The European Commission said July 14 that it has decided to make two additional frequency bands available for Wi-Fi access across all 25 countries of the European Union.
The particularly frequencies are in the bands between 5150-MHz and 5350-MHz and
between 5470-MHz and 5725-MHz. The member states have been given up until Oct.
31, 2005, to implement the decision, which includes the use of so-called
intelligent techniques to protect other radio spectrum users, such as military
radar and satellite services, from interference.
High-speed electronic communication networks are essential to Europes
The decision is part of Europes i2010 initiative, a five-year plan to boost the
digital economy in order to foster economic growth and create jobs in Europe.