The market for spectrum is fragmented

In Europe, Member States allocate radio spectrum via uncoordinated national auctions. Such mechanisms generate high costs and limit market access beyond national borders and hence hinder investment and innovation in telecom infrastructures.

Aligning spectrum allocation policy with EU growth and jobs goals would boost the competitiveness of European companies relative to foreign giants. It would also accelerate the investments necessary to seize digital economy opportunities.

Source: GSMA