Start: 01 February 2011
End: 30 April 2014
Funding: European
Status: Due
Division: Communication Technologies
Department: Smart Energy Efficient Communication Technologies (SMARTECH)
COST IC0905 TERRA is one of the European networking activities within the framework of COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology.

The idea with COST-TERRA is to establish a multi-disciplinary European forum, a Think-Tank, focused on coordinating techno-economic studies for the development of a harmonised European regulatory framework to facilitate the advancement and broad commercial deployment of Cognitive Radio/Software Defined Radio (CR/SDR) systems.

This Action should leverage on results and experiences from national and international research initiatives and early standard-setting activities by recommending sound regulatory policies that would facilitate fastest possible uptake and proliferation of CR/SDR.

Realising the important of engaging in discussion with all the major stakeholders in the process, TERRA has been endorsed by and have established working relationships with such bodies as CEPT (European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations, the European club of regulators with one of the focuses on radio spectrum management), ETSI, Wireless Innovation Forum, IEEE DYSPAN SC and the Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks (TCCN) of the IEEE Communications Society.
  • Vilnius Gediminas Technical University