However, freeing up the 700MHz band is not the only thing that can be done to boost mobile broadband, he said, adding that there are also other bands that are being looked at by Europe.
The GSMA is also concerned that the report's recommendations on the sub-700MHz band could put Europe at a competitive disadvantage compared to other regions, it said.
"Limiting Europe's flexibility on the possible co-existence of mobile and digital broadcast services until 2030 will discourage investment in world-leading mobile networks," Bouverot said.
The GSMA urged the Commission to review the sub-700 MHz band no later than 2020, instead of 2025, to ensure that Europe can respond to rapidly evolving mobile and media markets. The strategy should allow individual member states to decide whether to keep traditional broadcast services in the sub-700MHz spectrum or provide more spectrum for mobile broadband to expand, Bouverot said.
Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes, said in a statement that the proposals by Lamy ensure "a stable and predictable future for terrestrial broadcasting, while allowing those Member States that want to move forward more quickly to do so."
"It would also ensure sustainable co-existence, as both sectors focus increasingly on advanced media services. This is essential to secure our changing digital future and hold our own in international negotiations," she added.
The current Commission's term of office runs until the end of October.
It is expected that the next Commission will use the report in any future proposals they make on spectrum, a Commission official said in an email, adding that, as it sets out a clear timeline and all parties have had open discussions for the first time, it is a good starting point.
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