Cable Europe chairman calls for pan-European spectrum strategy

19 Jun 2014

Matthias Kurth, executive chairman for the Cable Europe group, told delegates at the 9th Annual European Spectrum Management Conference in Brussels that all sides must actively participate in the spectrum debate to work together towards a European wide Spectrum Strategy. Kurth, addressing how best to meet the long term needs of Europe’s spectrum users, is proposing two principles of coexistence and future-oriented planning to guarantee the security of new and existing services. ‘More can and should be done to ensure that the concept of coexistence is embedded in pan-European thinking,’ said Kurth. ‘There are only benefits to all parties in getting this right, but it takes willingness, compromise and above all joined–up thinking to get there. The dialogue needs to be pan-European, it needs to be constructive, and it needs to be timely.’