ANFR prepares coordinates and defend French positions on frequency policy, regulation and harmonization across the entire spectrum, within the international forums. ANFR represents France at these forums.
Indeed international spectrum harmonization is a prerequisite to operating frequencies on a transnational basis (e.g. maritime navigation, aeronautics, space industry) for commercial and governmental applications. Governments and industries push for greater harmonization in order to get economies of scale (e.g. European single market), to allow roaming and free circulation of goods and, at last, any sovereign state has a right to a fair share of spectrum, and frequency use can’t be confined within borders.
On an international level, ANFR puts a lot of effort in preparing World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRC) in which national interests will be discussed. WRC amend Radio Regulations, a treaty binding on the States which creates rights as far as frequencies are concerned. ANFR also takes part in the various ITU study groups.
On a European level, the focus is to support spectrum harmonization and ANFR takes part in various forums such as:
ANFR negotiates cross-border coordination agreements with France’s neighbours in order to prevent interferences and optimize spectrum.