At the CEPT CPG meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden, 10-13th July, the European Common Proposal (ECP) relating to Resolution 544 and Issue E parts of WRC-07 Agenda Item 1.13 was approved. This will now be submitted to the ITU as an ECP for consideration at WRC-07.

The ECP identifies an additional 350kHz of spectrum for the HF broadcasting service, 300kHz on a primary basis and 50kHz on a shared basis with the fixed and mobile services. It also provides the fixed and mobile services access to an additional 567.5kHz on a co-primary basis with the maritime mobile service as compensation for the loss of spectrum to the broadcasting service. The implementation date for the new broadcasting spectum is 25th October 2015.