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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
2009 - 2014
<Commission>{ITRE}Committee on Industry, Research and Energy</Commission>
<RefProc>2010/0252</RefProc><RefTypeProc>(COD)</RefTypeProc>
<Date>{14/03/2011}14.3.2011</Date>
<TypeAM>AMENDMENTS</TypeAM>
<RangeAM>53 - 206</RangeAM>
<TitreType>Draft report</TitreType>
<Rapporteur>Gunnar Hökmark</Rapporteur>
<DocRefPE>(PE454.746v01-00)</DocRefPE>
<Titre>establishing the first radio spectrum policy programme</Titre>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<DocRef>(COM(2010)0471 – C7‑0270/2010 – 2010/0252(COD))</DocRef>
AM_Com_LegReport
<RepeatBlock-Amend><Amend>Amendment <NumAm>53</NumAm>
<Members>Hella Ranner</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 1 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(1) Article 8a(3) of the Directive 2002/21/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services (Framework Directive)3 provides that the Commission may submit a legislative proposal to the European Parliament and Council for establishing multiannual radio spectrum policy programmes setting out policy orientations and objectives for the strategic planning and harmonisation of the use of spectrum in accordance with the directives applicable to electronic communications networks and services. These policy orientations and objectives should refer to the availability and efficient use of spectrum necessary for the establishment and functioning of the internal market. This Decision is without prejudice to existing EU law, in particular Directives 1999/5/EC and Directives 2002/20/EC and 2002/21/EC, as well as Decision No 676/2002/EC. It is also without prejudice to measures taken at national level, in compliance with EU law, to pursue general interest objectives, in particular relating to content regulation and audio-visual policy and to the right of Member States to organise and use their spectrum for public order and public security purposes and defence.
(1) Article 8a(3) of the Directive 2002/21/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 march 2002 on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services (Framework Directive)3 provides that the Commission may submit a legislative proposal to the European Parliament and Council for establishing multiannual radio spectrum policy programmes setting out policy orientations and objectives for the strategic planning and harmonisation of the use of spectrum in accordance with the directives applicable to electronic communications networks and services.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>54</NumAm>
<Members>Sabine Verheyen, Herbert Reul</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 1 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(1) Article 8a(3) of the Directive 2002/21/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services (Framework Directive)3 provides that the Commission may submit a legislative proposal to the European Parliament and Council for establishing multiannual radio spectrum policy programmes setting out policy orientations and objectives for the strategic planning and harmonisation of the use of spectrum in accordance with the directives applicable to electronic communications networks and services. These policy orientations and objectives should refer to the availability and efficient use of spectrum necessary for the establishment and functioning of the internal market. This Decision is without prejudice to existing EU law, in particular Directives 1999/5/EC and Directives 2002/20/EC and 2002/21/EC, as well as Decision No 676/2002/EC. It is also without prejudice to measures taken at national level, in compliance with EU law, to pursue general interest objectives, in particular relating to content regulation and audio-visual policy and to the right of Member States to organise and use their spectrum for public order and public security purposes and defence.
(1) Article 8a(3) of the Directive 2002/21/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services (Framework Directive)3 provides that the Commission may submit a legislative proposal to the European Parliament and Council for establishing multiannual radio spectrum policy programmes setting out policy orientations and objectives for the strategic planning and harmonisation of the use of spectrum in accordance with the directives applicable to electronic communications networks and services.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>55</NumAm>
<Members>Petra Kammerevert</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 1 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(1) Article 8a(3) of the Directive 2002/21/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services (Framework Directive)3 provides that the Commission may submit a legislative proposal to the European Parliament and Council for establishing multiannual radio spectrum policy programmes setting out policy orientations and objectives for the strategic planning and harmonisation of the use of spectrum in accordance with the directives applicable to electronic communications networks and services. These policy orientations and objectives should refer to the availability and efficient use of spectrum necessary for the establishment and functioning of the internal market. This Decision is without prejudice to existing EU law, in particular Directives 1999/5/EC and Directives 2002/20/EC and 2002/21/EC, as well as Decision No 676/2002/EC. It is also without prejudice to measures taken at national level, in compliance with EU law, to pursue general interest objectives, in particular relating to content regulation and audio-visual policy and to the right of Member States to organise and use their spectrum for public order and public security purposes and defence.
(1) Article 8a(3) of the Directive 2002/21/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services (Framework Directive) provides that the Commission may submit a legislative proposal to the European Parliament and Council for establishing multiannual radio spectrum policy programmes setting out policy orientations and objectives for the strategic planning and harmonisation of the use of spectrum in accordance with the directives applicable to electronic communications networks and services. These policy orientations and objectives should refer to the availability and efficient use of spectrum necessary for the establishment and functioning of the internal market.
Or. <Original>{DE}de</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>56</NumAm>
<Members>Lena Kolarska-Bobińska</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 1 a (new) </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(1a) Spectrum is a publicly held good which can not be privately owned but which must be regulated by states in order to facilitate its usage by the means of licensed transmission rights or licence-free usage rights.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>57</NumAm>
<Members>Petra Kammerevert</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 2 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(2) Spectrum is a key resource for essential sectors and services, including mobile, wireless broadband and satellite communications, television and radio broadcasting, transport, radiolocation, and applications such as alarm, remote controls, hearing aids, microphones, and medical equipment. It supports public services such as security and safety services, including civil protection, and scientific activities, such as meteorology, Earth observation, radio astronomy and space research. Regulatory measures on spectrum therefore have economic, safety, health, public interest, cultural, scientific, social, environmental and technical implications.
(2) Spectrum is a public good of major societal, cultural, social and economic value. It is a key resource for essential sectors and services, including mobile, wireless broadband and satellite communications, television and radio broadcasting, transport, radiolocation, and applications such as alarm, remote controls, hearing aids, microphones, and medical equipment. It supports public services such as security and safety services, including civil protection, and scientific activities, such as meteorology, Earth observation, radio astronomy and space research. Regulatory measures on spectrum therefore have economic, safety, health, public interest, cultural, scientific, social, environmental and technical implications.
Or. <Original>{DE}de</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>58</NumAm>
<Members>Hella Ranner</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 2 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(2) Spectrum is a key resource for essential sectors and services, including mobile, wireless broadband and satellite communications, television and radio broadcasting, transport, radiolocation, and applications such as alarm, remote controls, hearing aids, microphones, and medical equipment. It supports public services such as security and safety services, including civil protection, and scientific activities, such as meteorology, Earth observation, radio astronomy and space research. Regulatory measures on spectrum therefore have economic, safety, health, public interest, cultural, scientific, social, environmental and technical implications.
(2) Spectrum is a public good of major societal, cultural, social and economic value. It is a key resource for essential sectors and services, including mobile, wireless broadband and satellite communications, television and radio broadcasting, transport, radiolocation, and applications such as alarm, remote controls, hearing aids, microphones, and medical equipment. It supports public services such as security and safety services, including civil protection, and scientific activities, such as meteorology, Earth observation, radio astronomy and space research. Regulatory measures on spectrum therefore have economic, safety, health, public interest, cultural, scientific, social, environmental and technical implications.
Or. <Original>{DE}de</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>59</NumAm>
<Members>Lena Kolarska-Bobińska</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 2 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(2) Spectrum is a key resource for essential sectors and services, including mobile, wireless broadband and satellite communications, television and radio broadcasting, transport, radiolocation, and applications such as alarm, remote controls, hearing aids, microphones, and medical equipment. It supports public services such as security and safety services, including civil protection, and scientific activities, such as meteorology, Earth observation, radio astronomy and space research. Regulatory measures on spectrum therefore have economic, safety, health, public interest, cultural, scientific, social, environmental and technical implications.
