Towards a Flexible Future?

The European Communications Committee (ECC) has established a new Working Group SE42 to study spectrum implications of a new concept called 'Flexible Bands'

In this concept, bands identified as candidates suitable will provide an 'open door' to shared use by systems and technologies that conform to the minimalist regulation anticipated. This is expected to protect adjacent bands from harmful interference but expect 'framework'   
adherence only to systems in band. It remains to be seen what bands may emerge and how the idea works out in practice. Whether such bands offer licence exemption or will attract a 'light licensing' approach is also under discussion.