ENA Future Worlds Consultation - JRC Response

JRC welcomes the emphasis on Communications Systems Capability as a ‘Key Enabler’ for the ‘Future Worlds.’ It is worth noting that a key input on which operational telecommunications systems depend is radio spectrum. To this end and as part of the ‘Future Worlds’ analysis we encourage ENA and Government to explore the Operational Telecommunications (OT) needs of the Industry and in so doing seek to understand how to best serve these needs through access to both fixed and wireless networks.
There is likely to be a tension between the Economic, Commercial and Financial case. Perhaps the Financial Case could be considered sub-ordinate to the Economic and Commercial cases, since it is likely that Funding issues will be addressed for those Future Worlds that satisfy both the Economic and Commercial criteria.