(2) Spectrum is a key public resource for essential sectors and services, including mobile, wireless broadband and satellite communications, television and radio broadcasting, transport, radiolocation, and applications such as alarm, remote controls, hearing aids, microphones, and medical equipment. It supports public services such as security and safety services, including civil protection, and scientific activities, such as meteorology, Earth observation, radio astronomy and space research. Regulatory measures on spectrum therefore have economic, safety, health, public interest, cultural, scientific, social, environmental and technical implications.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>60</NumAm>
<Members>Jens Rohde, Philippe Lamberts</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 3 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(3) The strategic planning and harmonisation of spectrum use at Union level should enhance the single market for wireless electronic communications services and equipment as well as other Union policies requiring spectrum use, thus creating new opportunities for innovation and contributing to economic recovery and social integration across the Union, while at the same time respecting the important social, cultural and economic value of spectrum. To this end, the Union therefore needs a policy programme that covers the internal market in all Union policy areas involving the use of spectrum such as electronic communications, research and development, transport and energy.
(3) The strategic planning and harmonisation of spectrum use at Union level should enhance the single market for wireless electronic communications services and equipment as well as other Union policies requiring spectrum use, thus creating new opportunities for innovation and contributing to economic recovery and social integration across the Union, while at the same time respecting the important social, cultural and economic value of spectrum. The harmonisation of spectrum use is also essential to ensure the quality of the services provided by electronic communications and to create economies of scale lowering both the cost of deploying wireless networks and the cost of wireless devices for consumers. To this end, the Union therefore needs a policy programme that covers the internal market in all Union policy areas involving the use of spectrum such as electronic communications, research and development, transport and energy.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>61</NumAm>
<Members>Paul Rübig</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 3 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(3) The strategic planning and harmonisation of spectrum use at Union level should enhance the single market for wireless electronic communications services and equipment as well as other Union policies requiring spectrum use, thus creating new opportunities for innovation and contributing to economic recovery and social integration across the Union, while at the same time respecting the important social, cultural and economic value of spectrum. To this end, the Union therefore needs a policy programme that covers the internal market in all Union policy areas involving the use of spectrum such as electronic communications, research and development, transport and energy.
(3) The strategic planning and harmonisation of spectrum use at Union level should enhance the single market for wireless electronic communications services and equipment as well as other Union policies requiring spectrum use, thus creating new opportunities for innovation and contributing to economic recovery and social integration across the Union, while at the same time respecting the important social, cultural and economic value of spectrum. To this end, the Union therefore needs a policy programme that covers the internal market in all Union policy areas involving the use of spectrum such as electronic communications, research and development, transport and energy. A delay of the necessary reform through current right holders should absolutely be avoided.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>62</NumAm>
<Members>Ioan Enciu</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 3 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(3) The strategic planning and harmonisation of spectrum use at Union level should enhance the single market for wireless electronic communications services and equipment as well as other Union policies requiring spectrum use, thus creating new opportunities for innovation and contributing to economic recovery and social integration across the Union, while at the same time respecting the important social, cultural and economic value of spectrum. To this end, the Union therefore needs a policy programme that covers the internal market in all Union policy areas involving the use of spectrum such as electronic communications, research and development, transport and energy.
(3) The strategic planning and harmonisation of spectrum use at Union level should enhance the single market for wireless electronic communications services and equipment as well as other Union policies requiring spectrum use, thus creating new opportunities for innovation, employment creation and this will simultaneously contribute to economic recovery and social integration across the Union, while at the same time respecting the important social, cultural and economic value of spectrum. To this end, the Union therefore needs a policy programme that covers the internal market in all Union policy areas involving the use of spectrum such as electronic communications, research and development, transport and energy.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>63</NumAm>
<Members>Jens Rohde, Fiona Hall</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 3 a (new) </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(3a) This first programme should promote competition, introduce a pan-European level playing field and lay the foundation for a genuine single digital market; to secure the full potential and consumer benefits of this radio spectrum programme and the single market the programme should be supplemented by upcoming and new proposals that will enable the development of the online economy such as data protection and a European licence system for online content;
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>64 - - </NumAm>
<Members>Giles Chichester</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 4 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(4) This first programme should in particular support the Europe 2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth given the huge potential of wireless services to promote an information-based economy, develop and assist sectors relying on information and communications technologies and overcome the digital divide. It is also a key action in the Digital Agenda for Europe4 which aims to deliver fast broadband internet in the future network-based knowledge economy, with an ambitious target for universal broadband coverage with speeds of at least 30 Mbps for all Europeans by 2020, thereby achieving the sustainable economic and social benefits of a digital single market. It should also support and promote other Union sectoral policies such as a sustainable environment and economic and social inclusion for all Union citizens. Given the importance of wireless applications for innovation, this programme is also a key initiative in support of Union policies on innovation.
(4) This first programme should in particular support the Europe 2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth given the huge potential of wireless services to promote an information-based economy, develop and assist sectors relying on information and communications technologies and overcome the digital divide. It is also a key action in the Digital Agenda for Europe4 which aims to deliver fast broadband internet in the future network-based knowledge economy, with an ambitious target for universal broadband coverage. Providing the highest possible broadband speeds and capacity, ensuring not less than 30 Mbps for all by 2020 with at least half of European households having broadband access at a speed of at least 100 Mbps, is important for fostering economic growth and global competitiveness, thereby achieving the sustainable economic and social benefits of a digital single market. It should also support and promote other Union sectoral policies such as a sustainable environment and economic and social inclusion for all Union citizens. Given the importance of wireless applications for innovation, this programme is also a key initiative in support of Union policies on innovation. At the same time (Digital) Terrestrial broadcasting remains the largest and most preferred TV distribution platform, both for Commercial and Public Service Free-to-Air TV (circa 60% of European households pick their primary TV signal from terrestrial broadcasting), and in many countries, is complemented by strong pay TV offerings. For this reason the Commission and Member States should take into account the unique technological, economic and societal benefits of terrestrial broadcasting when formulating the RSPP. Terrestrial broadcasting underpins media plurality and is a force for public good. It is currently the main guarantor of universal access to television, at a minimal cost, across Europe. It is universally available to European consumers across the EU and is the consumers' choice. Demand for linear TV is growing and not decreasing. Viewing habits for many European citizens have not changed and the overwhelming majority of viewing remains via linear television. Moreover in recent years, consumers have invested significantly into digital terrestrial TV equipment.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>65</NumAm>
<Members>Jan Březina, Alajos Mészáros</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 4 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(4) This first programme should in particular support the Europe 2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth given the huge potential of wireless services to promote an information-based economy, develop and assist sectors relying on information and communications technologies and overcome the digital divide. It is also a key action in the Digital Agenda for Europe4 which aims to deliver fast broadband internet in the future network-based knowledge economy, with an ambitious target for universal broadband coverage with speeds of at least 30 Mbps for all Europeans by 2020, thereby achieving the sustainable economic and social benefits of a digital single market. It should also support and promote other Union sectoral policies such as a sustainable environment and economic and social inclusion for all Union citizens. Given the importance of wireless applications for innovation, this programme is also a key initiative in support of Union policies on innovation.
