Press Release-Telecom
April 1, 2010
 

Public Hearings Scheduled with "Investigation Team concerning Ideas for New Uses of Radio Waves"


The "Investigation Team concerning Ideas for New Uses of New Radio Waves" (Chairman: Norihisa Doi, Professor at Chuo University Graduate School of Science and Engineering) has been initiated at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) to investigate the effective use of white space and other radio waves.
Public hearings will be held on April 9, 15 and 16, 2010 as a facility for contributions to the Investigation Team's discussions from people who submitted policy proposals on the use of white space and other radio waves (submittal period: December 11, 2009 to January 12, 2010), and to enable personal inquiries regarding details of these proposals.

1. Background and goals

The "Investigation Team concerning Ideas for New Uses of Radio Waves" (hereinafter, "Investigation Team") was founded by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in December of last year. The Investigation Team is currently making progress in its study of the effective use of white space and other radio waves.
Connected with these investigations, policy proposals on the use of white space and other radio waves were called for submission between December 11, 2009 and January 12, 2010. More than 100 proposals were received.
Accordingly, public hearings will be held with those who submitted proposals (attachment 1) as outlined below to enable personal inquiries regarding details. These hearings are based on the Investigation Team's stance of encouraging contributions to future discussions to determine the potential for social and economical effectiveness in regional activation, business establishment, etc.

2. Dates and times

- First hearing: April 9 (Fri), 2010 - 13:00-14:30
- Second hearing: April 15 (Thu), 2010 - 16:00-17:30
- Third hearing: April 16 (Fri), 2010 - 10:30-12:00

3. Place

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Auditorium (2-1-8 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo) Please refer to attachment 2.

Related reports and announcements:

- Foundation of an "Investigation Team concerning Ideas for New Uses of Radio Waves" (November 25, 2009)

- Acceptance of Proposals for Measures to Effectively Use White Space and Other Usage Measures for Radio Waves (December 11, 2009)

 

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