INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: FOCUS ON THREE KEY AREAS.

The Hungarian Presidency has limited its telecoms priorities to three issues: frequency policy, IT security networks and expansion of broadband internet. These are all areas that that have just been launched by the European Commission and which are the key parts of the Union's digital agenda for the next five years.

Budapest will deal with the first and the future EU radio frequency policy. By the end of the Hungarian Presidency, the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament need to agree on a five-year programme aiming to open up more radio frequencies in the EU, in particular for the benefit of mobile services in the countryside. The EU is not expecting a revolution' but an evolution' where today the management of frequencies - a rare and multi-use resource (defence, transport, environment, audiovisual and telecoms) - is mainly done...

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