But the report, commissioned by the EU in January, said "regulatory stability" should be ensured for broadcasting to continue its current use of the 470 to 694 Mhz band until 2030.
Lamy, a former EU trade commissioner, told reporters his was "a sort of peacemaking mission" between broadcasters and the mobile phone industry over use of the UHF (Ultra High Frequency) spectrum.
He wanted to limit the impact on radio and TV broadcasters while freeing up space for the rapidly growing use of mobile phones and the internet in general, particularly for viewing content once only available on TV.
EU digital commissioner
Lamy produced his report in his own name after presiding over a working group of broadcasters and the broadband industry who, he acknowledged, had not subscribed to compromise.
The report received a mixed reaction.
By contrast, GSMA, which represents mobile phone operators worldwide, said the date should be brought forward to catch up with
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