Since the study follows closely the on-going study process in preparation of the next World Radiocommunication Conference in 2012, the majority of activities are aligned with corresponding meetings of the regional preparatory and ITU-R meetings. Key elements of this study, besides providing contributions to these processes, are three Workshops that were convened to develop and coordinate positions on each issue to achieve a coherent approach among the promoting stakeholders on SatCom agenda items.
Workshop#1 on FS/MS(BWA)/FSS regulation in the European Community at ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands (23rd February 2009)
Workshop#2 on Software Defined and Cognitive Radio Systems and their potential impact on future Radio Regulations in support of WRC-12, Agenda Item 1.19 at Fraunhofer Institute (IIS), Erlangen, Germany (10th September 2009).
Workshop#3 on the need for more frequency spectrum allocated to the MSS in support of WRC-12, Agenda Item 1.25 convened in Berlin, Germany before the CEPT Conference Preparatory Group (CPG) meeting (27th September 2010).
All Workshops also contributed to working meetings of ESA’s Spectrum Management Advisory Group (SMAG). The interim final presentation was also combined with a SMAG meeting in Paris, France (25th January 2011).
Continuing work concentrates particularly on investigations on the European studies on Ka-band in the frame of Project Team 44 of CEPT’s Working Group Frequency Management (WGFM) (FM44).