(4) This first programme should in particular support the Europe 2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth given the huge potential of wireless services to promote an information-based economy, develop and assist sectors relying on information and communications technologies and overcome the digital divide. The explosion of in particular audiovisual media services is driving demand for speed and coverage. It is also a key action in the Digital Agenda for Europe which aims to deliver fast broadband internet in the future network-based knowledge economy, with an ambitious target for universal broadband coverage. Providing the highest possible broadband speeds and capacity, ensuring not less than 30 Mbps for all by 2020 with at least half European households having broadband access at a speed of at least 100 Mbps, is important for fostering economic growth and global competitiveness, thereby achieving the sustainable economic and social benefits of a digital single market. It should also support and promote other Union sectoral policies such as a sustainable environment and economic and social inclusion for all Union citizens. Given the importance of wireless applications for innovation, this programme is also a key initiative in support of Union policies on innovation.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>66</NumAm>
<Members>Hella Ranner</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 5 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(5) The first programme should specify guiding principles and objectives up to 2015 for Member States and Union institutions, and set out specific implementation initiatives. While spectrum management is still largely a national competence, it should be exercised in compliance with existing Union law and allow for action to pursue Union policies.
(5) The first programme should specify guiding principles and objectives up to 2015 for Member States and Union institutions, and set out specific implementation initiatives. Spectrum management is a national competence. It should be carried out in a manner consistent with existing Union law and should allow for action to pursue a Union spectrum policy. Pursuant to Article 8a(1) of the Framework Directive, Member States are required only to cooperate with one another and with the Commission in connection with the strategic planning, coordination and harmonisation of spectrum use.
Or. <Original>{DE}de</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>67</NumAm>
<Members>Petra Kammerevert</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 5 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(5) The first programme should specify guiding principles and objectives up to 2015 for Member States and Union institutions, and set out specific implementation initiatives. While spectrum management is still largely a national competence, it should be exercised in compliance with existing Union law and allow for action to pursue Union policies.
(5) The first programme should specify guiding principles and objectives up to 2015 for Member States and Union institutions, and set out specific implementation initiatives. Spectrum management is a national competence. It should be carried out in a manner consistent with existing Union law and should allow for action to pursue a Union spectrum policy. Pursuant to Article 8a(1) of the Framework Directive, Member States are required only to cooperate with one another and with the Commission in connection with the strategic planning, coordination and harmonisation of spectrum use.
Or. <Original>{DE}de</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>68</NumAm>
<Members>Jens Rohde</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 5 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(5) The first programme should specify guiding principles and objectives up to 2015 for Member States and Union institutions, and set out specific implementation initiatives. While spectrum management is still largely a national competence, it should be exercised in compliance with existing Union law and allow for action to pursue Union policies.
(5) The first programme should set the principles and objectives up to 2015 for Member States and Union institutions, and set out specific implementation initiatives. While spectrum management is still largely a national competence, it should be exercised in compliance with existing Union law and allow for action to pursue Union policies.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>69</NumAm>
<Members>Petra Kammerevert</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 6 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(6) The programme should also take into account Decision No 676/2002/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on a regulatory framework for radio spectrum policy in the European Community (Radio Spectrum Decision)5 and the technical expertise of the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) so that Union policies which rely on spectrum and were agreed by Parliament and Council can be implemented by technical implementing measures, noting that such measures can be taken whenever necessary to implement already existing Union policies.
(6) The programme should also take into account Decision No 676/2002/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on a regulatory framework for radio spectrum policy in the European Community (Radio Spectrum Decision) and the technical expertise of the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT). Union policies which rely on spectrum and were agreed by Parliament and Council can be implemented by technical implementing provisions. Such provisions should be based on the guidelines of and objectives for EU spectrum policy laid down in Article 8a of the Framework Directive.
Or. <Original>{DE}de</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>70</NumAm>
<Members>Hella Ranner</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 6 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(6) The programme should also take into account Decision No 676/2002/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on a regulatory framework for radio spectrum policy in the European Community (Radio Spectrum Decision)5 and the technical expertise of the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) so that Union policies which rely on spectrum and were agreed by Parliament and Council can be implemented by technical implementing measures, noting that such measures can be taken whenever necessary to implement already existing Union policies.
(6) The programme should also take into account Decision No 676/2002/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on a regulatory framework for radio spectrum policy in the European Community (Radio Spectrum Decision) and the technical expertise of the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT). Union policies which rely on spectrum and were agreed by Parliament and Council can be implemented by technical implementing provisions. Such provisions should be based on the guidelines of and objectives for EU spectrum policy laid down in Article 8a of the Framework Directive.
Or. <Original>{DE}de</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>71 - -</NumAm>
<Members>Hella Ranner</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 7 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(7) Ensuring the optimal use of spectrum may require innovative authorisation solutions such as collective use of spectrum, general authorisations or infrastructure sharing. The application of such principles in the Union might be facilitated by the definition of certain common or converging conditions for spectrum usage. General authorisations, which are the least onerous authorisation system, are of particular interest where interference does not risk hampering the development of other services.
(7) Ensuring the optimal use of spectrum may require the Commission and Member States to put in place mechanisms to facilitate co-existence between new and existing services and devices to the benefit of end-users and consumers. Such measures may include, but are not limited to the establishment of stakeholder dialogues to ensure optimization of end-user experience; setting up compensation mechanisms to cover migration and co-existence costs; and organizing consumer awareness campaigns.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>72 + ?</NumAm>
<Members>Catherine Trautmann</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 7 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(7) Ensuring the optimal use of spectrum may require innovative authorisation solutions such as collective use of spectrum, general authorisations or infrastructure sharing. The application of such principles in the Union might be facilitated by the definition of certain common or converging conditions for spectrum usage. General authorisations, which are the least onerous authorisation system, are of particular interest where interference does not risk hampering the development of other services.
(7) Ensuring the optimal and productive use of spectrum may require innovative authorisation solutions such as collective use of spectrum, general authorisations or infrastructure sharing. The application of such principles in the Union might be facilitated by identifying best practices and encouraging information sharing, as well as the definition of certain common or converging conditions for spectrum usage. General authorisations, which are the least onerous authorisation system, are of particular interest, and most appropriate in accordance with Article 5 of Directive2002/20/EC.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>73</NumAm>
<Members>Jean-Pierre Audy</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 7 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(7) Ensuring the optimal use of spectrum may require innovative authorisation solutions such as collective use of spectrum, general authorisations or infrastructure sharing. The application of such principles in the Union might be facilitated by the definition of certain common or converging conditions for spectrum usage. General authorisations, which are the least onerous authorisation system, are of particular interest where interference does not risk hampering the development of other services.
(7) Ensuring the optimal and productive use of spectrum may require innovative authorisation solutions such as collective use of spectrum, general authorisations, auctions or infrastructure sharing. The application of such principles in the Union might be facilitated by identifying best practices and encouraging information sharing, as well as the definition of certain common or converging conditions for spectrum usage. General authorisations, which are the least onerous authorisation system, are of particular interest where interference does not risk hampering the development of other services.
Or. <Original>{FR}fr</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>74 + +</NumAm>
<Members>Lena Kolarska-Bobińska</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 7 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(7) Ensuring the optimal use of spectrum may require innovative authorisation solutions such as collective use of spectrum, general authorisations or infrastructure sharing. The application of such principles in the Union might be facilitated by the definition of certain common or converging conditions for spectrum usage. General authorisations, which are the least onerous authorisation system, are of particular interest where interference does not risk hampering the development of other services.
(7) Ensuring the optimal use of spectrum as a public good may require innovative authorisation solutions such as collective use of spectrum, general authorisations or infrastructure sharing. The application of such principles in the Union might be facilitated by the definition of certain common or converging conditions for spectrum usage. General authorisations, which are the least onerous authorisation system, are of particular interest where interference does not risk hampering the development of other services.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>75 + +</NumAm>
<Members>Catherine Trautmann</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 7 a (new) </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(7a) While technologically still in development, so-called "cognitive technologies" could already be further explored and even implemented through geolocalised information of spectrum usage, which could ideally be mapped in the inventory.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>76 - </NumAm>
<Members>Patrizia Toia</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 7 a (new) </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(7a) In order to guarantee optimum spectrum use, not least as regards production, public auctions should be organised with a view to generating revenue for the public coffers and encouraging fair and transparent spectrum allocation procedures.
