Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

Press Release

January 30, 2020

Study Subcommittee on Utilization Measures for Broadcast Frequencies―Announcement of Basic Policy on Utilization Measures for Broadcast Frequencies and Result of Appeal for Opinions

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) made an appeal for opinions from Wednesday, December 18 through Friday, January 17, 2020, on a basic policy on utilization measures for broadcast frequencies drafted by a study subcommittee on utilization measures for broadcast frequencies (chaired by Susumu Ito, part-time professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science) and received 25 opinions. In this connection, MIC has decided to open the result of the appeal for opinions to the public, along with the finalized basic policy on utilization measures for broadcast frequencies.

1. Background

From the viewpoint of the effective use of frequencies allocated for broadcasting, MIC has been holding meetings of a study subcommittee on utilization measures under a study group on various issues over broadcasting (chaired by Kazuteru Tagaya, Professor Emeritus at Chiba University) to examine various utilization measures, including those for the previous terrestrial broadcasting site of the Open University of Japan and the V-High band.
Recently, the study subcommittee drafted a basic policy on utilization measures for broadcast frequencies, and MIC made an appeal for opinions on the draft from Wednesday, December 18, 2019, through Friday, January 17, 2020, and received 25 opinions.
With consideration of the result of the opinions submitted, the subcommittee finalized the basic policy on utilization measures for broadcast frequencies, and MIC has decided to open the opinions to the public, along with the basic policy.

 

2. Materials to be opened to the public

(1) Study Subcommittee on Utilization Measures for Broadcast Frequencies
      Draft Basic Policy on Utilization Measures for Broadcast Frequencies
(2) Submitted opinions and the subcommittee’s view

 
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https://www.soumu.go.jp/common/english_opinions.html

International Policy Division,
Global ICT Strategy Bureau, MIC
TEL: +81 3 5253 5920 / FAX: +81 3 5253 5924

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