Paris, 20 February 2008
ARCEP is opening today a new database on the use of the radio spectrum on its website.
ARCEP has combined in a new tool all the information on the use of the frequencies which it is responsible for managing. This database meets the needs of industry and the general public, and implements the regulatory provisions which aim to increase the frequency information made available to the public:
- at the Community level: the base helps to provide information on the use of frequencies for the wireless systems managed by ARCEP and the transfer of usage rights, in accordance with European Commission Decision 2007/334/EC regarding the harmonised provision of spectrum information in the Union.
- at the national level: it satisfies regulatory requirements which determine which information ARCEP must provide in the frequency bands open to the secondary market.
This "frequency register", listing the different usage categories with their specific conditions, is available via a search engine operating by frequency band, type of application and geographic area. The base also allows users to display authorisation transfer conditions for the various frequency bands open to the secondary market and to do searches on authorisations which are required to be published under the decree on the secondary market. In this way, it aims to increase the transparency on spectrum use and to stimulate the frequency authorisation secondary market.
In order to ensure the information is pertinent, the base will be updated as part of the quality process begun three years ago by ARCEP’s "Frequencies" unit, which is ISO 9001 certified.
Last, all data in the base will be added to the European EFIS database (ERO Frequency Information System), giving all this information even greater visibility.
The base can be accessed from our website’s French home page ("accès rapide" menu) and from the Grand Dossier on frequencies.
The new interactive database on the use of the civil telecommunications frequencies