Or. <Original>{IT}it</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>77 + ?</NumAm>
<Members>Hella Ranner</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 8 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(8) Spectrum rights trading combined with flexible usage conditions should substantially benefit economic growth. Therefore, bands where flexible use has already been introduced by Union law should be immediately made tradable pursuant to the Framework Directive. In addition, common principles for the format and content of such tradable rights as well as common measures to prevent accumulation of spectrum which may create dominant positions as well as undue failure to use acquired spectrum, would facilitate the coordinated introduction by all Member States of these measures and facilitate acquisition of such rights anywhere in the Union.
(8) Spectrum rights trading combined with flexible usage conditions should substantially benefit economic growth. In addition, common principles for the format and content of such tradable rights as well as common measures to prevent accumulation of spectrum which may create dominant positions as well as undue failure to use acquired spectrum, would facilitate the coordinated introduction by all Member States of these measures and facilitate acquisition of such rights anywhere in the Union.
Or. <Original>{DE}de</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>78 +</NumAm>
<Members>Petra Kammerevert</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 8 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(8) Spectrum rights trading combined with flexible usage conditions should substantially benefit economic growth. Therefore, bands where flexible use has already been introduced by Union law should be immediately made tradable pursuant to the Framework Directive. In addition, common principles for the format and content of such tradable rights as well as common measures to prevent accumulation of spectrum which may create dominant positions as well as undue failure to use acquired spectrum, would facilitate the coordinated introduction by all Member States of these measures and facilitate acquisition of such rights anywhere in the Union.
(8) Spectrum rights trading combined with flexible usage conditions should substantially benefit economic growth. In addition, common principles for the format and content of such tradable rights as well as common measures to prevent accumulation of spectrum which may create dominant positions as well as undue failure to use acquired spectrum, would facilitate the coordinated introduction by all Member States of these measures and facilitate acquisition of such rights anywhere in the Union.
Or. <Original>{DE}de</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>79 +</NumAm>
<Members>Hermann Winkler</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 8 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(8) Spectrum rights trading combined with flexible usage conditions should substantially benefit economic growth. Therefore, bands where flexible use has already been introduced by Union law should be immediately made tradable pursuant to the Framework Directive. In addition, common principles for the format and content of such tradable rights as well as common measures to prevent accumulation of spectrum which may create dominant positions as well as undue failure to use acquired spectrum, would facilitate the coordinated introduction by all Member States of these measures and facilitate acquisition of such rights anywhere in the Union.
(8) Spectrum rights trading combined with flexible usage conditions should substantially benefit economic growth. Therefore, bands where flexible use has already been introduced by Union law should be immediately made tradable pursuant to the Framework Directive. In addition, common principles for the format and content of such tradable rights as well as common measures to prevent accumulation of spectrum which may create dominant positions as well as undue failure to use acquired spectrum, would facilitate the coordinated introduction by all Member States of these measures and facilitate acquisition of such rights anywhere in the Union. In addition, with a view to achieving the objectives of the ‘Digital Agenda for Europe’ part of the proceeds from the auctioning of spectrum rights (‘digital dividend’) should be used to speed up the expansion of broadband coverage.
Or. <Original>{DE}de</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>80 +</NumAm>
<Members>Lena Kolarska-Bobińska</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 8 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(8) Spectrum rights trading combined with flexible usage conditions should substantially benefit economic growth. Therefore, bands where flexible use has already been introduced by Union law should be immediately made tradable pursuant to the Framework Directive. In addition, common principles for the format and content of such tradable rights as well as common measures to prevent accumulation of spectrum which may create dominant positions as well as undue failure to use acquired spectrum, would facilitate the coordinated introduction by all Member States of these measures and facilitate acquisition of such rights anywhere in the Union.
(8) Spectrum rights trading combined with flexible usage conditions should substantially benefit economic growth. Therefore, bands where flexible use has already been introduced by Union law should be immediately made tradable pursuant to the Framework Directive. In addition, common principles for the format and content of such tradable rights, common measures to prevent accumulation of spectrum which may create dominant positions as well as undue failure to use acquired spectrum and common standards for the removal of these licensed rights would facilitate the coordinated introduction by all Member States of these measures and facilitate acquisition of such rights anywhere in the Union.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>81</NumAm>
<Members>Paul Rübig</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 9 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(9) As underlined in the Digital Agenda for Europe, wireless broadband is an important means to boost competition, consumer choice and access in rural and other areas where deployment of wired broadband is difficult or economically unviable. However, spectrum management may affect competition by changing the role and power of market players, for example if existing users receive undue competitive advantages. Limited spectrum access, in particular when appropriate spectrum becomes scarcer, can create a barrier to entry for new services or applications and hamper innovation and competition. Acquisition of new usage rights, including through spectrum trading or other transactions between users, and the introduction of new flexible criteria for spectrum use can have an impact on the existing competitive situation. Member States should therefore take appropriate ex ante or ex post regulatory measures (such as action to amend existing rights, to prohibit certain acquisitions of spectrum rights, to impose conditions on spectrum hoarding and efficient use such as those referred to in Article 9 paragraph 7 of the Framework Directive, to limit the amount of spectrum for each operator, or to avoid excessive accumulation of spectrum) to avoid distortions of competition in line with the principles underpinning Article 5(6) of Directive 2002/20/EC (the ‘Authorisation’ Directive) and Article 1(2) of Directive 87/372/EEC (the ‘GSM’ Directive).
(9) As underlined in the Digital Agenda for Europe, wireless broadband is an important means to boost competition, consumer choice and access in rural and other areas where deployment of wired broadband is difficult or economically unviable. However, spectrum management may affect competition by changing the role and power of market players, for example if existing users receive undue competitive advantages. Therefore, the award conditions shall ensure fair competition to ensure broadband communications in regions while new entrants shall not be prevented from the market entry. Also, new technologies should not be discriminated just because they are later available on the market. Limited spectrum access, in particular when appropriate spectrum becomes scarcer, can create a barrier to entry for new services or applications and hamper innovation and competition. Acquisition of new usage rights, including through spectrum trading or other transactions between users, and the introduction of new flexible criteria for spectrum use can have an impact on the existing competitive situation. Member States should therefore take appropriate ex ante or ex post regulatory measures (such as action to amend existing rights, to prohibit certain acquisitions of spectrum rights, to impose conditions on spectrum hoarding and efficient use such as those referred to in Article 9 paragraph 7 of the Framework Directive, to limit the amount of spectrum for each operator, or to avoid excessive accumulation of spectrum) to avoid distortions of competition in line with the principles underpinning Article 5(6) of Directive 2002/20/EC (the ‘Authorisation’ Directive) and Article 1(2) of Directive 87/372/EEC (the ‘GSM’ Directive).
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>82</NumAm>
<Members>Gunnar Hökmark</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 9 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(9) As underlined in the Digital Agenda for Europe, wireless broadband is an important means to boost competition, consumer choice and access in rural and other areas where deployment of wired broadband is difficult or economically unviable. However, spectrum management may affect competition by changing the role and power of market players, for example if existing users receive undue competitive advantages. Limited spectrum access, in particular when appropriate spectrum becomes scarcer, can create a barrier to entry for new services or applications and hamper innovation and competition. Acquisition of new usage rights, including through spectrum trading or other transactions between users, and the introduction of new flexible criteria for spectrum use can have an impact on the existing competitive situation. Member States should therefore take appropriate ex ante or ex post regulatory measures (such as action to amend existing rights, to prohibit certain acquisitions of spectrum rights, to impose conditions on spectrum hoarding and efficient use such as those referred to in Article 9 paragraph 7 of the Framework Directive, to limit the amount of spectrum for each operator, or to avoid excessive accumulation of spectrum) to avoid distortions of competition in line with the principles underpinning Article 5(6) of Directive 2002/20/EC (the ‘Authorisation’ Directive) and Article 1(2) of Directive 87/372/EEC (the ‘GSM’ Directive).
