International activities of ANCOM in the field of the radio spectrum
In view of the efficient achievement of the radio spectrum management objective in Romania, ANCOM keeps up-to-date with the global developments in this field, with the evolution of radiocommunication technologies and takes an active part in the currently ardent debates, on topics such as: the convergence of the electronic communications networks and services, the efficient use of the radio spectrum, the technological convergence in the radiocommunication field, where new trends and speciality concepts are engendered, which are relevant for the field of radio spectrum, in general, therefore affecting also radio spectrum management activities.
In this respect, ANCOM prepares national position papers and takes part in international radio spectrum management activities, collaborating with international bodies and institutions which are active in the radiocommunication field.
Thus, ANCOM takes part in the meetings of the international bodies and organisations having tasks and activities that relate exclusively to the field of electronic communications (European Conference of the Post and Telecommunications Administrations – CEPT, International Telecommunication Union – ITU) or that include the field of electronic communications (European Union – EU, International Maritime Organisation – IMO, International Civil Aviation Organisation – ICAO, North-Atlantic Treaty Organisation – NATO).
This activity involves:
- preparation of the national position on the issues discussed in the plenary sessions, as well as in the meetings of the committees, working groups and sub-groups of the above-mentioned international bodies and organisations, in agreement with MCSI,
- direct participation in the plenary sessions, as well as in the meetings of the committees, working groups and sub-groups of the above-mentioned international bodies and organisations, where ANCOM presents and sustains the national position and offers professional technical support to MCSI, which represents Romania in the international bodies and organisations in which our country is a member.
Among the concrete results of this activity, we mention:
1) at the ITU level, the signing of various international agreements to which Romania is party:
- Final Acts of the World Radiocommunication Conferences (that permanently update the ITU Radio Regulations),
- Final Acts of the Plenipotentiary Conferences (that permanently update the ITU Constitution and Convention),
- regional radiocommunication agreements and associated plans of frequency channels allotments, especially for the following services: sound broadcasting and television (Stockholm 1961 – ST61, Geneva 1975 – GE75, Geneva 1984 – GE84, Geneva 2006 – GE06), broadcasting-satellite service (appendix 30 of the ITU Radio Regulations), fixed-satellite service (appendices 30A and 30B of the ITU Radio Regulations),
- as well as resolutions, recommendations and reports applicable at an international level.
2) at the CEPT level, the signing of various regional agreements to which Romania is party:
- Wiesbaden 1995 regional arrangement, revised at Constanta in 2007 – Wi95revCO07,
- Maastricht 2002 regional arrangement, revised at Constanta in 2007 – Ma02revCO07,
- as well as decisions, recommendations and reports applicable at the CEPT level.
ANCOM closely cooperates with foreign regulatory authorities in the field of radiocommunications. In this concern, ANCOM takes part in bilateral and multilateral meetings for the coordination of the use of radio frequencies, especially in, but not limited to, the border areas, for various radiocommunication services: land mobile service, sound broadcasting and television service, fixed service, on the inland waterways.
Among the concrete results of this activity, we mention the signing of some regional agreements to which Romania is party:
- HCM Agreement (2008) for the land mobile and the fixed services,
- RAINWAT Regional Arrangement (Basel, 2000), for the radiotelephone service on the inland waterways,
- multilateral and bilateral agreements with the neighbouring countries, for the following radiocommunication services: land mobile service, fixed service, sound broadcasting and television service.