TKK to hold consultation on GSM spectrum for 3G services (Austria)

Austria’s telecoms regulator, TKK is set to hold a consultation on future radio spectrum management plans – specifically the use of GSM spectrum for 3G services, the future of 800 MHz spectrum to be released by the Digital Dividend.

The consultation is a result of the recent Austrian Frequency Utilization Plan, which devolved the tasks and decisions to the regulator.

The new legislation transposes the amended GSM Directive into Austrian law and thus, creates the conditions necessary to utilize GSM frequencies for broadband technologies.

At the same time, the assignment of the digital dividend (800 MHz band) is also planned in the near future. As these decisions are closely interrelated, the regulatory authority considers it important to coordinate these procedures with each other.Interested parties are invited to submit comments and opinions by March 18, 2011.

The consultation document can be found on the RTR web site at http://www.rtr.at/en/komp/Konsult_DD_Refarming

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