(9) As underlined in the Digital Agenda for Europe, wireless broadband is an important means to boost competition, a pan-European level playing field, consumer choice and access in rural and other areas where deployment of wired broadband is difficult or economically unviable. However, spectrum management may affect competition by changing the role and power of market players, for example if existing users receive undue competitive advantages. Limited spectrum access, in particular when appropriate spectrum becomes scarcer, can create a barrier to entry for new services or applications and hamper innovation and competition. Acquisition of new usage rights, including through spectrum trading or other transactions between users, and the introduction of new flexible criteria for spectrum use can have an impact on the existing competitive situation. Member States should therefore take appropriate ex ante or ex post regulatory measures (such as action to amend existing rights, to prohibit certain acquisitions of spectrum rights, to impose conditions on spectrum hoarding and efficient use such as those referred to in Article 9 paragraph 7 of the Framework Directive, to limit the amount of spectrum for each operator, or to avoid excessive accumulation of spectrum) to avoid distortions of competition in line with the principles underpinning Article 5(6) of Directive 2002/20/EC (the ‘Authorisation’ Directive) and Article 1(2) of Directive 87/372/EEC (the ‘GSM’ Directive). Member States may also take steps to achieve a more even spectrum allocation between economic operators by reserving spectrum for new entrants to a frequency band or group of bands with similar characteristics.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>83</NumAm>
<Members>Giles Chichester</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 9 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(9) As underlined in the Digital Agenda for Europe, wireless broadband is an important means to boost competition, consumer choice and access in rural and other areas where deployment of wired broadband is difficult or economically unviable. However, spectrum management may affect competition by changing the role and power of market players, for example if existing users receive undue competitive advantages. Limited spectrum access, in particular when appropriate spectrum becomes scarcer, can create a barrier to entry for new services or applications and hamper innovation and competition. Acquisition of new usage rights, including through spectrum trading or other transactions between users, and the introduction of new flexible criteria for spectrum use can have an impact on the existing competitive situation. Member States should therefore take appropriate ex ante or ex post regulatory measures (such as action to amend existing rights, to prohibit certain acquisitions of spectrum rights, to impose conditions on spectrum hoarding and efficient use such as those referred to in Article 9 paragraph 7 of the Framework Directive, to limit the amount of spectrum for each operator, or to avoid excessive accumulation of spectrum) to avoid distortions of competition in line with the principles underpinning Article 5(6) of Directive 2002/20/EC (the ‘Authorisation’ Directive) and Article 1(2) of Directive 87/372/EEC (the ‘GSM’ Directive).
(9) As underlined in the Digital Agenda for Europe, wireless broadband is an important means to boost competition, a pan-European level playing field, consumer choice and access in rural and other areas where deployment of wired broadband is difficult or economically unviable. However, spectrum management may affect competition by changing the role and power of market players, for example if existing users receive undue competitive advantages. Limited spectrum access, in particular when appropriate spectrum becomes scarcer, can create a barrier to entry for new services or applications and hamper innovation and competition. Acquisition of new usage rights, including through spectrum trading or other transactions between users, and the introduction of new flexible criteria for spectrum use can have an impact on the existing competitive situation. Member States should therefore take appropriate ex ante or ex post regulatory measures (such as action to amend existing rights, to prohibit certain acquisitions of spectrum rights, to impose conditions on spectrum hoarding and efficient use such as those referred to in Article 9 paragraph 7 of the Framework Directive, to limit the amount of spectrum for each operator, or to avoid excessive accumulation of spectrum) to avoid distortions of competition in line with the principles underpinning Article 5(6) of Directive 2002/20/EC (the ‘Authorisation’ Directive) and Article 1(2) of Directive 87/372/EEC (the ‘GSM’ Directive). Member States may also take steps to achieve more even spectrum allocation between economic operators by reserving spectrum for new entrants to a frequency band or group of bands with similar characteristics.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>84</NumAm>
<Members>Jens Rohde, Fiona Hall</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 9 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(9) As underlined in the Digital Agenda for Europe, wireless broadband is an important means to boost competition, consumer choice and access in rural and other areas where deployment of wired broadband is difficult or economically unviable. However, spectrum management may affect competition by changing the role and power of market players, for example if existing users receive undue competitive advantages. Limited spectrum access, in particular when appropriate spectrum becomes scarcer, can create a barrier to entry for new services or applications and hamper innovation and competition. Acquisition of new usage rights, including through spectrum trading or other transactions between users, and the introduction of new flexible criteria for spectrum use can have an impact on the existing competitive situation. Member States should therefore take appropriate ex ante or ex post regulatory measures (such as action to amend existing rights, to prohibit certain acquisitions of spectrum rights, to impose conditions on spectrum hoarding and efficient use such as those referred to in Article 9 paragraph 7 of the Framework Directive, to limit the amount of spectrum for each operator, or to avoid excessive accumulation of spectrum) to avoid distortions of competition in line with the principles underpinning Article 5(6) of Directive 2002/20/EC (the ‘Authorisation’ Directive) and Article 1(2) of Directive 87/372/EEC (the ‘GSM’ Directive).
(9) As underlined in the Digital Agenda for Europe, wireless broadband is an important means to boost competition and a pan-European level playing field, consumer choice and access in rural and other areas where deployment of wired broadband is difficult or economically unviable. However, spectrum management may affect competition by changing the role and power of market players, for example if existing users receive undue competitive advantages. Limited spectrum access, in particular when appropriate spectrum becomes scarcer, can create a barrier to entry for new services or applications and hamper innovation and competition. Acquisition of new usage rights, including through spectrum trading or other transactions between users, and the introduction of new flexible criteria for spectrum use can have an impact on the existing competitive situation. Member States should therefore conduct a thorough analysis of competition effects prior to new spectrum allocations as well as take appropriate ex ante or ex post regulatory measures (such as action to amend existing rights, to prohibit certain acquisitions of spectrum rights, to impose conditions on spectrum hoarding and efficient use such as those referred to in Article 9 paragraph 7 of the Framework Directive, to limit the amount of spectrum for each operator, or to avoid excessive accumulation of spectrum) to avoid distortions of competition in line with the principles underpinning Article 5(6) of Directive 2002/20/EC (the ‘Authorisation’ Directive) and Article 1(2) of Directive 87/372/EEC (the ‘GSM’ Directive).
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>85</NumAm>
<RepeatBlock-By>
<Members>Philippe Lamberts</Members><AuNomDe>{Verts/ALE} on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group</AuNomDe>
</RepeatBlock-By>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 9 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(9) As underlined in the Digital Agenda for Europe, wireless broadband is an important means to boost competition, consumer choice and access in rural and other areas where deployment of wired broadband is difficult or economically unviable. However, spectrum management may affect competition by changing the role and power of market players, for example if existing users receive undue competitive advantages. Limited spectrum access, in particular when appropriate spectrum becomes scarcer, can create a barrier to entry for new services or applications and hamper innovation and competition. Acquisition of new usage rights, including through spectrum trading or other transactions between users, and the introduction of new flexible criteria for spectrum use can have an impact on the existing competitive situation. Member States should therefore take appropriate ex ante or ex post regulatory measures (such as action to amend existing rights, to prohibit certain acquisitions of spectrum rights, to impose conditions on spectrum hoarding and efficient use such as those referred to in Article 9 paragraph 7 of the Framework Directive, to limit the amount of spectrum for each operator, or to avoid excessive accumulation of spectrum) to avoid distortions of competition in line with the principles underpinning Article 5(6) of Directive 2002/20/EC (the ‘Authorisation’ Directive) and Article 1(2) of Directive 87/372/EEC (the ‘GSM’ Directive).
