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ICT COST Action IC0905
Techno-Economic Regulatory Framework for Radio Spectrum Access for Cognitive Radio/Software Defined Radio (TERRA)

The main objective of this Action is to develop a comprehensive techno-economic regulatory framework of radio spectrum access rules for CR/SDR-based wireless applications, catering for envisaged CR/SDR deployment scenarios and shown to benefit most optimally the development of the wireless industries and consumer interests at large. Furthermore, the Action will provide assistance to European administrations in formulating a European position on radio spectrum access rules for CR/SDR applications.

This Action will establish a multi-disciplinary European forum focused on coordinating techno-economic studies for the development of a harmonised European regulatory framework to facilitate the advancement and broad commercial deployment of Cognitive Radio/Software Defined Radio (CR/SDR) systems. The Action will leverage on results and experiences from national and international research initiatives and early standard-setting activities by recommending sound regulatory policies that would facilitate fastest possible uptake and proliferation of CR/SDR. The need for this Action has been supported by European regulators in the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT). They stated willingness to use the results of the Action in their work on developing the harmonised European regulatory regime for CR/SDR. Very conveniently, proposals elaborated by the Action could also be used as a part of European contributions to the forthcoming World Radiocommunications Conference in 2012, which has CR/SDR regulatory policy on its agenda. 


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General Information*

Chair of the Action:

Dr Arturas MEDEISIS (LT)

Vice Chair of the Action:

Dr Oliver HOLLAND (UK)

Science officer of the Action:


Administrative officer of the Action:



Action Fact Sheet

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Memorandum of Understanding

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Progress Report

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Final Report

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Download Poster as PDF


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