Radio frequencies: digital European cordless telecommunications - DECT - UMTS
These two measures aim to create the necessary conditions for the coordinated introduction of digital European cordless telecommunications into the Community. The aim is to enhance the possibilities of cordless telecommunications.
Council Directive 91/287/EEC of 3 June 1991 on the frequency band to be designated for the coordinated introduction of digital European cordless telecommunications (DECT) into the Community.
Council Recommendation 91/288/EEC of 3 June 1991 on the coordinated introduction of digital European cordless telecommunications (DECT) into the Community.
Member States are obliged to designate the 1880-1900 MHz frequency band for digital cordless communications by 1 January 1992 at the latest. Digital European cordless telecommunications * have priority and are protected in the designated band.
The Commission will report to the Council on the implementation of this Directive not later than the end of 1995.
The Member States and, where appropriate, the telecommunications administrations are required to draw up detailed recommendations on the coordinated introduction of digital European cordless communications into the Community.
Member States are required to inform the Commission at the end of each year, from the end of 1992 onwards, of the measures taken and the problems encountered in the course of implementing this Recommendation.
The Council recommends that telecommunications organisations continue to cooperate within the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (ECPT) and/or the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) on the completion of the specifications, as well as the introduction and operation of DECT technology.
The Commission is required to prepare a long-term strategy for the development of the pan-European digital cellular, paging and cordless telecommunications systems. In doing so, it must take account of the general development towards a universal personal communications system, recent studies and the ETSI work programme.
|Key terms used in the act|
|Act||Entry into force||Deadline for transposition in the Member States||Official Journal|
|Directive 91/287/EEC||05.06.1991||31.12.1991||OJ L 144 of 08.06.1991|
|Recommendation 91/288/EEC||-||-||OJ L 144 of 08.06.1991|