(9) As underlined in the Digital Agenda for Europe, wireless broadband is an important means to boost competition, a pan-European level playing field, consumer choice and access in rural and other areas where deployment of wired broadband is difficult or economically unviable. However, spectrum management may affect competition by changing the role and power of market players, for example if existing users receive undue competitive advantages. Limited spectrum access, in particular when appropriate spectrum becomes scarcer, can create a barrier to entry for new services or applications and hamper innovation and competition. Acquisition of new usage rights, including through spectrum trading or other transactions between users, and the introduction of new flexible criteria for spectrum use can have an impact on the existing competitive situation. Member States should therefore take appropriate ex ante or ex post regulatory measures (such as action to amend existing rights, to prohibit certain acquisitions of spectrum rights, to impose conditions on spectrum hoarding and efficient use such as those referred to in Article 9 paragraph 7 of the Framework Directive, to limit the amount of spectrum for each operator, or to avoid excessive accumulation of spectrum) to avoid distortions of competition in line with the principles underpinning Article 5(6) of Directive 2002/20/EC (the ‘Authorisation’ Directive) and Article 1(2) of Directive 87/372/EEC (the ‘GSM’ Directive).
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>86</NumAm>
<Members>Jens Rohde, Fiona Hall, Philippe Lamberts</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 10 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(10) Optimal and efficient spectrum use requires continuous monitoring of developments, and up-to-date transparent information on spectrum use throughout the Union. While Commission Decision 2007/344/EC on harmonised availability of information regarding spectrum use within the Community6 requires Member States to publish information on usage rights, a detailed inventory of existing spectrum use together with an effective review and assessment methodology are necessary in the Union to improve the efficiency of spectrum and radio equipment use, in particular between 300 MHz and 3 GHz. This would help to identify inefficient technologies and usages in both the commercial and public sectors, as well as unused assignments and sharing opportunities, and to evaluate future consumer and business needs.
(10) Optimal and efficient spectrum use requires continuous monitoring of developments, and up-to-date transparent information on spectrum use throughout the Union. While Commission Decision 2007/344/EC on harmonised availability of information regarding spectrum use within the Community6 requires Member States to publish information on usage rights, a detailed inventory of existing spectrum use and the efficiency thereof, following a common review and assessment methodology, is necessary in the Union to improve the efficiency of spectrum and radio equipment use, in particular between 300 MHz and 3 GHz. The inventory should be sufficiently detailed to identify inefficient technologies and usages in both the commercial and public sectors, as well as unused assignments and sharing opportunities, and to evaluate future consumer and business needs.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>87</NumAm>
<Members>Pilar del Castillo Vera</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 10 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(10) Optimal and efficient spectrum use requires continuous monitoring of developments, and up-to-date transparent information on spectrum use throughout the Union. While Commission Decision 2007/344/EC on harmonised availability of information regarding spectrum use within the Community6 requires Member States to publish information on usage rights, a detailed inventory of existing spectrum use together with an effective review and assessment methodology are necessary in the Union to improve the efficiency of spectrum and radio equipment use, in particular between 300 MHz and 3 GHz. This would help to identify inefficient technologies and usages in both the commercial and public sectors, as well as unused assignments and sharing opportunities, and to evaluate future consumer and business needs.
(10) Optimal and efficient spectrum use requires continuous monitoring of developments, and up-to-date transparent information on spectrum use throughout the Union. While Commission Decision 2007/344/EC on harmonised availability of information regarding spectrum use within the Community6 requires Member States to publish information on usage rights, a detailed inventory of existing spectrum use together with an effective review and assessment methodology are necessary in the Union to improve the efficiency of spectrum and radio equipment use, in particular between 300 MHz and 3 GHz. This would help to identify inefficient technologies and usages in both the commercial and public sectors, as well as unused assignments and sharing opportunities, and to evaluate future consumer and business needs. In addition, taking into account the continuous growth of the number of applications using wireless data, Member States should promote the efficient use of spectrum for user applications.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>88 ++</NumAm>
<RepeatBlock-By>
<Members>Philippe Lamberts</Members><AuNomDe>{Verts/ALE} on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group</AuNomDe>
</RepeatBlock-By>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 10 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(10) Optimal and efficient spectrum use requires continuous monitoring of developments, and up-to-date transparent information on spectrum use throughout the Union. While Commission Decision 2007/344/EC on harmonised availability of information regarding spectrum use within the Community6 requires Member States to publish information on usage rights, a detailed inventory of existing spectrum use together with an effective review and assessment methodology are necessary in the Union to improve the efficiency of spectrum and radio equipment use, in particular between 300 MHz and 3 GHz. This would help to identify inefficient technologies and usages in both the commercial and public sectors, as well as unused assignments and sharing opportunities, and to evaluate future consumer and business needs.
(10) Optimal and efficient spectrum use requires continuous monitoring of developments, and up-to-date transparent information on spectrum use throughout the Union. While Commission Decision 2007/344/EC on harmonised availability of information regarding spectrum use within the Community6 requires Member States to publish information on usage rights, a detailed inventory of existing spectrum use together with an effective review and assessment methodology are necessary in the Union to improve the efficiency of spectrum and radio equipment use, in particular between 300 MHz and 6 GHz. This would help to identify inefficient technologies and usages in both the commercial and public sectors, as well as unused assignments and sharing opportunities, and to evaluate future consumer and business needs.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>89 ++</NumAm>
<Members>Henri Weber</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 10 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(10) Optimal and efficient spectrum use requires continuous monitoring of developments, and up-to-date transparent information on spectrum use throughout the Union. While Commission Decision 2007/344/EC on harmonised availability of information regarding spectrum use within the Community requires Member States to publish information on usage rights, a detailed inventory of existing spectrum use together with an effective review and assessment methodology are necessary in the Union to improve the efficiency of spectrum and radio equipment use, in particular between 300 MHz and 3 GHz. This would help to identify inefficient technologies and usages in both the commercial and public sectors, as well as unused assignments and sharing opportunities, and to evaluate future consumer and business needs.
(10) Optimal and efficient spectrum use requires continuous monitoring of developments, and up-to-date transparent information on spectrum use throughout the Union. While Commission Decision 2007/344/EC on harmonised availability of information regarding spectrum use within the Community requires Member States to publish information on usage rights, a detailed inventory of existing spectrum use together with an effective review and assessment methodology are necessary in the Union to improve the efficiency of spectrum and radio equipment use, in particular between 300 MHz and 6 GHz. This would help to identify inefficient technologies and usages in both the commercial and public sectors, as well as unused assignments and sharing opportunities, and to evaluate future consumer and business needs.
Or. <Original>{FR}fr</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>90</NumAm>
<RepeatBlock-By>
<Members>Jens Rohde</Members>
<Members>Philippe Lamberts</Members><AuNomDe>{Verts/ALE} on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group</AuNomDe>
</RepeatBlock-By>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 10 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(10) Optimal and efficient spectrum use requires continuous monitoring of developments, and up-to-date transparent information on spectrum use throughout the Union. While Commission Decision 2007/344/EC on harmonised availability of information regarding spectrum use within the Community6 requires Member States to publish information on usage rights, a detailed inventory of existing spectrum use together with an effective review and assessment methodology are necessary in the Union to improve the efficiency of spectrum and radio equipment use, in particular between 300 MHz and 3 GHz. This would help to identify inefficient technologies and usages in both the commercial and public sectors, as well as unused assignments and sharing opportunities, and to evaluate future consumer and business needs.
