Frequency allocations breach EU law

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the Italian way of assigning broadcasting frequencies is against the law because it has favoured some broadcasters more than others.
Viviane Reding, the EU’s telecommunications commissioner urged the Italian authorities to implement the judgement “swiftly, and to bring flexibility and fair competition to the Italian system of frequency allocation” The decision shows that EU nations “ must not use the allocation of radio frequencies to freeze the structures on the national market to protect the position of the operators already active on the market”, Reding said in an e-mailed statement reported by
Item added: 5th February 2008