a tender procedure, but there was no interest by the market, so the competition was cancelled. The Department of Electronic Communications (DEC) is considering proceeding with the granting of available rights of use in the 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2.6 GHz bands, along with the re-farming of the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands before the end of 2012.
Have you authorised (or plan to authorise in 2012) for use ("licensing") of the digital dividend (800 MHz band) for wireless broadband communication?? No The frequency plan was amended during 2010, in order to implement European Commission Decision 2010/267/EU on harmonised technical conditions of use in the 790-862 MHz frequency band for terrestrial systems capable of providing electronic communications services in the European Union. However, Cyprus is encountering significant spectrum issues in making the 800 MHz band available for wireless broadband services in accordance with abovementioned Decision. From field strength measurements performed in areas of the Republic of Cyprus controlled by its Government, it was established that 2/3 of the band (48 MHz of the available 72 MHz) is illegally used by Turkey in the occupied part of Cyprus, by high power analogue TV transmitters. This adverse situation, does not allow the authorities of the Republic of Cyprus to make the 800 MHz band available in accordance to Commission Decision 2010/267/EU. Therefore, our intention is to prepare derogation according to the Article 6.4 of the RSPP.
Have you implemented the transfer or leasing of right of use in the harmonised bands? No Spectrum trading is under study by the DEC. Dec is foresee to create a complete regulatory framework regarding spectrum trading. The end result will be a Directors Order that will describe the licenses that will be tradable and the provisions under which they can be traded.

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