(10) Optimal and efficient spectrum use requires continuous monitoring of developments, and up-to-date transparent information on spectrum use throughout the Union. While Commission Decision 2007/344/EC on harmonised availability of information regarding spectrum use within the Community6 requires Member States to publish information on usage rights, a detailed inventory of existing spectrum use together with an effective review and assessment methodology are necessary in the Union to improve the efficiency of spectrum and radio equipment use, in particular between 300 MHz and 6 GHz. This would help to identify inefficient technologies and usages in both the commercial and public sectors, as well as unused assignments and sharing opportunities, and to evaluate future consumer and business needs.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>91</NumAm>
<Members>Patrizia Toia</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 10 a (new) </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(10a) Efficient and coordinated spectrum use and the fair and transparent management of spectrum allocation should make it possible for all media and telecommunications operators to guarantee communications pluralism, increase content production and improve the quality of the services provided to users, thereby encouraging all actors to innovate and offer better products at affordable prices.
Or. <Original>{IT}it</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>92</NumAm>
<Members>Catherine Trautmann</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 11 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(11) Harmonised standards under Directive 1999/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 1999 on radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity7 are essential to achieve efficient spectrum use and should take account of legally defined sharing conditions. European standards for non-radio electric and electronic equipment and networks should also avoid disturbance to spectrum use. The cumulative impact of the increasing volume and density of wireless devices and applications combined with the diversity of spectrum use challenges current approaches to interference management. These should be examined and reassessed together with receiver characteristics and more sophisticated interference avoidance mechanisms.
(11) Harmonised standards under Directive 1999/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 1999 on radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity7 are essential to achieve efficient spectrum use and should take account of legally defined sharing conditions. European standards for non-radio electric and electronic equipment and networks should also avoid disturbance to spectrum use. The cumulative impact of the increasing volume and density of wireless devices and applications combined with the diversity of spectrum use challenges current approaches to interference management. These should be examined and reassessed together with receiver characteristics and more sophisticated interference avoidance mechanisms, with the aim of avoiding harmful interference or disturbance to existing and future spectrum use. Moreover, the direct cost of resolving interference issues and migration costs to enable the Digital Dividend should not be borne by the broadcasting industry nor by the EU citizens or should be adequately compensated.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>93</NumAm>
<Members>Hella Ranner</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 11 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(11) Harmonised standards under Directive 1999/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 1999 on radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity7 are essential to achieve efficient spectrum use and should take account of legally defined sharing conditions. European standards for non-radio electric and electronic equipment and networks should also avoid disturbance to spectrum use. The cumulative impact of the increasing volume and density of wireless devices and applications combined with the diversity of spectrum use challenges current approaches to interference management. These should be examined and reassessed together with receiver characteristics and more sophisticated interference avoidance mechanisms.
(11) Harmonised standards under Directive 1999/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 1999 on radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity7 and future EU standardization for non-radio electronic networks and equipment are essential to achieve efficient spectrum use and should facilitate co-existence between new and existing devices. Future European standards for non-radio electric and electronic equipment and networks should also avoid disturbance to spectrum use. The cumulative impact of the increasing volume and density of wireless devices and applications combined with the diversity of spectrum use challenges current approaches to interference management. These should be examined and reassessed together with receiver characteristics and more sophisticated interference avoidance mechanisms such as improving immunity levels of receivers and setting appropriate power levels for new emitting radio equipment.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>94 -</NumAm>
<Members>Giles Chichester</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 11 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(11) Harmonised standards under Directive 1999/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 1999 on radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity7 are essential to achieve efficient spectrum use and should take account of legally defined sharing conditions. European standards for non-radio electric and electronic equipment and networks should also avoid disturbance to spectrum use. The cumulative impact of the increasing volume and density of wireless devices and applications combined with the diversity of spectrum use challenges current approaches to interference management. These should be examined and reassessed together with receiver characteristics and more sophisticated interference avoidance mechanisms.
(11) Harmonised standards under Directive 1999/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 1999 on radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity7 are essential to achieve efficient spectrum use and should take account of legally defined sharing conditions. European standards for non-radio electric and electronic equipment and networks should also avoid disturbance to spectrum use. The cumulative impact of the increasing volume and density of wireless devices and applications combined with the diversity of spectrum use challenges current approaches to interference management. These should be examined and reassessed together with receiver characteristics and more sophisticated interference avoidance mechanisms, with the aim of avoiding harmful interference or disturbance to the existing and future spectrum users.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>95 -</NumAm>
<Members>Patrizia Toia</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 11 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(11) Harmonised standards under Directive 1999/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 1999 on radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity7 are essential to achieve efficient spectrum use and should take account of legally defined sharing conditions. European standards for non-radio electric and electronic equipment and networks should also avoid disturbance to spectrum use. The cumulative impact of the increasing volume and density of wireless devices and applications combined with the diversity of spectrum use challenges current approaches to interference management. These should be examined and reassessed together with receiver characteristics and more sophisticated interference avoidance mechanisms.
(11) Harmonised standards under Directive 1999/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 1999 on radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity7 are essential to achieve efficient spectrum use and should take account of legally defined sharing conditions. European standards for non-radio electric and electronic equipment and networks should also avoid disturbance to spectrum use. The cumulative impact of the increasing volume and density of wireless devices and applications combined with the diversity of spectrum use challenges current approaches to interference management. These should be examined and reassessed together with receiver characteristics and more sophisticated interference avoidance mechanisms, with the aim of avoiding harmful interference or disturbance to existing and future spectrum users.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>96 -</NumAm>
<Members>Henri Weber</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 11 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(11) Harmonised standards under Directive 1999/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 1999 on radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity are essential to achieve efficient spectrum use and should take account of legally defined sharing conditions. European standards for non-radio electric and electronic equipment and networks should also avoid disturbance to spectrum use. The cumulative impact of the increasing volume and density of wireless devices and applications combined with the diversity of spectrum use challenges current approaches to interference management. These should be examined and reassessed together with receiver characteristics and more sophisticated interference avoidance mechanisms.
(11) Harmonised standards under Directive 1999/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 1999 on radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity are essential to achieve efficient spectrum use and should take account of legally defined sharing conditions. European standards for non-radio electric and electronic equipment and networks should also avoid disturbance to spectrum use. The cumulative impact of the increasing volume and density of wireless devices and applications combined with the diversity of spectrum use challenges current approaches to interference management. These should be examined and reassessed together with receiver characteristics and more sophisticated mechanisms to avoid any interference or nuisance that might disturb current and future spectrum users.
Or. <Original>{FR}fr</Original>
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<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>97</NumAm>
<Members>Sabine Verheyen, Herbert Reul</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 11 a (new) </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(11a) New Long-Term Evolution (LTE) broadband mobile communications networks are being rolled out in various Member States. Those networks use the 790-862 MHz frequency band. Some radio microphones currently operate in that band, possibly causing interference. This may also concern devices operated in schools, theatres and conference venues or by other commercial, public or private users. The requisite technical retrofitting will be achievable only with considerable financial outlay, and it is imperative to clarify where responsibility lies in this connection.
Or. <Original>{DE}de</Original>
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<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>98</NumAm>
<Members>Catherine Trautmann</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 12 a (new) </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(12a) According to multiple converging studies, mobile data traffic is increasing rapidly and is currently being doubled every year. With this pace, which is likely to continue in the next coming years, mobile data traffic will have increased nearly 40 times from 2009 to 2014. In order to manage this exponential growth, a number of actions will be required by regulators and market players including increased spectrum efficiency across the board, possible further harmonised spectrum allocations for wireless broadband, and traffic offload onto other networks via multi-mode devices.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
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<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>99</NumAm>
<Members>Patrizia Toia</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 12 a (new) </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(12a) More flexible arrangements governing spectrum use should be introduced in order to foster innovation and high-speed broadband connections which enable firms to reduce their costs and increase their competitiveness and make it possible to develop new interactive online services, for example in the fields of education and health and services of general interest.
Or. <Original>{IT}it</Original>
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<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>100</NumAm>
<Members>Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 13 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(13) The 800 MHz band is optimal for the coverage of large areas by wireless broadband services. Building on the harmonisation of technical conditions under Decision 2010/267/EU, and on Commission Recommendation of 28 October 2009 calling for analogue broadcasting to be switched off by 1 January 2012, and given rapid national regulatory developments, this band should in principle be made available for electronic communications in the Union by 2013. In the longer term, additional spectrum below 790 MHz could also be envisaged, depending on experience and the lack of spectrum in other bands adequate for coverage. Considering the capacity of the 800 MHz band to transmit over large areas, coverage obligations should be attached to rights.
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Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>101</NumAm>
<Members>Jan Březina, Alajos Mészáros</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 13 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(13) The 800 MHz band is optimal for the coverage of large areas by wireless broadband services. Building on the harmonisation of technical conditions under Decision 2010/267/EU, and on Commission Recommendation of 28 October 2009 calling for analogue broadcasting to be switched off by 1 January 2012, and given rapid national regulatory developments, this band should in principle be made available for electronic communications in the Union by 2013. In the longer term, additional spectrum below 790 MHz could also be envisaged, depending on experience and the lack of spectrum in other bands adequate for coverage. Considering the capacity of the 800 MHz band to transmit over large areas, coverage obligations should be attached to rights.
(13) The 800 MHz band is optimal for the coverage of large areas by wireless broadband services. Building on the harmonisation of technical conditions under Decision 2010/267/EU, and on Commission Recommendation of 28 October 2009 calling for analogue broadcasting to be switched off by 1 January 2012, and given rapid national regulatory developments, this band should in principle be made available for electronic communications in the Union by 2013. Considering the capacity of the 800 MHz band to transmit over large areas, coverage obligations achieved through the principles of technical and service neutrality should be attached to rights. Further spectrum harmonisation in the 1.5 GHz band (1452-1492 MHz), a band already shared between satellite and terrestrial use, and the freeing up of the 2.3 GHz band (2300-2400 MHz) in support of the increasing demand for mobile broadband services should ensure a level playing field between different technological solutions and support the emergence of pan-European operators within the Union. Further mobile service spectrum allocations, such as the 700 MHz band (694-790 MHz), should be evaluated depending on future capacity requirements for wireless broadband services and terrestrial TV.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
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<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>102</NumAm>
<Members>Jens Rohde, Philippe Lamberts</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 13 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(13) The 800 MHz band is optimal for the coverage of large areas by wireless broadband services. Building on the harmonisation of technical conditions under Decision 2010/267/EU, and on Commission Recommendation of 28 October 2009 calling for analogue broadcasting to be switched off by 1 January 2012, and given rapid national regulatory developments, this band should in principle be made available for electronic communications in the Union by 2013. In the longer term, additional spectrum below 790 MHz could also be envisaged, depending on experience and the lack of spectrum in other bands adequate for coverage. Considering the capacity of the 800 MHz band to transmit over large areas, coverage obligations should be attached to rights.
(13) The 800 MHz band is optimal for the coverage of large areas by wireless broadband services. Building on the harmonisation of technical conditions under Decision 2010/267/EU, and on Commission Recommendation of 28 October 2009 calling for analogue broadcasting to be switched off by 1 January 2012, and given rapid national regulatory developments, this band should be made available for electronic communications in the Union by 2013. Considering the capacity of the 800 MHz band to transmit over large areas, coverage obligations could be attached to rights if necessary and in compliance with the principles of service and technology neutrality. Additional spectrum for wireless broadband and other new services in the 1.5 GHz band (1452-1492MHz), 2.3GHz band (2300-2400MHz) and 3.4-3.8GHz should be freed up to meet the increasing demand for new mobile services. Allocations below 790 MHz should also be envisaged for mobile services by 2015 following a closer assessment of growth in demand and capacity requirements.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>103</NumAm>
<Members>Gunnar Hökmark</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 13 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(13) The 800 MHz band is optimal for the coverage of large areas by wireless broadband services. Building on the harmonisation of technical conditions under Decision 2010/267/EU, and on Commission Recommendation of 28 October 2009 calling for analogue broadcasting to be switched off by 1 January 2012, and given rapid national regulatory developments, this band should in principle be made available for electronic communications in the Union by 2013. In the longer term, additional spectrum below 790 MHz could also be envisaged, depending on experience and the lack of spectrum in other bands adequate for coverage. Considering the capacity of the 800 MHz band to transmit over large areas, coverage obligations should be attached to rights.
(13) The 800 MHz band is optimal for the coverage of large areas by wireless broadband services. Building on the harmonisation of technical conditions under Decision 2010/267/EU, and on Commission Recommendation of 28 October 2009 calling for analogue broadcasting to be switched off by 1 January 2012, and given rapid national regulatory developments, this band should in principle be made available for electronic communications in the Union by 2013. Considering the capacity of the 800 MHz band to transmit over large areas, coverage obligations achieved through the principles of technical and service neutrality should be attached to rights. Additional spectrum for wireless broadband services in the 1.5 GHz band (1452-1492 MHz) and the 2.3 GHz band (2300-2400 MHz) should be freed up to meet the increasing demand for mobile traffic. Further mobile service spectrum allocations, such as the 700 MHz band (694-790 MHz), should be evaluated depending on future capacity requirements for wireless broadband services and terrestrial TV.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
</Amend>
<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>104</NumAm>
<Members>Hella Ranner</Members>
<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>
<Article>Recital 13 </Article>
Text proposed by the Commission
Amendment
(13) The 800 MHz band is optimal for the coverage of large areas by wireless broadband services. Building on the harmonisation of technical conditions under Decision 2010/267/EU, and on Commission Recommendation of 28 October 2009 calling for analogue broadcasting to be switched off by 1 January 2012, and given rapid national regulatory developments, this band should in principle be made available for electronic communications in the Union by 2013. In the longer term, additional spectrum below 790 MHz could also be envisaged, depending on experience and the lack of spectrum in other bands adequate for coverage. Considering the capacity of the 800 MHz band to transmit over large areas, coverage obligations should be attached to rights.
(13) The 800 MHz band can be used optimally for the coverage of large areas by wireless broadband services. Building on the harmonisation of technical conditions under Decision 2010/267/EU, and on Commission Recommendation of 28 October 2009 calling for analogue broadcasting to be switched off by 1 January 2012, and given rapid national regulatory developments, this band should in principle be made available for electronic communications in the Union by 2013. Considering the capacity of the 800 MHz band to transmit over large areas, coverage obligations should be attached to rights. The efficient use of the 900 MHz band and the freeing up of the 2.3 GHz band (2300-2400 MHz) for mobile services shall contribute to meet the increasing demand for mobile traffic.
Or. <Original>{EN}en</Original>
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<Amend>Amendment <NumAm>105</NumAm>
<Members>Sabine Verheyen, Herbert Reul</Members>